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While on a hunting trip in 1942 on a remote ranch on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Carl Scrivens and his brothers were taking a stroll around the ranch when they spotted the skull and horns in the back of a dilapidated wagon. According to vaqueros at the ranch, the ram had been killed a year or so earlier by a Native American who was hunting for meat and left the head.
The brothers, knowledgeable about the size of desert bighorn rams, were not about to leave without the head and acquired it for a mere eight pesos -- and a wool sweater Scrivens was wearing at the time that caught the eye of a vaquero.
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Interesting story too---
Good Luck, Robb
I was in Ensenada and was trying to buy a couple blankets from a guy in a little store along side the road. He wanted 20 bucks. I was trying to get them for 10. He wouldn't go any lower than 12 so I was leaving.
He said wait, ran into the back room, came out with the dynamite and said he would throw it in. Being a 19 year old idiot I agreed immediately. The rest of that story is best left untold.
I also once got in a fist fight with about 20 fourteen year olds who were trying to rob me while trying not to step on an old lady and a baby selling ukeleles. Its hard to drink beer with fat lips.
I could go on and on. Point is, all sorts of strange stuff happens in Mexico. If you're looking for an adventure, its hard to beat. You just never know what you're going to get into.
The bighorn for 8 pesos and a sweater just brought back a lot of memories is all, and is not even kind of surprising. Sorry I hijacked the thread.
He went on a goat hunt and was done in a day...The outfitter told him if he wanted to sheep hunt he'll charge 200 a day...three days later he put an arrow thru a beautiful Stone....
Patdel ain't getting off that easy. As penance for hijacking this thread, assuming Mexico does not have a statue of limitations, I will cast the 1st vote that you start your OWN thread and tell us the rest of the story.
Sounds like a story worth hearing.
Whats that Baja hunt now, $60k last I heard?
Janez brings up a great point about the cultural values surrounding this rams horns. I have to think in 1942 the horn/ antler craze wasn't as prevalent as it is today in hunting, though man was probably still intrigued then as (we)are now by the same thing.
Maybe survival played a greater role in the chain of events for this ram. The native may not have been as worried about how to 'adorn their fire place' with the large horns, as they were about filling their stomachs.