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Because it is still early springtime you are probably not using the 4wd for a while so harming the transfer case is unlikely.
You could call a junk yard or two, find a matching tire with similar wear and just replace the one you need.
Depending upon the model grabber you have (probably HTS?) a similar tread even in a different brand should not be hard to find.
Even more likely, in many cases people in similar situations sometimes opt for all four tires and leave 2-3 perfectly good used tires at the the tire shop.
Maybe you can get back in good shape for less than $75.

Another thought is to use your matching spare if you have one.

Either option might offer you enough time to shop for a good deal on the tires you want and get you 8 more months of value out of the tires you own now, which at your 40,000 mile life expectancy is about 1/4 of their use if you put on "normal" mileage of 12000 per year.

Hope that helps,
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