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WA goat auction tag
« on: February 25, 2017, 07:04:00 PM »
The goat tag is up for auction tonight.  Any guesses what it goes for?  I will go with $27K.

For reference, it went for $34K, 26K, 15.5K, 13K and 10K the last five years. 


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Re: WA goat auction tag
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2017, 07:30:52 PM »
Any idea why the amount sold for has been declining?
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Re: WA goat auction tag
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2017, 07:32:48 PM »
Sorry, should have clarified the years. $34K was last year.  It's gone through the roof the last couple years.  Before that, it had been in the $8K - $15K range. 


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Re: WA goat auction tag
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2017, 07:54:34 PM »
My bad
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Re: WA goat auction tag
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2017, 08:10:40 PM »
Pretty crazy, for that amount you can get a trophy hunt in AK with a good chance at a 50"+ billy and still have enough left over for an Africa plains game hunt.

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Re: WA goat auction tag
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2017, 08:53:00 PM »
i thought you could watch the bidding on "onlinehuntingauctions." I cant find it, has it been sold already?

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Re: WA goat auction tag
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2017, 09:01:26 PM »
i thought you could watch the bidding on "onlinehuntingauctions." I cant find it, has it been sold already?
Not yet.
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Re: WA goat auction tag
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2017, 09:07:41 PM »
$24,000
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Re: WA goat auction tag
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2017, 09:37:10 PM »
Pretty crazy, for that amount you can get a trophy hunt in AK with a good chance at a 50"+ billy and still have enough left over for an Africa plains game hunt.

The guys that are buying these tags aren't buying them for the value. And they're probably doing all those other hunts you mentioned as well.
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Re: WA goat auction tag
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2017, 08:30:14 AM »
Pretty crazy, for that amount you can get a trophy hunt in AK with a good chance at a 50"+ billy and still have enough left over for an Africa plains game hunt.

The guys that are buying these tags aren't buying them for the value. And they're probably doing all those other hunts you mentioned as well.
It sure isn't an "either / or" for these dudes.

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Re: WA goat auction tag
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2017, 08:47:30 AM »
@Bushcraft Did you make a run at this one?
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Re: WA goat auction tag
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2017, 09:26:37 AM »
@Bushcraft Did you make a run at this one?

Yes. It went 10, 15, 18, 20 and then got quiet with John asking for more bids.  I thought maybe 21 would get it this year from some of the things I'd heard so I bid. And then it popped up to 24.  More than I wanted to lay out given some of the other hunts this year. Oh well...there's always next year if the raffle doesn't pan out again.

Regardless, SCI raised some more money again for mountain goats and we are going to need it given some of the BIG projects that are in the works.   More on that later as some of the planning gets get closer to completion. Keep your ears open for another fun boot leather survey this summer, probably in the Alpine Lakes...hopefully in the Enhancements if we can get the permits.
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Re: WA goat auction tag
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2017, 09:32:28 AM »
@Bushcraft Did you make a run at this one?

Yes. It went 10, 15, 18, 20 and then got quiet with John asking for more bids.  I thought maybe 21 would get it this year from some of the things I'd heard so I bid. And then it popped up to twenty 24.  More than I wanted to lay out given some of the other hunts this year. Oh well...there's always next year if the raffle doesn't pan out again.

Regardless, SCI raised some more money again for mountain goats and we are going to need it given some of the big projects that are in the works.   More on that later as some of the planning gets get closer to completion. Keep your ears open for another boot leather survey this summer, probably in the Alpine Lakes...maybe the Enhancements if we can get the permits.
:tup:  Thanks, I was thinking you might go $24K.  The good news is that they were able to get some more money for conservation and you still have a chance at the raffles.
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Re: WA goat auction tag
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2017, 09:43:51 AM »
It was a good evening for conservation.
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Re: WA goat auction tag
« Reply #14 on: February 26, 2017, 09:50:43 AM »
It was a good evening for conservation.

Absolutely!  Except for the part when I had to get up in front of the crowd and give a little speech while introducing the legislators, I had a great time. So many awesome people in the room that are passionate about protecting hunting rights and wildlife conservation!
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