- Oct 15, 2008
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The first shot rang true right through his shoulder and he dropped like a rockwith his feet in the air. We revived our packs from the top of the ridge andmade our way down to see just how big he was. When we got 50yds away I saw hishead move, this had been about 30min from the initial shot. Then he stood up and did a 180 and started headingfor the edge of the cliff that dropped off 800-1000ft. I put another shot through his other shoulderand he went down again, yet only for a few seconds and he began to get back upand hobble toward the ledge again, another shot through his shoulder and he appearedto be down for good. We gave him 15min and made our way down to him. There appeared to be no life left in him butwhen Jeff grabbed his horns he came back to life and nearly gored Jeff. A few minutes later and it was all over.
I was shooting a 7mm mag with 175gr.
I have had a couple offers from businesses to pay for a full mount if they could keep it in thier store/bar. I don't have room for a full mount in my house. With most of my other critters I just get them tanned and have them on couches, chairs, and in the kids rooms. I've thought about doing a half mount but with a hide that large I think it would be a shame to cut it in half. As of now it is getting tanned so I have some time to think about it.