So Ive had a bit of pm's asking me about my sheep hunt so although reluctant as I am about personal things I still decided would make a thread to share my hunt.. Lots have happened since the beginning of the season for me.. So a lot of you may know from another thread that my wife is expecting and we are having a little girl, well long story short, shortly before my hunt my wife started having some complications with her pregancy,so much so she was ordered to bedrest and was set up with an appt with a specialist that was a few days into sheep season. Well my wife knowing how important hunting was to me insisted i go on my hunt and I reluctantly agreed.. Well I went about my buisness and set off before the opener,got in to where I wanted and set up camp.. Found some sheep but nothing I was going to shoot as I figured I had plenty of time.. After the first day up there I called to check on my wife and found that she had to go to the store to get something for my kids and was now in pain... The deciscion was made in my mind and I bailed on my hunt even though my wife insisted I didnt have to. I decided the most important thing in my life was my family.. Well after a few appts and specialists it was decided that my wife was to have surgery,last week they did the surgery and my wife and unborn daughter did amazing.. I am happy to report to all here that I chat with mom and baby went to a follow up and doc says all is well and mom should have no trouble carrying our daughter till her expected delievery date..With only a few days left in my season I did go back out on a few day hunts and attempted an overnighter but the flooded rivers and horrific weather kind of squashed my plans..
I still had a great hunt and got to spend some quality time with some sheep in thier home. I also got to spend some time with my brother in law and introduce him to the hunting world.. I showed him all the things its takes to plan a hunt to pull it off.. I taught him the things to watch for when sheep hunting to keep him safe and the importance of picking the better routes in the rocks and steep stuff, showed him how rotton the rocks can be and to be careful of where and what you use to support your hands and feet.. And the biggest thing I tried to instill in him is that harvesting is not the most important thing about hunting and to be respectful if and when he does harvest..One of the neatest things on the hunt was bro in law really likes goats and we happen to come across a beautiful billy and got within bow range so he was in heaven( a mountain hunter is born) He is hooked and will be taking his hunter education adn also learning to shoot a bow... I will help him put in for permits too.. All in all not too bad for a hunt that really never happened..
I have to say a big thanks to some on here that really helped me with this hunt and although I did not harvest I am hopeful one of my kids or bro in law will draw this tag and the info will be put to good use..