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A 5% buyers premium will be added to the final bid price of this special permit/tag (unless p...
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A 5% buyer’s 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
P: 505.476.8063
C: 505.414.5029
BOOTH #1541
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) will auction just 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 Wild Sheep
Foundation (WSF).  Anyone, including previous special permit holders, may submit a bid to obtain the 2022 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Mountain bighorn permit unless their hunting privileges have been revoked.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.
The rule in New Mexico pertaining to this permit was changed to increase hunter opportunity.  The auction winner will have the first choice of any open unit (Auction Hunter exclusive
unit).  The raffle hunter will then declare to hunt in a second open unit (Raffle Hunter exclusive unit).  The remaining open units may be hunted by EITHER the Auction Hunter or the Raffle Hunter. Currently there are 6 Rocky
Mountain bighorn sheep hunt units open for the 2021 season. The New Mexico
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep herds are in both high and low-elevation
The successful auction bidder must select by June 30, 2022 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, 2022 except in
Wheeler Peak where the hunt dates are August 1-15 and September 1 through December
31, 2022.  The raffle hunter must choose their exclusive unit by July 20, 2022. For specifics on these hunts contact NMDGF bighorn sheep biologists Eric Rominger (505) 690.3207 or Caitlin Ruhl (505) 414.5029.
During the week of January 9-16th you will be able to contact Auction Support at 406-404-8765.
SOLD 310,000.00USDto floor
This item SOLD
at 2022 Jan 15 @ 21:05UTC-8 : PST/AKDT
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