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    When do you prefer to hunt sheep? Opener, mid-season, or late season? And why do you prefer that time period? Thought this could be a good thread with the sheep stuff going on lately.

    I'll start it off. I prefer to hunt later in the season in september. Mainly due to there being no competition from other sheep hunters and although I may see fewer legal rams overall the larger and older rams tend to come down to lower elevations.

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    If the snow is cooperating I prefer to sheep hunt in March. Hides are prime, meat stays nice and cold and the pack out usually isn't too bad. Lots of daylight too. Late September is usually a fun time but were usually up to our ears with caribou and moose around that time.

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    Later. Mature Rams get
    Pushed into the back of the valleys from pressure and are a lot easier to find, then it's go time.
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    I agree, later is better although weather can be more of an issue. I remember talking this subject with Charlie Warbelow before he passed. His observations were that the older mature rams came out of the craggies a bit later in the season.

    Final Answer: Any time is the best time

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    Late season - less completion
    - less bugs
    - cooler weather
    - better chance for older/more mature (ie. bigger) ram
    - as mentioned above, any time is better than no time

    - Good Luck
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