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    This thread is for educational purposes; to help inexperienced sheep hunters learn to count annuli and judge a ram. All pics appreciated but please include a side view with age (manditory) and any other measurements (ie base, length, rough score) if possible.

    To those viewing the pics, and about to send a PM asking where the hunter shot the ram, the answer is either "Alaska" or "Through the heart/lungs".

    Thanks for your participation.
    It's the journey, not the destination.

  • #2
    9 years old (possibly 10?), 38" - can't remember the base measurement and didn't have it officially scored.

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    • #3
      A ram taken by a friend of mine........broomed & aged at 11 years old.



      Good thread brno375.

      Joe
      Where there's a hobble, there's hope.

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      • #4
        BM and Ovis: Thanks for the pics.

        Politicalbio, you can add your pics here. Thanks again.
        It's the journey, not the destination.

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        • #5
          38", broomed on 1 side, aged at 12 yrs
          Last edited by Sheep Hunter; 03-02-2008, 09:41.

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          • #6
            A couple

            First photo is my ram. 35.75 on the right side with 13.75 bases. 36.5 on the left. Aged at 9 years. Rough scored it at 152.



            Second photo: My ram again showing the left side. The other ram is 33.25 and aged at 8 years. Even though we were sure it was full curl after looking at it for 30 minutes, three separate biologists had different opinions on it. One said full curl and 7 years; one said not full curl and 7 years; the head guy said not full curl and 8 years. I wouldn't recommend shooting one that close to borderline. We felt confident it was full curl in the field, but likely would have been ticketed if it wasn't 8 years old.

            Last edited by Tater; 02-13-2007, 10:26. Reason: Added B&C score

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            • #7
              i think this will work..lol
              ram was 40.25 on the long side, 10 years old, talkeetna ram, sept 19 scored 3/4" shy of the book. bases i think were 13 something or other.
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              • #8
                same sheep just a front view, and yes we shot it in the blueberries..one mile off the pick up lake, last day of the hunt...475 yards.
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                • #9
                  160 or 170?

                  BRWNBR-
                  You mean 3/4 shy of all-time (170) or award (160) because that's a beautiful ram but he doesn't look heavy enough with only 40 inch horns to be close to 170.
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                  • #10
                    Tater

                    When did you get your Ram? I know that place. South or north of the lake?
                    "Everything that lives and moves will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything."

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                    • #11
                      Who me? What lake?

                      North....or was it south. I don't remember exactly. I was pretty tired at the time. 2005. I do remember that.

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                      • #12
                        the first book....ya know, the i made it almost so i'll get some credit book. not the holy crap look how much i lucked out book! it didn't have the mass, its second circumfrence measurement was the same as its bases on both sides if i recal right. big side was 40 1/4 and short side was 39 7/8th i think. so we what we lost in deductions would made the guy into the, look at me i almost got a really big one book.
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                        • #13
                          37" x 33" 13 1/4" bases, 10 yrs. old

                          You can see some of the annuli in both these pictures. The right horn is broomed I don't know if they would consider the left broomed or just worn but not much lamb tip left.

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                          • #14
                            Fullcurl

                            Tater-Let's see another view of that 33 incher. We'll let you know if it's fullcurl. Most of us here are better judges than the biologists ;-)
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                            • #15
                              man that 33" sure don't look like it'd pass the PVC test...or the toilet paper tube test or the ol' trooper eye ball it test. i know a few guides that would call it legal though..lol (no not me...geez) tough for me to say its not level in the pic and i wasn't there either...
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