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Stone Sheep

Hunt Cost: $30,000
Travel Cost: $2,000
Attempts: 1

Date Killed: 08/26/2008

Jake's Difficulty Rating
Stone 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 Stone Sheep Summary

Taking three sheep in one year was more than any bowhunter had a right to hope for.....yet the stars lined up perfectly for me, and upon my return home from Colorado, there was a message on my answering machine that an outfitter had a cancellation and a slot was open if I could leave on short notice. Needless to say, my bags were packed and I was ready to go when the time arrived. After arriving in British Columbia, and spending a day or two in base camp getting ready, after about an eight or ten hour hike with a decent pack, we were in sheep country once again. I actually missed an easy forty yard shot at a ram on the first day. I missed again at 47 yards on about the fifth day.....and with time running out on the last day of my hunt, I hit a ram that trotted by me at 28 yards. However, I led him about 4 inches, and at that distance no lead was necessary. As a result, the arrow hit him in the shoulder, but because of my set-up, we got enough penetration to cause a blood trail which we were able to follow. We caught up to the ram with about an hour of daylight remaining, and I killed him with a 66 yard heart shot. I'll bet that an hour went by before it sunk in that I had killed my Grand Slam of sheep. We got back to camp at 4:30am. We slept for an hour or two, I called Bowsite and reported my success on the satellite phone, and we broke camp in a blizzard. I actually took as much sheep meat with me as I could, and I left the rest with the outfitter. I headed directly to a caribou camp from that hunt, and we ate sheep tenderloins in caribou camp on the first evening. Everyone seemed to appreciate the gesture, and everyone seemed to really like sheep meat!!

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