3Rivers Archery Supply
Bolen Fannin
Wild Sheep
Contributors to this thread:
No Mercy 08-Aug-17
Drahthaar 08-Aug-17
BOWUNTR 08-Aug-17
Ermine 08-Aug-17
No Mercy 08-Aug-17
kota-man 08-Aug-17
No Mercy 08-Aug-17
DEMO-Bowhunter 08-Aug-17
Shrewski 08-Aug-17
Medicinemann 08-Aug-17
Huntcell 09-Aug-17
BULELK1 09-Aug-17
Mad Trapper 09-Aug-17
loesshillsarcher 09-Aug-17
Shrewski 09-Aug-17
sticksender 09-Aug-17
bigeasygator 09-Aug-17
Brotsky 09-Aug-17
JM 09-Aug-17
hunt'n addict 09-Aug-17
No Mercy 09-Aug-17
Steve H. 09-Aug-17
Steve H. 09-Aug-17
Trial153 09-Aug-17
njbuck 09-Aug-17
No Mercy 09-Aug-17
hunt forever 09-Aug-17
SDHNTR(home) 09-Aug-17
Bigpizzaman 09-Aug-17
Shrewski 09-Aug-17
elkmtngear 09-Aug-17
Steve H. 09-Aug-17
bigeasygator 09-Aug-17
Beav 09-Aug-17
Steve H. 09-Aug-17
Tilzbow 09-Aug-17
Pigsticker 09-Aug-17
Bliz6 09-Aug-17
Iowabowhunter 10-Aug-17
Shrewski 11-Aug-17
SteveB 11-Aug-17
Heat 11-Aug-17
Cliffhanger 12-Aug-17
taxidermy man 12-Aug-17
Burly 12-Aug-17
Bowboy 12-Aug-17
Mark Watkins 13-Aug-17
NvaGvUp 16-Aug-17
kota-man 16-Aug-17
Carcajou 16-Aug-17
NvaGvUp 16-Aug-17
NvaGvUp 16-Aug-17
Kurt 18-Aug-17
From: No Mercy
08-Aug-17

No Mercy's embedded Photo
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Wow. Just wow!!

From: Drahthaar
08-Aug-17
Awesome. Forrest

From: BOWUNTR
08-Aug-17
OMG.... what a ram. Ed F

From: Ermine
08-Aug-17
Super awesome

From: No Mercy
08-Aug-17

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Another view

From: kota-man
08-Aug-17
Amazing ram...

From: No Mercy
08-Aug-17
Sorry I misread. It is a Stone, not Fannin.

08-Aug-17
What a monster ram!

From: Shrewski
08-Aug-17
Wow. That is Chadwick territory. What a ram.

From: Medicinemann
08-Aug-17
That is a hell of a ram....

From: Huntcell
09-Aug-17
Extreme lmpressive do doubt about that one!!!

What makes it a Fannin sheep and not a Dall? The part of the world that it resides?

From: BULELK1
09-Aug-17
Good Lord!!

What a Ram!

Good luck, Robb

From: Mad Trapper
09-Aug-17
CONGRATS ALLEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

09-Aug-17
wowza

From: Shrewski
09-Aug-17
Huntcell, lots of conjecture on what makes a Fannin. Traditionally a true Fannin is found in the northern Yukon (Blackstone/Renoylds/Koser (Tombstone)) concessions. These areas are 300 miles north of the normal Stone's range and are separated buy a couple gigantic rivers sheep would not normally cross.

Yukon Stone concession is South and in traditional Stone territory.

I wonder if he has been hunting that same ram on all 3 trips?

From: sticksender
09-Aug-17
Beautiful ram, congrats to Allen!

Huntcell, for record-keeping purposes, if there's any gray color on the body of a white sheep it is considered a Fannin, and can be entered into P&Y under the Stone's Sheep category.

From: bigeasygator
09-Aug-17
Man, it's been a helluva year for archery sheep hunters!! Way to go Allen!

From: Brotsky
09-Aug-17
WOW!! The sheep of many lifetimes! Congrats Allen!

From: JM
09-Aug-17
Congratulations to Allen !!! that is one awesome ram!

John

09-Aug-17
Congratulations! At 14 yrs old that was close to the end of his life. Quite a trophy. That is awesome.

From: No Mercy
09-Aug-17

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More pics

From: Steve H.
09-Aug-17

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So which is it a Fannin/Dall or a Stone? Fannins are color variations of Dalls and the record keeping organizations really have screwed this one up. Attached is a Fannin colored Dall in Alaska that I took 150 miles form the Yukon border. BTW, 176" is far more impressive as a Dall than as a Stone and wouldn't that actually make it a WR (not sure I don't keep track)?

From: Steve H.
09-Aug-17

Steve H.'s embedded Photo
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Here's the wide view photo with about 15+ other typically white Dalls and the gray Dall (Fannin).

