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A 5% buyers premium will be added to the final bid price of this special permit/tag (unless prohibit... Show more..

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.

New Mexico Department of Game & Fish Wildlife Management Division
Eric Rominger
P: 505.476.8045
C: 505.690.3207

Caitlin Ruhl
W: 505.476.8063
C: 505.414.5029
BOOTH #1227
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will auction one Rocky Mountain 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 WSF. Anyone, including previous special permit holders, may submit a bid to obtain the 2018 Rocky Mountain bighorn permit unless their hunting privileges have been revoked. The permit may be transferred by the successful bidder to an individual qualified to hunt.
Currently there are 6 Rocky Mountain populations with hunts for the 2018 season. These herds are in both high and low-elevation habitats. Four rams harvested in 2017 green scored better than 190, including the second largest bighorn harvested in New Mexico, a Pecos ram with a green score of 197 4/8. The other three rams were harvested in the Wheeler, and Rio Grande Gorge herds.
The successful bidder must select by June 1, 2018 one hunt from any unit open for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep hunting in New Mexico, including: Pecos Wilderness (Unit 45), Latir Wilderness (Unit 53 north of NM 38), Wheeler Peak Wilderness (Unit 53 south of NM 38), Rio Grande Gorge (Units 49, 50, 53), San Francisco River/Turkey Creek (Units 16B, 22, 23, 24), or the Culebres Mountains (100% private in Unit 55). Some restrictions apply on the private land hunt in the Culebres Mountains. Hunt dates run from August 1 through December 31, 2018 except in Wheeler Peak where the hunt dates are August 1-10 and September 1 through December 31, 2018. 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 in Reno.
During the week of January 12th-20th you will be able to contact auction support at 406-404-8765 for any questions regarding the auctions.
SOLD 165,000.00USDto floor
This Lot SOLD
at 2018 Jan 19 @ 21:52UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
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