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Location: Pennsylvania
Joined: 06/03/2004
Posts: 52
I dream of sheep

Having a bighorn tag is my ultimate hunting dream. I'm 29 years old and hope to hunt sheep before I turn 40. Should I be accumulating points by now? I also have a preconception that it will cost me around 10,000 dollars to hunt R.M.Bighorns in a western state as a nonresident. Is this cost estimate accurate? What Western state has the best bighorn #'s and chance of a draw?
Thanks,
Matt

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Location: Idaho
Joined: 06/01/2004
Posts: 1068
Anyone?

I'm new at the sheep thing but that looks about right for a guided hunt plus tag in Idaho. Res odds are good in some units (at least for me - I drew first time), rough in others. Don't know non-res odds but there are likely restrictions on number of non-res tags. Some call Idaho a blackmail state - you have to buy non-res license to apply.

Check with me mid Oct to see how it went. We're filming so I hope I get somethin'. ( ... going unguided with a STP friend or two.)

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Location: Alberta Canada
Joined: 06/12/2004
Posts: 17
Bighorn sheep

Big smile I have 3 bighorn hunts open for 05 in the World Famous Cadomin mine area of Alberta .GUARANTEED tag

SJ
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Joined: 08/31/2003
Posts: 133
Big Horns

Could hunt Alberta with a guaranteed tag. No waiting then.

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Location: Pennsylvania
Joined: 06/03/2004
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Anyone?

How much does a guaranteed tag cost in Alberta. I hear Alberta is the best place to go for a bighorn, but I always thought it would be outrageously expensive.

SJ
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Alberta Bighorns

Yea they are pricey. I have a discounted hunt to offer right now at a great price for the area it is in ( World Famous Cadomin Mine area of Alberta . Possible world record rams in this zone.) but still pricey for average Joe Hunter at $16,000 USD +lic/tags ( about $350 Can.) Regular price in this area ( is $18,800-$23,000 USD. But for those who can afford them it is a way to go sheep hunting and not have to wait a gazillion years on a tag + the success ratio will be quite higher than a do it yourself hunt.

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Location: Alberta Canada
Joined: 06/12/2004
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cadomin bighorns

I only have 2 of these left,like sj says its a hechof deal for this zone

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Location: Pennsylvania
Joined: 06/03/2004
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Anyone?

Do alot of people take out a loan to pay for this type of hunt? Do you mind if I ask why these hunts cost so much. 8)

SJ
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Sheep Hunts

Doug a.k.a. dblx I am sure can break down the costs of what it takes to put on a great sheep hunt. I do know the costs for an outfitter to secure just the permits neccessary to offer sheep hunts for the area where Doug is offering the Alberta hunts is next to unbelievable in cost. I assure you even though these hunts cost a lot of money it isn't all going to the outfitters. After they pay out everything over a period of a year to put on the hunts they do they might be making a decent living but trust me they are not getting rich. I ain't saying that somebody ain't getting rich but they aren't.

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Location: Alberta Canada
Joined: 06/12/2004
Posts: 17
bighorn

SJ, you are absolutely right about us not getting rich doing this.
For ex :I just paid a quarter of a million for these tags.
On that note I have only one of these leftopen for this year.