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Unread 09-01-2008, 04:23 PM
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Dall sheep 08

As many of you know, I have been very busy lately in competetive archery and havent spent much time testing rifles or writing about them. To take even more of my time, my wife and I are expecting our first child in January 09! We find out Thursday what gender it will be. Last year I harvested a small but nice looking ram due to the fact that my hunting area was to be a draw only area this year. I wanted to play in my sand box one last time before it went to a draw unit. Well, I applied for my hunting area and drew it! So I went to a different drainage to look for a bigger ram than I have harvested or at least bigger than what I had been seeing in the drainages I had been hunting the last few years. While I was successfull in seeing a true giant (B&C caliber ram) I wasent able to get him. I did see a couple of double broomed rams and decided to try and harvest one of those. I have always wanted a double broomed ram. On 8-19-08, I finally was able to connect on a 9 year old double broomed ram with 13.5" bases at 400 yards. A full story will follow soon. For now here are some pictues to tide you all over.

The drop off point



One of the glaciers close to the harvest site.



The glacier closest to the harvest site.



My ram.







More pictures are in the next post.
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    More pix

    The pack out.



    Bear proofing base camp!



    Relaxing by a fire at our strip side base camp after sheep backstrap and crown royal! This is the life!



    Looking for a moose for my cousin to harvest. Note the STEEP ground.

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    Congratulations Michael ;);)

    Beautiful country, ram and pictures. You're lucky to live in such beautiful country that most of us only dream about.ge(

    I'm looking forward to the write up and maybe some more pics.
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    Very nice. You have a good live, wife and future.

    I especially like that fly-in idea.

    Great landing strip!
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    Character in an animal trophy is just as important as character in an person. That is a very nice trophy.
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    Thats what its all about !!

    Well done.

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    Re: Dall sheep 08

    Thanks Michael, good to hear from you again. Great pics, that rams got some good character.

    Congrats too on the upcoming addition to your family.

    Cheers!
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