The Hill Top Heritage Foundation will auction a 2019 North Dakota elk license on Wednesday, June 5, at The Pipe in Killdeer, North Dakota, according to Sheila Murphy, foundation president.

The license, issued by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department through a special allocation, is good on any elk in any area in the state. The license is available to both bow and/or rifle hunters. Bow season opens as early as Sept. 6 in some units and closes as late as Dec. 31 in some units. Rifle seasons follows a similar pattern. The winning bidder must follow all hunting regulations of the unit hunted. Further explanation of these regulations is available through the NDG&F website at gf.nd.gov.

Brats and Bidding will begin with happy hour at 5 pm, followed by the live auction at 6 p.m. mountain time, according to Murphy.

Phone bidding will be available though special arrangements with the office of Fayleen Fischer, the foundation director, at 701-260-3216. Bidders will be assigned a proxy bidder who will be on the phone with them throughout the auction, placing bids as directed. Winning bidder will be charged $1,000 on a credit card when the auction ends, with the remainder due by bank transfer by noon on Friday, June 7.

Those who are not available to bid during the auction can also make special arrangement with the foundation director for a proxy bidder to bid up the bidder’s set amount.

The winning bidder will have to submit a license application with identifying information provided, including hunter safety completion date. HTHF will donate ten percent of the auction proceeds to Youth Fishing Day at Lake Ilo which is held annually in early June.

Anyone with questions about the auction can call Fischer or Murphy.

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