The 2005 Legislature approved HB14 that provides the commission with the authority to issue one mountain goat license through a competitive auction or lottery. The 2003 Legislature approved HB20 that provided the commission with the authority to issue one male mule deer license and one male elk license through a competitive auction or lottery. The 1987 Legislature passed HB282 that provided the commission authority to issue one male Shiras moose license through competitive auction. In 1985 Legislature enacted SB109 permitting the commission to issue one male mountain sheep license through competitive auction. The statutes provide that conservation organizations involved in the conservation of Shiras moose or mountain sheep may be authorized by the commission to conduct an auction. However, the authorized mountain goat, mule deer and elk licenses may be offered by a conservation organization either through an auction or a lottery. With the legislative authorization to issue these licenses came the direction to promulgate rules for the use of the licenses and for the conduct of the auction/lottery.
MDFWP - Wildlife - Proposed Auction Rules POB 200701 Helena MT 59620-0701
The public comment period for this public notice ended on Wednesday, May 18, 2005.