The other option to mull over is the Montana unlimited bighorn sheep tags. They have a couple districts that sell over the counter sheep tags to residents and non-residents alike. They are the only state that offer a opportunity like that. Although I've heard that these districts are supposedly about as rugged and hard a hunt as you can get.
I've attended a few Utah Sheep Foundation dinners. You can buy tags at the auctions for as low as $35,000 and as high as $90,000 depending on the ecconomy and how rich people are feeling. Most of the tags last Dec went for $30k to $45k
The Utah sheep tags ( if you are lucky enough to draw in the Lottery) are $500+ bucks for residents, Non Res is probably 3x to 5x that.
A good Utah Desert Bighorn will score 155 to 165 and the Utah Rockies run 170- 190
I drew my Desert Ram tag on my first try. But thats really rare. Expect to accumulate 12-17 points.
I have done everything possible to get my kids involved in hunting. Every time out whether it be scouting, camping or during the actual hunt, I will challenge them to find their way back without using any electronics (GPS). Also without a compass. They know by now that I am going to challenge one of them, so right off the bat when leaving our vehicle or camp they will start picking out land marks to help them out. Makes me and them feel confident that if we were to somehow separate that they...