Today is Friday, July 25, 2014rss RSS feed

Kansas Man Places Winning Bid for Nebraska Bighorn Permit

LINCOLN, Neb. – -(AmmoLand.com)-The Nebraska bighorn sheep management program got a big boost Saturday when a Kansas man placed the winning $80,000 bid for a permit to hunt bighorn sheep in Nebraska’s Pine Ridge.

John Marsh of Topeka, Kan., was the winning bidder at the Wild Sheep Foundation Convention in Salt Lake City. He will receive four days of guide service, horse usage, lodging and meals at Fort Robinson State Park during the 2009 bighorn sheep hunting season this December.

Each year, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission conducts a lottery for one hunting permit and sporadically offers one permit for auction. The lottery permit allows a Nebraska resident to hunt during the season. The auctioned permits may be purchased by anyone. Each lottery winner and auction permit holder to date has harvested a full-curl ram from Nebraska’s Pine Ridge.

Applications for the 2009 bighorn lottery permit are $25 and will be accepted through 5 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Commission’s Lincoln headquarters. Applications also may be made online at OutdoorNebraska.org. Online registrations will be accepted until midnight, Aug. 12.

Ninety percent of the proceeds from the bighorn permit auction go directly toward the state’s reintroduction and management of bighorn sheep. The program is credited with returning bighorn to the state after they were extirpated in the late 1800s. The most recent milestone reached by the program was the purchase and release of 51 sheep from Montana to the Wildcats Hills in 2007. Forty-nine sheep were relocated to the Pine Ridge in 2005.

Nebraska has four bighorn herds: Fort Robinson and Barrel Butte in the Pine Ridge, and Cedar Canyon and Hubbard’s Gap in the Wildcats Hills. The estimated bighorn population in the state is 280.

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
2200 N. 33rd Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
Website: http://www.ngpc.state.ne.us
Ammoland Click to read AmmoLand FTC Marital Disclosures Distributed to you by - AmmoLand.com – The Shooting Sports News source.
  • Leave a Comment

    • Sign up Ammoland for your Inbox

      Daily Digest

      Monthly Newsletter

    • Recent Comments

      • Greg: Right on Rick, people need to know the past to know the future.
      • lorrie heaton: Where can I find or order the camo skele toes fila shoes ?
      • TEX: The tyrannists will hate this story ! They would had preferred the bad guy kill as many as possible. I just hope...
      • Dave Francis: AMERICA WON’T WELCOME ILLEGALS WITHOUT A FIGHT RED FLAG ALERT: Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Jeff...
      • Dr Dave: @Gen Early that IS the Calif preference. They would absolutely like to outlaw guns and ammo all together but...
    • Social Activity

    • Most Popular Posts

    • Google+ Direct Connect

    Copyright 2014 AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News | Sitemap | Μολὼν λαβέ

    Win a Daniel Defense DDM4v9 Rifle

    Subscribe and receive our emails , the drawing will be August 15, 2014 maybe you will be the lucky shooter receiving a Daniel Defense DDM4v9 Rifle. For more information visit the Daniel Defense promotional page.
    Monthly email subscription from Ammoland
    13502768
    14052912