77th One Shot Antelope Hunt
Please visit the Gallery tab to view photos from the 77th One Shot Antelope Hunt held on September 14-16, 2017 in Lander, WY.
Ferris Mountain Wildlife Guzzlers Installation (July 2017)
On July 21, 2017, the Water for Wildlife Foundation helped construct four guzzlers in the Ferris Mountains. 42 people hiked up the steep slopes and installed the guzzlers. Everyone accessed the remote sites by foot and installed the guzzlers in less than one day without any mechanized equipment – just handtools and a lot of sweat. Guzzlers were camouflaged with natural materials found near the site including dead trees and rocks.
This project enhances bighorn sheep habitat by increasing high-elevation water sources and reducing the need for sheep to travel long distances to water. In addition to bighorn sheep, the guzzlers will also provide water for other wildlife species including elk, mule deer, neotropical migrant birds, and small mammals. Remote, motion-detecting cameras were installed at the guzzler sites to provide documentation of the wildlife species benefiting from this cooperative effort.
This project was a product of several generous funders including the Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation, the Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Bowhunters of Wyoming, and the Water for Wildlife Foundation. The participants who provided technical expertise, manual labor, and other support to install the guzzlers represent the Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Water For Wildlife Foundation, Bowhunters of Wyoming, Wyoming Chapter of the Wild Sheep Foundation, and Sweetwater River Conservancy at Pathfinder Ranches.
Seminoe Mountain Guzzler Installation (July 2016)
In mid- July 2016, in cooperation with the Wild Sheep Foundation and WY Game and Fish, Water for Wildlife helped fund and construct the Seminoe Mountain Guzzler. This Guzzler will provide a reliable water source for the big horn sheep population that resides in the area as well as many other game and non game species. Thank you to all the volunteers who came out to help construct the project.
Foo Foo Rah Field Tour 2016
The 2016 Foo Foo Rah was held in Saratoga during the weekend of June 11th. The meetings went well, and we had the opportunity to take a small group of passionate conservationists on a field tour to see one of the Water for Wildlife Foundation projects southeast of Saratoga. We visited the A-A Guzzler. This guzzler was funded for installation by Water for Wildlife in 1990. In 2008, the project needed repairs and was approved and funded by WFWF for the repairs to be completed in the following summer. We would like to thank the Wyoming Game and Fish Department for helping ensure the success of this field tour. Here are a few photos from the tour: