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.
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....