North Dakota Bighorn Sheep Auction

North Dakota’s bighorn sheep license garnered the highest bid among states offering an auction license at the March 5 Midwest Chapter of the Wild Sheep Foundation annual meeting in Bloomington, Minn.

North Dakota’s 2011 bighorn sheep auction license, which allows the winning bidder the rare privilege of pursuing a North Dakota bighorn on a self-guided hunt, sold for $41,000. An additional $15,000 was dedicated to sheep management in North Dakota.

One hundred percent of the auction license proceeds are used to enhance bighorn sheep management in North Dakota.