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Thread: Finally found my Sheep hunt pics from last year !!!

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    Default Finally found my Sheep hunt pics from last year !!!

    When we got back I could not find my camera I took with us last year during sheep season.

    This morning I cleaned out my day pack that I also took in & walaw there it was.

    Just figured I would share.

    My son & I flew in.

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    IMG_0887.JPGIMG_0892.JPGCan only get 2 pics at a time to load
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    IMG_0894.JPGIMG_0895.JPGHow do you pack a sheep down hill 3 miles ?? JUST DO IT. LOL.
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    IMG_0896.JPGIMG_0900.JPGCooking Sheep meat & Drying our boots at the same time.
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    Camping Chair ???

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    IMG_0918.JPGIMG_0919.JPGOh Goody it snowed.
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    IMG_0935.JPGIMG_0942.JPGFantastic finds
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    IMG_0949.JPGIMG_0952.JPGMore rams Not even close to legal
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    IMG_0954.JPGIMG_0955.JPGThe beginning of a LONG 4 mile walk to the landing strip.
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    IMG_0959.JPGIMG_0962.JPGMy butt is Dragging.
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    Finally made it.

    Proof that even us Old guys can hang.

    I lost 14 pounds in 5 days though.

    But I got to spend a trip of a lifetime with my son & I am forever grateful for that.

    We are flying in to that same place a few days earl this year so we can cover more ground & look for another legal ram.

    Out of 20 odd rams we only saw the one we got that was even close to legal but ya never know for this year.

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    Thanks - I needed that!

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    Awesome post!! Looks like y'all had a heck of a time! My pops is coming up this year to chase the white devil with me, either way I know it'll be great memories made!

    Good luck going back in there again this year! Looking forward to the pics next March. Haha!


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    Happy for you to find and post such great pictures.

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    Great time for sheep pictures.... Thanks for posting!
    In the never ending battle to get better at judging sheep. Do you know the lengths and ages of the harvested ram and the pickup ram????

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    The one my son shot ended up at 32 or so inches & game & fish said it was a 6 year old , even though we counted & still say he is 8. It has 1 1/2 inch past full curl on one side & just barely full curl on the other side.

    The pick up ram was a 10 year old that I saw the year before but it was before season started.

    The Wolf skull that my son found was only about 50 yards from the ram bones, so you can just imagine what went on there.

    The Canines of the wolf are almost flat hes so old.
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    Congrats to you and you son! And that's great that you were able to locate your camera, I'd hate to loose hunt memories like that!

    It looks like you took the full life size cape judging by the lower leg bones attached to the carcass, correct? I understand all taxidermists can have their own preferences, but what method did you use to skin the hide? Dorsal cut from horn to tail and also skin the lower leg from hoof to knee/hock? Did you gut the animal first, or wait to gut until after it was skinned? Out of curiosity, do you have an estimated weight for the whole hide and head?

    I have a sheep hunt planned for this fall...so I'm doing a little research/planning if you can't tell.

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    We did bring the skin out for a lifesize mount.

    We skinned it Dorsal & as you said making the cuts from the hoof to the back of the knee.

    We gutted it After skinning, that kept a LOT of blood off of the skins also.

    I mount a Lot of sheep that were perfect skins before getting rolled in blood .

    We bleach & wash all of our sheep anyways but with a Lot of blood it might have to get bleached more than once.

    I left the head in the skin for the hick back to camp Then skinning & fleshed it there.

    It took 10 lbs of salt to properly salt the whole skin.

    The skin probably weighed about 40 lbs, then I had to also carry the spotting scope Tylers rifle & stuff so he could carry the whole carcass.

    Luckily it was down hill all the way to camp.

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    Great story and even better pictures.

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    The picture of your son and the carcass is awesome! Congrats to you guys.

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