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    Default Early Season Sheep Scouting

    When in the early season do you all go out scouting in the high country? The reason I ask is each year breakup timeline and snow levels very a lot. When will I see the same Rams that will most likely be there during hunting season? I figured mid june to mid july is when I would try to do some scouting but is another time better?

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    I don't know. I have found it challenging enough to figure out where the ram I spotted the day before will be the next morning. I tend to just plan on scouting access points when I go out.

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    You can never count on a ram still being where you last saw him a month ago. Wolves, bears, or just people hiking around can push them miles and miles away. It's good to go in whenever you can just to see if there are sheep in the area, but as far as hunting them, it's always better to get there 2-3-or 4 days before the season so you will have time to locate them again if need be. That's the only real way to know for sure.....especially if you know there will be other hunters in the area scouting as well.
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    Never done any of that. Just show up and go find them!

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    As Jon noted, early scouting is great for access and a general look at sheep densities, but I woudn't expect to find specific sheep to target. Heck, I've had undisturbed sheep in my sights on August 9th that I never found again the rest of the season, so hoping to find one that will stay put from June onward...well, it doesn't hurt to look, but don't be surprised if they move around.

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    That all makes sense. I was just checking to see if there are better methods. Thanks for the input gents.

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