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From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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Here is the story and a lot of photos from a recent hunt with my buddy Nick and TJ. Enjoy Hunt

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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Nick decide he wanted to hunt sheep in Montana. The best way to do that is a Ewe tag or Unlimited. He went the Ewe route. Nick flew in on Wednesday. A trip to the blind to catch up that night . We had a cabin lined up and Nick had touched base with some landowners!

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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We left my house Friday at 10 am. Plan was to hunt until Sunday night if we needed.

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12-Oct-16

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After we got settled into the cabin. we head out to look for sheep and touch base with the landowners. We found a high point and soon found some sheep.

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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Sheep sh-t!

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12-Oct-16

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We found the sheep. Now to find the landowners. We did and they were as nice of people as there is! True salt of the earth. A plan was made for the morning

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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We saw plenty of these also. Some a little to close!

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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We got up and had a wonderful quiche from TJ better half! Then headed to the parking spot . We loaded up For the day. Well me and TJ did. Nick carried his bow and a empty pack!

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12-Oct-16

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We spot a few sheep high on this ridge and head that way!

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12-Oct-16

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Nick checking to see if there still there !

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12-Oct-16

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Hour later we are on the ridge across from where we saw them earlier! Takes a bit but we find them again.

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12-Oct-16

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A plan is made. Tj will stay here and me and Nick will slide in! Go Time.

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12-Oct-16

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We have to go all the way down and then circle the ridge to be above them. Down we go.

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12-Oct-16

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And down and down. To the bottom.

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12-Oct-16

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Now back up. We could see them as we headed up. Until we got around the ridge!

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12-Oct-16

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Up we go. The tall pine is are marker tree!

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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We see TJ sitting on the other side under the left pine. He signaled us game over! Me and Nick stalk in and he was right. Turns out they winded us. Ok now we know!

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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Tj Had spotted another group of sheep. Farther up the ridge. Ewes and young Rams.

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12-Oct-16

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We make a move that way. A big loop to get the wind perfect by his time. Takes a hour or so. Soon TJ sees a sheep.

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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Nick is locked and loaded
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Nick is locked and loaded
I pull up the Binos to confirm a Ewe and Get a range for Nick.

From: Mark Watkins
12-Oct-16
Yea baby!

Been waiting on ewe guys!!!

Mark

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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At the shot we hear a loud crack. The sheep bolt. I see blood on the lead one. Nick and TJ circle the hill to watch. I go down to the shot!

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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We saw the hit wasn't good. But we had decent blood and 3 determined Hunters . We are going to find her.

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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What happened over the next 5 hours was something you never want as a bow hunter. It was hands and knees blood trailing . Small drops and running tracks.

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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After a half mile she breaks away from the other sheep. She is in a Steep bottom. I look up to see her 47 yards away bedded. She gets up and Nick reacts for a shot.

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12-Oct-16

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Nick shoots and she runs to the right and the. A hard left and up the hill. We follow. Nick sees her side hilling and we back off. We can tell she is hurt and we will find her.

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12-Oct-16

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We follow up on the trail and the blood is even harder to find after she had bedded down. But with the three of us we line out the trail one speck at a time.

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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We find another bed on the edge of a cliff. it has lots of blood in it but none leaving it. We find where she backtracked and then lost the blood. We are all looking and Nick says I will just cut out my tag. I look left and there she is bedded again head up.

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12-Oct-16

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Happy

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12-Oct-16

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12-Oct-16

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12-Oct-16

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12-Oct-16

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Tj packed us all a beer. It was very tasty!

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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We broke her down and loaded her up. Up first then down

From: Nick Muche
12-Oct-16
Thanks for all the hospitality once again Hunt. I really had a good time, as always! Glad we made it work and glad we haven't forgotten how to blood trail! Been awhile since I've had a good one like that.

The initial shot was 50 yards and just as I touched it off she took a step. A lot can happen in a half second.

From: JRABQ
12-Oct-16
Glad y'all were able to finish the deal, as usual a nice story with neat pics.

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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Of course at the bottom was this group!

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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Had to cross the creek to get back to the truck!

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12-Oct-16

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This cow ran out in the creek . We talked her down

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12-Oct-16

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Here she is as nick is crossing!

From: elkmtngear
12-Oct-16
Dang, you guys were in sheep heaven! Great work recovering that gal.

Thanks for sharing...congrats to all.

Best of Luck, Jeff

From: scentman
12-Oct-16
Way to stick it out guys... Nice story and trophy!

