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New possible World Record Big Horn...but does it belong in the record books?

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Jim Hens took this GIANT 202 in. Big Horn in Montana. This could be a new World Record.

While this is an amazing feat, he did pay $300,000 for the tag. Do you think it should be allowed into the record books? I personally have no opinion, I am just wondering what other hunters think. Not everyone has $300,000 to buy a trophy like this.

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I say YES!   Can't take it from the hunter that he killed it and it was fair chase with a bow.  Now if it was on a high fenced game ranch, then it’s not really a fair chase record.  Even though he paid that amount it is a trophy and should go in the books.  It would be like saying since a guy bought a muley hunt for $3000 and killed the new record while hunting with a guide on some private land the buck shouldn't be allowed in the book either, a book buck is a book buck that is what Teddy would have wanted.  Remember Teddy was wealthy, so is it so say since he had the money to hunt all around the world and then start the Boone and Crocket club, that the B&C shouldn't even be considered a fair "Books" organization for hunters since rich men started it, no way.  

It may be a ton of money to us commoners but to those that have money it may be nothing.  Or it may be a way for that hunter to donate a large amount of cash and get a tag for it and a tax write-off.  If I made over $5 million a year $300,000 would be equivalent to my meager $70,000 current job and me paying $4,900 for a hunt.  That amount would only be about 7% of a guys income if he made 5 million so it is each his own.   The sad thing is I wish if I bought a $4200 hunt I could write it off but usually isn't the case unless that hunt was in an auction like the tag this guy bought.  

Just my .02 cents. 

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I think Kurt said it for me. My opinion is the same. What a ram!

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You guys have me convinced. What an amazing Ram. Now for me to start making $5 mil a year.......

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 I agree with the majority even though it may seem frustrating to most who can't afford to pay that kind of money, but the good news about the money is that it went towards the conservation efforts and not just the pockets of others. Outstanding ram of a  lifetime! 

Hey Eric when you make the $5 mil a year... keep me in mind :-)

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LOl. I willl remember you!

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An't that the truth... $5,000,000 a year!  Sign me up.  I'd hunt all year round.  Mind ya I would likely have to pay my wife 50%...lol

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Thats funny!!!

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I believe this same tag went for 480K this year. The money goes back to keeping wild sheep on the mountains. Although alot of the U.S sheep ranges are getting our cadomin sheep which creates a sore spot for albertans.

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