Nonprofit Organizations Invited to Apply for Fund-Raising Tags

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The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is inviting nonprofit organizations to submit applications to auction big game fund-raising license tags for bighorn sheep, deer, elk, and pronghorn antelope in 2004. As required by law, all proceeds from the sale of these tags must be returned to the DFG to benefit these wildlife species.

Each year, a number of nonprofit organizations vie for the opportunity to auction off these tags in order to attract bidders to their fund-raising events, thereby increasing the revenue raised for their organizations. In 2003 one bighorn sheep, two pronghorn antelope, three elk, and 10 deer tags sold at auctions held by nonprofit organizations, raising over $268,000 for research and management of these wildlife species. The DFG expects a similar number of fund-raising tags to be available for 2004.

Application packages were sent to organizations which have previously applied and to organizations expressing an interest in future opportunities to sell these tags. The deadline for submitting applications is 2 p.m. on Aug. 25, 2003. For application packages or additional information, contact Sarah Edmonds in the Wildlife Programs Branch at (916) 445 3449.