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Looking good, Nedly
Wild Sheep
Contributors to this thread:
LWood 14-May-15
Bigpizzaman 14-May-15
Mark Watkins 14-May-15
Mountain.Blade 14-May-15
Dennis Razza 14-May-15
t-roy 14-May-15
sticksender 14-May-15
loesshillsarcher 14-May-15
Charlie Rehor 14-May-15
Florida Mike 14-May-15
Mark Watkins 14-May-15
IdyllwildArcher 14-May-15
Hawkeye 14-May-15
loesshillsarcher 14-May-15
Mark Watkins 14-May-15
loesshillsarcher 14-May-15
loesshillsarcher 14-May-15
loesshillsarcher 14-May-15
loesshillsarcher 14-May-15
orionsbrother 14-May-15
Buffalo1 14-May-15
HoytsDad 14-May-15
IdyllwildArcher 14-May-15
Zackman 14-May-15
'Ike' (Phone) 14-May-15
HUNT MAN 14-May-15
kota-man 14-May-15
Bowboy 14-May-15
mountainman 14-May-15
chasin bugles 14-May-15
bhunter 14-May-15
Heat 15-May-15
Mark Watkins 15-May-15
Medicinemann 15-May-15
Franzen 15-May-15
Carcajou 15-May-15
huntmaster 15-May-15
writer 15-May-15
njbuck 15-May-15
loesshillsarcher 15-May-15
loesshillsarcher 15-May-15
loesshillsarcher 15-May-15
LWood 15-May-15
TD 15-May-15
writer 15-May-15
ridgerunnerron 16-May-15
loesshillsarcher 25-Aug-16
Blacktail Bob 25-Aug-16
Heat 25-Aug-16
huntmaster 25-Aug-16
Buffalo1 25-Aug-16
midwest 25-Aug-16
HoytsDad 25-Aug-16
Pat Lefemine 25-Aug-16
loesshillsarcher 25-Aug-16
Southern draw 25-Aug-16
Genesis 25-Aug-16
Mad Trapper 25-Aug-16
kota-man 03-Sep-16
Kurt 03-Sep-16
Lucas 03-Sep-16
Hawkeye 03-Sep-16
IdyllwildArcher 03-Sep-16
EmbryOklahoma 04-Sep-16
Mark Watkins 04-Sep-16
Medicinemann 05-Sep-16
BULELK1 05-Sep-16
From: LWood
14-May-15
Ned,

Got my new issue of SlamQuest, or whatever they call this huge magazine. Congratulations again on your Archery Grand Slam. I did not realize it took you 50 days to get your Stone's. I think my sheep fever might have gone away after two trips. Beautiful rams! Congrats!

Lenny

Bowsiter Scott Meszaros is also in there with his Super Ten. Congrats Scott!

From: Bigpizzaman
14-May-15
Ned is the man!

From: Mark Watkins
14-May-15
Ned, CONGRATS!!! Incredible! Impressive!

Harvard Business School did a case study on "THE most important attribute for a business owner to have that leads to success."

It was not access to capital, intelligence, genetics, education.....but rather persistence!

Four trips for your Stone's took some big stones!

Great to see Ned!

Mark

14-May-15
Congrats Ned !

From: Dennis Razza
14-May-15
Great job Ned!

From: t-roy
14-May-15
Congrats Ned! Way to persevere!

From: sticksender
14-May-15
An outstanding accomplishment, congratulations!

I feel a twinge of pain in my knee just from reading the "50 days for a Stone" statement.

14-May-15
Thanks Mr. Wood and friends. Yeah my stones was rewarding to say the least. 50+ days, lots of riding and climbing. My good friend Stacee was able to get her ram very near her tent in the middle of her first hunt. Dr. Speegle was able to arrow his stones in his 80's I believe. I kept thinking about them both quite a bit during my last couple of hunts for stones. I can do this was a constant reminder to myself. Keep plugging away and an opportunity will present itself.

My first sheep hunt for Dalls lasted 90 minutes. LOL

14-May-15
Congrats! Just amazing stuff!

From: Florida Mike
14-May-15
Congrats Ned! Tell us about a 90 minute Dall hunt? Mike

From: Mark Watkins
14-May-15
Pic of each?

Mark

14-May-15
Grats Ned!

From: Hawkeye
14-May-15
Congrats Ned! Very impressive stuff!

