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.
Being a bowhunting I've always been fanatical about scent control. Whether it's sprays, carbon clothing etc. I've tried it. The best thing that I have found for eliminating human scent is Betadine. It's been used in hospitals and homes for decades as a defense against infections on minor scrapes and burns. It can typically be found near the pharmacy in any of the major "one stop shop" stores, and a bottle will last multiple hunting seasons.
Before every hunt possible I...