While hunting in British Columbia we came accross 3 Rocky Mountain Bighorns that decided to make a small burn in a logging area their home. Apparently they were transported by Helicopter and became very active in transport forcing them to be dropped just shy of their final destination in the Kootenays. Anyone in a vehicle could visably see these Rams and several hunters including myself had tags for the season about to open. They simply decided to reside in their new temporary home until naturally pushed up the mountain to meet their relatives.
Two days into the season, they were still there. It seemed like everyone had the same conscious about letting these tagged animals living within 200 yards of a logging road follow natures course. I had a tag and wouldn't even consider of shooting one them.
On day 3, the largest animal gone. I'm sure the hunter had a tag and shot it legally. I doubt he was hunting to put meat in the freezer or he most likely would have shot one of the smaller ones. No one will ever know.
We'll also never know if this person was trying to get his Grand Slam completed, but it made me wonder if a true Grand Slam Hunter would consider harvesting an animal like this or a Desert Bighorn on small rolling hills in Mexico. You have to wonder if hunters that don't go through the agony of getting to the most extreme areas these animals live even deserve a Grand Slam Award or recognition. Getting them the easy way just seems like gratification for who has the thickest wallets.