THE NORTH DAKOTA OUTDOORS AND BEYOND 2013 bighorn sheep survey
Even though results from this summers survey indicated the bighorn sheep population in western North Dakota remains steady, State Game and Fish Department biologists are concerned about a significant ... Posted on 9/23/13 at 9:05 AM
STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS WITH BRAD DOKKEN Odds and ends to start the week
A few nuggets for this first day of April:
Hunting can be a pricey sport, to be sure, but the winning bidder spent a whopping $75,000 for a North Dakota bighorn sheep tag March 23 at the Midwest Chap... Posted on 4/1/13 at 9:33 AM
A North Dakota bighorn sheep hunting license sold at auction for a record $75,000. The license was auctioned March 23 at the annual meeting in Minnesota of the Midwest Chapter of the Wild Sheep Foundation.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department recently deployed a helicopter crew to capture and relocate 12 bighorn sheep in an effort to reduce road-kill incidents along a heavily traveled stretch of U.S. Highway 85 north of the Little Missouri River near the North Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
The deadline to submit an application for the 2013 North Dakota moose, elk and bighorn sheep license lottery is March 27. Even though the odds of drawing one of these “big three” licenses is small, you of course can’t get one if you don’t fill out and send in a paper or online application.
A North Dakota bighorn sheep hunting license sold at auction raised $42,000 for sheep management in the state. In 2011, the North Dakota license sold for $41,000. Since 1986, the program has raised nearly $1 million for sheep conservation.
Elk licenses are down by 200 over the year, to 301, because of the National Park Service's successful effort to reduce the bloated elk population in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, according to the state Game and Fish Department.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department has held the lotteries to select this year’s bighorn sheep, elk and moose license recipients. Here is a list of hunters selected for this year’s once-in-a-lifetime hunts.
State wildlife officials say all six hunters who got bighorn sheep licenses in North Dakota last year bagged a ram. Three hunting units were open in western North Dakota’s Badlands during the season that ran from late October through early November.
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department paid $434,595 in taxes in 2009 to counties where it owns or leases land. The in-lieu-of-tax payments are the same as property taxes paid by private landowners.
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