Jake's Bighorn Sheep Summary
A couple months before my Dall Sheep was scheduled, I was notified that in my first year of eligibility, I had drawn the first season archery tag for Colorado's Georgetown unit (S-32). Never in a million years does something like this happen to me.....never. Needless to say, my training regime doubled once I learned that I would have THREE sheep hunts in a five month time frame. I was even lucky enough to have several Bowsiters take time from their families and work schedules to glass for me on several mornings. After nine stalks in eight days, I was able to stalk within fifty yards of a band of seven rams. After several hours of just observing the animals, I was able to take a ram on that eighth day. After the shot, I went to where the ram was when I released my arrow and I found no blood. I started to follow the animals tracks and was so focused on looking over the ledge where they seemed to be headed, that I actually tripped over my ram. Better lucky than good. We spent the rest of the day getting the ram off of the mountain; including taking some pictures, capeing, calling a few friends, and taking the meat to butcher's shop. I was able to take home about eighty pounds of meat, which was a big hit at the next wild game party that I held for my hunting buddies......and yes, that even included 'rocky mountain oysters'!