14-May-15

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Ok will work on it. Nahanni Butte Outfitters. My first sheep hunt. Accessed the Liards via helicopter in the afternoon. Can't hunt for like 12 hours after you fly. Hit the sack. Woke up and fixed some of those blueberry Mountain house thingies. While eating them and looking over the tent, we noticed a band of 15 rams traversing a distant ridge top. We planned a route to intercept and was lucky enough to make a good shot. Stalk took 90 minutes.

From: Mark Watkins
14-May-15
What bomber! (as someone would say:)) 40"+?

Mark

14-May-15

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Desert Bighorn with El Fuerte Outfitters. Baja, Mexico. Took Jakes advice to book a hunt and had a great trip. Jake even came along with me. Missed a cranker that was in the 170's. Was like a 15 yd shot and I blew it. My guide was hanging on to my belt at the waist while I leaned over a ledge. I wish I had that shot back. Oh well, Jake spotted this ram on the 5 or 6th day I believe and was successful.

14-May-15
Dall was 40 1/2 if I remember on the longer side.

14-May-15

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Stones was taken with BC Safaris. I went twice in one season. First was 18 days, second was 14 days. Will never forget packing out with this one. Was pitch black in the valleys and I would look up on the mountainsides that were slightly illuminated and oh the stars. The stars were shining and so bright. Was ever so glad to find the horses. The ride back was sooo peaceful.

14-May-15

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Rocky Bighorn taken in Canmore Alberta with Simpson Stonesheep. Was a little cold at times. 15 days in was able to make it happen.

The three last sheep have some individual short stories on bowsite threads.

Enjoyed every experience so much!!!

14-May-15
" My guide was hanging on to my belt at the waist while I leaned over a ledge. I wish I had that shot back."

Can't imagine why you'd have difficulty with form and focus under those conditions. Oh, yeah. 9.8m/s2

From: Buffalo1
14-May-15
Ned,

Congrats on some great adventures and super trophies. That Slam is quite an bowhunting accomplishment.

From: HoytsDad
14-May-15
As Ive told you before...that is the best looking stone sheep I've ever seen and well deserved.

Congrats bud.

14-May-15
Yeah, that stone's coat is incredible.

From: Zackman
14-May-15
Well done! Very impressive

14-May-15
Impressive indeed...

From: HUNT MAN
14-May-15
Congrats. A lifetime of stories there. Hunt

From: kota-man
14-May-15
Fantastic Ned...

From: Bowboy
14-May-15
Congrats!

From: mountainman
14-May-15
Congrats! Incredible accomplishment.

14-May-15
Awesome.

From: bhunter
14-May-15
Congratulations Ned!

From: Heat
15-May-15
Right on Ned! Thanks for the recap!

From: Mark Watkins
15-May-15
Very, very cool!

Some beautiful critters there Ned!

Mark

From: Medicinemann
15-May-15
Ned has a way of making everything a memorable experience!!!

From: Franzen
15-May-15
Well done Ned. I believe that is 32.2 for we Americans orionsbro.

From: Carcajou
15-May-15
Simply amazing! You are living the dream of many. Impressed to say the least...

From: huntmaster
15-May-15
Congrats Ned!

From: writer
15-May-15
So, you just did European mounts, right? :-)

Pics of the mounts would be neat, too.

Congrats on the sticktoitness! It's inspirational.

(Wonder how much Harvard spent on that study. For many years I guided, on pheasants, Goldman-Sachs and some of their top clients who were CEOS...some were Ivy League, some never graduated from college, most were poor as children -- all had boat loads of common sense and a helluva a work ethic!)

From: njbuck
15-May-15
Amazing rams and accomplishment, something only a select handful will ever experience a quarter of!

I know that all 4 hunts are hunts to remember but which one was the most memorable for you? Do you plan on hunting sheep again?

15-May-15

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I rarely get on bowsite fri-sunday but happen to be doing some paperwork. I have a couple pics in the computer of the 3 mounts and the rocky is in progress but I have to get some money put towards that for it to progress further. Thanks again. Will answer njbuck question after the pics of mounts

15-May-15

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Stones with my desert in the background

15-May-15
Last pic was taken at the taxidermist. So that is not my hyena and leopard.

