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2017 DBC Transactions now available for order online


The 2017 Desert Bighorn Council Transactions print-on-demand process has been completed and
anyone interested in ordering hard copies can go to to place an order. The price is $15. All
funds generated through sales will go towards Council scholarships.

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If you have questions regarding the 2017 or 2019 Transactions, please email DBC Transactions Editor Jimmy Cain at

From the Editor of the Desert Bighorn Council Transactions:


Any manuscript addressing the ecology, biology, management, and conservation of desert bighorn sheep, even if not presented at the Desert Bighorn Council Meeting, may be submitted for publication in the Transactions. The Desert Bighorn Council Transactions are published once every two years, with the published document distributed in years between meetings. The every-other-year format will provide the printer, reviewers, authors, and the editor with sufficient time to provide quality manuscripts providing that time lines are followed.

My role as editor is to assist authors with improving their final manuscripts by soliciting high quality peer-reviews. State reports and abstracts from meetings will still be included in the transactions by will be peer-edited for grammar rather than peer-reviewed for content. Authors of manuscripts for Desert Bighorn Council Transactions should use the format described in the guidelines formally used by the Wildlife Society Bulletin (available from me on request). I would also like short descriptions about the authors and their background to accompany the papers once accepted. A link to submission guidelines is below.

The 2019 Transactions will use the following timeline:

Submission deadline: September 30, 2019. I 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, 2019. I 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, 2020.  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, 2020. Proofs back to editor: March 15, 2020.  Distribution: April 2020.

The opportunity for final page proof reviews by authors is only possible if these submission deadlines are followed closely. I hope that this will assist authors in understanding the information flow and timelines under which the Transactions will operate.

For more information, please email Jimmy Cain at

Instructions for Contributions to the Desert Bighorn Council Transactions
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DBC Submission Guidelines 20150210.pdf
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 Proceedings of the biennial meetings are published under the title: Desert Bighorn Council Transactions.


Copies of Transactions between 1957-2013 may be obtained by ordering a copy at the biennial meeting or by placing an order with the Council's Transactions office (address below). Cost varies by year of the Transactions, and prices are listed on the order form. Please make checks payable to the Desert Bighorn Council and send completed order form to:


Desert Bighorn Council Transactions

c/o Amber Munig

5000 W. Carefree Highway

Phoenix, Arizona 85086

 Following is the the order form for DBC Transactions:

Desert Bighorn Council Transactions Order Form
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DBC Transactions order form_2015.pdf
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