Bill Dunbar's 2010 AZ Commish Buck
The 1st AZ antelope auction tag was sold last night at the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society Banquet. It was the 4th item up for bid and sold for $40,000, which is $10,000 and $7,500 more than the two tags sold for last year. It was interesting and I actually had planned on filming it just for kicks, but there actually wasn't anything worth filming. Chad Smith had a phone bidder, we had a phone bidder, and I believe one other person had a phone bidder. The auctioneer started it off around $50,000 looking for someone to jump in and no one did. He then lowered it a bit and Chad's bidder jumped in for the first bid at 40K. Needless to say, there were no other bids. One bid to start and end the auction at 40K. First time in history I've seen the antelope tag bidding start that high.