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NEW MEXICO ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIGHORN SHEEP PERMIT NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF GAME & FISH WILDLIFE MANAGEM

Currency:USD Category:Hunting Start Price:10.00 USD Estimated At:0.00 - 0.00 USD
NEW MEXICO ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIGHORN SHEEP PERMIT NEW MEXICO DEPARTMENT OF GAME & FISH WILDLIFE MANAGEM
During the week of January 14-19th you will be able to contact Auction Support at 406-404-8765.
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 ROCKY MOUNTAIN BIGHORN SHEEP PERMIT
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# 1524
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) will auction 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permit holders, may submit a bid to obtain the 2020 Rocky Mountain bighorn permit unless their hunting privileges have been revoked.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 was changed in 2019. As in the past, 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 also be hunted by EITHER the Auction Hunter or the Raffle Hunter! Currently there are 6 Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep hunt units open for the 2020 season.

The New Mexico Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep herds reside in both high and low-elevation habitats. New Mexico’s top 10 rams have scored more than 190 points B& C.

The successful auction bidder must select by June 30, 2020 one of the following as their exclusive hunt unit: 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. The Raffle winner must select a hunt unit by July 20, 2020 Hunt dates run from August 1 through December 31, 2020 except in Wheeler Peak where the hunt dates are August 1-15 and September 1 through December 31, 2020. For specifics on these hunts contact NMDGF bighorn sheep biologists Eric Rominger (505) 476-8045 or Caitlin Ruhl (505) 476-8063 or visit them at the NMDGF booth in Reno.