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Oregon Raffles, Auctions of Big Game Tags Break Record

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Oregon Raffles, Auctions of Big Game Tags Break Record

Sure would be SWEET to have $120,000 laying around to spend on a Sheep tag!!! Man that is a boat load of dough.

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Oregon Raffles, Auctions of Big Game Tags Break Record

Ron Skoronski has shot enough record book big game in his life. He needs to re-auction the tag for a buck a chance, to us normal guys.

Here we go, letting our natural resources go to the highest bidder. Pretty soon, you will not be able to afford to hunt on our state lands, let alone private...

Beware guys, look around you. Private timber companies who receive a gracious tax benefit from us tax payers, are now charging us to access this land. I say no access, no tax incentive, plain and simple.

Oops sorry, there I go again.

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Oregon Raffles, Auctions of Big Game Tags Break Record

Ice,

I do agree with you to a point, I hate that those with the most money ALWAYS win, and that everything is for sale.

With that said, I must say that I can appreciate what is being done. I would like a $1.00 shot at that tag, but remember at that price that it would take 120,000 hunters to do what that man did this year alone, in one state. I have a hard time believing that 120,000 people would bid on that tag, whether the state auctions it off or Mr. Skoronski. Please remember that this is my very humble opinion, I would love to be wrong. As long as the money goes where they say it does, and I have no reason to believe it doesnt, than I say good for the sheep in our mountain states.

I guess my only point is that it would take a BUNCH of fundraising from the pockets of hunters that live on $50,000/year and less household income to put the kind of money into our wildlife that one man did for this one tag. I am willing to accept it as long as it is for the greater good of the wildlife programs out there.

As far as the timber companies, I live in Mt so i a not aware of WA. states hunters troubles with them. i am only talking about the wildlife programs here.
Just my .02

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Oregon Raffles, Auctions of Big Game Tags Break Record

BigC. I agree about the fundraising amount. My only point is, this individual guy has already done it all. Now that he has so nobly donated his money, maybe he can now do the right thing and let a common guy, or better yet a youth or disabled hunter take the shot and claim the trophy. Raising money is great, he is loaded and should do it anyway. But the opportunity to hunt isn't something that only those with big bucks should get to do.

Regarding the closed land issue, we are seeing our private forest landowners, gate up all of their property. You can hike in, no motors...no overnight camping in most of these gated areas. Or, you can pay to play in certain areas. Buy a raffle ticket for a chance at premium land.... So we end up allowing these timber companies to receive the benefit of a reduced tax liabilty on the land, and then they screw the taxpaying hunter out of obtaining access to these lands. Add to this dilema, the tribal hunters have keys to the gates, and are allowed motorized access, and you have a miserable situation for us normal guys. Washington State sucks schlitt when it comes to hunter rights.

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