KUIU Partners With Nevada Department of Wildlife, Completing Third Conservation Direct Initiative
Performance Hunting Brand Advances Wildlife Conservation Commitment With Nevada Water Guzzler for Bighorn Sheep
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Dixon, CA (June 29th 2021) – KUIU, the leading manufacturer of ultralight performance hunting gear, is excited to preserve hunting for generations to come with the latest efforts from their Conservation Direct program. Conservation Direct is a first-of-its-kind conservation initiative consisting entirely of company and customer-funded efforts, using every dollar invested to complete each project. These directives are based upon environmental needs identified by organizations in the game and habitat management spaces to create hunting opportunities for future generations.
KUIU launched Conservation Direct in January 2020 with a bighorn sheep transplant in the west in order to kick start the new Rocky Mountain Bighorn nursery program on Antelope Island in Utah and reintroduce bighorns in the North Dakota badlands. More than two years in the making, the event came together with the reintroduction of three new Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep herds to the west.
For their latest initiative, the team banded together with the Nevada Department of Wildlife and the Fraternity of the Desert Bighorn to help provide water for bighorn sheep in the San Antonio Mountains near Tonopah, Nevada. More than 30 volunteers were flown into the area to assemble a 11,500-gallon artificial water catchment system in a remote location in the mountains. The system consists of a water catch, water container, drinker, and fencing to ensure that bighorn sheep in the area have consistent access to water. Through this initiative, the water guzzler will collect water provided by rain and snow and then use the water catch to store water in five large containers. The drinkers provide a structure for the animals to drink from while fencing surrounds the installation and keeps the guzzler from being destroyed.
“KUIU Conservation Direct and our customers are thrilled to team up with the great people at the Nevada Division of Wildlife and The Fraternity of the Desert bighorn for the build of this Guzzler in the San Antonio Mountains,” says Brendan Burns Chief Hunt Officer & Director of Conservation. “Projects like this create a legacy of action for the people who donate and volunteer while helping the wildlife of Nevada.”
Through the completion of the San Antonio One Water Guzzler, bighorn sheep will thrive in the San Antonio Mountains for years to come.
More information about the installation of KUIU’s San Antonio One Water Guzzler can be found on https://www.kuiu.com/conservation-direct/. See the full video documenting the installation here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8jKnnMH5-A . To learn more about KUIU and its products, visit kuiu.com or visit them on Instagram @kuiu_official, or Facebook at @KUIUultralight.
Based in Dixon, California, KUIU was founded in 2011 to provide customers with the world’s most advanced hunting product on the market. For additional information visit www.KUIU.com.