I have been on 9 sheep hunts now I believe. 7 of which were mine and I was lucky enough to go on 2 other desert hunts with friends(and they both got their desert with a bow!! while I was there). One being Madtrapper's hunt and my other buddy LB whom I went to Canmore with. All those hunts are memorable but I would have to say the hunt in which I harvested the Stones was the most gratifying?? I just remember the sense of accomplishment. Looking at that beautiful ram amongst the rocks of the mountain after killing him was an amazing experience. Lots of emotions go through a person and its hard to explain but most hunters know what I am referring to I imagine.

Will I ever hunt sheep again? I certainly hope that I get the privilege to do so. I will continue to apply in the states and would love to get a California and a Fannin. That would be the ultimate for me. Having said that, I am content if it doesn't happen. I would love to go and participate on a friend's hunt. I found out that there seems to be an almost greater sense of gratification to see a friend be successful.

I had a crazy dream pop into my head at the age of 19 that has directed me to try to accomplish the archery North American 29(it was 27 back then). In order to maintain that course, I will have to wait until its possible conclusion before I get to hunt sheep again.(unless I draw). Been chasing my own dream for 26 years now, and at times wonder if it will ever come to fruition. Keep pluggin away one day at a time. Its all I and we can do.

From: LWood
15-May-15
Great looking rams, Ned.

From: TD
15-May-15
That is pretty cool. Congrats.

Wild ride, from 90 minutes on one end to 32 days on the other. Wow. Pure perseverance. The satisfaction of that must have pegged the meter.

Congrats again.

From: writer
15-May-15
Thanks for the mount pics...gorgeous.

16-May-15
Thx for sharing these pics. Fantastic trophies and incredible accomplishments! (Yes I would be more than content)

25-Aug-16

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For inspiration, I posted the finished Rocky thanks to Mr. Razza. lol Come on Mark, get back and get the Stones. I had a better hunt later in the year. Saw more sheep. Mark, Tom, and Blake heading to Canmore later this year also. Can't wait to hear how the hunts unfold. I was looking for my Stones thread to help get Mark pumped up again but can't find it. Get em guys!

25-Aug-16
Very cool, congratulations.

From: Heat
25-Aug-16
Well deserved recognition for one heck of a guy! Congrats Ned!

From: huntmaster
25-Aug-16
Sweet mount Ned! Congrats again!

From: Buffalo1
25-Aug-16
Congrats Ned. You not only showed persistence, but you prevailed !

From: midwest
25-Aug-16
Spectacular!

From: HoytsDad
25-Aug-16
Looks great!

From: Pat Lefemine
25-Aug-16

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This would be a more realistic mount - given the shooter...

25-Aug-16
FANTASTIC!! lol

25-Aug-16
What an accomplishment Congrats!

From: Genesis
25-Aug-16
Congrats Ned,Proud for Ya!!!

From: Mad Trapper
25-Aug-16
Nedley is my hero. When I grow up, I want to be just like him.... maybe without the cornfield fetish though.

From: kota-man
03-Sep-16
Not sure how I missed this one Ned...(well I do know as I was in the Yukon on a hopeless 17 day Stone adventure myself last August), but congrats again on a great accomplishment. Now, get after completing that Super!

From: Kurt
03-Sep-16
Ned, great slam and beautiful Dall and Stone's! Congrats, as I missed this before too....part of my long quest for a Stone's same as Kota-man. Sheep sure are addicting....with only only another hunt to cure the fever. Kurt

From: Lucas
03-Sep-16
Way to go Ned! Good luck with the rest of the 29!

From: Hawkeye
03-Sep-16
Congrats Ned!!

03-Sep-16
Very nice Ned.

Pat, that's hilarious.

04-Sep-16
Very impressive! If there's one animal I'd fork out some big coin for (which I don't have), it would be for a sheep hunt. That stones story and your description of the pack out. Again, impressive.

From: Mark Watkins
04-Sep-16
Those are some incredible critters AND great stories! Congrats Ned!!!

About time I look up your Stones Thread again as an adrenaline boost.....for like the fourth time!

Mark

From: Medicinemann
05-Sep-16
Those Desert Bighorn sheep hunts sure are memorable.....

Pat, great photo-shopping, but where's the kitten in the cornfield?

From: BULELK1
05-Sep-16
Hell of an accomplishment!

Congrats

Great looking mounts too

Good luck, Robb

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