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sheepguide

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No Ram But A Great Hunt!!!! (PIC HEAVY)
« on: August 28, 2012, 05:34:17 PM »
Well here are a few pics and a bit of a story of our first bighorn hunt of the season.

We packed up our gear the evening of the 22nd,


And loaded the Ranger,


On the 23rd we headed into our hiking departure point in some great country and seeing a ton of bear sign as well as 1 sow Grizz and a big 2 year old cub,




We left the ranger and hiked 3.5km into where we would camp and hunt from,




We were loaded pretty good and the young fella was a bit tuckered,


Toured a bit that evening,




Rained hard when we got to camp so we cooked and ate in the tent and drank a few cups of hot chocolate,


Then had a good nights sleep to wake up to,



We sat in camp most of the morning due to visability and weather, We checked in with home ,

then headed out spotting,a decent legal ram but he was on a rock bluff in some very steep timbered area.

We decided that he wasnt near big enough to cross the deep valley and river at the bottom to go after as to approach him was next to impossible when we did get there unless he would move to a different ridge. Which he failed to do.

Opening morning started out with freezing rain the ended up with a run in with,



After some .280AI coaxing

they slowly moved off but were hanging within a 1/4 mile of camp.

We covered some nice country,





Leaving some Kenetrek K's on the hill tops,


Finally finding 8 rams,



but non legal

And and one,


It was a great trip with my boy seeing 9 rams and 37 ewes and lambs and due to the 4 bears we had around we decided to head out early as I didnt want the boy to get to worried with the bears around camp and risk him not wanting to come back. We packed out hunting some more area on the way home. We even saw what we thought was a wolf cross the road as we drove down the trunk road at dusk but when we pulled up to the spot we saw a huge cougar sitting just in the edge of the bush just far enough in that we could still see it in the faint light. The boy though this was cool as it was only the second live cat he has seen in the wild.

We are already looking forward to the next day off and some bowhunting for elk and hopefully a couple more days looking for a good ram!!

SG



« Last Edit: August 28, 2012, 06:11:20 PM by sheepguide »
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2012, 06:14:40 PM »
Great pics!
And it sounds like a great hunt with your boy, regardless of not tagging a critter!

If you don't mind me asking?
When is Jason suppose to head out for his archery sheep?

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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2012, 06:22:34 PM »
Be Nov. some time. Not sure if he is going for the month or not yet.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012, 06:37:42 PM »
           Great pics and thanks for sharing, glad you guys had a good hunt that's the most important part.  How busy was it?

           They seriously need to think about opening a grizz tag or two in there.
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012, 06:38:12 PM »
I know Jeff is tagging along to film, but I sure know he won't be going for the month.......

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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2012, 10:16:23 PM »
Hey Sheep, it don't get any better than that. (well maybe a little) Critters everywhere and I bet the boy had a great time. Was it his first?
Thanx for sharin the pics and a GREAT presentation!

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« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2012, 10:25:39 PM »
Hey Sheep, it don't get any better than that. (well maybe a little) Critters everywhere and I bet the boy had a great time. Was it his first?
Thanx for sharin the pics and a GREAT presentation!

He has tagged along on a couple short sheep hunts but this was his first ever backpack trip and his first being old enough to hunt. Im actually glad we didnt get a ram right away. To me it takes away from things if you can just go out and get an animal without having to put a little sweat equity into it. This way he understands that the killing part of hunting isnt a given. We could have maybe hunted a few areas that would have had a higher chance of getting a ram but we pushed into an area ive never hunted and we had searched out together on google earth. So we both feel accomplishment to have seen that many rams in an area we knew very little about.
Like he said when I asked him if he was disapointed we didnt get a ram,  "it gives us a good excuse to get out again and look for a broomed ram" ! So I cant argue with that.
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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2012, 10:40:18 PM »
Great pics and story as always Darcy .
Bry has made some great memories with the Old man and will always remember that. Can you imagine the stories he will share with his school buddies about the Rams and Grizzlies he saw .

Good on ya and good luck on your next outing !

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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2012, 10:43:58 PM »
great pics and great descriptions sheep... do you plan on getting back out to fill that tag?

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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2012, 12:21:20 AM »
great pics and great descriptions sheep... do you plan on getting back out to fill that tag?

You bet we have plans for a few day trips and week end overnights through Sept. and Oct. and maybe a week trip for the end of the season. Lots of hunting planned. So between us trying to get him a deer and elk with his bow, his mountain moose draw and sheep we should be fairly busy.
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2012, 02:23:59 AM »
Darcy you have to fit a Junior Pheasant hunt in there to....

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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2012, 07:56:16 AM »
Looks like a great trip congrats.

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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2012, 08:16:13 AM »
Looks like a great time Darcy!! My boy is seriously pissed at me that work has gotten in the way so much this year..... Hopefully I can atleast get out with him to try and tag a W/T....

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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2012, 08:37:05 AM »
Looks like a great time Darcy!! My boy is seriously pissed at me that work has gotten in the way so much this year..... Hopefully I can atleast get out with him to try and tag a W/T....

We should get together with the boys and do a bit of deer hunting. He is also welcome to tag along anytime we are heading out!!
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« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2012, 08:43:06 AM »
Good pics SG, thanks for sharing your hunt.

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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2012, 10:58:16 AM »
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Im actually glad we didnt get a ram right away. To me it takes away from things if you can just go out and get an animal without having to put a little sweat equity into it. This way he understands that the killing part of hunting isnt a given. We could have maybe hunted a few areas that would have had a higher chance of getting a ram but we pushed into an area ive never hunted and we had searched out together on google earth.

Thats the stuff Sheep, you know he's got a good Dad and teacher. We'll be waiting for the next hunt, take lots of pics...

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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2012, 12:48:45 PM »
That young man has the look of guide already in his blue jeans nice pictures.

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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2012, 12:55:13 PM »
Darcy you have to fit a Junior Pheasant hunt in there to....

Around Christmas time there is a pheasant farm down at Nanton that has a fun hunt to get rid of the extra birds.  I will forward the info to you guys if they are going to do it again it’s a good time and low pressure.  This is not the cash derby but a fun hunt.
  BTW have pointers will travel…       

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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2012, 01:51:13 PM »
Looks like you had a great trip. Seeing those pics sure makes me miss being able to hunt like that. My nephew keeps prodding me to take him into the sheep country I used to frequent. I told him I could probably get back in there on my own but he'd have to pack me out.

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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2012, 03:25:58 PM »
Good stuff Darcy, looks like a heck of a hunt for you guys. Enjoyed the read.