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Jim Hens Takes Potential World Record Bighorn in Missouri River Breaks

Jim Hens Takes Potential World Record Bighorn in Missouri River Breaks

Jim Hens shot this massive 202-inch bighorn in September in the Missouri River Breaks.
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from CMR535 wrote 32 weeks 1 day ago

Unfortunately the Breaks are a magnet now for unscrupulous outfitters who cater to the rich; employing a platoon of scouters, planes and buying exclusive access to bordering private property. Competition for tags is monstrous-- so buying a million dollar tag is the only sure way for one to get a chance at a record ram. And the rich dude hunter is going to get the tag...and the ram. The only way I'd applaud this guy is if he did this 100 percent on his own...no guides at all.

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from Fred Willits wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

I have a problem with tags being able to be bought off another individual..governor or anyone else! Seems to me if they are not going to use it..they should LOSE it!!

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from Anjin wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

Clearly Jim Hens has done an obsessive amount of work to bag this trophy with a bow. Yes, he paid big money, but it seems to have taken years of preparation. He did work for it -- and he invested in the conservation effort too. There are always going to be wealthy hunters trying to be the best they can. I have no problem with this.

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

I would be curious what the success rate of people hunting with Governor's Tags is, anybody know? I am just guessing, but I would imagine that it's close to, if not 100%.

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from Landrover wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Incredible stuff!!! Really depressing that "Atlas Shrugged" is so prevalent even among bowhunters. 700 inches of bone is down right impressive. Hope to shake your hand one day sir!

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from rweedin wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

@Tom Wandrych, I'm not sure what part of that story makes you think that Mr. Hens is not a "regular working hunter". The fact that he has money in no way implies that he's not hard working. Take some time and do some research... If you want to have more money, Tom, work harder.

Nice ram, Jim!

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from MazPower wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Congrats to Hens. I see no problem with him buying the Governors tag for this hunt. I know it doesn't say if this was killed on the public or private land, but if it's killed on public land then anyone else with the tag had a chance at it like he did.

For me personally, the size of the trophy (or my name in a recored book) is secondary to the experience and having access to well managed herds. If this guy wants to dump thousands into wildlife conservation for a slightly better chance at a trophy, it's fine by me.

Again, congrats on the trophy Mr. Hens.

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from Tom Wandrych wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Pretty sad that some guy with money can buy his way to a trophy ram. While a regular working hunter who dreams of being able to hunt in that area and applies year after year for a chance to possibly shoot a nice ram. I think that there should be some kind of comment that his record was basically bought.

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from blackwolf wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Fantastic accomplishment!!! Great Trophy!! Anyone that can do what you have done is obviously a talented hunter. Other people should not be jealous that you were able to purchase the tag but be thankful that there are people like you that donate to the conservation effort.

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from rweedin wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

@Tom Wandrych, I'm not sure what part of that story makes you think that Mr. Hens is not a "regular working hunter". The fact that he has money in no way implies that he's not hard working. Take some time and do some research... If you want to have more money, Tom, work harder.

Nice ram, Jim!

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from Tom Wandrych wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Pretty sad that some guy with money can buy his way to a trophy ram. While a regular working hunter who dreams of being able to hunt in that area and applies year after year for a chance to possibly shoot a nice ram. I think that there should be some kind of comment that his record was basically bought.

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from Fred Willits wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

I have a problem with tags being able to be bought off another individual..governor or anyone else! Seems to me if they are not going to use it..they should LOSE it!!

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from blackwolf wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Fantastic accomplishment!!! Great Trophy!! Anyone that can do what you have done is obviously a talented hunter. Other people should not be jealous that you were able to purchase the tag but be thankful that there are people like you that donate to the conservation effort.

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from MazPower wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Congrats to Hens. I see no problem with him buying the Governors tag for this hunt. I know it doesn't say if this was killed on the public or private land, but if it's killed on public land then anyone else with the tag had a chance at it like he did.

For me personally, the size of the trophy (or my name in a recored book) is secondary to the experience and having access to well managed herds. If this guy wants to dump thousands into wildlife conservation for a slightly better chance at a trophy, it's fine by me.

Again, congrats on the trophy Mr. Hens.

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from Landrover wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

Incredible stuff!!! Really depressing that "Atlas Shrugged" is so prevalent even among bowhunters. 700 inches of bone is down right impressive. Hope to shake your hand one day sir!

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from huntfishtrap wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

I would be curious what the success rate of people hunting with Governor's Tags is, anybody know? I am just guessing, but I would imagine that it's close to, if not 100%.

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from Anjin wrote 1 year 38 weeks ago

Clearly Jim Hens has done an obsessive amount of work to bag this trophy with a bow. Yes, he paid big money, but it seems to have taken years of preparation. He did work for it -- and he invested in the conservation effort too. There are always going to be wealthy hunters trying to be the best they can. I have no problem with this.

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from CMR535 wrote 32 weeks 1 day ago

Unfortunately the Breaks are a magnet now for unscrupulous outfitters who cater to the rich; employing a platoon of scouters, planes and buying exclusive access to bordering private property. Competition for tags is monstrous-- so buying a million dollar tag is the only sure way for one to get a chance at a record ram. And the rich dude hunter is going to get the tag...and the ram. The only way I'd applaud this guy is if he did this 100 percent on his own...no guides at all.

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