Spring and Summer 2019 Online Rifle Raffle
Our 2019 Spring and Summer Online Rifle Raffle is now sold out. Thank you to all who supported us. We will draw the winning ticket on August 19th, 2019.
Thank you to the extreme generosity of our donor Precision Optics.
We will be launching a cool optics package raffle in the coming months and of course our Wild Sheep Hunt Raffles will be on sale in the early fall. Be sure to check back for tickets.
This raffle is for a FIERCE CT Edge 6.5 PRC rifle – serial #F01T01159 with a Leupold VX-6HD 3-18x44mm CDS-ZL2 rifle scope Talley scope mount for Fierce, 30mm, low Tally anti-cant bubble level, 30mm Spartan Javelin bipod, tall. This incredible set up is valued at $8061.00
2019 Wild Sheep Society Raffle Winners
Desert Sheep- Justin Buhler, Pritchard
Moose/Caribou – Ryan Martin, Victoria
Bison – Jim Edwards, Kamloops
WSR 2019 was an enormous success! Due to a lot of work by dedicated volunteers, big donations from our hunt donors and amazing support from member and non member ticket buyer we sold $175,000 worth of tickets and doubled our net profit over last year! We look forward to making this money work for wild sheep conservation in BC over the next 12 months.
Special thanks to the Lancaster family and Lancaster Expeditions (250-263-7778) for our Mexico Desert Sheep hunt, Glenda Groat and Canol Outfitters for the new Moose/Caribou NWT hunt (www.canoloutfitters.ca) and Kevin McNeil, Blue Sky Outfitters for our one of a kind Wood Bison Hunt (www.blueskyoutfitting.com).
Keep an eye out for next year’s expanded Wild Sheep Raffles on sale fall 2019!
The Wild Sheep Society of BC is very excited to release what we believe is our biggest and best line up of hunt raffles to date in this year’s Wild Sheep Raffles! Thanks to the extreme generosity of our donors we are offering 3 incredible hunts on some of the best hunting ground in the world!
Raffle #1 is once again with BC’s own long time outfitter Clay Lancaster of Lancaster Expeditions and Rockstompers (250) 263-7778 for one person for one Desert Sheep. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hunt the only North American wild sheep not living in British Columbia! Based out of Hermosillo, MX, it includes travel to, from and inside Mexico and the hunting area, lodging, guide, food, license, species tag and applicable taxes. Does not include post hunt taxidermy, trophy transport or gratuities. Hunt dates are subject to the hunter’s schedule in December 2019 or January 2020. Prize is valued at $85,150 CAD.
Raffle #2 is a 10 day combo hunt for one person for Alaska/Yukon Moose – Mountain Caribou in the North West Territories with new donor Glenda Groat and Canol Outfitters (formerly world renowned Ramhead Outfitters) www.canoloutfitters.ca. The beauty of the NWT in the fall, the incredible trophy quality in the area and the reputation and professionalism of the outfitter means this hunt will be absolutely amazing! It includes travel to, from and within the hunting territory, license, tags and helicopter time. This is a helicopter based hunt while inside the hunting territory. It does not include post hunt taxidermy, trophy transport or gratuities. Hunt valued at $37,424.00 CAD.
Raffle #3 is a 6 day hunt for one person for Northern Alberta Wood Bison with new donor Kevin McNeil and Bluesky Outfitters. There are not many places a person can go and hunt a wild, free ranging Wood Bison! 10-20% larger than a Plains Bison these are the largest North American land mammals and this fly in trip is truly a unique hunt! Successful hunters can also expect to go home with a literal truckload of some of the finest wild table fare! Kevin has been guiding these hunt for the past 10 seasons as well as 19 years as a licensed outfitter in Alberta and the NWT. The camps offer an incredible view of Canada’s northern boreal forests, comfortable accommodations and kitchens fully stocked with fresh produce. Hunters can hunt with a gun or bow and can expect excellent success rates. There is also an opportunity to take a second bison and/or add additional hunters and species to this trip for a fee. This hunt includes travel to and from the hunting area (WSSBC voucher), license, 1 bison tag, government fees, food, lodging, guiding services and field handling of the game animal. It does not include post hunt meat processing, post hunt taxidermy, trophy transport or gratuities. This prize is valued at $14,670 CAD.
2018 will see the WSSBC spend a whopping $100,000 + on wild sheep projects in BC blowing past years completely out of the water! A large part of those funds comes from this yearly Wild Sheep Raffle. We have an ambitious couple of years ahead and we need your participation to make that happen. Our projects in development are as follows:
- Shorts Creek Burn fall 2018, Okanagan corridor
- Bull Mountain summer range fire prescription and burn 2019 approx. $30,000, Kootenays
- Fraser River Disease Assessment – Capturing, collaring and testing for M. Ovi. If no disease is found this will lead to habitat enhancement, controlled burns and possible transplant/augmentation. The goal is the recovery of the Fraser River Basin herds.
- Butler Ridge and Dunlevy – most southern stone sheep range in BC. Initial inventory survey, then disease assessment followed by habitat recovery and improvement. Possible expansion in to the lower Halfway River/Pink Mountain area.
Conservation and Opportunity!