14 yr old daughter takes Bighorn

Discussion in 'Sheep Hunting' started by orwapitihunter, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. orwapitihunter

    orwapitihunter Well-Known Member

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    Here are the results of my daughters sheep hunt. She was hunting in Southeast Oregon and the ram is of the California Bighorn variety. She took her ram on the 6th day of the hunt with a 280 AI that I built for her mother to hunt elk with.


    Now for some pics....

    Sheep Country
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    Sheep Hunter
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    Smiling Ram Hunter
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    Ram Slayer
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    Hunter-Rifle-Ram
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    Time to Reflect
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    The ram is 7 1/2 yrs old, 159 gross green B&C and 158 5/8 net green B&C. Left horn is 32" and change and the right is 30" and change.

    The rifle is a Rem 700 action that I cleaned up, and fitted a Hart #5 SS barrel. 280 AI chambering pushing 140 Accubonds with 55.8 gr H4831 and Nosler brass. All sitting in a Boyds JRS lam stock. At 10+ pounds not a typical sheep rifle!

    We had the help of mom and my hunting partner (seen looking at sheep country)for the first 3 days. But she ended up taking the ram after they left. Which left me guiding, coaching, skinning, boneing, and packing.

    The ram was taken about 2.5 to 3 miles from the road in one of the most rugged drainages in the hunt area.

    I just can't stop smiling!!!
     
  2. 7STDUBBERU

    7STDUBBERU Well-Known Member

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    Outstanding!!! Great pics so how far was the shot?
     

  3. Gene Jr.

    Gene Jr. Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely AWSOME! That sounds like a dream come true for Dad and daughter.

    Congrats!!!

    Gene
     
  4. orwapitihunter

    orwapitihunter Well-Known Member

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    Well she practiced to shoot out to 500 but hoped for <300.
    When the opportunity came it was 110yrds.
    She knocked him down with the first shot, but he regained his feet and she knocked him down with the second shot as well. Both were a bit high behind the shoulder.
     
  5. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that is awesome! Gongrats to your daughter. Those will be some incredible memories for the two of you. Especially with that great ram to look at.
     
  6. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    Awesome!
     
  7. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    You're lucky to have a teenage daughter that wants to hunt!
     
  8. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    SWEET, That's how memories of a lifetime get made!! Congrats to all involved.

    Chris
     
  9. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Fabulous memories.
     
  10. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!!
    Beautiful pictures, awesome trophy, PRICELESS EXPERIENCE HUNTING WITH YOUR DAUGHTER!!!
    Can only dream for a hunt like that in the future with my daughter, she is only 3 years old.:)
    Thanks for posting.
    Another great example of why I LOVE this site.
     
  11. yotefever

    yotefever Well-Known Member

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    That is GREEEAAAAAAT (as Tony would say)
    I wish my daughter could get her first critter. She hasn't hunted for a while mainly due to college.
    While I've shot so many rams I lost count, mine just fall over, if hit, but then again they are just made of steel.
    A four legged ram is on my list of hunts to do.
    Nice pics too!
     
  12. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    Really enjoyed those pictures. Congratulations to you both!
    I envy you, mother and I wanted a daughter but the good Lord gave us three boys.

    Great adventure, lots of work and a beautiful happy ending!!!!!!!
     
  13. justgoto

    justgoto Well-Known Member

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    Wonderful!

    Great pictures too!
     
  14. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    Most excellent. And congratulations.