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South Dakota man’s $89,000 bid wins tag for bighorn sheep

March 30, 2019

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota man bid $89,000 at an auction to win a chance to hunt bighorn sheep in the Black Hills.

The Rapid City Journal reports that it’s the seventh straight year the state wildlife officials have auctioned off the tag to help raise funds for bighorn sheep research and development.

Game, Fish & Parks regional supervisor John Kanta says the event has raised an average of $83,000 a year. The first year the tag was offered, in 2013, it was sold to a Watertown businessman for $103,000.

Officials aren’t releasing the name of the winner until the license is issued. Kanta said the person who wins the auction can select who gets the tag and Kanta said this year’s top bidder may issue it to his son.

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Information from: Rapid City Journal, http://www.rapidcityjournal.com

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