Ducks Unlimited to auction Shiras moose permit

Fast Facts: 

  • Shiras moose license will be auctioned April 30, at Helena Ducks Unlimited banquet. 
  • Proceeds benefit moose conservation projects in Montana.

HELENA, Mont. – March 15, 2021 – Ducks Unlimited is auctioning off a rare Montana Shiras moose license, April 30, at the Helena Ducks Unlimited Chapter Dinner at Kleffner Ranch.

Each year, the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks (MFWP) allows one conservation group to auction off a permit that allows the winner to hunt in any moose hunting district in the state. 

DU holds the auction on behalf of MFWP and proceeds go toward moose research and habitat conservation in Montana. Participants may bid for the permit in-person during the dinner at the Kleffner Ranch in east Helena or via phone. Ducks Unlimited receives up to 10% of the winning bid for expenses.

“Both moose and waterfowl thrive in the same habitat, so it’s only fitting we auction off a special Montana moose tag at a DU event,” said Jake Hansen, DU Montana state chair. “Improving the landscape for waterfowl also benefits moose, so it’s truly a win-win for wildlife.” 

From the Rocky Mountains to the prairies, Montana’s rich landscape provides perfect habitat for many species. Moose take up residence across the state as they move from their summer ranges to their wintering habitat. 

To register for this special moose-hunting tag auction, or to buy tickets to the event, visit