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sheepguide

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Thinking of the Mountains!!!!
« on: March 23, 2012, 01:57:33 PM »
With the sheep banquet talk and spring being here we will soon be able to hit the mountains and has given me the bug so I thought we could maybe post up a couple of our favorite mountain pics! Scenery or harvest shots.  I'll post a couple once I'm on my computer. Post up boys!!
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Re: Thinking of the Mountains!!!!
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Sheep hunting last October with my dad.  You can't see it but in the last picture there were four rams on that ridge behind me, one was an old broomed off ram that wasn't quite legal, and probably never will be.

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Re: Thinking of the Mountains!!!!
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2012, 05:09:26 PM »
A few pics from my 2011 season in the mountains,












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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2012, 05:12:46 PM »


Got to take a first timer and show him a few things and made a great friendship.




One of the groups of rams I got on this past year.
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Re: Thinking of the Mountains!!!!
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2012, 05:54:42 PM »
Sheepguide-is that your goat or one that you guided for?

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Re: Thinking of the Mountains!!!!
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2012, 06:00:55 PM »
It's my goat. Ended up taking a nanny as the area I hunted seemed to only hold young billies. Turned down a lot of goats before pulling the trigger on this 13year old veteran of the peaks. She went just over 9".
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Re: Thinking of the Mountains!!!!
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2012, 08:12:54 PM »
How'd she taste?  Is goat the same as sheep?  Someday I would like to hunt one. 

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Re: Thinking of the Mountains!!!!
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2012, 08:15:15 PM »
Nice pics!

walleyes

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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2012, 08:21:24 PM »
Nice pics boys..

Just a question though, Darcy I see you pack one of those little granola eater stoves with you. Why wouldn't you just pack a light weight grill and make a fire and cook off of it. A small grill is lighter than one of those stoves and tanks and takes up less room.

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Re: Thinking of the Mountains!!!!
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2012, 08:53:18 PM »
If you could show me some lightweight food to pack in and cook Over a grill on a 10 to 14 day back  pack trip I may think about it as if I still have to carry mtn house id by far rather have my stove. A fire would take at least 7-10min longer (my stove takes 1min) to boil enough water for a meal and that doesn't count gathering wood which can be another issue when camping in the high country above tree line. Having to cook over a fire limits you to staying near wood. Another thing is weather. If its pouring I just cook my meal up in my tent. No wet wood to light or rain to stand our and cook in. The stove with fuel all fits into the cup so takes up little room and is pretty light, right around 21oz with complete system and one fuel canister. I personally wouldn't go in the bush without my jetboil wether it be with horses, quads or on foot! One of the best pieces of equipment I have.
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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2012, 09:00:01 PM »
I geuss each one would have its good points and bad points. As far as food go's boiled water from a fire can heat anything boiled water from a stove can.. Just was wondering thats all.

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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2012, 09:04:21 PM »
I suppose but I have yet to find a bad point with my jetboil. I'll let you know if I ever do.
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Re: Thinking of the Mountains!!!!
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2012, 09:16:46 PM »
Nice sheep and goat but I was looking for a Sasquatch...lol



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Re: Thinking of the Mountains!!!!
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2012, 09:23:51 PM »
Good points for sure. Personely I never found a fire to be such a bothersome thing when a guy is out hunting. Find it quite nice to sit around in the evenings after a long hunt. Dry some clothes, warm the body. But each to his own I geuss. Some like the crackle of a fire some like the hiss of a butane stove to huddle over lol..

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Re: Thinking of the Mountains!!!!
« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2012, 09:33:10 PM »
Good points for sure. Personely I never found a fire to be such a bothersome thing when a guy is out hunting. Find it quite nice to sit around in the evenings after a long hunt. Dry some clothes, warm the body. But each to his own I geuss. Some like the crackle of a fire some like the hiss of a butane stove to huddle over lol..
Don't get me wrong about the fire thing. I do enjoy them but on these trips when going light and living right with the sheep these stoves are awesome. When backpacking I think they are the answer.
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Re: Thinking of the Mountains!!!!
« Reply #17 on: March 23, 2012, 10:21:49 PM »
that jetboil is something I'm very envious of.

I'm still using a whisperlite.

dried food and a jetboil would likely cut my cooking weight in half, maybe even more then that.
Quote from Howard Hill.( Whenever he taught someone to shoot) "Son make up your mind right now if you want to target shoot or hunt as theres a world of differance between the two"

Hope this goes over well....

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Re: Thinking of the Mountains!!!!
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2012, 04:52:27 AM »
I guess for me this is one of those,, don't knock it till you try it things. Just found it odd that a person would pack what I thought would be a more bulky and heavier than a small grill top. But obviously these things are worth it.

See a person can learn every day.

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Re: Thinking of the Mountains!!!!
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2012, 09:34:10 AM »
It's my goat. Ended up taking a nanny as the area I hunted seemed to only hold young billies. Turned down a lot of goats before pulling the trigger on this 13year old veteran of the peaks. She went just over 9".

Looks good. I gota say I think that a goat makes one of the sharpest looking mounts.