It was a pick-up from a road kill in Alberta.
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...
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.
Zbone, a local rancher claimed the roadkill and was able to receive a permit to keep the ram, as is allowed in Alberta.
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.
I'll keep you posted!
Thanks for sharing with us Kyle.
Good luck, Robb