August is right around the corner, and for many of us that represents one of the most coveted times of the year — sheep opener. Undoubtedly, you have been preparing for this for months. Strength & conditioning, e-scouting, food lists, gear prep, and upgrades. But when it comes to a successful sheep hunt, often gear isn’t the most important factor — despite being the fun and easy one.

 Sheep ID is one of the most important pieces of the sheep hunters arsenal – the best optics in the world won’t help if you don’t know what you are looking at. Thankfully, the folks at the Wild Sheep Society of B.C. are on top of this, and will be rolling out a series of Zoom webinars titled “Talk is Sheep”.

 In the first installment, WSSBC’s Communication Committee sits down with Provincial Wild Sheep and Mountain Goat Specialist Bill Jex to talk about horn aging and an update on a WSSBC supported Stone Sheep Project in the Cassiars.

Editor’s Note: We would like to thank the WSSBC for allowing us to share this content with our audience. They are, in our eyes, British Columbia’s leading conservation initiative, along with the Wild Sheep Foundation nationally. Without them, the past, present, and future of wild sheep in British Columbia would be very different.

This is the first of a series of the Wild Sheep Society of British Columbia “Talk is Sheep” Zoomcast. Is there something you would like to see? Email us WSSBC with your thought on who and what subject matter you would like to see. Next up they will be sitting down with Projects Chair Chris Barker to discuss WSSBC Projects across the province.

Posted by Nolan Osborne