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.
All of us, at one time or another have gone on a hunting trip and had what we call “Blue Bird” weather. Warm evenings and almost hot days. We hunt in our t-shirts and enjoy the sunshine. We are way up in the mountains and have a whole week to hunt. How could it get any better?
That is, until we score on that big buck or bull. We work to get it out of the field and skinned as quickly as possible to cool it down. But try as we might, we just can’t get...