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Old 07-02-2020, 06:37 PM   #1
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Talking Arizona desert bighorn tag!

I'm still in shock....I just drew this tag with 8 points. Saw that my credit card was hit with an $1800 charge and I was like WTH? Well, it was AZ Game & Fish charging me for the permit. It seemed too good to be true so I logged into the state website and it says I was drawn. goHUNT showed draw odds never being better than 0.20% for a nonresident, so I figured I'd never sniff a tag. I've never done a hunt like this before. Need a plan and need to drop about 30lbs by late Nov. Can't believe I'm going sheep hunting!!!
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Old 07-02-2020, 06:39 PM   #2
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Congrats!!!
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Old 07-02-2020, 06:40 PM   #3
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Congratulations, what a great surprise


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Old 07-02-2020, 06:43 PM   #4
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wow!
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Old 07-02-2020, 06:46 PM   #5
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Wow what an awesome surprise congratulations
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Old 07-02-2020, 06:47 PM   #6
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Awesome! Dream hunt!!
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Old 07-02-2020, 06:47 PM   #7
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Wow man congrats to you on the tag of a few lifetimes.

This needs a live build up and hunt if possible.

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Old 07-02-2020, 06:56 PM   #8
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Old 07-02-2020, 06:59 PM   #9
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Man congratulations!!!
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Old 07-02-2020, 07:03 PM   #10
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Wow!!
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Old 07-02-2020, 07:05 PM   #11
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Congrats.

I’m starting to think a prerequisite for winning a sheep draw is to be a TBH member.

Here’s to me being drawing for the Texas one. i think I have 23-25 preference points now.
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Old 07-02-2020, 07:32 PM   #12
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Dream hunt, congrats!
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Old 07-02-2020, 08:18 PM   #13
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Lightning has to strike somewhere. Congrats!
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Old 07-02-2020, 08:39 PM   #14
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Sweet! Congrats!
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Old 07-02-2020, 08:44 PM   #15
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Hunt of a lifetime! Congratulations
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Old 07-02-2020, 08:45 PM   #16
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congratulations!!! A lot of planning. Remember to take lots of pictures and post them up. Enjoy the ride!
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Old 07-02-2020, 08:53 PM   #17
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Congrats, that’s a hunt of a lifetime and incredible at only 8 points! Make sure to do a live hunt
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Old 07-02-2020, 09:39 PM   #18
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You probably had better odds of getting shark bit in fresh water! Congratulations
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Old 07-02-2020, 09:43 PM   #19
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Wow! Congrats on a true once in a life time hunt. Can’t wait for the live thread!
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Old 07-02-2020, 10:17 PM   #20
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awesome, definitely need a live thread. good luck!
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Old 07-02-2020, 10:31 PM   #21
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What area?
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Old 07-02-2020, 10:33 PM   #22
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That is freaking awesome man!
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Old 07-02-2020, 10:49 PM   #23
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Thatís awesome. Start climbing hills with a weighted pack on now! Wouldnít want to have to bail out of that one because your feet hurt lol.


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Old 07-03-2020, 11:24 AM   #24
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What area?

Unit 12B East

There was 1 nonresident permit for this hunt. I keep staring at my screen. I still canít believe it.

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Old 07-03-2020, 11:53 AM   #25
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Unit 12B East

There was 1 nonresident permit for this hunt. I keep staring at my screen. I still canít believe it.

That is amazing! And gorgeous country.
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Old 07-03-2020, 09:52 PM   #26
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good deal. God bless America
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Old 07-03-2020, 10:40 PM   #27
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Congrats Amigo
Fiesta Time
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Old 07-04-2020, 02:24 AM   #28
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That's just peachy. Congrats. Listen to Jay Scott's podcasts. He goes over sheep areas this time of year. If your not using a guide, recruit all the friends and even some enemies to help scout. I've never been but the people I've known have had help scouting bigger sheep. Desert bighorn isn't as strenuous as rm bighorn but still need to be in shape as you alluded to. Scout every chance you get. Arizona's not that far away from the metromess.
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Old 07-04-2020, 07:16 AM   #29
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I could only dream!! Congrats.
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Old 07-04-2020, 07:29 AM   #30
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WOW, congratulations. And now the workouts begin!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-04-2020, 06:16 PM   #31
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Old 07-04-2020, 07:07 PM   #32
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That’s awesome, congratulations
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Old 07-04-2020, 07:39 PM   #33
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Hunt of a lifetime for sure


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Old 07-05-2020, 09:41 AM   #34
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Congratulations and good luck, awesome for sure!
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Old 07-08-2020, 08:19 PM   #35
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This was the perfect reason to add a new rifle to the herd, so ordered a Barrett Fieldcraft 270 Win for the hunt. Working to lock down an outfitter.

The more hunters I talk to, the more I realize how crazy lucky I was to draw this sheep tag. Very motivated to get the most out of the opportunity.
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Old 07-09-2020, 09:35 PM   #36
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This was the perfect reason to add a new rifle to the herd, so ordered a Barrett Fieldcraft 270 Win for the hunt. Working to lock down an outfitter.

The more hunters I talk to, the more I realize how crazy lucky I was to draw this sheep tag. Very motivated to get the most out of the opportunity.
Jay Scott's podcasts include interviews with some sheep outfitters. He outfits for sheep as well and would be a good one to contact in my view.
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Old 07-14-2020, 01:39 PM   #37
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INSANE! So happy for you.
That is awesome.
Please take a ton of photos and share with us.

Again, Congratulations!!!!
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Old 07-14-2020, 04:37 PM   #38
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Congrats! Should be a great experience . And even if you don't score, remember: The true trophy is not the size of the animal you acquire, but the memory/experience in acquiring it.


(that quote (from me) used to be in my signature back when we had signatures)
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Old 07-15-2020, 07:34 PM   #39
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congrats!
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Old 01-08-2021, 12:30 AM   #40
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Hunt was incredible...and a physical and mental beating. First shot from 525 yds sure looked like a kill shot when he dropped like a stone on the cliff ledge...until 20 min later when he unexpectedly stood up and walked off while we were packing up our gear on the slope down below. 4 hrs, a couple miles, 2 more hits with a 270, and a whole lot of stress later, the ram was finally down. For a period of time I thought he was gone for good, but my guide was the eternal optimist and kept pushing me along the ledges until we tracked him down. That day we covered 7 miles and 2200 vertical feet on sand, rocks, cliff ledges and boulders. It was the most challenging hunt Iíve ever done and an epic adventure. Definitely a tag of a lifetime.

Arizona is awesome.











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Old 01-08-2021, 02:07 AM   #41
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Amazing!!!! Wow what an accomplishment- Huge Congrats! Tell us more???
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:15 AM   #42
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Awesome stuff congrats
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:20 AM   #43
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Congratulations!! That’s awesome!
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:21 AM   #44
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Congratulations.
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:21 AM   #45
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Congrats on the tag and the ram. So that’s it? Just seen 1 ram and shot it? Nothing else to the rest of the hunt to share? Haha
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:41 AM   #46
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Congrats

Looks like a great time and awesome experience, plus you filled your tag
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:43 AM   #47
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Won the lottery and sealed the deal
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Old 01-08-2021, 07:10 AM   #48
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Congrats! That’s the hunt of a lifetime IMO
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Old 01-08-2021, 07:11 AM   #49
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Too cool. Congrats on the ram!
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Old 01-08-2021, 07:12 AM   #50
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Draw of a lifetime, congrats. I'm in for the hunt, keep us posted.
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