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Dall Sheep Hunt - 2007 by Michael Eichele

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Dall Sheep Hunt - 2007 by Michael Eichele

Congrats! Well done. BTW, what tripod is that for your spotter?
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    Thanks,

    The tripod is made by "The Outdoorsman's" in Phoenix. I use a ball head with a pistol grip (not pictued due to time). They are very stout and lightweight. I highly recomend them if they are in your budget as they are not cheap. They are about 300 bucks with legs and ball head.
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    The bottom picture is really a great picture illustrating how tough the hunt was to have to climb all that way up to the ridge hauling the necessary gear and then to make a shot from a less than optimum position.

    Great pictures and I look forward to the story.
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    The bottom picture is really a great picture illustrating how tough the hunt was to have to climb all that way up to the ridge hauling the necessary gear and then to make a shot from a less than optimum position.
    You are very perceptive. That shot was somewhat difficult. I had an easier shot 5 years ago despite it being over twice as far. As you can see, I didnt have time to get a suitable support under the stock. My crosshairs were in a constant circling motion around the vitals. Normaly I would be very nearvous about moving so much because I ussualy have a rock steady hold in a normal position but since I was able to keep the motion in the vital area, I followed it through to the end. I dont even remember my finger settling in on the trigger, I just remember half way through the trigger's cycle I realized how I was building steady pressure on the trigger when it would have been so easy to punch it. I talked myself through it and said to myself, youre doing great, just keep building steady pressure despite the motion, a moment later the shot happend which was a total suprise. When I came off the recoil, I saw he was down.
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    Nice shot, congratualtions!
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    Way to go!
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    Ahhhhh, so that's what keeps ya goin';)
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