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December 2020

Holiday Open House

December 1, 2020 @ 10:00am - December 5, 2020 @ 4:00pm
National Bighorn Sheep Center United States + Google Map

Tuesday, December 1 - Saturday, December 5, 10am-4pm: 5 Days of Christmas — Come find some great Christmas gifts on sale each day and shop locally. FREE admission Saturday, December 5th!

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Breakfast with Bighorns

December 12, 2020 @ 8:00am - 10:00am

Saturday, December 12, 8am-10am: Breakfast with Bighorns —Join Center staff for a driving tour and short trek to a local bighorn sheep viewing area. Coffee will be provided. Suggested $15 donation per person.

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January 2021

Outdoor Bighorn Viewing Event: Using Telemetry to Find Collared Sheep

January 30 @ 11:00am - 4:00pm

Come learn how biologists and state agencies use telemetry equipment to find collared bighorn sheep! Staff from NBSC and WY G&F will answer questions, explain telemetry equipment and collar use on wild sheep, and more wildlife questions. Come prepared by dressing properly, bring any cameras, and don't forget a snack or warm travel mug of coffee!

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February 2021

How to Build a Winter Survival Shelter with Joe Brandl

February 20 @ 11:00am - 3:00pm

Joe Brandl will show how winter survival shelters can save a life. This event will include information on what to carry in a pack, how to signal for help when in need, and how to construct simple snow shelters that can provide protection in the event a night is spent unexpectedly outdoors in the mountains.

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Annual Meeting via Zoom

February 27 @ 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Our annual meeting will take place this February 27, 2021 for all who would like to attend via Zoom. This meeting is a chance to invite and involve the public in current and upcoming events at the center. We value your thoughts and would appreciate your attendance!

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March 2021

Winter’s Animal Tracks and Sign: PART ONE

March 4 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Come and learn to read the signs in the snow! This event will help attendees discover the habitats and behaviors of wildlife and learn how to have the mind of a tracker. This is a TWO PART event! Part One will be hosted via ZOOM on March 4 2021 from 6:30-8:45 MST Part Two is a field day: March 6  will involve a field day hike with Bruce S. Thompson at the Falls Creek parking lot West of Dubois.

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Winter’s Animal Tracks and Sign: PART TWO

March 6 @ 10:00am - 2:00pm

Come to the field with Bruce S. Thompson and learn in-person techniques and knowledge to help identify animals tracks and various animal sign. Location will be at the Falls Creek parking area West of Dubois, WY.

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Virtual Happy Hour with Jackson Hole Land Trust

March 18 @ 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Sara Bridge, ED of the National Bighorn Sheep Center in Dubois, will share the narrative of the declining Whiskey Mountain Herd. Once comprised of 2,500 sheep, the herd dwindles, with wildlife biologists counting fewer than 500 sheep today. Attend this session to learn more about this majestic mountain animal, diseases that affect bighorns, and historic and current research. Register for this free event HERE!

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Archeology in Bighorn Habitat with Larry Todd, PhD

March 25 @ 6:00pm - 8:00pm

This will be a captivating Zoom session hosted by NBSC and Larry Todd explaining the ancient connection between bighorns and the Mountain Shoshone. Learn about sheep traps, soapstone use, and a way of life that is but a humbling story for most to listen to. Larry Todd (BA, University of Wyoming; MA, PhD, University of New Mexico) is Professor Emeritus in Anthropology at Colorado State University, Research Fellow in Anthropology at the University of Texas, Austin, and Adjunct Professor in…

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April 2021

Bacterial Pathogens and Respiratory Disease in Bighorn Sheep – with Hank Edwards

April 8 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Tune in to this engaging event covering the many mysteries of bacterial pathogens and respiratory disease in bighorn sheep. Presented by Hank Edwards, Wyoming Game & Fish Department Wildlife Health Laboratory supervisor, this online event will prove to be educational and hopefully shed light on a topic that plagues the minds of many. Please register here. Check your e-mail before 6:00 PM for the Zoom link!

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