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Old 08-08-2018, 06:47 PM   #51
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:53 PM   #52
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As a guy with a growing sheep fetish I am envious. He must have some serious dedication to get that many animals with a bow.
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:56 PM   #53
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:00 PM   #54
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Money buys trophy's

I "usually" at least try to bite my tongue but that that was completely uncalled for and unnecessary. And "trophy's"....well isn't that typical.

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Old 08-08-2018, 07:02 PM   #55
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That a good looking sheep. Congrats to your friend.
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Old 08-08-2018, 07:08 PM   #56
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Awesome!!
Genuinely curious,, are the tags otc or draw?
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:14 PM   #57
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Are BHS good eating?
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:20 PM   #58
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Impressive! Congrats to him!
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Old 08-08-2018, 08:28 PM   #59
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Wow. Just wow.


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Old 08-08-2018, 08:30 PM   #60
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Genuinely curious,, are the tags otc or draw?
He may have been lucky enough to draw 1-2 bighorn tags stateside, but itís typically considered a once in a lifetime opportunity for guys that apply to multiple states over 20+ years. I asked about starting to apply on another forum and was told the odds are slim even in 20 years.

My guess is a lot of them are hunts in Mexico. Not trying to take anything away from it, sheep hunting is tough business. Not just shooting the biggest one that shows up to the feeder.

I believe Dall sheep can be hunted OTC with a guide in Canada and Alaska.
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:03 PM   #61
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Really cool that is my dream to complete the North American Ovis slam. Where did he get all the bighorns? I’m guessing Mexico, Canada, and Texas?
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:27 PM   #62
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My Favorite part is the gear he is wearing in the pics.. He dont need no kuiu or sitka gear to get that **** done haha
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:42 PM   #63
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A lot of people have the fortitude OR the bank roll for that, but not a lot have both.

I am green with envy!
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:43 PM   #64
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Outstanding accomplishment!!congrats to him


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Old 08-08-2018, 10:43 PM   #65
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My Favorite part is the gear he is wearing in the pics.. He dont need no kuiu or sitka gear to get that **** done haha
Besides the t-shirt(s) hes wearing decent gear I think.
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Old 08-08-2018, 10:54 PM   #66
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Beautiful animals but never wanted to hunt one. Out of curiosity what’s the going rate for a hunt ?
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:08 PM   #67
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Outstanding!
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:32 PM   #68
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Beautiful animals but never wanted to hunt one. Out of curiosity whatís the going rate for a hunt ?
I guess if your one of the thousands that can't draw here in NM you could probably bid on a couple of different tags or purchase a raffles ticket for a couple of different tags. Four tags available in the NM enhancement program.
Not sure what the auction tags bring.
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Old 08-09-2018, 12:12 AM   #69
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Very cool. Love to see his taxidermy room. I wonder what his elk and whitetail collection is like.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:31 AM   #70
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To answer some questions...

Everything has been shot with his Mathews Monster.

As he's getting older, he said he's had to turn his bow down a bit and is pulling 58lbs now.
(Last year - he tore his deltoid and wasn't sure if he would be able to pull back his bow. I asked him if he was going to hunt with a crossbow or rifle and he said "never". That he would quit hunting altogether if he can't shoot his bow anymore.)

He is truly a driven person. He has retired now, but nobody would dare use that word around him.

No doubt, the drive and determination it takes to make the fortune it takes to do this many sheep hunts is the same drive and determination that makes him so good at taking mountain sheep.

I'm told there are some people who can make things happen, others who watch things happen, and some who wonder what happened. If you're going to hunt sheep multiple times, it's pretty clear which type you'll need to be.

Starting on the top row - left to right...

Dall - Gana River Outfitters in British Columbia
Rocky - Sheep Show auction (Governor's tag), NM
Stone's - Sheep Show auction (Minister's Tag), British Columbia
Desert - Carman Island Mexico
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California - (also counts as a Rocky in the Grand Slam)
Rocky - Sheep Show auction (Governor's tag), NM (Shot this one last year - scored 192 7/8" - I believe he said it was a record for the state with archery.)
Rocky - Sheep Show auction (Governor's tag), NM
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Desert - Carman Island Mexico
Stone's - Sheep Show auction (Minister's Tag), British Columbia
Rocky - Sheep Show auction (Governor's tag), NM

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Old 08-09-2018, 07:32 AM   #71
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I cannot imagine taking one with a bow much less a dozen, hell of an accomplishment, congrats. Your buddy must be a very private person.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:41 AM   #72
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To answer some questions...

Everything has been shot with his Mathews Monster.

As he's getting older, he said he's had to turn his bow down a bit and is pulling 58lbs now.
(Last year - he tore his deltoid and wasn't sure if he would be able to pull back his bow. I asked him if he was going to hunt with a crossbow or rifle and he said "never". That he would quit hunting altogether if he can't shoot his bow anymore.)

He is truly a driven person. He has retired now, but nobody would dare use that word around him.

No doubt, the drive and determination it takes to make the fortune it takes to do this many sheep hunts is the same drive and determination that makes him so good at taking mountain sheep.

I'm told there are some people who can make things happen, others who watch things happen, and some who wonder what happened. If you're going to hunt sheep multiple times, it's pretty clear which type you'll need to be.

Starting on the top row - left to right...

