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Desert Bighorn Sheep

Hunt Cost: $40,000
Travel Cost: $1,000
Attempts: 1

Date Killed: 02/04/2008

Jake's Difficulty Rating
   
Desert Bighorn Sheep 2
   

Jake rated each animal based on three criteria:

1.) degree of training probably required:
2.) element of danger...(either from the expected weather, terrain, or animal)
3.) the cost.

Zero would be the lowest, and three would the highest.

He did not take into account the difficulty involved in taking a P&Y caliber animal (i.e. mule deer, etc).

 

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Jake's Desert Bighorn Sheep Summary

A last minute cancellation afforded me the opportunity to bowhunt for one of the most coveted animals in North America in February of 2008. I assumed that most of my sheep bowhunts would require me to climb to the top of the mountain and then stalk the ram from above. Yet, on of the fourth day of my hunt, I was able to stalk uphill to within seventeen yards of my ram. I took a full frontal shot at the ram at that distance. He didn't travel more than fifteen yards after the arrow hit him. Even though I am not fluent in Spanish, it was very interesting to sit around the campfire at night and communicate with others in a different language. I cheated and used a Spanish dictionary a few times.....My biggest regret was that I let the guides cook my ram's tenderloin and back straps, as they tend to cook everything until it is virtually a type of biltong or jerky. A couple years later, I would return to this area with Tom Edgington and we would celebrate his desert bighorn trophy with a some of the finest tasting sheep meat that I will ever enjoy......that medium rare tenderloin and back strap dinner was one of the finest meals that I will ever remember.

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