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SD Bighorn Auction Tag
Wild Sheep
Contributors to this thread:
Brotsky 20-Sep-19
Trial153 20-Sep-19
Quinn @work 20-Sep-19
Crusader dad 20-Sep-19
CPAhunter 20-Sep-19
Charlie Rehor 20-Sep-19
Trial153 20-Sep-19
Brotsky 20-Sep-19
Alexis Desjardins 20-Sep-19
Brotsky 20-Sep-19
'Ike' (Phone) 21-Sep-19
Brotsky 21-Sep-19
Trial153 21-Sep-19
Brotsky 21-Sep-19
Franklin 22-Sep-19
Hoot 23-Sep-19
Corn bore 23-Sep-19
Brotsky 23-Sep-19
Brotsky 23-Sep-19
Hoot 23-Sep-19
Elite 1 23-Sep-19
Hoot 16-Oct-19
Dale06 16-Oct-19
Dale06 16-Oct-19
Nick Muche 16-Oct-19
Trial153 16-Oct-19
Brotsky 16-Oct-19
RK 16-Oct-19
Brotsky 16-Oct-19
Dale06 16-Oct-19
From: Brotsky
20-Sep-19

Brotsky's Link
Bid it up for the......Pheasants???? 50% of your funds over the $85k earmark for WSF will go to private landowners to improve their private pheasant hunting preserves. Bid it up boys! Do it for the private landowners! Current bid is only $150k. Keep in mind when bidding that the rumor on the street is the world record ram was already taken in the unit....and I'm not talking about the Miller ram.

From: Trial153
20-Sep-19
That sucks..

From: Quinn @work
20-Sep-19
Well looks like I got out bid. I was hoping to pheasant hunt with the governor.

From: Crusader dad
20-Sep-19
I’m out. My limit was 149.

From: CPAhunter
20-Sep-19
Too bad she isn't single. I'd have bid the farm just to meet her.

20-Sep-19

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Met the young man that killed this Ram at the B&C Convention. Great story of a regular guy getting a tag and then the World Record.

From: Trial153
20-Sep-19
200k plus for a sheep tag with 85k going to sheep and the rest going to Chinese chickens. What a crime.

From: Brotsky
20-Sep-19
Amen trial, 115k going to an invasive species.

20-Sep-19
I’m out.

From: Brotsky
20-Sep-19

Brotsky's Link
In case anyone else wants a little more color...man this burns my bottom worse than midnight tacos from Jack in the Box. We were there, we listened, we had folks testify, made phone calls, sent emails, we had momentum, and WSF leadership stood in front of the commission and torpedo’d us in the 11th hour. “We’re happy with whatever. It’s a win-win.” Then had their buddies in state government change the damn minutes in the public record!!!! Corruption at it’s finest.

21-Sep-19
Whoa, Ram’s a stud though...

From: Brotsky
21-Sep-19
Yup, you want to shoot a 200” tame ram this is your hunt! You probably won’t have to walk far from the car either!

From: Trial153
21-Sep-19
Justin if you post that description on the auction site the Chinese chickens will get another 50k at least.

From: Brotsky
21-Sep-19
Once you get to $85k none of the rest matters unless of course you’re a friend of the Governor on the “landowner list” to receive the funds!

From: Franklin
22-Sep-19
Pheasant hunting is the "cash crop" in the Dakotas. That dollar will drive any and all thought.....they should change the name to "Pheasants First". Skip the "Forever".

From: Hoot
23-Sep-19
Brotsky, who were the leaders that torpedoed your effort? Be nice to not vote for them when the board elections come around...

From: Corn bore
23-Sep-19
$312,000.00 wow.

From: Brotsky
23-Sep-19
Hoot, specifically Kevin Hurley, VP for conservation/ops and board member Wayne Henderson.

Henderson is also a lodge owner/outfitter that stands to benefit directly from the proceeds of the 2nd Century Habitat Initiative. Maybe the WSF should answer why a board member testified against more funds going directly to the benefit of sheep in such an obvious situation of conflicting interest? The total lack of ethics here is disgusting.

From: Brotsky
23-Sep-19
Tag sold for $312k. That’s $85k for sheep and $114k for private landowners to use to bolster habitat for their pay to hunt pheasant operations. The other $114k goes to improvements on public lands to benefit deer and upland game primarily.

From: Hoot
23-Sep-19
Thanks for the info, I’ll remember the names next election

From: Elite 1
23-Sep-19
If it had to be split the extra money should go something like 50 50 with that money going to plot land or land rented for open to public hunting. For every income to enjoy. But all they want is that out of state income. Ridiculous

From: Hoot
16-Oct-19
Just got my ballot in the mail, I’m going to write in Adam Foss

From: Dale06
16-Oct-19

From: Dale06
16-Oct-19
Looks like a good way to raise money for wildlife. And yes I know some rich guy will get the tag. I’m ok with that. Presumably he earned the money. I’m not a rich person basher or jealous of them.

From: Nick Muche
16-Oct-19
Dale, I don't think anyone disputes the fact it's a great way to raise money for wildlife. Cause it certainly is. The issue is that it should all go back to sheep, not ditch parrots.

From: Trial153
16-Oct-19
I am not for auction tag money going to Chinese chickens

From: Brotsky
16-Oct-19
Hoot, outstanding choice.

Well said Nick, that is the issue. Sheep money should be used for sheep and sheep habitat.

From: RK
16-Oct-19
Complicated issues there. Glad it raised the money it did

All states that have sheep have the same issues as SD

From: Brotsky
16-Oct-19
RK, other states use funds from the auction of sheep tags to fund programs for private landowners that do not provide public hunting opportunities? If so that is news to me.

From: Dale06
16-Oct-19
Nick, thanks Good point.

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