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The application deadline for North Dakota, for their California Bighorn tags, is March 23, 2005. Only one non-resident may be drawn and there are no guaranteed non-resident tags (non-residents are placed in the same drawing pool as the residents). You may apply via the Internet or by mail. Information may be obtained from here: http://www.state.nd.us/gnf/hunting/big-game.html#bighorn


One auction tag is available for North Dakota.
From the Minnesota-Wisconsin Chapter - FNAWS website (www.fnawsmnwi.org) comes this announcement:

2005 North Dakota California Bighorn Tag!
This is the only Sheep Permit North Dakota allows for auction! ND Game and Fish Department - (701)-328-6330.

The above tag will be auctioned off at the MN-WI FNAWS Spring Fundraiser, 03/18/05 & 03/19/05 (Friday & Saturday), being held at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

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In the on-line applications area, the ND website now says: "Applications available Mid-March, 2005."
 
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This info came out in a press release yesterday:

Minnesota-Wisconsin Chapter to Auction North Dakota Bighorn Sheep License

The Minnesota-Wisconsin Chapter of the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep will sell a North Dakota bighorn sheep license at its annual fund-raiser and banquet March 19 at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest in Minnetonka, Minn.
North Dakota has auctioned a bighorn sheep license each year since 1986 to fund sheep projects in the state, raising $590,650. Last year’s license, which sold for $40,000, was the sixth time it was auctioned at the Minnesota-Wisconsin chapter meeting. Prior to that, the license was sold at the national FNAWS convention.
In 1999 the North Dakota Game and Fish Department entered into a five-year agreement with the Minnesota-Wisconsin conservation group. In 2003, due to the success of the partnership, the agreement was extended an additional five years. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of the license, along with an additional annual grant of $25,000, will be used to enhance management of North Dakota’s bighorn sheep.
Written bids should be sent to: MN-WI Chapter FNAWS, Hunt Auction Permit, PO Box 892, Hudson, WI 54016. For more information contact John Coulter, auction chairman, 507-629-4755.
 
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You may apply on-line now. Start at: http://www.state.nd.us/gnf//


Cut from an e-mail newsletter I received today from the NDGF:

Bighorn Sheep Apps Available Online

Regulations have been suggested and bighorn sheep, elk and moose applications are available on the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, according to Randy Kreil, wildlife chief. The proposal has been submitted to Governor John Hoeven’s office for approval.
Applications are available for prospective hunters to apply online, or to print out for mailing, by accessing the department’s home page at discovernd.com/gnf. The deadline for submitting applications is March 23.
The bighorn sheep regular season dates are projected to run Sept. 23 – Oct. 23, with bow season from Sept. 16 – Oct. 23. Four licenses are proposed for 2005 – three licenses by lottery and one license auctioned through the Minnesota-Wisconsin Chapter of the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep.
Unit B1, the unit south of Interstate 94, will have one lottery license available. The Kendley Plateau area, which was closed in 2004, will be open to hunting in 2005.
Two lottery licenses are available in Unit B4, the unit north of Interstate 94. Two new areas will be open to hunting – Burnt Creek and Magpie Creek. The area near the Long X bridge will remain closed to hunting due to low ram numbers, and portions of two townships west of the north unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park and north of the Little Missouri River will be closed to hunting due to bighorn sheep being transplanted in that area in December.
Nonresidents are eligible to apply for one bighorn sheep license in the lottery. They compete with residents for licenses with no guarantee a license will be issued to a nonresident. Nonresidents must submit a nonrefundable $100 application fee when sending in bighorn applications. If a nonresident is drawn, the license fee is $500.
Bighorn sheep, moose, and elk lottery licenses are issued on a once-in-a-lifetime basis in North Dakota. Persons who have received a license through the lottery in the past are not eligible to apply for that species again.
 
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From a NDGF e-newsletter sent out today:

Bighorn Sheep, Elk and Moose Applications Due March 23

Applications for this fall’s bighorn sheep, elk and moose hunting seasons must be in the mail and postmarked before midnight March 23, reminds Carrie Whitney, licensing supervisor for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department.

Prospective hunters can print out, or submit a lottery application online, at the game and fish internet website discovernd.com/gnf. Applications are also available at game and fish offices, county auditors and license vendors.

Individuals mailing applications to the department are advised to mail early because some post offices use the following day’s postmark for mail received after regular hours. The department’s online application feature will be deactivated March 23 at midnight.
 
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NDGF newsletter - March 23, 2005

Bighorn Sheep Auction License Brings $43,000

Jerry Brenner from West Olive, Michigan paid $43,000 for North Dakota’s 2005 bighorn sheep auction license at the March 19 Minnesota-Wisconsin Chapter of the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep annual meeting in Minneapolis. In comparison, last year’s license sold for $40,000.

The Minnesota-Wisconsin chapter is a strong supporter of bighorn sheep management efforts in North Dakota, according to Brett Wiedmann, big game biologist for the North Dakota Game and Fish Department, Dickinson. “They have provided funding for our ongoing telemetry project in the badlands as well as several bighorn translocations, including last December’s capture and transplant of 15 sheep from Oregon,” Wiedmann said. “Their enthusiasm for North Dakota’s bighorn sheep continues to grow and is reflected in the national interest our auction tag generates.”

License sale proceeds, along with an additional grant of $25,000, will be used to enhance management of North Dakota’s bighorn sheep. The grant and license auction are part of a 10-year agreement, signed in 1999, between the department and Minnesota-Wisconsin conservation group.

In addition to the license, the chapter auctioned several items, including an original painting and life-size bronze sculpture of North Dakota bighorns, bringing in an additional $9,700, with all proceeds being donated to sheep projects in North Dakota.
 
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NDGF newsletter - April 13, 2005

Moose, Elk and Bighorn Sheep Lotteries Held

North Dakota’s 2005 moose, elk and bighorn sheep lotteries have been held and hopeful applicants can learn their fate by logging on to the State Game and Fish Department’s website (http://www.state.nd.us/gnf/).

Individual results can be obtained by accessing “lottery results” in the online services section. Species type and personal information are required.

Notices will be mailed out to successful applicants by the end of April.


(Did anyone that frequents this site draw? I didn't.)
 
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