Big Bucks for Big Bucks

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Re: Big Bucks for Big Bucks

Unread postby Sam Ubl » Sat Jul 24, 2010 3:17 am

Does anyone remember this last year - here in Wisconsin, the youth season was good to this young boy.

This quote I stole from the Outdoor Life article. Check out url:

http://www.outdoorlife.com/photos/galle ... ck?photo=0

"According to details on the E-mail making the rounds with these photos, the store manager in Prairie du Chien offered the boy $25,000 on the spot along with a replica. The family turned it down and another offer from the Cabela’s headquarters came through with a heart-stopping total of $61,000. Again the answer was no.

I’m not sure if I could turn down $61,000 for any deer, especially if I got to keep a replica set, but everyone has their own opinions and set of standards. Good for them and it looks as if Wisconsin still has world-class offerings. "


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Unread postby dreaming bucks » Sat Jul 24, 2010 4:05 am

yes, I remember seeing that picture going around... That's only about an hour from where I live, and the rumors that were getting back here was, alot of hunters over in that area knew that buck all too well and were hunting it hard bow hunting season... The kid goes out and shoots it during the youth season, and he had all the other hunters in the area pi**ed off because of the extra seasons the DNR is coming up with....

Anyway, I say good for the kid, and shame on the other hunters trying to belittle the kid for taking the buck in a youth season.. It's not the kid's fault that they have a separate hunting season for kids...
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Re: Big Bucks for Big Bucks

Unread postby DMiller6868 » Sat Jul 24, 2010 10:44 am

Unofortunately a huge reason for antler theft is these exact conversations. It happens ALL the time around here. Some guy shoots a deer that grosses 200 inches and he gets an offer for $10,000. Then before you know it the amount turns into 100K. Then some greedy fool thinks he can steal the rack and get a boatload of money for it and since it has this "imaginary" value of 100K he thinks it's worth it to steal it!

I'm sorry but you have a VERY slim chance of shooting a buck that will come to getting you 100K unless it breaks a world record and you sell the buck and give permission for replicas.

I've met the gentlemen who shot the buck pictured below. He got the deer appraised by the ONLY person registered and recognized by major insurance companies to put a value on the deer. It was estimated at 10-13K. And although this may not represent the exact value a sporting goods store may have paid there is no way a lot of the "I heard he got offered 50,000" rumors are true.

But as you can imagine at the bow shop I heard astronomical amounts like 150K for the rack, and 50K for replica permission...yaddie yaddie yaddie!

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Unread postby lungbuster » Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:54 pm

Offered amounts vary depending on the person buying the deer.......Someone can "appraise" a value but since it is a collectable item, it boils down to what someone is willing to pay........I know of a moose taken a few years back by a friend of mine that was offered over $50k for the antlers, at the time it was in the top 10 moose taken in the world......my friend declined the offer.

So really no one but the buyer can put a value on items such as deer, elk or other trophies, and of course the hunter that killed the animal........Just because an insurance company appraises an animal at $10k doesn't mean a collector wouldn't pay $50 or $100k for it, it simply means that is all the insurance company would pay to replace it (which of course could never be replaced because most such animals only come around once in a lifetime).
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Re: Big Bucks for Big Bucks

Unread postby dirt nap giver » Sat Jul 24, 2010 2:19 pm

HMMMMM?! Have the memory, have the pics, have a replica, still have the story............ I'll take that check in a heart beat....NEXT!
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Re: Big Bucks for Big Bucks

Unread postby Dewey » Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:07 pm

Milo Hanson said in his recent interview in Outdoor Life that he made over $600,000 off his world record typical from replica's and show appearances since 1994. He was never offered anything near that to sell his buck so he is really happy that he decided to keep his.

Actually I am quite surprised by how quick some here would be willing to turn their buck mount into cash!! Everybody has a right to their own opinion I guess and I respect that.

I enjoy looking at all of my animal mounts on the wall and reliving the hunt each and every time I look at them and that is priceless. It just wouldn't feel the same looking at a replica. I have a fiberglass replica of a musky I caught and it just doesn't really do anything for me. I guess I am kind of different that way than other people.
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Re: Big Bucks for Big Bucks

Unread postby virginiashadow » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:30 pm

If selling a rack would mean a better life for my family, consider it sold.
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Re: Big Bucks for Big Bucks

Unread postby Hill Hunter » Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:43 pm

I'm not selling unless it's enough that I don't have to work another day in my life, and that ain't happening, so my answer is not selling.
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Re: Big Bucks for Big Bucks

Unread postby tresleggos » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:49 am

virginiashadow wrote:If selling a rack would mean a better life for my family, consider it sold.



exactly.....
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Re: Big Bucks for Big Bucks

Unread postby Sam Ubl » Thu Jul 29, 2010 1:17 am

Dewey wrote:Milo Hanson said in his recent interview in Outdoor Life that he made over $600,000 off his world record typical from replica's and show appearances since 1994. He was never offered anything near that to sell his buck so he is really happy that he decided to keep his.


:shock:

And Dewey,on the musky reps... I have a couple Fittante's, too, and while their incredible works of art, you're right, it isn't easy to look at them and get a FULL sense of satisfaction... Not like looking at a buck mount anyways, but STILL, I love having them on my wall. I have a skin mount being prepared by Fittante of a 49" that unfortunately died on me this year after eating a Pounder past the head and fighting like a beast on the way back to the boat. Fish came in bleeding from her gills and combined with the HOT water, an hour and a half of trying to revive her just didn't give. Anyways, I believe that although it sucked having her die on me, I realize it's just a fish and I've caught hundreds of them and never had one die that I know of until this one, so when I see her on my wall, knowing she's the real deal will allow me to relive that story over and over again I hope :)
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