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    In December, a friend asked me what sheep tag to put in for - I hear tma and dcua are supposed to be good. Fast forward to July when he says he is going by himself, I free up a week and we are booked. We both bought boots a couple of weeks before the season - genius. Picture a couple of dudes walking around the hospital in scrubs and mountaineering boots.


    Got out there before the season started and after the supercub flew away we were off.


    We packed heavy food and ate well for the first two meals, mountain house from there on out. We had a tough time finding water up high, didn't expect that.


    Had a couple of rams close to legal 800 yards away on opening day, not being sure if one was legal we spotted him miles away and decided to get a better look. Made a big push to go after him, saw a better ram and took all day to close the gap. We crested a ridge and found him feeding 75 feet away.



    Sealed 36" and seven years old. Between butchering and hauling him out we siwashed two nights with space blankets, hope I never have to do that again. We didn't have the best gear, or the physical fitness, but we got it done.
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    Congratulations! That's a beautiful ram. Props to you for helping your buddy out. ~907~

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_rn View Post
    In December, a friend asked me what sheep tag to put in for - I hear tma and dcua are supposed to be good. Fast forward to July when he says he is going by himself, I free up a week and we are booked. We both bought boots a couple of weeks before the season - genius. Picture a couple of dudes walking around the hospital in scrubs and mountaineering boots.


    Got out there before the season started and after the supercub flew away we were off.


    We packed heavy food and ate well for the first two meals, mountain house from there on out. We had a tough time finding water up high, didn't expect that.


    Had a couple of rams close to legal 800 yards away on opening day, not being sure if one was legal we spotted him miles away and decided to get a better look. Made a big push to go after him, saw a better ram and took all day to close the gap. We crested a ridge and found him feeding 75 feet away.



    Sealed 36" and seven years old. Between butchering and hauling him out we siwashed two nights with space blankets, hope I never have to do that again. We didn't have the best gear, or the physical fitness, but we got it done.


    Awesome ram/hunt. Did you draw TMA or DCUA?

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    Beautiful Ram and Lessaons learned!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DucksAndDogs View Post
    Awesome ram/hunt. Did you draw TMA or DCUA?
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    It was a blast, and I was just the pack mule. My hat is off to the folks who tag two rams on one hunt. It was an amazing experience and I never pulled a trigger.
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    Congrats,its the journey not the destination
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    Nice job gents, you give me hope for next year....
    I need a ram!
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    Another beautiful trophy. Good job guys.

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    congrats to you both on a job well done
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    Awesome looking ram.

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    nice job guys, way to get out and go for it. sometimes pullin' the trigger isnt' as fun as having a buddy do it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott_rn View Post
    In December, a friend asked me what sheep tag to put in for - I hear tma and dcua are supposed to be good. Fast forward to July when he says he is going by himself, I free up a week and we are booked. We both bought boots a couple of weeks before the season - genius. Picture a couple of dudes walking around the hospital in scrubs and mountaineering boots.


    Got out there before the season started and after the supercub flew away we were off.


    We packed heavy food and ate well for the first two meals, mountain house from there on out. We had a tough time finding water up high, didn't expect that.


    Had a couple of rams close to legal 800 yards away on opening day, not being sure if one was legal we spotted him miles away and decided to get a better look. Made a big push to go after him, saw a better ram and took all day to close the gap. We crested a ridge and found him feeding 75 feet away.



    Sealed 36" and seven years old. Between butchering and hauling him out we siwashed two nights with space blankets, hope I never have to do that again. We didn't have the best gear, or the physical fitness, but we got it done.
    what are the boots in the pic?

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    Congratulations. Goes to show that determination can overcome the lack of top of the line gear. Good job.
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