Mar 8, 2009
1st Arizona Auction Tag 2009
The first AZ auction tag sold at the AZDBSS Banquet last night for $21,000 to Bill Dunbar. Bill purchased this tag in 2007 as well and took an 89-inch (roughly) buck out of 19A with his guide Larry Heathington. I assume they'll be hunting together again this year.
It's interesting to note that this tag hasn't sold for a price this low since 2000 when one of the two tags was bought by Robert Petersen for $16,000. And before that you have to go back to 1997 when Robert Petersen bought one of the tags for $20,000.
We didn't attend the banquet but I imagine it had a lot of people scratching their heads!