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Montana License Auctions Bring $293,000 in 2009

March 24, 2009.

From Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks:

Montana’s 2009 big game auction licenses drew a total of $293,500.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, at its 25th Annual Elk Camp & Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Expo last week in Fort Worth, Texas, auctioned the 2009 Montana elk license for $16,000 and the moose license for $14,000.

Three auctions occurred in February at the 32nd Annual Wild Sheep Foundation Convention and the Western Hunting and Conservation Expo held in Salt Lake City.

The Wild Sheep Foundation auctioned the 2009 bighorn sheep auction license for $245,000, surpassing the 2008 auction by $50,000. The 2009 mountain goat license went for $10,000. The Mule Deer Foundation auctioned the 2009 mule deer license at the same event for $8,500.  

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


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