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    Anyone draw a MT Rocky Mountain Front Sheep tag?

    Here's some scouting info for anyone who has drawn, or is applying in the near future for a Rocky Mountain Front sheep tag. I visited some of the higher country on one of the more prominent winter range areas in May this spring. I was in an area where the rams (50+) stage themselves, eating new green grass before heading into the higher backcountry. I was able to get within one to two-hundred yards from a bunch of ten. The rest of them were out there up to a mile away. Their coats are shaggy and not very attractive this time of year until they shed all that old faded winter hair off. I didn't see any super big heads but I did see a lot of pretty nice ones. Some were too far away to evaluate. My opinion is that most of what I was looking at were 5 and 6 year olds, with a couple in the 7 or 8 year old category. The somewhat blurry picture of the ram with his head turned and tipped back was one of the better ones.





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    very cool pics

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    Great pics! Still playing the waiting game. Hopefully will draw one of these years. Thanks for sharing!


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    Nice pics Mike! I'd love to come out to Montana sometime just to see sheep. If I never draw a ram tag in Montana, I think when I'm 80 I'm gonna burn them on a ewe tag in the Breaks just to look at those big rams there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ivorytip View Post
    very cool pics
    my thoughts exactly

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    Thanks for sharing. Nice rams!

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    I think I just drooled on my laptop! Thanks for sharing.

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    Very cool pictures. Thanks for sharing!
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    Really nice pictures. Way to get the adrenaline flowing.

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    Very nice pictures. I have put in for a sheep tag for 36 YEARS in a row here in Montana and have yet to draw a tag. We have a 7 year wait limit after a person draws one, and then they can put in again. I know several folks who have drawn two or more moose, sheep, or Mountain Goat tags! I feel it should be ONCE in a LIFETIME tag for the big three. Maybe a 7 year wait if you don't harvest one the year you are drawn. More folks deserve the chance to have a shot at this too! I don't know why Montana does not get off their &#$#@ and change this like most states have.

    I drew a goat tag in 2011 and never got a goat and only saw two goats the whole time from scouting in the summer until I ended my season the last week in November, but I had a great time and saw some amazing country. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity. Now I did not get a goat and the populations had taken a real dive for some reason. I would be completely happy if I never got to chase one again, or as I suggested, if someone did not see the animal he wanted to take, or for whatever reason he didn't get one, I think a 7 year wait for that person would be acceptable. Just my thoughts.
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