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Old 01-30-2018, 12:27 PM   #1
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Had a great hunt! Iím going to do a long write up at some point, but wanted to share some pictures for now...










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Old 01-30-2018, 12:29 PM   #2
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Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing
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Old 01-30-2018, 12:30 PM   #3
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Nice ram! Congrats!

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Old 01-30-2018, 12:34 PM   #4
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Old 01-30-2018, 12:35 PM   #5
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Congrats. Looks like a great trip except for the last photo.
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Old 01-30-2018, 12:39 PM   #6
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Awesome! Congrats! Looking forward to the write up.
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Old 01-30-2018, 12:41 PM   #7
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Old 01-30-2018, 01:06 PM   #8
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Saw pic on BHA's instagram page. Congratulations!
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Old 01-30-2018, 01:18 PM   #9
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Great trip. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-30-2018, 01:22 PM   #10
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Way to go. congratulations!!
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Old 01-30-2018, 01:22 PM   #11
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Nice except for the blowout!
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Old 01-31-2018, 11:34 AM   #12
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I actually lost 2 tires in this trip. That place is rough! I would have been mad about it had it not been such a great hunt. Very special place.


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Old 01-31-2018, 11:37 AM   #13
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That looks like an AWESOME trip. Congrats. Looking forward to reading the full story.
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:03 AM   #14
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What did the ram measure? 31”?
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:00 AM   #15
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Congrats, that's a TOAD of a ram!!

On the meat....we just mixed mine with last years leftover venison and wild pig for some 'dad burgers.
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:23 AM   #16
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What did the ram measure? 31Ē?


The game warden that lives on site measured him at 29Ē and some change.


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Old 02-01-2018, 08:40 AM   #17
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Already told ya congrats on the FB BHA page but it's worth saying again!

Congratulations!!!

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Old 02-02-2018, 10:20 AM   #18
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Awesome, congrats...I'm ready to get drawn again!
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:21 AM   #19
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Also, did you have to walk down to the river to fish?
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:46 AM   #20
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I agree, that is a very special place. Congrats!!
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:52 AM   #21
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That’s awesome congrats except for the tires.
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Old 02-02-2018, 10:54 AM   #22
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Old 02-02-2018, 12:03 PM   #23
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Also, did you have to walk down to the river to fish?


Yes. I got there early the day before the hunt so Iíd have some time to fish/hike before things got serious.


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Old 02-02-2018, 12:43 PM   #24
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Old 02-02-2018, 12:47 PM   #25
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Old 02-02-2018, 12:58 PM   #26
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Well Done!
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Old 02-02-2018, 01:16 PM   #27
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How's the meat?

Been itching to get an auodad just to see how they taste.
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Old 02-02-2018, 01:26 PM   #28
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How's the meat?

Been itching to get an auodad just to see how they taste.


It looks and smells fine, Iím going to taste some on Sunday. Iíve got it aging in the fridge right now. I figure if itís really as bad as some people say it is, I can at least make jerky. But I donít think itís going to be that bad.


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Old 02-02-2018, 01:27 PM   #29
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It looks and smells fine, Iím going to taste some on Sunday. Iíve got it aging in the fridge right now. I figure if itís really as bad as some people say it is, I can at least make jerky. But I donít think itís going to be that bad.


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I certainly wasnít going to leave it sit in there and rot on the mountain side like most of the other people did.


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Old 02-02-2018, 01:32 PM   #30
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Well done man. Devil's River is a special place. Way to make the most of it!
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Old 02-02-2018, 01:33 PM   #31
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How far were your shots?
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Old 02-02-2018, 02:29 PM   #32
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Awesome, congrats!
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Old 02-02-2018, 02:51 PM   #33
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It looks and smells fine, Iím going to taste some on Sunday. Iíve got it aging in the fridge right now. I figure if itís really as bad as some people say it is, I can at least make jerky. But I donít think itís going to be that bad.


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Holding out for your meat report.... Looking forward to it...i have a big Ram i want to shoot, but sure would like him to be edible.
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Old 02-02-2018, 03:20 PM   #34
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How far were your shots?


