Montana’s 2003 bighorn sheep auction license brought in $132,000 at the annual convention for the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep in Reno, Nevada in January. FWP receives 90 percent of the auction amount to bolster bighorn sheep research efforts and to supplement trapping and transplanting budgets. FNAWS earns 10 percent for administration and its own bighorn sheep management efforts.
Montana’s annual moose auction license was sold for $19,000 at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation’s annual Elk Camp and Exposition in Reno in February. Proceeds generated through the moose auction will go to expanding moose management efforts in Montana.