Desert Bighorn Council
Desert Bighorn Council


The 56th meeting of the Desert Bighorn Council will be hosted by the Nevada Department of Wildlife. The 2019 meeting Chairman will be Steve Kimble with Mike Cox as Vice-chair.

Mesquite, NV
April 2019


Hotel: To be announced soon


Register at:  To be announced soon



Call For Papers


The 2017 Biennial meeting of the Desert Bighorn Council was held April 18-21.   We welcome papers and posters on all current research and management issues related to bighorn sheep management.  The theme of the conference is "Building Partnerships and Momentum for Bighorn Sheep Conservation." Our keynote speaker and other special guests will focus on this theme.  We welcome papers on all aspects of bighorn sheep research and management.  


We encourage each state to present a bighorn sheep status update, and that the respective state bighorn sheep leads confirm their participation and identify the presenter.


You are invited to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations. 


Instructions for Oral Presentation and Poster Abstracts:

In Microsoft Word format:

  1. Type the title in capital letters and bold font. 
  2. List all authors in capitals using first and last names, followed by their affiliation, address, and contact information in standard letters.
  3. Abstracts are restricted to 250 words and should summarize findings.  Please identify whether the abstract is for an oral presentation or poster presentation immediately after the abstract

Please submit abstracts electronically by Friday, February 27, 2017, to:


Rusty Robinson 
Bighorn Sheep/Mountain Goat Biologist
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
(385) 368-1128 

The 2017 DBC Transactions will use the following timeline:

Submission deadline: September 30, 2017. The Transactions editor will then solicit two independent reviews for each manuscript.  Authors may suggest reviewers for their manuscript.

Reviews from reviewers due back to editor on November 30, 2017. The Editor will compile the reviews and provide suggestions to the authors on how to proceed.

Manuscript revision by authors, if requested,  is due back to the editor January 15, 2018.  Authors previously submitting a hardcopy manuscript  will need to submit an electronic version of their manuscript at this time .

Typesetting and production: February 1, 2018. Page proofs to authors: February 28, 2018. Proofs back to editor: March 15, 2018.  Distribution: April 2018.


For more information, please email Jimmy Cain at and click on the Transactions tab above for additional information.

Awards Nominations


The Awards Committee is requesting nominees to be considered for recognition by the Desert Bighorn Council at our meeting in St. George during April, 2017. 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, 2016. 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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