Hunt Expo News
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is giving one coveted desert bighorn sheep tag to the Mule Deer Foundation (MDF) to auction during the 2023 Western Hunting and Conservation Expo. Ninety percent of funds raised through the sale of the permit will go back to TPWD for use in their bighorn sheep conservation efforts. The permit will be sold to the highest bidder during Friday’s Conservation Night event on February 3, 2023.
Two of the most sought-after hunting permits in North America were recently awarded to the Mule Deer Foundation by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The Arizona Statewide Mule Deer Permit and the Arizona Statewide Coues White-tailed Deer Permit will be available in the Expo’s 2023 Friday Conservation Night event Saturday night’s Grand Finale event, respectively. Both permits will be sold to the highest bidder.
The 2022 Western Hunting & Conservation Expo closed on February 13 after hosting nearly 47,000 people and 460 exhibit booths in the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Hosted by the Mule Deer Foundation and Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife, the event was a major fundraiser for both non-profit wildlife groups generating a record-shattering $9.7 million from show passes, auctions, tag sales, and other activities. Proceeds are a significant boon to wildlife conservation.