Popular Bighorn Sheep Workshop Set

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Plans have been finalized for the 2003 Arizona Game and Fish Department bighorn sheep workshop. Region III is hosting two workshops for wildlife enthusiasts. The first is July 25-26, and the second is from Aug. 1-2.

The first day of each workshop involves mandatory classroom education from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kingman Game and Fish office followed by a field trip the following day from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The sheep-viewing boat trip will depart from Willow Beach. The workshop is open to the public. Space is limited to 40 people per workshop.

"Historically, this workshop has filled up quickly," says Zen Mocarski, information and education program manager for Region III. "Those interested in participating are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible."

To help reduce the problem of no-shows, a $20 deposit per person is required in the form of a check made out to Wildlife for Tomorrow Foundation. The money will be refunded when a person either attends the workshop or calls to cancel at least 48 hours in advance. Wildlife for Tomorrow is a non-profit group that works closely with the Arizona Game and Fish Department.

Registration is by mail only. Send a check for $20 per person to: Sheep Workshop, Arizona Game and Fish Department, 5325 N. Stockton Hill Road, Kingman, AZ 86401. Include names of participants, address, phone, and specify which weekend is preferred. To help offset costs for boat rentals and fuel, the Game and Fish Department is accepting cash donations for the event. Without donations, it is unclear whether the department will be capable of continuing the yearly event.

These workshops are open to individuals 14-years-old and up. Participants are encouraged to bring water, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen.