MISSOULA, Mont.—Five coveted Wyoming Governor’s Elk Permits will be sold at Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation fundraisers in 2009, beginning with a live auction in Emmetsburg, Iowa, on Jan. 31.
The permits allow hunters to access any open area at any time during 2009 seasons. Guide service is not included. Hunting equipment must be legal for the season hunted.
Phone bids will be accepted at the Iowa auction. For information, contact Doug Vlasman, chairman of the Majestic Heartland chapter of the Elk Foundation, at 712-852-3398.
“It’s a big deal to have this tag at an Iowa banquet. This is a highly sought-after opportunity to hunt trophy-class Wyoming elk in 2009. Hunters have taken a number of 400-class Wyoming bulls in the last few years,” said Kurt Flack, RMEF regional director.
Wyoming Governor’s Elk Permits also will be auctioned in March in Fort Worth, Texas, Rock Springs, Wyo., and Redding, Calif. Another will be sold in April via sealed bids in Lander, Wyo. For details, contact the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming at 307-777-4529 or www.whfw.org.
The Elk Foundation will return most proceeds from these sales to Wyoming for conservation projects. A small portion will be used to fund RMEF work to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife and their habitat.
About the Wyoming Governor’s Elk Permits
The buyer of this tag may hunt elk, deer or antelope during the 2009 hunting season in any open hunt area in the state (both general license and limited quota license areas), subject to existing season dates and limitations, beginning with the day of the first open season until the last day of the last open season. Season dates and types for 2009 will be finalized in April 2009. All current regulations for the particular hunt area being hunted at the time apply, including means of take. Buyer may hunt different or multiple units in the state, but only take one animal. Any resident or non-resident whose privilege to purchase a license is not under suspension or revocation in Wyoming, or other wildlife-violator compact states, is eligible to bid on these licenses, including previous Wyoming governor’s license purchasers. These licenses may be purchased in addition to drawing a license for that species in the license draw. For more information, contact the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of Wyoming at 307-777-4529 or www.whfw.org.
About the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation
Snowy peaks, dark timber basins and grassy meadows. RMEF is leading an elk country initiative that has conserved or enhanced habitat on over 5.4 million acres—a land area equivalent to a swath three miles wide and stretching along the entire Continental Divide from Canada to Mexico. RMEF also works to open, secure and improve public access for hunting, fishing and other recreation. Get involved at www.rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK.