We cordially invite you to the…
29th Annual Bighorn Bash
Wildlife on Whiskey
Saturday, November 5th 2022
Headwaters Conference Center
20 Stalnaker Street, Dubois, WY 82513
Doors open at 5:00PM Cash Bar Opens: 5:00PM (hosted by Wyoming Whiskey and the Rustic Pine Tavern)
Dinner: 6:30PM catered by Arcady Ridge Ranch
Live Auction: 7:30PM
Silent Auction Concludes: 8:30PM
Please call 307.455.3429 for dinner tickets and reservations.
Dinner catered by Arcady Ridge Ranch
$60/plate to support conservation education.
Tables for six – $360
Tables for eight – $480
Meal options include:
Herb crusted prime rib with au jus or horseradish cream sauce
Chicken cordon bleu with mustard cream sauce
Roasted vegetable galette and cardamom sweet potatoes
…salad and rolls, and plated desserts
We are extremely grateful for our Grand Slam Sponsor, the Eastern Chapter of the Wild Sheep Foundation
Lodging – a block of rooms has been reserved at the Stagecoach Inn and Suites in Dubois. Rooms will be held through October 25th. The single queen room rate is $80.10 plus tax pernight and the double queen room rate is $89.10 plus tax per night. Please make your reservations through the Stagecoach Inn and Suites at 307-455-2303.
“Big 4” Raffle Tickets
$25/each or 5/$100
Dinner and Raffle Tickets can be purchased in-person at the Center or by calling us at 307-455-3429.
CANNONDALE TREADWELL NEO 2 ELECTRIC BIKE
An e-bike for any day and anywhere. Fun and light to rip around the neighborhood for meet ups, running errands or Sunday fun days. It thrive in town, leisurely rides, and crowded streets. Light, powerful rear-hub drive system / 250Wh Battery. 7-speed drivetrain / Tektro mechanical disc brakes. Comfort saddle / Upright handlebar. It’s light, comfy and playful. It’s easy to get on and off, and even easier to ride. With its lightweight, powerful drive system Treadwell Neo keeps the effort low, and the fun level high. $1,925 value.
The Maven B.2 Binocular 11 x 45 is a purpose-built optic for those who demand superior low-light performance. For those seeking that perfect balance between magnification and low-light gathering capabilities, the B.2 features an Abbe-Koenig prism and an optical field flattener to take advantage of every ounce of light and is specifically designed to handle early morning, late evening, and dimly-lit situations. As with the entire B Series line-up, the B.2 also features tack-sharp edge-to-edge clarity and a silky focus mechanism.
The Maven B Series represents our elite line of optics, designed to fit your specific needs, delivered for a fraction of comparable binoculars’ costs and stacks up with the most celebrated and expensive binoculars in the world. Whether you choose a stock color unit or configure your own custom-built optic, our modern sportsman-inspired designs are paired with the best available materials and state of the art technology to create an uncompromising optic. Includes neoprene neck strap, lens caps and double-layered microfiber storage bag. $1,200 Value.
Maven refuses to compromise their mountain town roots to follow the well-worn path to a dollar. “We choose instead to make game-changing gear and use it in the places and pursuits that inspire us…everyday. We all know from years in the backcountry that quality, adaptability and relationships are paramount to any successful outing. So Maven focuses on the fundamentals – clean, simple designs with the very best modern materials and technologies – to create uncompromising gear.”
Weatherby Mark V Rifle – 6.5 WBY RPM (Hunter). Weatherby, Inc., is an American gun manufacturer founded in 1945 by Roy Weatherby. The Mark V rises head and shoulders above other bolt-action rifles. First and foremost, it has long been considered the strongest action in the world. The Mark V also has a lowest-in-class bolt rotation, clocking in at 54°. Less rotation allows for quicker reloads and the ability to mount scopes as close to the bore as possible. The forged, one-piece bolt is fluted and has relief ports and a full shroud to protect the user in the case of an ammunition failure. A smooth and silent two-position safety also serves as a bolt lock when in the ‘SAFE’ position.The goal of the 6.5 WBY RPM (Rebated Precision Magnum) was initially based on maximizing the potential of this great lightweight action. Setting out to produce the best backcountry rifle and cartridge combination ever, was a project not taken lightly. At its core, Weatherby prides itself in ballistic superiority. The rebated rim helps achieve the desired velocity and energy we were looking for while remaining compatible with our 6 lug action. After years of development, the 6.5 WBY RPM combination achieves weight savings, ballistic performance, and price that cannot be found in a rifle anywhere else. $1,500 Value.
WILD HORSE ISLAND TRIP
View and photograph some of the World’s largest Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep at Wild Horse Island.
Wild Horse Island (2,164 acres) is located in Flathead Lake (126,000 acres), the largest freshwater lake in Montana. It is only accessible by boat. The current world record Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep came from the island in 2018, scoring 216 3/8 BC. A replica is on display at the National Bighorn Center. Bighorns are often taken from the island and relocated to other suitable habitats.
Two people (additional folks may be possible) will be taken by boat to Wild Horse Island by Jim Weatherly, past President of the Montana Wild Sheep Foundation. You will be dropped off for a day of viewing and photographing these amazing Rocky Mountain bighorns and other wildlife on the island. Opportunities for viewing/photographing bighorns will likely be less than 100 yards.
Lodging – the winner will be awarded $500 cash for lodging compensation. You will have to arrange your own lodging/camping. Lodging fills quickly – Book Early! We encourage you to spend additional time enjoying the wildlife and scenery in the Flathead Lake area.
Trip Dates – you will need to book your trip between June 15 and October 1, 2023. Trip coordinator – Steve Kilpatrick (307) 413-7249. $2,250 value.
At the National Bighorn Sheep Center, our mission is to provide education and outreach for the national conservation of wild sheep, wildlife, and wild lands. Since 1993, we have opened our museum doors to teach the North American Model of conservation, the decline of wild sheep in North America and successful recovery programs, and the importance of the hunter and angler within wildlife recovery and management efforts. We host both youth programs and adult programs. We change “Conservation” from a concept to a value for nearly 20,000 individuals each year. In November each year, we host our annual Bighorn Bash for Dubois locals and national supporters. This fundraiser is responsible for providing roughly 30% of our yearly operating income. This is our first year after COVID-19 to host this live, in-person, and we expect the best outcome yet.