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#6006513 - 11/02/15 12:07 PM Texas Desert Bighorn landowner tags
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Any idea what the going rate for one of these is? I thought they issued about 20 a year but I've never been able to get a firm price on one.


Edited by fishdog (11/02/15 12:09 PM)

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#6006515 - 11/02/15 12:08 PM Re: Texas Desert Bighorn landowner tags [Re: fishdog]
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A lot.
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#6006518 - 11/02/15 12:10 PM Re: Texas Desert Bighorn landowner tags [Re: fishdog]
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yeah but is it less than paying 60k to hunt one in Ol Mesico?

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#6006555 - 11/02/15 12:23 PM Re: Texas Desert Bighorn landowner tags [Re: fishdog]
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Not the numbers I have heard thrown around.
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#6006562 - 11/02/15 12:27 PM Re: Texas Desert Bighorn landowner tags [Re: fishdog]
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Originally Posted By: fishdog
yeah but is it less than paying 60k to hunt one in Ol Mesico?


No!!!! 100-150k for tag and doesn't always include access.

Think there is only 2-4 tags a year depending on biologist recommendation

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#6006565 - 11/02/15 12:29 PM Re: Texas Desert Bighorn landowner tags [Re: fishdog]
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Bobo I think that's the state's tags for state land. I know a guy that flies some of the big ranches out there for a sheep count and he says the owners get several tags. But, yeah, it's high-dollar stuff.
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#6006576 - 11/02/15 12:34 PM Re: Texas Desert Bighorn landowner tags [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: fishdog
yeah but is it less than paying 60k to hunt one in Ol Mesico?


No!!!! 100-150k for tag and doesn't always include access.

Think there is only 2-4 tags a year depending on biologist recommendation


NO, there are only 2-4 tags available to the public thru raffle or draw. There are usually another 15 that are issued to landowners to sell. Population numbers are at around 1500 in 7 mountain ranges. Kinda of a travesty that TX has such a strong sheep population and has such a limited public hunting program for the.

I highly doubt the cost is 100-150k. Maybe for an auction tag, but not a basic landowner tag

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#6006605 - 11/02/15 12:48 PM Re: Texas Desert Bighorn landowner tags [Re: fishdog]
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I forgot about LO tags.

I don't know about it being a travesty. Those ranches weren't free.


I would image those tags are well over 60k being you don't see them advertised. Once the allocation is published I image they are gone instantaneously.

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#6006613 - 11/02/15 12:51 PM Re: Texas Desert Bighorn landowner tags [Re: fishdog]
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Originally Posted By: fishdog
Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: fishdog
yeah but is it less than paying 60k to hunt one in Ol Mesico?


No!!!! 100-150k for tag and doesn't always include access.

Think there is only 2-4 tags a year depending on biologist recommendation


NO, there are only 2-4 tags available to the public thru raffle or draw. There are usually another 15 that are issued to landowners to sell. Population numbers are at around 1500 in 7 mountain ranges. Kinda of a travesty that TX has such a strong sheep population and has such a limited public hunting program for the.

I highly doubt the cost is 100-150k. Maybe for an auction tag, but not a basic landowner tag


Strong sheep population? What are you smoking?
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#6006642 - 11/02/15 01:06 PM Re: Texas Desert Bighorn landowner tags [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown

I forgot about LO tags.

I don't know about it being a travesty. Those ranches weren't free.


I would image those tags are well over 60k being you don't see them advertised. Once the allocation is published I image they are gone instantaneously.


Land is pretty cheap out in the desert. You could pay for half the ranch if you sold a couple of 150k sheep tags.

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#6006643 - 11/02/15 01:06 PM Re: Texas Desert Bighorn landowner tags [Re: fishdog]
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There are usually 8-12 LO tags per year. They fluctuate in price with the economy but have been running about $80-85K the past few years.

Seems kind of silly to say but in the world of Desert Bighorn hunting that is the best bang for your buck going today considering the quality of rams Texas consistently produces. You can get some Mexico hunts in the 50-60K range but the quality overall on those hunts cannot match Texas'. There are big rams in Mexico (Tiburon Island, Carmen Island, etc) but those hunts are well into the six figures.

The man to call if you want access to a prime LO tag and guide who knows his stuff on TX Desert Bighorn hunting is Larry Altimus. Just Google Altimus Adventures. Pretty sure there is a 3-4 year backlog on tag availability.


Edited by Nogalus Prairie (11/02/15 01:12 PM)
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#6006654 - 11/02/15 01:11 PM Re: Texas Desert Bighorn landowner tags [Re: 7x57]
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown

I forgot about LO tags.

I don't know about it being a travesty. Those ranches weren't free.


I would image those tags are well over 60k being you don't see them advertised. Once the allocation is published I image they are gone instantaneously.


Land is pretty cheap out in the desert. You could pay for half the ranch if you sold a couple of 150k sheep tags.


Cheap is a relative term when you toss in the acerage required to get a tag. No including loss of grazing etc.


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#6006663 - 11/02/15 01:17 PM Re: Texas Desert Bighorn landowner tags [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: TheWhiteMexican
Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown

I forgot about LO tags.

I don't know about it being a travesty. Those ranches weren't free.


I would image those tags are well over 60k being you don't see them advertised. Once the allocation is published I image they are gone instantaneously.



Land is pretty cheap out in the desert. You could pay for half the ranch if you sold a couple of 150k sheep tags.


Cheap is a relative term when you toss in the acerage required to get a tag.



80-85K is not going to make or break the LOs who have those tags. We are talking huge ranches. They could charge twice as much for them and I'm pretty sure they would get it easily.

I know of one lady who threw her LO tag in the trash every year - just didn't want any outsiders on her ranch.


Edited by Nogalus Prairie (11/02/15 01:19 PM)
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#6006666 - 11/02/15 01:18 PM Re: Texas Desert Bighorn landowner tags [Re: fishdog]
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decoy

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Concur with NP. We aren't talking 10k acre pastures more like 50k-400k acre pastures

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#6006684 - 11/02/15 01:29 PM Re: Texas Desert Bighorn landowner tags [Re: KWood_TSU]
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Originally Posted By: fishdog
Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: fishdog
yeah but is it less than paying 60k to hunt one in Ol Mesico?


No!!!! 100-150k for tag and doesn't always include access.

Think there is only 2-4 tags a year depending on biologist recommendation


NO, there are only 2-4 tags available to the public thru raffle or draw. There are usually another 15 that are issued to landowners to sell. Population numbers are at around 1500 in 7 mountain ranges. Kinda of a travesty that TX has such a strong sheep population and has such a limited public hunting program for the.

I highly doubt the cost is 100-150k. Maybe for an auction tag, but not a basic landowner tag


Strong sheep population? What are you smoking?


well considering that TX has approximately half the Desert Sheep population Arizona or California has but roughly twice what New Mexico, Utah or Colorado have... yeah I'd say its strong.

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