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New World Record Bighorn!
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Contributors to this thread:
NvaGvUp 10-Dec-15
IdyllwildArcher 10-Dec-15
alpinebowman 10-Dec-15
Zbone 10-Dec-15
njbuck 10-Dec-15
walking buffalo 10-Dec-15
NvaGvUp 10-Dec-15
NvaGvUp 10-Dec-15
NvaGvUp 10-Dec-15
Stekewood 10-Dec-15
Ermine 10-Dec-15
Bowboy 10-Dec-15
BULELK1 11-Dec-15
TD 11-Dec-15
No Mercy 11-Dec-15
FLGator 11-Dec-15
Mark Watkins 12-Dec-15
BSKED (mobile) 13-Dec-15
From: NvaGvUp
10-Dec-15

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It's official. The Boone and Crockett Club has now officially scored this ram @ 209 4/8" making it the new world record!

It was a pick-up from a road kill in Alberta.

10-Dec-15
Quite the specimen. Can you imagine getting your hands on a ram that was north of 200 inches?

From: alpinebowman
10-Dec-15
Can't imagine how heavy those are. Looking for a little feedback on age. Am I right on being around a 12 year old ram? I hope to even have a chance of a sheep let alone a tank like that.

From: Zbone
10-Dec-15
Wow, cool... Thanks for sharing...

Curious, since it's a roadkill, who now owns it? I know the MO game department owns the WR non-typical whitetail as a pick-up...

From: njbuck
10-Dec-15
Amazing ram but that picture does not due the size of it justice.

10-Dec-15
A little history on the ram. http://www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2015-03-19/world-record-bighorn-sheep-captured-researchers-heart

Government officials measured the ram soon after it's death, and found it to score much less than the B&C scorers. That is why the delay in the official scoring and recognition of being the new world record.

At the same time, these officials are claiming that the Alberta ram registration data clearly shows that rams are getting smaller, likely due to hunting induced genetic selection.

Hmmm....

Zbone, a local rancher claimed the roadkill and was able to receive a permit to keep the ram, as is allowed in Alberta.

From: NvaGvUp
10-Dec-15
It's owned by the son-in-law of the landowner, They'd been seeing this ram for years and said a couple of times per month he'd go down to the highway and they were afraid he'd get hit sooner or later.

As for possessing a pick-up, those rules vary state-to-state and I assume, province-to-province.

I found a ram in NV a few years ago when I was helping Tilzbow with his hunt. I took it into NDOW and the second the officer saw it, he could tell the ram had been dead for a long time, so he said I could keep it and that an officer would come by my home to fill out some paperwork.

In NV, they just want to make sure it was an honest find, not a ram that had been shot illegally with the poacher going back to claim it a week or so later.

In CA, however, I would not have been able to even pick it up and take it in, let alone keep it.

From: NvaGvUp
10-Dec-15

NvaGvUp's embedded Photo
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Another photo.

From: NvaGvUp
10-Dec-15
I'm working right now to see if we can get the horns to The Sheep Show next month.

I'll keep you posted!

From: Stekewood
10-Dec-15
Spectacular!

From: Ermine
10-Dec-15
Geeze! What a beast

From: Bowboy
10-Dec-15
That ram is a toad! To bad it wasn't taken by a hunter.

From: BULELK1
11-Dec-15
That 2nd pic certainly does it justice.

Thanks for sharing with us Kyle.

Good luck, Robb

From: TD
11-Dec-15
Makes you wonder what the vehicle looked like after..... puts those Dodge truck ads to the test.....

From: No Mercy
11-Dec-15
Wow!

From: FLGator
11-Dec-15
That is an amazing ram, wow!

From: Mark Watkins
12-Dec-15
Yikes! What a beauty!

Mark

13-Dec-15
That thing is AWESOME!!!

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