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    Mule deer, Book Cliffs?? Why so much$$$

    Not to mention any major magazine names, but those that know what I am talking about why are mule deer hunts so dang expensive in this area?

    $20k for a deer hunt? Insane...what am I missing here?

    FYI...I know nothing about UT hunting.

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    Utah draw systems are crazy!!! no sane man would ever pay that much for a deer tag. 20k must have been some kind of auction tag. book cliffs area is hard enough to draw as a res but for a non res?? you will be putting in for 15 years to draw. there are awesome general hunts in other western states.

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    20k is WAY over the top for Book Cliffs. It had to be an auction tag - but that really sounds high. My cousin drew a Res tag last year with 2 points (lucky sob). Great area, tons of deer, lots of good bucks. Have to be patient to find something exceptional. One could purchase several landowner tags for that amount in just as good areas elsewhere in Utah.

    For 20k I'd be sheep hunting!
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    What about Henry Mountains? I seen something where a mule deer hunt was worth more than the $20k.

    For $20k I would invest it in a growth stock mutual fund and use the earnings to pay for DIY trips for the rest of my life!!!!

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    The Henry's routinely sell for $95-105,000 each year. 20K sounds really high for the Books, those usually end up in the $4-7,000 range.

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    Some will think it crazy.... But 20k for Henry tag would be a steal... Like Shedhead pointed out they go a lot higher. 20k sounds like a ton - but that's not much more than a Dall sheep hunt and there aren't a lot of units nation-wide that stack up with Henry's.
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    Wealthy hunters enjoy many advantages in Utah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shedhead View Post
    The Henry's routinely sell for $95-105,000 each year. 20K sounds really high for the Books, those usually end up in the $4-7,000 range.

    Thats insane! I could not imagine paying $100k for a hunt, I barely paid that for my house!!!

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    It boils down to perspective. paying $100,000 seams outrageous to most of us. But lets say you have 5 million dollars (logical ballpark for some of the guys buying these tags), that is the same as someone making $50,000 a year buying a $1,000 hunt. Not so ridiculous when you look at it from a different standpoint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by okielite View Post
    Wealthy hunters enjoy many advantages in Utah.
    Yeah they kill the draw odds for Res and Non Res alike, complete horse manure!!
    TICK
    TALL, WIDE and HANDSOME

 

 

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