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Old 03-09-2010, 10:07 PM
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Re: Found dead Ram

Yes it is like about, Im guessing, because I am not looking at one. The F&G drill lets say a 5/8'' HOLE in back of horn, Then they install, flush to surface a metal plug w/ ID INFO, this part could probably be replicated, but this info is in F&G data base, and I dont think it is easy to copy
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:24 PM
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Re: Found dead Ram

Thanks sp6x6, now I got a mental picture of it. Makes sense, probably has a code in it maybe similar to like a microchip they can put under the skin of dogs so if they get lost and found the owner can be notified.
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:43 PM
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Re: Found dead Ram

WoW thanks for sharing them photo's of those huge horns.
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Old 03-19-2010, 05:56 PM
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Re: Found dead Ram

SP6x6,

I believe your partially correct but from talking to the local game warden that patrols the Sun River Game range area, one of the best for big rams, I beleive you have to have a permit to hunt Big Horn Sheep before you can get a set of horns plugged.

Unless you have been drawn for a ram permit and pick up the head during regular season for Sheep hunting, I think you would never walk out of a F&G building with a plugged ram you found dead.

Just what I understand talking to the local warden that deals with this stuff all the time. Certainly not trying to pick a fight in any way. I would not risk it, let it lay as we all know how well the F&G do with common sense!!!
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:36 PM
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Re: Found dead Ram

I believe this ram was found right near or on the Cadomin mine site in Alberta. In Alberta you can have a "found dead wildlife permit" which can include a bighorn sheep. The problem is on a huge ram like this the authorities sometimes find a "reason" not to issue the permit and the horns then end up somewhere else (ie on the wall of the fishcop shop). From what I understand, this has happened several times in Hinton.
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Old 03-19-2010, 08:38 PM
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Yes Fifty, I just kinda took that for granted, the tag In our local paper today, is the case of the illegal guide, and undercover F&G SHOT A 200" ram after using radios and crossing private property,think that was 2 yrs. ago
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Old 03-25-2010, 11:59 PM
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Re: Found dead Ram

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But what is a plug? is it a device that's actually plugged into the piece of horn...like an ID plug? What's it look like and if not to sophisticated how do they avoid conterfeit plugs. I've never heard of this stuff before and it really has me curious.
Chas1,
Most US States and Canadian Providences "plug" sheep horns. A plug consists of a hole drilled into the backside of the horn and a numbered metal plug carefuly tapped into the hole, with a hammer, that cannot be removed without damaging the horn. In most states its illegal to possess a sheep skull with intack horns unless it has been plugged. In Oregon is is illegal to be in possession of sheep horns unless you have drawn a tag, harvested a legal sheep and its been drilled and plugged. But if you are hiking in Idaho and you happen to find a winter kill (or cougar killed) sheep in Idaho (close to the Oregon border) and take it to the local Idaho F&G office they will drill and plug it and you can be in legal possession of the horns and skull. All states vary but the "plugs" are for the most part a mandatory practice in most states and Canadian Providences.
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