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    I saw this on the sitka facebook site, this guy wants "experts opinions" on age for his court case....so throwing this out to the experts

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    From what I can see in the photo, it looks about 10-years old to me. Could be way off, of course . . . . Nice ram at any rate.

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    Looks about 8 to me. Gee, will I be invited to testify in court now?
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    Do you have any info on the situation? How old are they saying it is? How about one of you graphic experts marking the age rings for us.
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    Seven, possibly eight - one of the ones I'm seeing might be false annuli. It would be helpful to see the back view of the horns. That being said, even if it is 8 (or older), there is no way that I would pull the trigger on that ram.

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    6...maybe 7, but thats a big maybe. Like Brian said, we would need to see the backside of the horns to know for sure. There are clearly multiple false annuli on that ram. Defninitely not a shooter ram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    That being said, even if it is 8 (or older), there is no way that I would pull the trigger on that ram.
    What he said.
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    Impending court case leads me to believe it was judged by the 'professionals' as not being 8. Looks like 7.5 max to me. x2 with Brian, no way you pull the trigger on that sheep.
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    F&G said 6 according to the op.

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    6. No way I would even consider shooting that. The false annuli look like rings, but aren't.

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    reminds a person of that old hank snow song IF I HAD THE WINGS OF AN ANGLE. may becomne the mans theem song for a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danmiotke View Post
    I saw this on the sitka facebook site, this guy wants "experts opinions" on age for his court case....so throwing this out to the experts

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    And another reason not to blow ungodly sums of money on sheep hunting gear... Not worth the headache or the hassle...

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    Default Age This Sheep

    Looks like 6 to me and 3/4 curl. Lots of false annuli on that one.

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    323 you're just jealous you haven't seen gods country from the top!

    Lots of false annuli is an understatement. Got to check out a young one this year that had 2 or 3 false ones. Makes you think thrice that's for sure!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mod elan View Post
    323 you're just jealous you haven't seen gods country from the top!

    Lots of false annuli is an understatement. Got to check out a young one this year that had 2 or 3 false ones. Makes you think thrice that's for sure!
    Kind of like taking peyote to see god too... Doesn't mean I'm going to do peyote...

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    6, maybe 7. And only 3/4 curl, no way I would have shot that ram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 323 View Post
    Kind of like taking peyote to see god too... Doesn't mean I'm going to do peyote...
    Climbing mountains is better for you anyhow

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    Quote Originally Posted by mod elan View Post
    Climbing mountains is better for you anyhow
    So your saying native Americans are dumb??? I'm not following you... You drunk again???

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    6 or 7 IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by 323 View Post
    Kind of like taking peyote to see god too... Doesn't mean I'm going to do peyote...
    I don't blame ya, I wouldn't do peyote either.....Not again anyway.

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