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BRITISH COLUMBIA MOUNTAIN SHEEP

Currency:USD Category:Hunting Start Price:500.00 USD Estimated At:0.00 - 0.00 USD
BRITISH COLUMBIA MOUNTAIN SHEEP
During the week of January 9-16th you will be able to contact Auction Support at 406-404-8765.
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A 5% buyer’s premium will be added to the final bid priceof 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.

BRITISH COLUMBIA MOUNTAIN SHEEP
SPECIAL HUNTING PERMIT
MINISTRY OF FORESTS, LANDS, NATURAL RESOURCE OPERATIONS AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
WILDLIFE & HABITAT BRANCH and THE HABITAT CONSERVATION TRUST FOUNDATION
Michael Burwash
P: 250.371.6269
Kelly Smith
P: 778.698.9227
This permit is a premier, unique opportunity to hunt your choice of one of four subspecies of
wild sheep in British Columbia: Dall’s, Stone’s, California, or Rocky Mountain.
Within the past decade Dall’s sheep scoring in the 170’s; Stone’s in the 180’s;
California Bighorns in the 190’s; and Rocky Mountain Bighorns to almost 200
Boone & Crockett points, have been harvested.
The permit will be valid on any Crown land or private land (with owner’s permission) that has a legal
sheep hunting season for 2022-23. The permit will be valid during the regular
hunting season and include an extended opportunity to hunt for California or
Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep until December 20, 2022, approximately 1 month
past the end of the latest hunting season for bighorns. If the species of
choice is a Dall’s or Stone’s thin horn sheep, the permit will be valid from
July 11, 2022 (an additional period of 21 days prior to the opening of the
regular hunting season for thin horns), through to March 31, 2023.
The permit holder is required to purchase both a hunting license and a sheep species license in order to hunt
under the Mountain Sheep Special Hunting Permit. The permit is valid for any
male sheep. A sheep harvested under this permit is in addition to any
applicable provincial bag limit for sheep, however, the permit holder may only
hold one uncancelled sheep species license at one time. Please note that by
regulation, species licenses do not become valid until 2 days after the day on
which they were purchased and will not be mailed outside of Canada; species
licenses are typically acquired with the assistance of the guide outfitter
hosting the hunt. If the permit holder wants to hunt under the normal
provincial hunting regulations, they may do so in the same region or a different
region as the Mountain Sheep Special Hunting Permit hunt.
If the permit holder is a non-resident of BC, or non-resident alien, they are required to use the
services of a licensed guide-outfitter in the area in which they choose to
hunt. Representatives of the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource
Operations and Rural Development and the Guide Outfitters Association of
British Columbia will be available to assist and answer questions regarding
this permit. Guiding fees are negotiated between the permit holder and the
guide outfitter and are in addition to the bid price for the Mountain Sheep
Special Hunting Permit.
Please note that the completed Mountain Sheep Special Hunting Permit application form MUST be
received by the Director of Wildlife & Habitat Branch, Victoria, BC, no
later than 30 calendar days following the purchase date. The permit application
may not be resold, and the permit is non-transferable once issued. In the event
the permit holder does not or cannot hunt in 2022-23, there will be no special
concessions made and no refund of the bid price. Hunters must be able to comply
with interprovincial and international travel and/or quarantine laws, should
they be in place at that time.
Proceeds raised through the sale of this permit to date have enabled the Province of BC and the Habitat
Conservation Trust Foundation to approve funding in excess of $3.2 million dollars in support of projects benefitting BC’s wild sheep and other wildlife conservation
efforts.
For further information about this permit, please call either: Michael Burwash
(250) 312-7305, or Kelly Smith (778) 698-9227.