The Associated Press reports a Montana big-game hunter is suing a Canadian outfitter and a world-renowned hunting guide in Tajikistan of turning his once-in-a-lifetime adventure of bagging a rare, wild argali sheep known as the ''Marco Polo'' into a nightmare.
Rick Vukasin said in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Reno last week that he spent more than $50,000 pursuing the animal in the Pamir mountains of northeast Tajikistan near China's border in December 2012.
The 65-year-old electrician said he felt like he was literally on top of the world after he tracked, shot and killed a 400-pound, big-horned ram with the coveted, spiraling horns at an elevation of 14,000 feet. But he was mortified two months later when he opened up the box shipped to his home in Great Falls to find the horns were not the 58-inch-long ones from his trophy animal. Read more in Sports Illustrated.