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Montana License Auction Brings in $263,500
February 17, 2009.
From Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks:
Montana’s 2009 big game auction licenses drew a total of $263,500 from three auctions held last week at the 32 nd 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.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, at its 25 th Annual Elk Camp & Hunting, Fishing and Outdoor Expo set for March 5-8 in Fort Worth, Texas, will auction the 2009 Montana elk license and moose licenses.
At least 90 percent of all auction proceeds go to state management of the species, and the remainder go to the auctioning organization.