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Anonymous Watertown man pays $102,000 for SD bighorn tag

RAPID CITY (AP) -- A Watertown hunter has paid $102,000 at auction for one of three highly sought Black Hills bighorn sheep tags.

The state Game, Fish and Parks Department is honoring the man's request that his name not be publicly released. It will become a matter of public record when the tag is issued.

The media reports that the auction last weekend was held through the Midwest Chapter of the Wild Sheep Foundation. It was the first time South Dakota has auctioned a bighorn ram tag. Proceeds will go toward wild sheep research and management in the Black Hills.

Two other tags are being made available through the general application process.