Helena DU License Auction Brings in $30,000

Event hosts bidding for rare moose license to benefit conservation

Volunteers at the 2018  Helena DU auction

Volunteers at the 2018 Helena DU auction

HELENA, Mont. – Montana’s moose habitat conservation initiative will get more funds, thanks to the winning bid of $30,000 at the Helena Ducks Unlimited event on March 3rd. The Helena chapter auctioned the rare Shiras moose license during its annual dinner. Proceeds from the license sale will go to Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks’ moose program.

“The conservation dollars that benefit moose also positively affect waterfowl and other wildlife,” said Steve Christian, an organizer of the event. “We want to thank the people who participated and our buyer who is making a major contribution to Montana wildlife.”

Ducks Unlimited won the right to auction off the license from MFWP. The Helena DU chapter hosts the event as a draw to its yearly fundraising dinner. Montana Ducks Unlimited is reimbursed for auction advertising expenses.

Montana is the nation’s third largest waterfowl producer. DU has three full-time Montana staff members widely recognized for their knowledge of wetland habitat conservation. DU works with farmers and ranchers to find conservation solutions that are right for their operations.

DU also partners with Montana and federal fish and wildlife agencies to restore and protect habitat that will enhance public hunting by attracting more wildlife. The protection and enhancement of our shared waterfowling heritage is a core value of our organization.