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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the best ram we saw.

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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Sometimes you have to take out the old and blind ones.

12-Oct-16
Congrats on your sheep!

From: Rick M
12-Oct-16
5hats awesome! How about an elk story?

From: JohnB
12-Oct-16
Way to go guys every now and then we need a hard tracking job to help appreciate the easy ones, thanks for sharing the story.

From: Paul@thefort
12-Oct-16
Thanks guys. Paul

From: HUNT MAN
12-Oct-16

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Elk story coming soon have a few more tags left . It's worth the wait!

12-Oct-16
Congrats guys. God Bless

12-Oct-16
Cool stuff! Grats!

From: writer
12-Oct-16
Great stuff. The year I did 210, a local with a longbow shot a 175" ram at 17 yards. He said he'd scouted the herd at least five days a week after notice on the permit. Guy I hunted with liked to hunt November...when they were down amid the cabins near the creek. On one video you can hear, "Hey, pull up a little father to make sure I don't hit the propane tank." Not a fitting way for a BC bighorn to die, but it did. Fun ride-along online. Look forward to more. Hey, Nick, that ewe wouldn't have taken that step if you weren't shooting a Rage!

From: Nick Muche
13-Oct-16
Hopefully if I get a chance at a Kodiak bear later this month he doesn't move either... Will see!

From: TEmbry
13-Oct-16
Great story guys, sorry I missed this one for sure. Can't wait for Kodiak 2017 at least. Will be one hell of a crew in camp for sure :)

From: BULELK1
13-Oct-16
Sweet recap!

Congrats again Nick

Thanks for sharing

Good luck, Robb

13-Oct-16
Great job with your collection of pics. Always enjoy your posts. I had sent congratulations on the other thread, but it's worth doing again. Congratulations.

From: sitO
13-Oct-16
Excellent pics HUNT and congrats again Nick, keep at'm!

13-Oct-16
Congratulations, Nick! Great pics guys! What was in the Ewe's eye, was it a stick?

From: Mark Watkins
13-Oct-16
Congrats Nick!!! Not many things more fun than a couple of friends going on an adventure!

+2 EmbryO....a stick, a growth? Is this common?

Mark

From: otcWill
13-Oct-16
Love it!

From: D Schlabach
13-Oct-16
Thanks for taking us along! Nice!

From: D Schlabach
13-Oct-16
Thanks for taking us along! Nice!

From: Mad_Angler
13-Oct-16
Great story and great story telling.

But... What happened after you saw her bedded the last time? Was it hard to move to get in position for the kill shot?

From: CurveBow
13-Oct-16
Congratulations Nick and Thanks Hunt for the writ-up and pictures!

Yes, what happened when you found her in the last bed and was that a stick in her eye?

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From: Beav
13-Oct-16
Congrats guys! Glad you were able to recover her.

From: Lone Bugle
13-Oct-16
Great read and pics! Thanks for taking the time!

From: Brotsky
13-Oct-16
Congrats Nick! Great story gentlemen! Way to stick to it!

From: HUNT MAN
13-Oct-16

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I guess the post from when I last saw her was lost in space. Anyways Nick moved in to 25 yards. She tried to stand and Nick Finished her . She stumbled down the hill and died.

With her Eye we have no idea. She was old and had made it from The last out break of pneumonia in 2012!

13-Oct-16
Congrats Nick and to all involved. Beautiful country.

From: GhostBird
13-Oct-16
Way to go guys... congratulations. Good work.

From: sticksender
13-Oct-16
Very nice....thanks for sharing all the details.

From: midwest
13-Oct-16
Great stuff, guys!

From: loopmtz
13-Oct-16
Sweet!!!

From: Marty
13-Oct-16
Nice! Way to stick with it! Awesome pics too.

From: writer
13-Oct-16
Hey, Knick, how about a little info on your shooting set-up for the sheep, please?

Is it the same outfit you'll be using on big-azz bears?

From: Nick Muche
13-Oct-16
Same as I've used all year Myke.

65# Nitrum, 455 grain arrow with a Rage on the end of a Gold Tip Pierce.

From: huntingbob
13-Oct-16
Loved it! Thanks for sharing.

From: TD
14-Oct-16
Congrats Nick! And thanks to Hunt and all you folks for bringin' us along. Pretty cool.

From: buzz mc
14-Oct-16
Good stuff. Congrats to Nick.

From: Ridge Ghost
14-Oct-16
Awesome thread! I recognize the area from fishing it a lot. Cool to see it from a different perspective.

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