From: Trial153
09-Aug-17
Amazing Ram, congrats

From: njbuck
09-Aug-17
WOW, what a ram!!! Congrats to the lucky hunter.

From: No Mercy
09-Aug-17
Steve H.-

Pope and Young says any thin horned sheep that show any black hairs on the body, unless they appear only on the tail, is a Stone's Sheep. If only the tail has black hairs, it's classified as a Dall's Sheep. Therefore, a Fannin is a Stone Sheep in the eyes of the record books.

From: hunt forever
09-Aug-17
Awesome Job!!! Allen

From: SDHNTR(home)
09-Aug-17
Wow what a ram! Unreal.

From: Bigpizzaman
09-Aug-17
What a TOAD!!!!! Congrats to him!

From: Shrewski
09-Aug-17
See, lots of conjecture on what a Fannin is...I have one from the Jack O'Connor style traditional area (and taken with a rifle) so I'm happy with my theory ;-)

I happen to think a California Bighorn is separate from a Rocky, and if I come into a HUGE sum of money I will get a Mexicali and a Nelsoni Desert Bighorn for the seven subspecies ***I*** count.

That is just as awesome of a ram as a Stone or Dall. Thanks for the additional pics.

From: elkmtngear
09-Aug-17
His horns look to be in amazing condition for an old ram...what an incredible bowkill !

From: Steve H.
09-Aug-17
"Steve H.- Pope and Young says any thin horned sheep that show any black hairs on the body, unless they appear only on the tail, is a Stone's Sheep. If only the tail has black hairs, it's classified as a Dall's Sheep. Therefore, a Fannin is a Stone Sheep in the eyes of the record books."

I understand that but they are wrong and propagating something that has been demonstrated to be incorrect. DNA studies have demonstrated around a decade ago that Fannins are a color variety of Dalls and are not Stones. The implications of the recording groups fixing their errors is they would have to tell a LOT of hunters that the "Grand Slam" that they think they have, isn't. Would be a lead balloon to a few of them, lol.

From: bigeasygator
09-Aug-17
"Fannins are a color variety of Dalls and are not Stones"

Aren't Stones a color variety of Dalls, genetically speaking?

From: Beav
09-Aug-17
Wow what a beautiful ram!! Congrats to him!!

From: Steve H.
09-Aug-17
""Fannins are a color variety of Dalls and are not Stones" Aren't Stones a color variety of Dalls, genetically speaking?" Both are the same species Ovis Dalli, They Dalls vs Stones genetically (mDNA) form their own population clusters unlike Fannins vs Dalls that can and are in the same populations.

From: Tilzbow
09-Aug-17
I don't care if it's called a Dall's, Stone's or Fannin, that's a hell of a sheep!

From: Pigsticker
09-Aug-17
Gorgeous ram, outstanding dedication to a higher standard.

From: Bliz6
09-Aug-17
I'm with Scott - who cares what its called - its an incredible ram!

10-Aug-17
Dream come true right there. Someday I'll save up the 40k and get a Dall myself

From: Shrewski
11-Aug-17

Shrewski's Link
Just got a link to the story of the #2 B&C Dall...the good old days. Hope Allen shares his story publicly some day.

From: SteveB
11-Aug-17
Holy smokes!

From: Heat
11-Aug-17
D-D-Dang!

From: Cliffhanger
12-Aug-17
Truly awesome ram, congrats.

12-Aug-17
Steve H, if Fannins are a color variety of Dall's, why has there been Fannin colored sheep shot in the heart of Stone Sheep country in B.C.?

From: Burly
12-Aug-17
Beautiful sheep congrats to the Hunter. Man is that nice.

From: Bowboy
12-Aug-17
Tremendous ram. Congrats to Allen.

From: Mark Watkins
13-Aug-17
A huge ram and a huge congrats Allen!!!!

Mark

From: NvaGvUp
16-Aug-17
Allen hunted the same area I did, just a few days earlier. Same guide even. I had a shot at a really nice ram and if it weren't for my scope getting knocked out of alignment somehow, I'd be taking him to the taxidermist in the morning.

ARRRGGHH!!!!!

From: kota-man
16-Aug-17
That's a bummer Kyle...

From: Carcajou
16-Aug-17
That, My Man, is an absolute Monster Ram! Congratulations!!!

From: NvaGvUp
16-Aug-17
It took them 9 1/2 hours to hike from the trail to where they set up a camp. It took them 12 1/2 hours to pack it out!

This has got to be the nastiest country ever! It's massively overgrown with small willows and other brush. Getting through it on a horse is tough enough. Doing it on foot is nearing the impossible. Allen deserves all the credit you can give him.

From: NvaGvUp
16-Aug-17
About 85% of the sheep we saw would be called Fannins. Only 15% would be called Stones.

From: Kurt
18-Aug-17
Incredible ram! Heard about it in the NWT a few days ago! This is not quite the Chadwick at >50" but maybe the longest archery ram ever? Congratulations to Allen!

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