Dall - Gana River Outfitters in British Columbia
Rocky - Sheep Show auction (Governor's tag), NM
Stone's - Sheep Show auction (Minister's Tag), British Columbia
Desert - Carman Island Mexico
Middle Row...
California - (also counts as a Rocky in the Grand Slam)
Rocky - Sheep Show auction (Governor's tag), NM (Shot this one last year - scored 192 7/8" - I believe he said it was a record for the state with archery.)
Rocky - Sheep Show auction (Governor's tag), NM
Bottom Row...
Desert - Carman Island Mexico
Stone's - Sheep Show auction (Minister's Tag), British Columbia
Rocky - Sheep Show auction (Governor's tag), NM

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You certainly didn't owe us an explanation but I am glad you did! It is fascinating to see where these sheep came from. Thanks for posting and congrats to your buddy!
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Old 08-09-2018, 02:11 PM   #73
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Huge props.. that's putting skins on the wall
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Old 08-09-2018, 02:16 PM   #74
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Very cool. Love to see his taxidermy room. I wonder what his elk and whitetail collection is like.
The annual books published of best trophy rooms of the world donít have anything on this guy and the amount of P&Y North American Sheep he has killed. His sheep alone are one of a kind. I doubt there are very few if any world trophy hunters that have that many quality sheep, let alone with a bow...
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Old 08-09-2018, 02:17 PM   #75
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Awesome. Quite an accomplishment! Lots of time and effort, to earn the money and make the hunt. Congrats!
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:08 PM   #76
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Thatís amazing! Obviously a successful man and that makes others jealous with the money comments. There are no easy archery sheep hunts. At least not wild sheep! Huge congrats from me. Iím amazed and jealous.
Just ignorance in those comments. Been learning about this as of late, how hard it is to kill these rams. I never really had an urge to hunt them till I started researching the amount of time and preparation it takes to make those kills happen.

Oh, please do the Podcast with JT Larkin. I would like to hear some of your stories and upcoming hunts. ok, thanks!
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:03 PM   #77
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I would not be surprised if the 4 NM tags brought close to 700k to help with sheep. Book sheep take money to help protect from perdition, drought, research, relocating and disease etc.

The raffle for two sheep tags probably brings in over 7000 twenty dollar bills every year for the sheep program.
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:16 PM   #78
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Nice!
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:15 PM   #79
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Thats awesome. If I had the money, I would chase sheep like this as well. Now if you posted your friend with 10 200"+ whitetails, I may have an issue. But sheep with a bow is bad *** and a great accomplishment!


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Old 08-09-2018, 09:20 PM   #80
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Awesome congrats to your buddy
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:20 PM   #81
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That is a lot of time, training, patience, and a pile (xtre large) of US currency
And awesome

Edit; it’s totally awesome. He earned everyone of those sheep. wanted to make sure my money comment didn’t come across wrong. Whoever he is he’s the real deal.

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Old 08-09-2018, 09:28 PM   #82
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Congrats to your friend! 12 life times worth of sheep for most people. Iíd love to sit by a fire with that guy and just listen.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:36 PM   #83
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Why is his face blocked out, he in witness protection?
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:45 PM   #84
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I guess if your one of the thousands that can't draw here in NM you could probably bid on a couple of different tags or purchase a raffles ticket for a couple of different tags. Four tags available in the NM enhancement program.
Not sure what the auction tags bring.
I believe governors tags go for over 100K, one last year went for $480,000
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:47 PM   #85
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Really dude? Ever heard the phrase "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all?"

I'm not saying I've always been perfect on this subject, but this one was pretty blatant.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:48 PM   #86
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Yeah, I let that one slide.
Gettin' soft in your old....er age!
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:07 PM   #87
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Congrats to the hunter. That is a lot of vertical hunting...
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Old 08-09-2018, 10:21 PM   #88
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Awesome congrats to your Buddy.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:50 AM   #89
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Wow, some of these sheep are HUGE!! I had no idea there were that big.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:51 AM   #90
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how does the meat taste??

Must b Delicious

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Old 08-10-2018, 08:54 AM   #91
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how does the meat taste??
I have eaten stone and dall sheep and both are fantastic. Nothing like a domestic sheep. Maybe the best game meat I have had. I will add that after hiking through the mountains and packing out a sheep, any meat might be delicious!!!!
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:17 AM   #92
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Very Impressive!
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:20 AM   #93
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How is that even possible? He's not wearing KUIU or Sitka in any of those pics.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:26 AM   #94
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Money buys opportunities, not trophies. Everybody has choices in life to make decisions that may afford them more opportunities or less. Never understood the people that hate on others success.

Killing wild sheep with a bow...thatís got to be the pinnacle of archery hunting in my opinion. I canít wait to do it!
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:37 AM   #95
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I like seeing other peoples hunts, and can't imagine the dedication and money it takes to hunt these. I myself don't have any desire to hunt them, now a mountain goat might pick my interest somewhat. Congrats to the guy and others that live their dreams.
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Old 08-10-2018, 09:42 AM   #96
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Incredible and impressive! Thanks for sharing, even if somewhat anonymously!
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:38 AM   #97
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I have eaten stone and dall sheep and both are fantastic. Nothing like a domestic sheep. Maybe the best game meat I have had. I will add that after hiking through the mountains and packing out a sheep, any meat might be delicious!!!!
Yep, Sheep meat is very good. We ran out of food on a sheep hunt once and all we had for couple days was sheep and mac and cheese. Was delicious! Especially since I was starved from a couple weeks in the mountains. When I got back to home base the guides wife had a big plate of chocolate chip cookies out on the table. Everyone was outside doing chores. I ate the whole plate. Still feel a bit guilty.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:54 AM   #98
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:37 AM   #99
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Congrats to the hunter! I would love the chance to hunt one someday.
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Old 08-10-2018, 03:01 PM   #100
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Dang nice ram!!
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