Carbon Express Arrows
Desert bighorn
Wild Sheep
Contributors to this thread:
Mulehorn 25-Nov-17
Bowboy 25-Nov-17
Bill Obeid 25-Nov-17
Mulehorn 25-Nov-17
Bowboy 25-Nov-17
Bou'bound 25-Nov-17
Heat 25-Nov-17
Medicinemann 25-Nov-17
BULELK1 26-Nov-17
Heat 26-Nov-17
AZ~Rich 26-Nov-17
Mulehorn 26-Nov-17
Medicinemann 26-Nov-17
Feedjake 26-Nov-17
Tilzbow 26-Nov-17
Tilzbow 26-Nov-17
Tilzbow 26-Nov-17
Stekewood 27-Nov-17
TXHunter 27-Nov-17
StickFlicker 27-Nov-17
From: Mulehorn
25-Nov-17
I drew an AZ desert bighorn tag, please post your pedestal mounts. Do any of you wish you had done a life size mount after the hunt?

I don't have the room for a life size mount but have a archery shop that would display it for me if I did lifesize. Thanks in advance.......oh and btw Jake, I am serving tenderloins in camp the eve of the hunt for all my friends who are helping me! :)

Nick, Marvin feel free to chime in too.

From: Bowboy
25-Nov-17
Please post pictures and story of your hunt.

From: Bill Obeid
25-Nov-17

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My bighorn pedestal. My other sheep are full mounts. But, no regrets with a pedestal mount.
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My bighorn pedestal. My other sheep are full mounts. But, no regrets with a pedestal mount.

From: Mulehorn
25-Nov-17
I will Craig, it's happening Dec. 1

From: Bowboy
25-Nov-17
Good luck it should be an adventure of a lifetime.

From: Bou'bound
25-Nov-17
Make it happen.

From: Heat
25-Nov-17

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No regrets not doing a lifesize mount. Takes up a ton of room which I simply don't have at this time nor did I in 2010 when I hunted.

From: Medicinemann
25-Nov-17
To this day, that desert bighorn backstrap was one of the three finest wild game meals that I have ever had.....I wish you not only success, but also a great meal of sheep backstrap....rare to medium rare.....just ask Mad Trapper.

From: BULELK1
26-Nov-17
That turned out really nice Heat.

Have fun, enjoy and be safe mulehorn

Good luck, Robb

From: Heat
26-Nov-17
Thanks Robb!

Jim at Southwest Wildlife Taxidermy is a true artist and a great guy. Go with someone who not only can create the mount you want, but someone who you can trust!

Have a great hunt and good luck Mulehorn!

From: AZ~Rich
26-Nov-17

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Heat, I sure had similar ideas with mine! If I had to do it again I would have done a full body.

From: Mulehorn
26-Nov-17
Thanks for the pics guys, beautiful mounts, all of them. I'm still on the fence on which way to go but appreciate all the words of support.

I want to do this with the bow however if I use the rifle and there's no objections I will post throughout the hunt. I've been scouting all through Oct. and Nov. and the terrain has tested all my equipment to the max including my body. Anything ready to breakdown has done so this past month. It's been too hot, the sheep are holed up high and hidden but I got a few target rams on the radar. Cool weather and rain is forecasted for opening weekend so things can change in a hurry. Leaving tomorrow for camp to hunt Friday.More to come.

From: Medicinemann
26-Nov-17
Good luck!! Remember.... rare to medium rare!!

From: Feedjake
26-Nov-17
I don't mind at all seeing a rifle sheep. Post away either way.

From: Tilzbow
26-Nov-17

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Tilzbow's embedded Photo
A full body desert

From: Tilzbow
26-Nov-17

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Tilzbow's embedded Photo
A pedestal Dall’s

From: Tilzbow
26-Nov-17

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A full body, bedded Stone’s. I like them all equally and really like the variety. They all look much better in natural light, at some point I need to install some track lighting. Go with your heart and enjoy for years to come!

From: Stekewood
27-Nov-17
That’s one heck of a trio Tilz. Beautifu!

From: TXHunter
27-Nov-17

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Full body AZ desert from 2014. An experience I will never forget.

From: StickFlicker
27-Nov-17

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Sorry, I can't offer you a lot of help. I can't seem to make-up my mind how to mount mine or even who to have mount it. The skin has been tanned for most 8 months now, but I can't seem to pull the trigger on what I want to do with it. I did have the life-sized skin tanned, and I'm fairly certain I will do life-sized even though I too don't know what I'll do with it once completed. Other than my mountain lion, it's really the only species I ever "knew" from the time I started hunting that I wanted a life-sized mount when I eventually took one. I'm guessing that someday down the road, if you decided that life-sized was a mistake, you could probably make a deal with someone with a tag to keep just the cape of theirs and you could pull your horns and let them put their horns on your life-sized mount and your horns on their cape for a head mount. I'm quite sure you could always sell a quality life-sized desert sheep mount to Cabella's or someone that wished they'd have done full-sized (even without the horns), if you regretted doing it, although getting a desert sheep cape to mount just the head later might be a problem. I doubt that you would regret having it full-sized, though.

What unit do you have for sheep? Marvin

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