I saw your post ... I also drew a 2003 36B Rocky Tag. Went with White Cloud Outfitters and harvested a fine older class / eight annuals ram. You can see his picture on the Monster Muley Picture Gallery.
He will score in the low to mid 160's... currently at the Taxidermist. I passed on five legal rams before finding this old ram. We nick named him "old heavy" as he was broomed down to a nine inch diameter on the left side.
Chops ... This BB is dead on the Sheep Subject are you going to FNAWS? I will be there with my wife to receive the Grand Slam Award.
I only spent five days hunting. Huge advantage going with a local outfitter. Mike lives in Challis and has taken eleven sheep out of unit 36B. I am envious of you being local and able to spend the time to scout and learn the unit. Again congradulations on your hard earned ram.
A perk of majoring in wildlife biology in college is the plethora of hunting knowledge that you collect throughout your course load. One of the most important factors in whether an area can hold large quantities of animals or produce large antlers is forage.
Most universities, state schools and even community colleges offer basic botany courses and plant ID courses. Although it might not be feasable for the average middle age hunter to pay tuition and go back to college to learn hunting...