Nonprofit organizations compete for a chance to auction these special fundraising tags, which hunters can only buy through such auctions. The possibility of winning such a rare prize attracts bidders to the groups’ fund-raising events, which helps them raise more money for their organizations.
A call for applications and the required application form are on the CDFW website at www.dfg.ca.gov/wildlife/hunting/fundraising/index.html.
Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. on Oct. 14, 2013.
Fish and Game Code, section 4334 requires the proceeds from the sale of these tags to be returned to CDFW to fund programs that benefit bighorn sheep, deer, elk and pronghorn antelope. In last year’s auctions, tags for hunting two bighorn sheep, one pronghorn antelope, two elk and eight deer raised more than $385,000 for the research and management of these wildlife species.
Organizations that have previously applied or expressed interest in future opportunities to sell these tags have been notified by e-mail.