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    W. Montana Ram

    Took these photos in November while I was elk hunting. It's on private land I have had access to for years. I knew there were sheep running around, but had no idea one this big was there. The herd is about 30-35 animals, with 5 or 6 good size rams.

    What would you say he scores?





    I just applied for the single tag the district hands out each year. By no means do I expect to snag it on my first try, but this animal gives me hope for years to come.
    Last edited by MTWillie; 04-11-2011 at 10:07 PM.
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    I am guessing that is in the bitterroot valley, in 270. Great ram. I don't know anything about scoring but my guess is 170s

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    Nice ram. . hopefully that herd avoids the pneumonia plague that has hit the Rock creek and Anaconda herds among others. . id say mid 160s-170

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    i would say the high 150" to low 160"...good ram...his curl is just really tight...good mass..give him 2 or 3 years..

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    I'm no expert and would have liked to see more of a side view and the picture without the ewe blocking the rams face and horns, but I would guess 165-170.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thump&dump View Post
    I am guessing that is in the bitterroot valley, in 270. Great ram. I don't know anything about scoring but my guess is 170s
    Nope, it's section 212 North of Deer Lodge on private ground. The herd has made the ranch their permanent home. We're happy to have them, only problem is for some reason, they scare all the elk away that wander over from Rock Creek

    Here's a few of the other rams...





    The last one is a nice one too, but not nearly as heavy as the one I'm after.
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    Yup that lst one will do. I know MT puts out the BEST Rockies, but I think anyone who puts one there pants one leg at a time would be more than happy with this last one. It is hard to tell, be this last one doesn't look like he is broomed, a bit longer, but the first one does have some mass. In your leasure time could you please provide more views from more angles. Thanks. Just kidding. If you do have some pictures that would be awsome.

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    Here's a few more. Not the best quality, since my little camera doesn't like taking pictures at 300+ yards The good one of the bigger ram (above) was taken with the same camera, but through a spotting scope.

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    Last edited by MTWillie; 04-13-2011 at 11:12 AM.
    "Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTWillie View Post
    Here's a few more. Not the best quality, since my little camera doesn't like taking pictures at 300+ yards The good one of the bigger ram (above) was taken with the same camera, but through a spotting scope.

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    Yup, he will work. That is a good ram. Make sure the wolves stay away from him. Hope you draw the tag. Would hate to see that animal die of REALLY OLD AGE.

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    Other than me, there's 2 people that have permission on that land...and they're the landowners and they don't participate in hunting. So as long as they stay healthy, eventually I might get the tag. There's over 50 head of sheep on the property, so the potential to grow more bruisers is there. There's plenty to eat, and a healthy creek running straight through the property. Just have to log some serious hiking and shooting hours in. Where they hide is steep, and they can see for miles.

    Here's a small diagram of their layout. The rocks in the middle left of the image are where the pictures of these rams were taken.



    This was taken on the same ranch. There's a good size elk herd that uses the creek for their watering hole as well, but by the time the sun comes up they're nowhere to be found. This was taken at last light the day before rifle opener in October.

    Last edited by MTWillie; 04-17-2011 at 10:23 PM.
    "Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway."

    Hunting camp coffee isn't complete until you chew the last drink.

 

 

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