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April 3, 2014
Moose, Sheep and Goat controlled hunt applications due
The application period for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat controlled hunts opens this week. Applications for these hunts will be accepted April 1 through April 30.
Only one mountain goat tag will be offered in Hunt Area 39 this year, resulting from fires in Unit 39 two years ago. Because of those fires, managers were forced to close the hunt in 2012, leaving four tag-holders with rain checks. Three of those hunters have elected to participate in the hunt in the 2014 season. Hunt Area 39 is a small geographic area with limited access points, and limited goat population. The Fish and Game Commission agreed having more than 4 hunters with mountain goat tags could cause crowding for the once-in-a-lifetime hunt.
interested in applying for controlled hunts can apply at Fish and Game offices
or license vendors or with a credit card by telephone or over the Internet.
Telephone applications may be made at
Each applicant must possess a valid 2014
applications must be postmarked no later than April 30. Harvest statistics for
moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goats are available online at:
Hunters who apply for moose, goat or sheep may not apply for other controlled hunts in the same year except for unlimited controlled hunts, extra deer, elk or pronghorn hunts, controlled bear hunts or depredation hunts. Those who draw a moose, goat or sheep permit may not apply to hunt the same species for two years, even if they don't kill an animal.
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