Starting out in research for a Barbary sheep hunt

Discussion in 'Maps, GPS and Google Earth' started by wildcat westerner, May 4, 2019.


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  1. wildcat westerner

    wildcat westerner Well-Known Member

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    Hello,
    Undoubtedly some of you may end up laughing at this, but Iassure you I Am serious. I drew a Barbary sheep hunt in New Mexico for December. It has been years since I have been ona serious mountain hunt and I am recently recovered from both Cancer and a heart attack. I "soft peddled" this hunt and received permission to make this two week hunt from my doctor, amalready losing weight and in a excercise program at the local college.
    The area to be hunted surrounds the Mescalero Apache reservation and is between 800 and 1,000 square miles. Most of it, I am told, has no Barbary sheep.
    I am writing you due to researching this hunt,using all these latest technologies. I know about GoogleEarth, but how do you receive coordinates toresearch sucha large area? Also, GE is also electronically functioning, and I am certain I need maps of this country that won't "die" ifa battery goes dead, or things get wet. The BLM tells me to download "carry maps", which I have done,but there is this tiny screen and the battery problem, once again.
    So I can use serious,experionced help in learning about this country, this species, and also hunting this area in December, as to weather conditions.
    Thank you in advance,
    WW
     
  2. byrddog

    byrddog Member

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    Send me a pm....i can help you out.
     
  3. six pack

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    Wish I could help with your area but my Aoudad was taken in The Davis Mountains in the Big Bend area of South Texas. Lots of sheep but, I can assure you, other mountain sheep have NOTHING on those critters. Good luck with your hunt. You'll have a great time.
     
  4. wildcat westerner

    wildcat westerner Well-Known Member

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    My email address is [email protected]. The state has sent me my license already in advance due to my age and disabilities. Any and all info would be appreciated.
    WW
     
  5. rharfo

    rharfo Well-Known Member

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    Good luck to ya. Killed mine in Texas
     
  6. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    Don't take this wrong, but with your health history and have not done a mountain hunt in a long time I might would want to consider an outfitted hunt. Just saying. Anyway I hope you shoot a big one.
     
  7. wildcat westerner

    wildcat westerner Well-Known Member

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    RICK,
    Thanks for your insight which makes a lot of practical sense. I have drawn retirement checks for 21 years now and an outfitted hunt is simply not an option I would readily choose anymore. I do find the challenge of trying to take a quality Barbery sheep in NM on public land to be a major barrier I wish to overcome. i do have two advantages: time I will spend on this hunt, I do have a 800 yd. range to practice on, and set some worlds records for long distance shooting a long time ago.
    WW
     
  8. six pack

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    Wildcat, you sound like a guy that would make a darn good outfitter yourself! Good luck on your hunt.
     
  9. wildcat westerner

    wildcat westerner Well-Known Member

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    Thanks six pack, but really nothing could be further from the truth. At my age I have multiple disabilities and most sane people in my condition would never attempt this. Still, devoting the time as I can to this hunt, the idea of pursuing a species of game I have yet to see I find highly appealing.

    Take Care,
    WW
     
  10. six pack

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    WW, just emailed you a pic of my old ram.