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Well went out to Delta to do a little sheep hunting and got this guy.

Left = 39 3/8"
Right = 36" (broomed)
Bases = 13"

Not to shaby for my first sheep. Had a great time and it was definately the hardest hunt I have ever done.

Partner and I spotted him on hunt day 1 went after him at 0700 the second day and at 10:00 that morning he was down with one shot at 224 yards with the .270 WSM using 150 Noslers. Needless to say He fell about 100 feet and landed perfectly on a rock and damn near split him in half. I caped out as much as possible, but when I got down and layed it out, there was no way, so European mount it will be. Saw alot of 7/8 curls.

Quick gear review

Sporthill Expedition pants = A++
Lowa GTX extreme = A+
Mountain Hardwear Alchemy Jacket = A+
Osprey Crescent 110 = A
Kifaru Gun Bearer = F (top strap ripped in half on first day)
Mountain Hardwear Hammer head II = B+
Nikon Spotter XLII = B
North Face Orion 20 degree Bag = A
Black Diamond Beta Mid Lite = C-
Black Diamond Trekking poles = D (tips came off 2nd day)

This was my first sheep hunt and I learned that I took too much damn food. I took 20 lbs and now realized I could have got away with around 12lbs. Other than that everything went great. Saa a huge Grizz, Black Bear and Bou.

Congrats to all the sheep hunters. Special congrats to Jason in anchorage, he got a sheep pon his first hunt as well.

dang 130+lbs on your back sucks but well worth it.....

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Congrats on your hunt Big smile Looks like you did real well Thumbs up

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Awsome! Thanks for showing the pics.

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MtCop71, My prayers were answered! Big smile Great job! Thumbs up That is a fine looking ram. Are you going to do a full body mount, shoulder or European?

I am jazzed for you...... Yes

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Thanks buddy and thanks for the prayers. You should have seen this monster grizz. Could have smacked him too, but then I thought how will I get a sheep and a Grizz out on my back. So he lives another day. He was estimated to be around 9ft. Thumbs up

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mtcop71 wrote:
Thanks buddy and thanks for the prayers. You should have seen this monster grizz. Could have smacked him too, but then I thought how will I get a sheep and a Grizz out on my back. So he lives another day. He was estimated to be around 9ft. Thumbs up

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Are you going to do a full body mount, shoulder or European?

MtCop, Have you decided yet?

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Sorry,,

European and I will show you why.

He fell 100 ft after I shot him and landed perfectly on a rock which dang newar diembowled him. I skinned it out and when I got down to the river I layed it out to wash it off, there was no way it would look good. I was looking for another cape, but then thought I don't want someone elses cape on my sheep. So I will get a shoulder mount done on the next one. Even the taxidermist was like... "Ugh that would have been a tough one"

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MtCop, Can you buy a Cape?

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I can but it will cost me almost $600. I will wait till I an get my own cape.

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