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Published March 19, 2011, 10:39 AM

ND Bighorn Hunting License Sells for $41,000

A North Dakota bighorn sheep hunting license auctioned off this month sold for $41,000. North Dakota has auctioned a bighorn license each year since 1986 to fund sheep management

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota bighorn sheep hunting license auctioned off this month sold for $41,000.

North Dakota has auctioned a bighorn license each year since 1986 to fund sheep management in the state, raising nearly $900,000. Last year's license sold for $35,000.

This year's license was auctioned March 5 at the annual meeting of the Midwest Chapter of the Wild Sheep Foundation in Bloomington, Minn. The North Dakota Game and Fish Department says the North Dakota license garnered the highest bid among the licenses auctioned by various states.

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