Soldier Gets His Once in a Lifetime Bighorn
Sgt. 1st Class Lance Albert of Vale and Capt. Roscoe were in Iraq when their tags were drawn for a once in a lifetime bighorn sheep hunt in their home state of Oregon. Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission actually extended the season in the soldier's units so the two men would have a chance to capitalize on their tags. A move that ended up unnecessary, but appreciated.
Capt. Roscoe went out with a hunting group of 7 friends. His only complaint, how quick it went. A couple days setting up camp, three days hunting, a day packing up and going home. Now he is eagerly waiting when a friend or family member draws a bighorn sheep tag, so he can accompany them. "Because it was definitely the most fun that I've ever had on a trip, a hunting experience," Roscoe said.
The ram that Roscoe got was around 4 years old. Roscoe and his group spent 6 hours on the spot-and-stalk hunt, covering over half a dozen miles. Roscoe used a new 270 Winchester short magnum, a present from his wife for the hunt. The first shot was a clean miss. The next shot he brought down the ram from 200 yards. When he checked it in at Burns the ram raw-scored 156 1/2 points. Roscoe hunted at his old stomping grounds of Steens Mountain.
Sgt. 1st Class Lance Albert of Vale and Capt. Roscoe each bagged their rams the weekend of Sept. 17-18 while on separate hunting trips. From StatesmanJournal.com.