Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep Hunts
2019 Review & Gallery
The sheep unit we hunt continues to produce top quality rams year after year. 2019 was no different and we were able to connect on 3 awesome rams. With lots of quality rams and our hunting camp that is located in the heart of sheep country, to date we are 100% success on all of our sheep hunters. The area we hunt isn’t as physically demanding as some of the other sheep units in the state, but it is still sheep hunting and a hunter needs to be in sheep shape if you plan to hunt this area. Hiking, horseback riding, being out in the elements, and being able to function at 10,000 ft. elevation are crucial to harvesting a ram in the high country. If you are considering applying for a sheep tag give us a call.
In 2019 with over 20 sheep points I decided to cash in and draw a sheep tag in area 3. I had several people ask me why I didn’t apply for area 7 as I pretty much live in and hunt the area, and would more than likely harvest a trophy ram without near the effort? My reason was I wanted an adventure of a lifetime. Area 7 is where I outfit and guide. It’s like my office, which is the greatest office in the world. I wanted to hunt an area I had never been in before; I wanted some rough, remote, and rugged country. Area 3 was all of that and didn’t disappoint with adventure, although the ram numbers were very low compared to what I’m used to seeing in areas 7 and 4. I was able to spend a few weeks scouting and learning the area before the season. With advice from some fellow outfitters and friends that were familiar with the unit I started my adventure. After guiding for 27 years and seeing several hunters base their hunts off of the size of the animal they took I wasn’t going to pressure myself with measuring my hunt over a tape measure and number of inches although I set out to take an old mature ram if I couldn’t find one I was prepared to eat my tag and treasure the experiences. Opening week of Sept 1st I hunted 10 days and wasn’t able to find the ram that I was willing to end my adventure for. I had waited and dreamed of this for over 20 years and I was going to enjoy every minute no matter what the hunting was like this was an adventure and my hunt. After going back three times throughout the season trying to find a “shooter” ram I had racked up 22 days of hunting and nearly 2 weeks of pre-season scouting. With the season coming to a close on the last week of the season I was able to be hunting with a good friend of mine and we found a nice ram. After 22 days and several awesome experiences that I will treasure for a lifetime I took a 9-year old ram. After spotting the ram he had moved from where he was bedded and while we were putting on a stalk we jumped him in the trees. I made an off hand shot at 32 yards. My 2019 sheep tag was filled and what an adventure.
2017 Review & Gallery
Sheep hunting in area 7 continues to improve each year. Seven is a great area that holds some of the premier sheep hunting in the state. We were lucky enough to be able to take 3 sheep hunters last fall and connect on three nice rams. A ram we named “Watusi” was as lucky as a ram can get and gave us the slip on two occasions. We hope he made the winter. He has given us something to talk about and plan for trying to out-smart him next season. Congratulations to Sy, Dave, and Larry who all went home with awesome rams. Larry, after 17 years of applying and at the young age of 75, was able to fulfill his sheep quest and got his ram near the last day of the season. Thanks guys.