As a kid, I used to sit in my Dad's lap and cut out photos from Sports Afield, Field & Stream, and Outdoor Life and paste them in a scrapbook. We used to dream about places we wanted to hunt and fish and animals we wanted to see and photograph.
I lost my Dad in 2014 and thought these scrapbooks were gone forever. In 2019, the Lord put the words "Higher Calling" on my heart, which I knew meant more time in prayer and seeking Him but also getting back to writing about and pursuing mountain wildlife.
A couple of weeks later, I found the scrapbooks in a musty old box in a storage shed. I was blown way that the majority of the animals were wild sheep and other mountain wildlife. It confirmed I needed to pursue this more deeply.
The Sheep Scrapbook is in honor of my Dad, Chester Moore, Sr. and is designed to raise awareness to wild sheep in North America. They are facing their own ongoing pandemic with bacterial pneumonia from domestic sheep encounters and people need to know.
Everyone who submits a photo of a wild sheep in North America gets a special collector's coin and is featured in our photo gallery. This is step one in a multi-year project to get more people focused on sheep conservation.
It is a major part of our outreach that involves teens facing special challenges. We will be taking some of them on expeditions to photograph wild sheep and submit to this project.
If you would like one of the limited edition coins below plus a Higher Calling Wildlife decal submit photos of wild sheep in North America to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founder: Higher Calling Wildlife
Award-winning wildlife journalist & conservationist
Scroll down to view our online scrapbook of sheep photos submitted from throughout North America.