When you blow a stalk, do you give up or gear up? Sadly only one person could win our Stone Sheep trip for 2021. Luckily you have another opportunity for our 2022 Stone Sheep Promo!
The store has tickets available now, we run out every year, so why wait? Thank you for your support of wild sheep in California.
2021 Fundraiser News
By Donald C. Martin, Fundraiser Co-Chair
Once again it appears our best efforts to hold an “in-person” event has been stymied by California State Covid-19 restrictions. It will simply not be possible for us to hold an “in-person” event given the current restrictions of our venue in Sacramento County. With this in mind, the fundraising committee regrets to inform our members that our 2021 annual fundraiser on April 24 will be a virtual event.
We had a very successful virtual event last year and we are working to improve upon that.
For a limited time you can still purchase a virtual dinner ticket qualifying life members for the Life Member drawing, and if you aren't a life member yet you can upgrade as well at at: www.cawsf.org/store.html Please keep in mind that you CAN NOT put this off until the day before the fundraiser, it will be too late!
Our life-member-only random drawing will be a 2022, up-to-10-day, 1x1 Dall sheep hunt with Paul and Donna Claus’s Ultima Thule Outfitters. This will be for the middle-hunt period with approximate hunt dates of Aug 23-Sept 3, 2022. Normally, this would be a “must be in the room” to win random drawing. Due to our event going virtual, we will conduct it the same as last year. Youth/Adult life members, and Distinguished life members must register for the drawing and there will be a $100 donation required. It will substitute as a “virtual dinner ticket.” Youth/adult life members will receive 1 ticket in the drawing; distinguished life members will receive 3. Give thought to becoming a life member or upgrading to distinguished life member to have an opportunity to win one of the best Dall sheep hunts on Earth. Please note, youth life members must be at least 10 years of age to qualify for this hunt under Alaska law. This hunt is not transferable, if the life member chosen cannot attend the hunt, the alternate life member will be awarded the hunt. CA WSF thanks Paul and Donna Claus for their continued support of our chapter.
Our live auction is coming together nicely and we are have a variety of hunting, fishing, and travel opportunities and a few surprises. We have two big State permits in hand. Once again, the State of Alaska has entrusted us here in CA to auction off the AK Governor’s permit for Bison. This permit is valid for the DI450 Chitina River Bison unit. There are only 2 permits awarded for this unit through the limited entry drawing and it is hands down one of the finest adventure hunts in North America. If free-ranging frontier bison is on your list, this is the hunt for you.
And also, once again, the State of California has awarded us a desert bighorn permit for the Cady Mountains unit. This is a highly desirable tag and has produced many Boone and Crockett rams over its history. This permit is often a “sleeper” and can be purchased for far less than other State desert bighorn permits. Make your plans to bid on this spectacular opportunity for trophy desert bighorn.
If you’d like to donate an item to our auction for next year or know of a guide or outfitter willing to donate a hunting/fishing trip or family vacation, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.