Colorado Receives Money to Improve Bighorn Sheep Habitat
The Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society raffled bighorn sheep, mountain goat, and pronghorn hunting licenses for fundraising. One license is sold through an auction, and one is given away to the winner of a raffle, that anyone can enter. "The annual fundraising represents sportsmen's dedication to wildlife conservation and research through the Colorado special license program," Robert Ong, president of the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Society, said in a statement. The proceeds came to nearly $150,000 all of which is being donated to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission for bighorn sheep habitat projects.
The money from this year's auction/raffle will go to 11 bighorn sheep projects, including several prescribed burns conducted by the U.S. Forest Service, vaccine research and additional transplants in the Sangre de Cristo mountains and Dolores River. From The Loveland Connection.