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Old 04-19-2021, 04:16 PM   #151
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Polar Bear is back on?! Man, Iíve been following this Slam quest for as long as I can remember!
It never really left I just couldnít decide what to do since I couldnít bring it home. I have heard itís a cool experience and what the hell, you only live once. Plus, Iím getting close to the end.
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Old 04-19-2021, 04:21 PM   #152
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We took the truck to the west side of the island to meet the boat. Apparently this was closer to the better fishing and a quicker run to town for our tests.





We saw some feeding fish but only managed to catch one little trigger fish. Oh well, it was fun being on the boat and seeing the sights. Next it was off to Loreto for my first and hopefully only Covid test.


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Old 04-19-2021, 04:24 PM   #153
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The lab in Mexico was nice enough. Maybe not like home but it would do.



Us two doctors were very excited about being patients!



I could not wait for my swab!!!!!





That thing sucks!!!!!


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Old 04-19-2021, 04:25 PM   #154
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As for my future plans, I have some normal stuff coming up. Axis and turkeys in May, floating the gunnison gorge in early June, and the south padre the end of June/first of July. After that itís back to trying to finish off my North American critters.

October 2021 Shiras Moose

September 2022 Rocky Mountain Bighorn(Alberta)

April 2023 Polar Bear

Awesome trip report. it's rare to combine amarillo and desert bighorn sheep in a single report. Congrats.

how are you hunting polar bear? didn't think that was even an option.
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Old 04-19-2021, 04:28 PM   #155
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We made it back in time to go do some exploring. We looked at the old restored church and spent a few moments there. It was night to have some quiet time in a church and give thanks and remember some very important people and times in life.





With that part done I could pour some tequila and TopoChico!




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Old 04-19-2021, 04:30 PM   #156
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Very Nice Doc!! Can't wait for the story.
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Old 04-19-2021, 04:32 PM   #157
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We made it out to the salt flats. The island was a site for sea salt production. We used the sea salt for our food while we were there and even brought some home.



Pretty wild place!








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Old 04-19-2021, 04:34 PM   #158
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Dinner our last night was surf and turf. Locally caught sea bass and my own sheep blackstrap. Forgot to mention that for lunch that day we had sheep tacos. They had backstrap, tongue and shredded hams. They were fabulous!!!! I forgot to get a picture.


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Old 04-19-2021, 04:40 PM   #159
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Departure Day! All good things must end!!!

Yesterday we started the journey home. We did have half a day at the beach and i had another cigar and some tequila while Elise had one last run.





With that we said good bye to Carmen Island! Perhaps one of the very best hunting trips and vacations I have ever been on. Itís crazy expensive but for the amount of joy I had with my wife it was worth every last penny!!!





She is absolutely nuts and I canít imagine this world without my little Tasmanian devil as a hunting partner. Thatís my wrap up and Iím home now. Surely it makes sense why I wanted to stay off my phone and the internet for a few days and just enjoy. Iím a very lucky guy and I canít wait for the next adventure!!!!!!!!


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Old 04-19-2021, 04:45 PM   #160
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Awesome trip report. it's rare to combine amarillo and desert bighorn sheep in a single report. Congrats.

how are you hunting polar bear? didn't think that was even an option.
Polar bear hunting has never closed in Nunavut. The locals are still issued tags and they can either use them or sell them to outsiders as hunts. Our government decided that US citizens could not bring them hole. But, you can legally go hunt them. The most recent counts have their numbers higher than in many years. Itís like any other animal, give them value and they will be protected. Take away value and they will be poached to oblivion.
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Old 04-19-2021, 05:50 PM   #161
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Great thread as always Doc. Congrats on your hunting success.
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Old 04-19-2021, 06:12 PM   #162
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Great read Doc! Always enjoy and nice to see you guys get out and travel and have a great time in these crazy times of being shut down!
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Old 04-19-2021, 06:45 PM   #163
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Awesome hunt/thread! Living vicariously.


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Old 04-19-2021, 06:46 PM   #164
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Old 04-19-2021, 06:55 PM   #165
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Enjoyed the read and congrats Doc.
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Old 04-19-2021, 07:53 PM   #166
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Thatís awesome! Thanks for taking us along! Is that sheep the same category as the Texas one or a different one? I guess Rocky Mountain bighorn is a different one for the list? Man excited about your polar bear hunt! That will be cool!!
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Old 04-19-2021, 07:54 PM   #167
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Congrats! Great write up


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Old 04-19-2021, 08:12 PM   #168
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Thatís awesome! Thanks for taking us along! Is that sheep the same category as the Texas one or a different one? I guess Rocky Mountain bighorn is a different one for the list? Man excited about your polar bear hunt! That will be cool!!
The desert bighorn sheep in Texas is the same species as the one in Mexico. However, there are several subspecies of Desert bighorn sheep. Rocky Mountain bighorns are a different animal.
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Old 04-19-2021, 08:16 PM   #169
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Thank you for taking us along, happy for you and Elise!


