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    Default Tok ram after 25 years of applying

    I finally drew after 25 years, and the ram had been growing for half of them. He is the best one we saw that was remotely doable. Saw a 43 to 44" ram but would have been lost even if you were able to kill him. This sheep is 11 1/2 yrs old 39" on the long horn and 35" on the broomed side. We worked very hard for 8 days spending most of that time above 7000' looking over rams. Of course he was on a different mountain which required that we drop off a very steep face in the afternoon, wait for dark to move into valley floor. set up camp out of sight, then climb up to where we had been watching him for three days. The one downer of the whole trip was that the camera was knocked out of a pack on day 4 and was never recovered after lenghty looking. You can't let it ruin the whole trip but the only pictures are of horn in the yard. One 230 yd shot with my .308 ruger compact just before he departed did the trick. I came home with an absolutely perfect cape. 40 mile air was a pleasure to fly with and made our trip painless for their part.




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    Nice, thanks for sharing.
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    Congrats on drawing and filling the "once in a lifetime tag". Awesome sheep and sounds like you put in the time to get'em!

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    That's a great sheep, Bob. Thanks for sharing the pictures and story!

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    See, good things come to those who wait (and donate to fish and game). Congrats on the ram and it sounds like you guys played out the stalk perfectly.

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    Thumbs up

    congratulations!!
    those mountain animals are hard-won trophies.
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    Fantastic! Sounds like you had to work for him. Congrats, great to see you had success on what is probably a once in a lifetime hunt.
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    Way to stick with it for a nice ram!

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    It was worth the 25 years congrats! on a beautiful Ram.

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    Nicely done! Sorry to hear about the loss of the camera. I always enjoy the pics of your outings. Guess we'll have to wait another 25 years. Beautiful ram!
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    Default nice job

    on a beauty of a sheep, I am jeleous.

    Oh yeah, I will return your camera when I find it out there 25 years from now.

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    Congrats! Fantastic ram and fantastic memories!
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    Awsome ram,Awsome memories! Congratulations!

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    Just awesome! You have the pics where they count. Beautiful animal.

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    Default Congratulations bob !

    Very nice ram
    too bad about camera.
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    Trapperbob! Glad to see you scored on a very nice ram!

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    Great Ram...hard earned, well worth it!

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    That's just awesome. Congrats on the nice trophy. Enjoy that meat!

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    I never get tired of looking dall ram horns, congrats on a very hard earned trophy!! Hopefully it won't take me that long to draw a tag.

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    Congrats on a great Ram. Thanks for sharing the story and sorry about your camera, I had camera operator issues my last hunt and did not get the photos of the harvest. Again, nice ram and I hope to chase sheep with Leif and Randy from 40 mile air next year as well.

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