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Montana man wins Idaho bighorn sheep lottery tag

| August 4, 2022 1:00 AM

Paul Donaldson of Montana recently won the Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation's 31st annual bighorn sheep lottery tag drawing good in any open controlled bighorn hunt unit in Idaho.

For the sixth consecutive year, the lottery raised a record amount, $335,008, with more than $312,000 going back to Fish and Game for bighorn sheep conservation.

This amount was over $120,000 more than the previous record of $212,000 raised in 2020.

The lottery for this bighorn sheep tag has raised over $2.1 million for wild sheep in Idaho.

Donaldson was one of over 2,800 entries from across all 50 states, Canada and Mexico.

This year the Idaho Wild Sheep Foundation presented a second check to IDFG for $15,000 to sponsor a helicopter survey this fall for the Bruneau/Jarbidge area.

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