WHO WE ARE

The Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn (FDB) started in Las Vegas in 1964 and is the world’s oldest wild sheep conservation group.  At that time there were fewer than 2,000 bighorn sheep in Nevada (from historic highs of 30,000).  Now there are approximately 12,000 bighorn sheep in the state…more than any other in the lower 48.


Through volunteer and financial support the Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn provides life-saving water projects in remote locations throughout Southern Nevada to sustain the Desert Bighorn and 67 other species. The total capacity of these developments exceeds 860,000 gallons of water for wildlife through 100% volunteer efforts.  The FDB is a non-profit organization with no paid staff members. We are seeking partners that can provide material or financial support needed to maintain the existing projects and help build more projects. Your support will help to put more sheep on our mountains and sustain all desert wildlife.

WHAT WE DO

100% Volunteer Services.

Through 100% volunteer services, the FDB organizes manpower, materials, equipment and time for the betterment of Nevada’s state animal and other wildlife species. Working with the Nevada Department of Wildlife, the FDB helps with ‘trap and transplants’, migration studies and of course water development projects.  These projects, better known as “guzzlers” require maintenance and periodic inspections.  FDB programs such as “Adopt a Guzzler” engage members and volunteers to assist with the upkeep of these projects.  Each year, the FDB has numerous projects, which include the building of new water guzzlers.

OFFICERS & BOARD MEMBERS

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OFFICERS >

 

President, Matthew Blackburn

Vice President, Michelle Mercer

Treasurer, Phillip Luchetta

Secretary, Jackie Ertel

BOARD MEMBERS >

 

Past President, Brett Jefferson

Cindy Bentley

Clint Bentley

Ron Lurie

Bill Halvorsen

Joe Mercer

Carolyn Blackburn

James Bradshaw

Honorary Lifetime, Eddie Pribyl

SPONSORS & DONORS

DONORS >

 

ABC Garage Door

Action Whitewater Adventures

American Casino Entertainment

Arizona Charlie’s Boulder & Decatur

Barry and Michelle McCurdy

Big Cottonwood Game Ranch

Big Horn Olive Oil Company

Bighorn Tours

Bill Halvorsen

Board of Directors

Bob & Claudette Omiecnski

Bobby Fowler

Brett & Micki Jefferson

Butler Bag

Canyon Coolers

Chip Rougeaux

Chris Klineburger

Cindy & Clint Bentley

Craig & Lynda Stevenson

D & S Import Express

Deadeye Outfitters

Debbie Pingul

Dennis Allen

Donna J

Dr. Louis Mortillaro

Dunton Ranch

Epic Outdoor

Garvin Family

Gary Collinsworth

Golden Bear Outfitting

Granby Guides & Outfitters

Horseshoe Creek Outfitters

Ibama Safaris

Impact Archery

Jelindo Tiberti II

Jim Chaisson Sr.

Joe & Michelle Mercer

John Mull’s Meats

John Wasserburger

Julie Campbell

Kenetrek

Kings Camo/Ryan Foutz

Los Prados Golf & Country Club

Mike Guerra

Nevada Department of Wildlife

Nevada Muleys

Nevada Record Book Commission

New Frontier Armory

ODS Limo

Old Wolf Taxidermy

Outdoorsman’s

Pat Spurlock

Paul & Mary Dixon

Paul Valentine

Phil Luchetta

Pioneer Saloon

Plano Molding Company

Pro Gun Club

Racks Bar & Grill

RAMM Corp.

RC Farms

Red Star Fence Company

Riverside Resort – Laughlin

Ron Lurie

Serta Mattress

Sitka Gear

South Point Hotel Casino

Southern Wine & Spirits

Sportsman’s Warehouse

Sportsworld – Ely

Stratosphere Hotel & Casino

Sundance Helicopter

Treasure Island

Tri State Surveying

Two Bitch Bourbon

University of Nevada Las Vegas

Wayne Bliss

Werner Family Taxidermy

WHIN

Wild Sheep Foundation

Woody and Trish Wood

PARTNERS IN CONSERVATION

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ABOUT US >

A membership unselfishly dedicated to the welfare and conservation of Desert Bighorn and Nevada's wildlife.

The Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn (FDB) started in Las Vegas in 1964 and is the world’s oldest wild sheep conservation group.  At that time there were fewer than 2,000 bighorn sheep in Nevada (from historic highs of 30,000).  Now there are approximately 12,000 bighorn sheep in the state…more than any other in the lower 48.

CONTACT >

Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn

PO Box 27494

Las Vegas, NV  89126-1494

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