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A 5% buyers premium will be added to the final bid price ofthis special permit/tag (unless pr...
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A 5% buyer’s premium will be added to the final bid price ofthis 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.

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
Don Whittaker
P: 503.947.6325
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With three Rocky Mountain bighorn hunt areas and 14 California bighorn hunt areas, the choices facing Oregon bighorn sheep hunters are tough: uplifted rock faces or deep river canyons; high alpine wilderness or high desert mountain ranges; jet boating America's deepest river gorge, wrangling horses, or backpacking.  However, with the perseverance sheep hunters are known for, the benefits can be spectacular. Oregon bighorn sheep hunters consistently take Rocky Mountain bighorn rams over 180 inches, have booked over 20 rams greater than 190 inches, and a state record Rocky Mountain bighorn of 203 5/8 Boone & Crocket score.  California Bighorn Hunters in Oregon consistently see rams in the 170s and have taken over 50 rams scoring more than over 175 with 6 of these scoring over 180. In 2018, one incredible California bighorn scored at 185 1/8 Boone & Crocket.

Any individual interested in hunting bighorn sheep in Oregon can bid on the 2022 Oregon Special Bighorn Auction Tag, even those who have previously held an Oregon bighorn sheep tag.  For a minimum bid price of $25,000.00, the successful bidder will have a 4 month season running from August - November.  The season for this special auction tag opens prior to all other controlled bighorn hunts in Oregon, giving exclusive early access to the herds.  This includes all controlled Rocky Mountain and California bighorn hunt areas where controlled tags are authorized in 2022.  An Oregon Hunting License (resident or nonresident) is included if the successful bidder does not already have a license.

All funds generated from the special bighorn auction tag are statutorily dedicated specifically for bighorn sheep management and research in Oregon. Ten percent of the purchase price is donated to WSF. The continued leveraging strength provided by this program has allowed the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife to develop one of the most successful bighorn restoration programs in the country and participate as a leader in research and management programs that ensure wild bighorn sheep will continue to be an integral part of our heritage.
During the week of January 9-16th you will be able to contact Auction Support at 406-404-8765.
SOLD 345,000.00USDto floor
This item SOLD
at 2022 Jan 15 @ 20:47UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
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