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.