Alaska Dall Sheep 2010

Discussion in 'Sheep Hunting' started by Long Time Long Ranger, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Here are some pictures I promised of my sheep. Walked right at 15 miles opening day and climbed 3500 feet elevation to get him. It was worth the walk. Rifle was Tikka T-3 Light with swaro 4-12x50 scope in 338 win mag shooting 185 grain Barnes TTSX at 3220 fps. Distance I think was 165 yards to the sheep. We spotted him the day before season and walked up to where he was opening day. Found him and his buddies bedded 600 yards across a canyon. Walked up and around the back side of the mountain coming out just above the sheep at 165 yards. Shot him bedded as the photograph shows him in his bed just before the shot. One of the forum members is doing the lifesize mount of him. He got two nice caribou on the caribou hunt after the sheep hunt.

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  2. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Well, I still can't post photos. If anybody can I will email them to you.
     

  3. royinidaho

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    send 'em to roy (AT) randaenterprises.com
     
  4. Autorotate

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    You've got a "picture assist PM" LTLR if Roy doesn't get you squared away. All Alaska critters must be posted!
     
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    Autorotate Well-Known Member

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    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!
     
  6. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Wow...beautiful ram and a beautiful setting.
     
  7. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful! Nice stalk and good shooting.

    Stu.
     
  8. akrange

    akrange Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice Ram.. What did He tape.. Where were you Hunting.. Draw Area ?

    AK
     
  9. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    I promised I would not disclose my friends hunting spot. He taped him when we got back to camp. I believe it was 36 1/2" on the curl and 28 1/2" on the tip to tip spread. Wasn't lucky on the draw but maybe next year. It wasn't a draw area.
     
  10. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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    Great looking ram LTLR, congrats!
     
  11. akrange

    akrange Well-Known Member

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    LT
    I was just interested in the Mountain Range ... It was General in Nature the Question.... I took mine this year in Big Timber Drainage .. Your turn..

    AK
     
  12. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to all, Akrange, congratulations on your sheep also. I don't know the mountain range but it was about 50 miles from Denali National Park. Show us a picture of yours.
     
  13. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Nice ram LTLR, and thanks for sharing the photos.

    When people ask me where I shot an animal, I either tell them "in the heart", or "in Alaska". If they ask for additional clarification, I tell them Alaska is located within the United States of America. :)
     
  14. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    LTLR,

    Great story...thanks for sharing it!

    Jon