Backcountry Hunters and Anglers’ raffle raises record amount for mule deer conservation in Montana

The Montana Chapter of Backcountry Hunters & Anglers generated a record-setting $56,620 for mule deer conservation by raffling the species’ Governor’s tag.

The amount raised this year exceeded the previous Montana mule deer auction record of $41,000 by 38%.

Bucking the historical trend, these special tags have always been auctioned off to the highest bidder, that is, until now.

Created as a way to boost revenue for species-specific conservation and habitat work, Montana’s Fish, Wildlife & Parks offers a Governor’s tag for bighorn sheep, elk, mountain goat, mule deer and Shiras moose. They’re valid for any open season, any legal weapon, and anywhere in the state, including limited-entry districts.

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