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CoHiCntry
01-28-2012, 08:30 PM
Finally getting around to posting these. This is the ram I took back in September.


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sjsmallfield
01-28-2012, 08:34 PM
Let me be the first to say congrats. Love the pics. What did he score?

8750
01-28-2012, 08:36 PM
Very nice!

CoHiCntry
01-28-2012, 08:41 PM
Let me be the first to say congrats. Love the pics. What did he score?

Thank you. Never had him scored. Taxidermist rough scored him just over 170. I wasn't to worried about a score, I really wanted a mature ram that was at least 3/4 curl, so I was really happy with him. He had 16" bases, 34" length on one side and 32" on the broomed off side. 9.5 years old.

Bitterroot Bulls
01-28-2012, 08:49 PM
Looks like a 170 ram. A fine trophy. Congratulations.

Beautiful country and photos as well.

packer58
01-28-2012, 08:58 PM
lVery, Very Nice..........From the pics it Looks like your on top of the world in more ways than one :)

hvfd21walker
01-28-2012, 09:03 PM
Congrats Man. Any sheep is a prize.

CoHiCntry
01-28-2012, 09:13 PM
lVery, Very Nice..........From the pics it Looks like your on top of the world in more ways than one :)

I was at about 13,500 feet of elevation... I was pretty exited too!

Montana
01-28-2012, 09:42 PM
I was at about 13,500 feet of elevation... I was pretty exited too!

Outstanding pics... Just wait until he is home and on your wall. You will like him even more.

Muleys 24/7
01-28-2012, 09:43 PM
Thanks for shareing , nice ram

rickinnoco
01-28-2012, 10:29 PM
Man! He is AWESOME CoHi! How many weighted points did you have? What unit? Did you see many sheep?

CoHiCntry
01-29-2012, 09:01 AM
Man! He is AWESOME CoHi! How many weighted points did you have? What unit? Did you see many sheep?

Thanks, I had 7 points total. It's an S6 Ram. I backpacked/ scouted all summer, even went on the sheep counts with the DOW. I didn't see what I would call a lot of sheep, and they were never in the same place twice. I saw sheep just not as many as I thought I would. I found a band of sheep the first day of the hunt, mostly real small rams with one 5/8 and one 3/4 curl. It took about 4 hours to stalk over to them since they were in the wide open. They finally fed up and over the mountain so I hustled over there... to make a long story short I got within 100 yds inching closer and closer on my butt not being able to see them due to the rocks and downhill angle. I finally got to where I could lift my head up and see them so I slowly raised up on my shooting sticks, found the biggest ram and fired. I shot and blew up a rock right in front of me! The sheep stood there for a minute then took off. I probably could have shot again but I was in disbelief and didn't wanna rush things and get sloppy, so I let them walk. I had a long deflated hike back out. The next morning on the way back to see if the same sheep were around we spotted the one I took. I was able to stalk in a little way's and wait for a good shot opportunity. My wind was bad so I knew it needed to happen quick or they were gonna take off. I could tell they were getting itchy as they were moving off. The one I shot finally separated just enough from the others and stood perfectly broadside, and I had a dead rest. One shot and down he went. There were four rams, two bigger ones and two nice but smaller ones. All at least 3/4 curl. Mine was one of the two bigger but not sure the biggest? I didn't have time to mess around so I'll never know. The ram I took is bigger than the one I didn't get the day before so I was more than pleased. Like I said I just wanted a mature 3/4 curl representative of the species and God blessed me with this beautiful Ram.

rickinnoco
01-29-2012, 09:54 AM
Haha! I'm literally Laughing Out Loud CoHi. Great story. Thanks for sharing. And thank god for unseen rocks, huh?!? That is so cool. I love sheep. Someday soon, I'll be out there after one myself I hope.

packer58
01-29-2012, 10:32 AM
Some things are just meant to be, funny how things work out some times......Awesome ram and great story, good job

Jon Boy
01-29-2012, 02:58 PM
Congrats on a successful hunt.

