Up to 18 bighorn sheep could be hunted this season in Baja California Sur

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Permits granted by Semarnat to be exercised in the Environmental Management Units of BCS are usually auctioned for up to US$69,000.

During the November to March season, authorization was obtained from the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Semarnat) to hunt between 15 and 18 bighorn sheep in the Environmental Management Units operating in Baja California Sur.

In this regard, the president of the Ejido Alfredo V. Bonfil, Víctor López Arce, reported that most of the permits are auctioned in the United States, where hunters have paid up to US$69,000 per headband.

Most sport hunters bring their own firearms and with the corresponding permit, being the bow the one they use the least; almost all of them hunt other species in different parts of the world.

The resources obtained from the sale of hunting permits are used for surveillance and conservation tasks, generating 15 permanent jobs for members who are dedicated to supervising the area to prevent poaching and maintain the areas.

According to the last census, there were about 500 specimens in the region, a population that has recovered in recent years as a result of the care efforts undertaken by the Ejido.

With information from El Sudcaliforniano

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