Dennis Campbell, executive director of Grand Slam Club Ovis, checked in with this intriguing tidbit: "One bighorn opportunity might interest this subscriber; Grand Slam Club/Ovis (GSCO) has been awarded the 2011 Nebraska Governor's Tag for Rocky Mountain bighorn to auction at our February 2011 convention. You will never get an easier bighorn hunt. The game department takes the hunter out, and he would probably be able to shoot from where they park the truck, if that was all he could do. The amazing part is that he would probably get a ram of 180 or better. They've actually seen and photographed three "super rams" ranging from the mid 180s to over 190. Any subscriber looking for more information can call me at 205-674-0101 or visit www.wildsheep.org.
"We will be auctioning this tag at our 7th Annual Hunter & Outfitter Convention on Saturday night, February 26 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas. A serious bidder should probably be in attendance, but we do take phone and proxy bids. A successful off-site bidder would need to guarantee a deposit by credit card, but could then send a check for the full amount. It will be tax deductible. We got a Nebraska tag in 2005, and it went for $83,000. With this recession, who knows what it will go for in 2011?"
About other bighorn opportunities, Campbell had this to say: "Frankly, there is almost no such thing as an easy' bighorn hunt. Regardless of what anyone tells you, they are all pretty doggone tough& There is one California bighorn outfitter named Barry Brandow who works with his wife Midge and........(continued)