Desert Bighorn Council
Desert Bighorn Council


The 56th meeting of the Desert Bighorn Council will be hosted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The 2021 meeting Chairman will be co-chaired by Froylan Hernandez and Clay Brewer.


Zoom Platform Webinar

Alpine, Texas
April 7-8, 2021


Register at:  Registration is $25 per person (no early or late registration).





Call For Papers


The theme of the 2021 Desert Bighorn Council Meeting is Beyond Borders:  Collaborative management recognizing connectivity, disease, and genetics.


Special attention will be given to presentations related to this year's theme. We also welcome papers and posters on all aspects of bighorn sheep research and management issues. 


Please submit abstracts for consideration to: &


Instructions for Oral Presentation Abstracts: Please submit abstracts electronically in Microsoft Word format with the title of your abstract in all capital letters and bold font. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words in length. List all authors in capitals using first and last names, followed by their affiliation, mailing address, phone number and email address in standard letters. 


Call for Papers: Deadline 15 March 2021 

Awards Nominations


The Awards Committee is requesting nominees to be considered for recognition by the Desert Bighorn Council at our 2021 virtual meeting.  Names of nominees to be considered for the Council's Ram Award or Honor Plaque should be sent to Vern Bleich, Chair ( by December 31, 2020. Please be sure to include a list of meaningful accomplishments and solid justification for each nominee.

Banner Photo Credit:

Michael T. Pittman




All drawings by 

Pat Hansen© 

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