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NEW MEXICO DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP PERMIT

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NEW MEXICO DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP PERMIT
SOLD
177,500.00USDto floor+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2016 Jan 23 @ 23:29UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
NEW MEXICO DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP PERMIT
New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Wildlife Management Division
Eric Rominger/Caitlin Ruhl
PHONE: 505.476.8045
PHONE: 505.476.8063
Booth# 827
New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will auction one desert bighorn sheep permit. As authorized by state law, the Bighorn Sheep Enhancement Program will receive 90% of the proceeds for projects to benefit bighorn sheep with 10% of the proceeds retained by the NGO. Anyone, including previous special permit holders, may submit a bid to obtain the 2016 desert bighorn permit unless their hunting privileges have been revoked. The permit may be transferred by the successful bidder to an individual qualified to hunt.

The three largest rams to be harvested in the last 27 years have come from New Mexico, including the new No. 5 Boone and Crockett ram scoring 195 3/8 taken in 2013, the new No. 11 Boone and Crockett ram scoring 191 0/8 taken in 2012 and the No. 15 Boone and Crockett ram scoring 188 2/8 taken in 2006. In 2014 rams scoring 187 3/8 and 182 1/8 were harvested by the raffle and auctions hunters. At time of press a 182 2/8 B&C ram had been harvested by the raffle hunter and at least 6 other rams will make the all-time B&C record book with half the hunters still to hunt in 2015.

The successful bidder must select by June 1, 2016 one hunt from any unit open for desert bighorn sheep hunting in New Mexico, including: Peloncillo Mountains (Unit 27), the Hatchet Mountains (Unit 26), the Fra Cristobal Mountains (Unit 20--north), the Caballo Mountains (Unit 20--south), the Ladron Mountains (Unit 13/17), the San Andres Mountains (Unit 19). Hunt dates run from August 1 through December 31. Some restrictions apply on the private land hunt in the Fra Cristobal Mountains and the San Andres Mountains which is primarily on the White Sands Missile Range. For specifics on these hunts contact NMDGF bighorn sheep biologists Eric Rominger 505.476.8045 or Caitlin Ruhl 505.476.8063 or visit them at the NMDGF booth.

PAST AUCTION PRICES:
2013 - $180,000
2014 - $270,000
2015 - $200,000
A 5% buyers premium will be added to the final bid price of this special permit/tag (unless prohibited by statute.) Proceeds will be dedicated to WSF Conservation Initiatives. If the winner of this item refuses to pay the premiums required, the item shall be offered to the next highest bidder for the price he/she bid.
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