Montana’s 2002 bighorn sheep auction license went on the block at the annual convention for the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep in Reno, Nevada, on January 26. The license went for the highest bid, $90,000. FWP received $81,000 to bolster research efforts on bighorn sheep, as well as to supplement trapping and transplanting budgets. FNAWS keeps ten percent of the funds for administration and the Foundation’s own bighorn sheep management efforts.
Montana’s annual moose auction license will be auctioned at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s annual Elk Camp and Exposition in Reno on February 23. Proceeds generated through the moose auction will go to expanding moose management efforts in Montana.