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Montana Brings In $246,500 From Auction Tags

March 22, 2008.

From Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks:

Montana’s 2008 big game auction licenses drew a total of $246,500 from events held by conservation groups this winter.

The Foundation for North American Wild Sheep auctioned the 2008 bighorn sheep auction license for $195,000 and the moose license for $12,500.

The Mule Deer Foundation auctioned the 2008 mule deer auction license for more than $13,000. These licenses were auctioned at the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo in Salt Lake City in January.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation auctioned the elk license for $17,000 and the mountain goat license for $9,000 at the foundation’s Annual Elk Camp and Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Expo in February.

At least 90 percent of auction proceeds go to state management of the species, and the remainder go to the auctioning organization.

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