Full Draw
01-29-2012, 08:03 PM
Congrats! Nice ram.

NDHunter
01-29-2012, 08:12 PM
Wowza! Congrats!

dhershberger
01-29-2012, 11:38 PM
Congrats dude!

Ikeepitcold
01-30-2012, 12:23 AM
Great ram! I'm jealous

Bitterroot Bulls
01-30-2012, 07:56 AM
I love the story CHC!

Adversity. dedication, the trophy: awesome.

buckbull
01-30-2012, 08:25 AM
Nice; nothing better than a hard earned sheep.

jay
02-02-2012, 09:08 AM
Great story!!! Congrats on the big ram!

Timberstalker
02-02-2012, 10:28 PM
AWESOME RAM! Thanks for posting.

Colorado Cowboy
02-05-2012, 09:28 PM
Great ram! Got my 2012 Colorado Sheep & Goat brochure today. Will be turning in for my Desert Sheep permit. One thing you sheep hunters should know, this year for the first time I know of, nonresidents can apply for a Desert Sheep permit. Unit S56 has a NR tag. This unit is between Grand Junction and the Utah border.Great country and lots of animals. Residents get 4 tags, I am tenpted to apply for this area instead of S63/64 where I live. We get 2 tags in the area I want. Hope I get lucky. My neighbor got one there 3 years ago.

sheephunter
02-06-2012, 07:44 PM
Great ram! Got my 2012 Colorado Sheep & Goat brochure today. Will be turning in for my Desert Sheep permit. One thing you sheep hunters should know, this year for the first time I know of, nonresidents can apply for a Desert Sheep permit. Unit S56 has a NR tag. This unit is between Grand Junction and the Utah border.Great country and lots of animals. Residents get 4 tags, I am tenpted to apply for this area instead of S63/64 where I live. We get 2 tags in the area I want. Hope I get lucky. My neighbor got one there 3 years ago.

There was NR desert sheep tag in 2011; everyone with a tag in this unit scored.

Colorado Cowboy
02-06-2012, 08:09 PM
This was the first I saw of a NR tag. I called Colorado DOW and the guy I talked to said he too thought this was the first year. Maybe we both are wrong. The real encouraging thing to me is that it seems to me that the total Desert Sheep tags are increasing...which I guess means they are doing well. I see them every time I spend a little time in S63 & 64.

dustyboots
02-07-2012, 03:12 AM
great ram congrats

sheephunter
02-07-2012, 06:33 PM
I checked my last year's brochure just to be sure I wasn't putting my foot in my mouth, and there was definitely 1 NR tag in S56. A check over on the RMBS board showed that the guy who drew posted once on the site looking for info but nobody ever heard back from him. I thought I had seen a photo of the NR with a ram somewhere but maybe I was mistaken. But with a total of 5 tags available last year as well as this year the sheep in this unit must be doing very well, and that's where I'll be putting in for a tag this year. Interesting also is that a NR desert sheep tag costs a good bit less than a Rocky Mountain bighorn tag.

Colorado Cowboy
02-07-2012, 09:48 PM
Three years ago my neighbor got drawn for the 63/64 tag. Got a real nice ram. I helped him pack it out. He is not a real big trophy hunter and wasn't going to have it mounted until he talked to a local taxidermist and found out how much the mount would be worth. He doesn't have it now, I heard he sold it to Cabelas. I know one thing, if I am lucky enough to get a tag and a Ram, it will be in my freezer and on my wall!

Colorado Cowboy
02-29-2012, 08:19 AM
Application in the mail....now all I need is LUCK!

Timberline143
02-29-2012, 10:02 PM
Nice Ram!!! Great view from that side of Pikes Peak... Now to get that Desert tag...Congrats...

CoHiCntry
03-01-2012, 10:26 AM
Nice Ram!!! Great view from that side of Pikes Peak... Now to get that Desert tag...Congrats...

Yeah, I'll be applying for a desert tag from here on out...

huntin_fool01
05-23-2012, 03:38 AM
<-----Jealous. Big Congrats!!