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Bighorn Sheep

Hunt Cost: $8,000
Travel Cost: $650
Attempts: 1

Date Killed: 08/08/2008

Jake's Difficulty Rating
Bighorn Sheep 2.5

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 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'!

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