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    Default Solo Sheep hunt.

    Here is a photo of my recent solo sheep hunt in the Alaska Range. My first ram harvest.
    Not much of a story really. Flew into the drainage. Hiked 6 miles up river to where I set up base camp. Spotted him with another double broomed that evening. The next morning I climbed up into the hills and got on them at about 5500 feet. 250 yard shot, sheep down. The good lord blessed my hunt and harvest with a fine specimen and table fare. One heck of a greatful and happy hunter. Harvested on the 18th of September. 36 inches with 13.5 inch bases.
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    Awesome! Congrats on a great hunt/animal. Sometimes it all comes together...

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    Nice ram!!

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    Wow, congrats. You make it sound so easy. I'm sure it wasnt. Great ram.
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    Not much of a story?? Man that is a great story..... Anyone that knows anything about hunting knows that taking a ram is always an awsome adventure and story....

    congrats..... that is a beauty

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    Right on man, good job!

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    Congrats on the great solo hunt! You made it sound easy, I know better, just varying degrees of difficulty is more like it! Good job.

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    Nice looking ram!!!

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    As was stated, not much of a story meaning not many days. Difficult hunt none the less. Shot him at 5518 on my gps. Hike was insane as it was ultra steep, even scary for me at times but took it slow and cautiously and success was the end result. Pack out was 2 trips due to the incline and weight, so had to climb back up a second time. Well worth it though. Its been a year of first day on harvest as I shot my moose on the first day I hunted for moose in August. Only get lucky like that a few times and I believe I used them up this season. Moose was a spike but tender viddles for sure :O)
    Take a youngster out when you go, it will change his/her life forever!!

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    Congratulations! Solo hunting can be very humbling and rewarding! Nice ram.

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    congrats Chris, nice Ram , did you ever get anything done with your goat?
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    Congrats on your ram....Solo's the way to go anyway

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    Great looking ram. Glad it all came together for ya.

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    Solo sheep hunts are a risky business, but the one I did last year was one of the most satisfying hunts I've ever been on. There is just something about having to be totally self reliant that keeps things interesting.

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    Come on.....admit it, you would have never shot that ram without that thumbhole stock. Grin.

    I know your being humble. Dude, you know how to get after it. You've been putting on a clinic about hunting AK for the newbie.

    Enjoy your hard earned sheep meat. I'm thinking sheep meat, stroganoff style sounds really good lately.

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    Very nice - tell us a bit about that gun - first thumbhole stocked gun I have seen in a goat or sheep pic!
    Congrats on a great season...
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    Congratulations on a tough and successful hunt ! That is a fine looking ram !

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    Nice ram congrats on a successful hunt!!! Way to go getting out there by yourself and making it happen.

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    Gun is a 7mm Savage 110e, just swapped out the stock many years ago, now every gun I own is thumbhole. I am sending the gun in to have it rebarrelled in a 7mmSTW from stillen (spelling) barrels. Bighorse, thanks for you kind words as always, and yes a beer will be great when I am down your way. Caribou, Bison and musk ox is all I have left to complete the alaskan big game harvests, so far 2 years residency and counting. Hope to complete it all with the exception of draw Bison next season, unless I get lucky and draw this December:O) Thanks for all the compliments gentleman. Hes sealed and ready for mounting:O) Good thing I am single or I would have one heck of a pissed off wife with all the taxidermy bills in the past 2 years.
    Take a youngster out when you go, it will change his/her life forever!!

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    Congrats. Great job and what memories you've created.

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