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Of course, Rhinos and Elk are not the same, but, thanks to "one percenter conservationism" they gain more similarities every year. Consider this! The permit to kill a Black Rhino in Namibia, auctioned at the Dallas branch of the Safari Club the other day, sold for $350,000 (sadly, though, the articles I've seen, including the ones at Dkos, don't say whether this is before or after the $125,000 that the horn of the "beast" can be sold on the Chinese black market for). Permits for killing "Trophy Elk", on the other hand, given by state governments to outfits like the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation are now auctioning for sales prices in excess of $100,000. A bargain, I'm sure, in a certain sense, because of both the difference in proximity, and because all bids are certainly placed in coprorate names, obviously qualifying for tax deductibility.

But you just wait. Given all of the obvious local advantages, when we do finally make our Elk as endangered as the Rhino, I bet you that we can gain a price advantage of at least ten to one over African "conservationism" (as there is an effort afoot currently at Dkos to define that term").

You, me, and everyone else, even if we wanted to, will never be able to afford these prices, but the boys with the big bucks will be loving it.

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