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Sheep Hunting

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by wyohome, Oct 3, 2012.

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  1. wyohome

    wyohome Member

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    Anyone have any sheep hunting pictures yet?
     
  2. JohnM

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    Been too hot and dry yet. Probably the same in the sheep areas up where you are.
    We finally had some weather move in last night, but I don't know if it'll last long enough to help the hunting.
     
  3. WYcoyote

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    Got this one this weekend.
    7/8+ curl, 8 1/2 years old per WY Game and Fish.

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  4. JohnM

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    Nice ram! :)
     
  5. H&Hhunter

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    Good job.......
     
  6. wyohome

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    Good job. Details?
     
  7. WYcoyote

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    Was hunting the 5th consecutive weekend.
    Fortunately had the help of a good friend.
    Fairly unremarkable spot, stalk, and shot.
    Drastically underestimated the recovery phase. Took the shot at 5:00 PM, no chance to get to the ram before dark. Went early the next day and tried to get the horses close but the deadfall was brutal. Walked in and could not find him anywhere. Something didn't seem quite right. Was very discouraged at 1:30 PM, then remembered I took a pic from the shot site and reviewed it. We were looking on the wrong shale slide! Completely fooled both of us.
    Sidehilled over to the next fold in the mountain and there he was. Quartered and caped him, backpacked one load to the horses, and barely made camp by dark. Got the rest the next day.
    Took the shot from the rock outcrop in the upper right of the packing pic.
    What a fantastic but demanding hunting experience in absolutely breathtaking country.

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  8. josiewales

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    That a shed you found?^
     
  9. H&Hhunter

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    Neat hunt man especially non guided DIYS!
     
  10. Bush Pilot

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    It would seem so, unless he takes dropped antlers into the woods because his backpack and rifle weren't heavy and awkward enough already.
     
  11. Halal Pork

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    Really beautiful country.
     
  12. josiewales

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    ^^ That's what I thought. Unless, of course, He likes interesting hiking sticks.:)
     
  13. WayBeau

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    How far was the shot? That outcrop looks like it might be tricky to get on top of. I won't hijack your thread, but I do remember those sheep hunts being the toughest hunts I've ever been on. That's the problem with sheep, they don't like to live where humans like to live. :D

    Congrats!!!
     
  14. Bush Pilot

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    Mountain goat hunting isn't exactly easy either.
     
  15. WayBeau

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    No, I don't imagine it is. I've never been on a Mountain Goat hunt, so I can't atest to the demands of one of those hunts. Been on a few sheep hunts though and every time I thought it might be my last day on earth when my lungs got to burning. :p
     
  16. WYcoyote

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    Yea, found the shed when recovering the ram. It did not make a very good trekking stick.
    Didn't take the shot from the top of the rock but at the base of it.
    Range was 570 yards lasered with Leica 1200 CRF.
    Packing picture was taken about half way back to where we had the horses tied up.
     
  17. WYcoyote

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    Yes, you are right about that.

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  18. JohnM

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    Man, can't believe the weather you had on those 2 hunts anyway! :D
    Sheep and goat hunting in shirtsleeves :)
     
  19. Bush Pilot

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    At the other end of the extreme is sheep hunting in Alberta at -10, don't ask me how I know. Glassing for dall sheep after a snowstorm isn't exactly a picnic.
     
  20. JohnM

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    -10° what? Been there many times at way below that on the F scale.
     
  21. wyohome

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    ^ He needs to visit Wyoming, we work in that all winter. :D
     
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    Got that right. rotflmao :rolleyes:
    I'm kinda getting to where it ain't that much fun anymore though. :)
     
  23. wyohome

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    I know. This getting old BS is not good.
     
  24. Bush Pilot

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    Look at my name, I've spent many winters working/flying in Alaska and Canada in the winter and am no stranger to freezing my arse off. Didn't say I enjoyed it, just no stranger.
     
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