Texas also has desert bighorns in the western part of the state. Tags are occasionally available through a public draw, but that hasn't happened for two years now. There is one tag/hunt offered in Texas through the "Big Time Hunts" raffle program they do.
There are desert bighorn tags available in Colorado also, but they are limited to residents.
I stand corrected, or confused, or both. South if I-84 is desert-ISH anyway. But now I ask the question - where does the Calif Bighorn fall in the Slam? Or does it? And my second question: Tim - what will you be chasing this year? Have you latched onto another sheep tag?
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...