87-2-812. Auction or lottery of elk license. (1) The commission may issue one male elk license each year through a competitive auction or lottery. The commission shall promulgate rules for the use of the license and conduct of the auction or lottery. A wildlife conservation organization that focuses on the conservation of elk may be authorized to conduct the license auction or lottery, in which case the authorized organization may retain up to 10% of the proceeds of the sale to cover reasonable auction or lottery expenses.
(2) All proceeds remaining from the auction or lottery, whether conducted by the commission or as otherwise authorized by the commission, must be used by the department for the substantial benefit of elk. The proceeds from the auction or lottery must be used in addition to any other funds that the department uses for the management of elk.