The founders, members, directors and officers of the Texas Bighorn Society believe in hard work. Unlike other conservation organizations, we ask our members to put their sweat AND money where their mouth is. Every year we host a Work Project where we ask all our members to gather in the Desert Mountains of West Texas and build or repair a guzzler (or two or three).
The guzzlers are a rain-water collection and storage system that gives the Bighorn Sheep (and other wildlife in the Chihuahuan Desert) an oasis high on the mountain. One good West Texas storm will fill the tanks, which can last for an entire season. We’ve worked closely with Texas Parks & Wildlife over the past 20 years to build and perfect these guzzlers, and so far, it seems to be doing the job. We’ve heard positive feedback from scientists and wildlife rangers that monitor the drinkers.
We invite you to join TBS, roll up your sleeves, and participate in some hands-on conservation work. After a weekend on the mountain with this group, you’ll understand why this group is so important and so special to Texas.