Wasn't sure what to expect, but interesting point. The value of a trophy animal: 20+ years of point applying $200, 20+ years of disappointment $5000, Putting in for expo tags for 20 years since you can't draw a state tag $1000does it seem strange that if you poach an elk the fine is $8000 but if you want to buy a landowner tag on a CWMU property it can cost anywhere from $8500? (the hunts I have asked about) to $25,000? and so what if you can't have a licence for 14 years if your poaching you don't have one anyway! I think the state needs to redefine the value of trophy elk.
+ travel verifying and admission to expo $1000, 20 years wasted hours on forum complaining about not drawing $5000, cost of tag $500..... I mean it is north of $10,000 at least. And some will do all that and STILL not draw.
As sarcastic as that all sounds, it really should be a higher fine.