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    How long would you look at a sheep like this before you shot him.

    Also Would you shoot him in his bed or wait till he stood up, chancing a moving shot.20160313_122106.jpg
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    I would look as long as it took to get off the shot. And yes, I would shoot him in his bed if using a rifle. For a bow shot I would wait for him to stand.
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    Right in the neck. He would not get up.
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    1) As quickly as I could get set up with a high odds kill shot
    2) See above

    Dandy ram!

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    Shooting a sheep in his bed will always depend on the circumstances, especially dependent on the angle. Beautiful Ram though.

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    I shot a 38" ram with 14.5" bases in 1980. Right in the neck. Hauled a 140 pound pack for 4 days to get back to the airstrip. It rained the whole way. No tent. Made shelters to sleep in.
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    I really like that pose for a Sheep Mount.

    Truth........if he was not alarmed, I would watch him for a fair while, just drinking in the majestic and awesome perfection of him. Truly a beautiful mount.

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    Great looking ram. I'd look at him long enough to catch my breath and squeeze the trigger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by protaxidermy View Post
    Just finished this guy for a client.

    How long would you look at a sheep like this before you shot him.


    lso Would you shoot him in his bed or wait till he stood up, chancing a moving shot.20160313_122106.jpg
    About 3 seconds. And depending on distance he would die in his bed.

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    Likie others have said 'just as soon as I could catch my breath and get a good solid rest'!!! I would not want to mess this one up!

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    Saw this sheep in person a few days ago when I was visiting RJ up in Fairbanks... pictures do not do this mount justice... He would get about 1-2 seconds before I came to my senses and dropped the hammer.

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    I have done both with animals: shoot them in the bed, and wait till they stand. I think the former is the way to go if you can get a good shot.

    When they stand up they sometimes stand around giving you a great shot, but one deer I was watching stood up and immediately took off after a doe. I nearly blew that hunt by waiting for him to stand.

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    I waited for a moose to stand so I could arrow him. His legs were in the way laying down. When he stood and took a step, I drew. He stopped and looked at me. I ventilated him with a complete pass through. The arrow flew another 40 yards. He ran full out for about 150 yards and was still going full tilt boogie when the lights went out and he piled up. I was on my porch in my slippers. Had him hung whole at my shop and skinned by 7:00 am.
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    I wouldn't hesitate to shoot

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    depends on if in a full curl area....

    I just don't yet have the experience to judge at that angle.

    I would wait, let him turn his head several times....

    then decide.

    I think this would be a tuff decision to pass though

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    an unaware animal dies quicker than one on its "toes." I've shot rams on their bed, and they dont fall off cliffs!

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    I pulled the trigger as soon as the picture popped up.

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    Awsome ram, he would get lead nap as he layed there.

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    Beautiful mount, I would not hesitate to shoot him bedded if all other factors were fine, like range, wind, can I retrieve it etc...
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    Dandy ram for sure. I wouldn't hesitate. I still wish there was a taxidermy forum for taxidermists to anonymously post pics without people knowing who did the work so they could be honestly critiqued. I think it would do good for all involved. I do like the bedded pose as someone else mentioned.

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