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Old 04-19-2021, 08:25 PM   #170
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Wanted to post this just to keep things straight. There are basically two big groups of North American wild sheep. Bighorns and thin horns. Then you break them down from there. I didnít want to misspeak. The desert I just shot was a weemsi.


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Old 04-19-2021, 08:48 PM   #171
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Thank you for sharing sir! Outstanding!
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Old 04-19-2021, 09:20 PM   #172
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Thanks for taking us along doc...congrats again!
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Old 04-19-2021, 09:25 PM   #173
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What an amazing story and write up! Almost felt like I was there, thanks for taking us along. And congrats on the ram, you had to work hard for that trophy.
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Old 04-19-2021, 09:28 PM   #174
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That was entertaining! Great photography, along with the write-ups!
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Old 04-20-2021, 08:14 AM   #175
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Awesome brother. Congratulations!!!!
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:42 AM   #176
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Epic all the way around! Congratulations on your success, looks like an incredible trip! Thanks for sharing it with us.
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:49 AM   #177
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Fantastic hunt! Fantastic write up! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:52 AM   #178
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Man, I have not gotten that far yet. I did have the ram skinned for a full body mount. I have my Texas Desert Ram coming and itís a full body with the other grand slam shoulder mounts with it as one piece. Iím conflicted but thatís a good problem! Iím strongly considering a pedestal mount with some type of saguaro cactus in the mount and maybe even some of the shells my wife collected. Hell, I did shoot him on a desert island.
My vote is 100% full body!!!!
Congrats again on a great hunt
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Old 04-20-2021, 04:44 PM   #179
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Man Doc!! Thanks for the recap!! And a huge congrats!!


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Old 04-20-2021, 04:50 PM   #180
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Greatness!


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Old 04-20-2021, 05:13 PM   #181
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Thanks for the recap Doc. What an amazing hunt and trip for you two!
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Old 04-20-2021, 07:54 PM   #182
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Outstanding Doc!


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Old 04-20-2021, 08:41 PM   #183
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I love a Docmay hunting thread


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Old 04-20-2021, 09:00 PM   #184
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Wow thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:52 PM   #185
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That’s awesome Doc! Thanks for sharing
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Old 04-21-2021, 06:53 AM   #186
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Just caught up

Looks like an awesome trip and lots of great memories
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Old 04-21-2021, 07:07 AM   #187
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What an awesome experience! Thanks for sharing! Congrats again!
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Old 04-21-2021, 07:23 AM   #188
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Thanks for taking us along. Your hunts never disappoint us. Your living the dream.
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Old 04-21-2021, 07:29 AM   #189
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I agree with the above, your hunt recaps are second to no ones! I greatly appreciate you taking time to let us in on your adventures.

Congrats on the continued success.

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Old 04-21-2021, 07:50 AM   #190
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Awesome story as always. You could write a heck of a book one of these days! No one can tell a hunting story the way you can. Congrats on the adventure!
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Old 04-21-2021, 11:26 PM   #191
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Another great write-up, sir. Like others, I followed along on IG, but was waiting for this thread. Lucky man indeed!
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Old 04-22-2021, 12:25 AM   #192
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As I mentioned before, 7 years ago I had too many drinks in Vegas at the SCI show and walked over to the Mexico Hunts booth. Mark Bueher from BSC introduces me to Sergio and I asked what it would take to book a sheep hunt on the island. With a handshake and $5000 deposit we set dates for 5 years in to the future.

A year later this spunky plastic surgeon walked in to my office and I ended up taking her to a charity event. Who knew she would become my wife and hunting partner! From the very beginning I told her how amazing this trip to Carmen Island would be. She was truly as excited as I was about this hunt!!!!!!


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I am pretty sure that was the SCI show that we met lol. You had your soon to be wife there but im pretty sure yall were just dating.

So freaking cool doc.. That is one of my favorite Desert sheep ive seen in a while. well deserved..
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Old 04-22-2021, 09:12 AM   #193
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Epic adventure as always! Congrats Doc!
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Old 04-22-2021, 12:14 PM   #194
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Awesome hunt!!! GREAT wright up as Always!!!!
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Old 04-26-2021, 07:50 AM   #195
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Thanks for all the kind words. Really was the trip of many lifetimes!!!!!! Work is killing me now. I wish the wife and I were back on our little island with the sheep!
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Old 04-26-2021, 08:15 AM   #196
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Work can sure get in the way of enjoying life. Appreciate you taking the time to share these experiences with us and I am already looking forward to the next 'Adventure With Doc'.
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