Utah Conservation Permits Draw Record Bids

_Vernal resident Robert Kay spent $205,000 on the statewide mule deer tag, which allows him to hunt anywhere, including the Henry Mountains, and is a record amount for any statewide big game permit. . . .
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_"I bid only because the mule deer need help and that is exactly what this permit does," said Kay, 54, a lifelong Utah resident. "I hunt every year, but I haven't shot a deer in five years. I love to see the animals; the record books don't mean anything to me. . . ."
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_Species records were also set for the Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep ($110,000) and moose ($27,000) statewide permits.
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