Congrats on a great looking ram! Details man, we need the story with rifle, caliber, equipment that worked and failed. We need to re-live your hunt with you! Who was your outfitter and did they perform as you expected?
Great photos by the way!
what i was expecting on this trip and what i got where 2 different things. Not all of it the outfitters faught. Do to some family emergencies the outfitter was able to push this trip back a couple of weeks for me. Thank you castlerock outfitters.
We ended up backpacking for this animal which was ok with me. The shot was a 330 yard shot. I was using a ruger m77 stainless in .270wsm. I have a leupold vx-ii 4x12x40 scope. both the gun and scope worked on the first shot.
I was impressed with cables microtex pants and shirt. Both of those items worked extremely well. I also liked my lowas sheep hunter boots. Basically a great hunt that you have to be in excellent shape and a desire to work your but off.
Try to put your tree stand in a tree with plenty of background cover, keep the prevailing winds for that time of the year to your face, and take care of those pesky squeaks and creaks your stand may have developed while sitting in the shed. A good treestand lube can be made by heating petroleum jelly until it reaches a liquid form. Some hunters have reported success by including a cover scent in this mixture before applying it to their stands.