1st shot on the ram was 367 ( hit right shoulder), second shot was 260 (hit right shoulder), third shot was 10 ( left shoulder). Then he finally expired. These things are unbelievably tough. Needless to say, I didnít pack out the shoulders from the ram.

Ewe was 310, but when I ejected the shot I heard my scope move. Iíd fallen the day before, and I guess it jarred loose. Glasses her up, and she was limping with a wound in her back right knee (*). Fortunately, I had marked my scope where the rings were. I quickly leveled it by eye, tightened the screws with my pocket knife. And put another one in her at about 235 as she crossed from the back of the canyon to the opposite side from my perch. **** looked good, but she overtopped the rim. I got up and found good blood and chunks of lung, but no ewe. Then all of the sudden she popped up out of the brush and hobbled over to the opposite canyon rim. From there, I put another in her at about 90. Again, tough animals. This was with a creedmoor with hornady black 140 gr bullets.


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Old 02-02-2018, 03:21 PM   #35
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This hunt was full of craziness, mishaps, etc. but yíall are gonna have to wait a while for the full story. Trying to write it into article format.


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Old 02-02-2018, 03:32 PM   #36
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Cool trip
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:00 PM   #37
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Nice trip!!!!!
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:03 PM   #38
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Subbed for full story
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Old 02-02-2018, 04:35 PM   #39
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What kind of comb pad is that on your rifle?
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Old 02-02-2018, 06:02 PM   #40
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What a beautiful trip. Iíve been wanting to run that river for some time, now hunting it is on the list too.


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Old 02-02-2018, 08:39 PM   #41
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Mystery solved. Aoudad, whether a battle scarred old ram, or a young ewe...

Is fantastic!







Now, it is definitely tougher than whitetail, Iíd say about the chew of a tri-tip or flat iron. So I will take that into consideration and probably use it more in slow cooking applications rather than pan searing it in the future. Flavor-wise, it is pretty mild, and I really enjoyed it. So did my kids! Iím now regretting not spending more time picking all the meat off I could, that being said, I have about 60 -70 lbs of boned out meat, so not too bad.


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Old 02-02-2018, 08:54 PM   #42
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:37 AM   #43
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Looks like you got that a little too well done. Probably why it was tough.
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:22 AM   #44
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Looks like you got that a little too well done. Probably why it was tough.


Yeah, I got distracted by the kids and left it in the oven about 2 min too long. I was shooting for 7 min at 400 after the sear.


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Old 02-03-2018, 10:20 PM   #45
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Made some progress on the euro tonight. Got the skull degreasing in borax and the horns soaking in dish soap. Will bleach and finish next weekend, then start building the pedestal/habitat. Going to do a double pedestal mount with the ewe.


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Old 02-05-2018, 02:01 PM   #46
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B Littleton I would like to apologize for our group not being able to read a map and hunting in your compartment. I will tell you it was an honest mistake, but one that shouldíve been avoided. From your photos I see you still had a successful hunt and I hope what we did didnít leave a bad memory of your hunt. I was lucky to be drawn and if Iím ever drawn in the future I will definitely do my homework as to not let that happen again. Once again Iím sorry Jason Robins
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Old 02-05-2018, 02:05 PM   #47
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:16 PM   #48
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B Littleton I would like to apologize for our group not being able to read a map and hunting in your compartment. I will tell you it was an honest mistake, but one that shouldíve been avoided. From your photos I see you still had a successful hunt and I hope what we did didnít leave a bad memory of your hunt. I was lucky to be drawn and if Iím ever drawn in the future I will definitely do my homework as to not let that happen again. Once again Iím sorry Jason Robins
no worries man, I had a great hunt regardless. the maps were a bit confusing and I had to double check myself a few times, and I make maps for a living! Glad y'all had a successful trip as well.
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:47 PM   #49
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congratulations! I was fortunate to harvest a nice ewe last year and you're right a little tougher then deer but great eating.
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Old 02-05-2018, 08:20 PM   #50
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Nice ram! Congrats!



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