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Where should line be drawn on big-game auction tags?

Aaron and Angie Roth and a guide pose with Aaron's California bighorn ram after a 2010 hunt in Chelan County. The ram scored nearly 191 Boone and Crockett points and ranked as Washington's No. 1 California bighorn. (Courtesy photo)
Aaron and Angie Roth and a guide pose with Aaron's California bighorn ram after a 2010 hunt in Chelan County. The ram scored nearly 191 Boone and Crockett points and ranked as Washington's No. 1 California bighorn. (Courtesy photo)

HUNTING -- I'm getting reaction -- mostly positive -- on today's outdoors column regarding the record $480,000 auction bid for a Montana bighorn sheep hunting tag.

Some readers are concerned that in the pursuit of funding, more tags will be reserved for the rich and the average hunter will be marginalized.

Others say offering a few special tags that bring in big bucks for wildlife conservation is worth it for everyone.




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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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