Mathews Inc.
2018 Sheep Hunts
Wild Sheep
Contributors to this thread:
kscowboy 16-Jul-18
sticksender 16-Jul-18
IdyllwildArcher 16-Jul-18
Treeline 16-Jul-18
Kurt 16-Jul-18
TEmbry 16-Jul-18
Neubauer 16-Jul-18
Bowboy 16-Jul-18
kota-man 16-Jul-18
SBH 16-Jul-18
Nick Muche 17-Jul-18
IdyllwildArcher 17-Jul-18
pav 17-Jul-18
Zackman 17-Jul-18
MQQSE 17-Jul-18
kota-man 17-Jul-18
Beav 17-Jul-18
coonazz 08-Aug-18
njbuck 08-Aug-18
Lone Bugle 09-Aug-18
Kurt 13-Aug-18
Treeline 13-Aug-18
TEmbry 14-Aug-18
Bowboy 14-Aug-18
tkjwonta 14-Aug-18
kota-man 14-Aug-18
BOWUNTR 14-Aug-18
Nick Muche 14-Aug-18
otcWill 14-Aug-18
TravisScott 14-Aug-18
Billyvanness 14-Aug-18
Scott/IL 14-Aug-18
MQQSE 15-Aug-18
Quinn @work 15-Aug-18
BULELK1 15-Aug-18
Bowboy 15-Aug-18
Southern draw 15-Aug-18
Scoot 15-Aug-18
Beav 15-Aug-18
TXCO 15-Aug-18
njbuck 15-Aug-18
Medicinemann 15-Aug-18
Mark Watkins 15-Aug-18
EmbryOklahoma 15-Aug-18
kota-man 15-Aug-18
Rackmastr 15-Aug-18
DEMO-Bowhunter 15-Aug-18
kota-man 15-Aug-18
loesshillsarcher 15-Aug-18
Aubs8 23-Aug-18
Aubs8 23-Aug-18
Shug 23-Aug-18
Buffalo1 23-Aug-18
wooddamon1 23-Aug-18
BULELK1 27-Aug-18
Kurt 27-Aug-18
Scoot 27-Aug-18
Nick Muche 02-Sep-18
Kurt 02-Sep-18
Nick Muche 02-Sep-18
Cazador 02-Sep-18
Billyvanness 02-Sep-18
Bake 02-Sep-18
Bake 02-Sep-18
Bou'bound 02-Sep-18
JRABQ 02-Sep-18
Hawkeye 02-Sep-18
kscowboy 03-Sep-18
Mark Watkins 03-Sep-18
M.Pauls 03-Sep-18
APauls 03-Sep-18
midwest 03-Sep-18
BULELK1 05-Sep-18
Stekewood 05-Sep-18
otcWill 05-Sep-18
Treeline 05-Sep-18
Well-Strung 05-Sep-18
Orion 05-Sep-18
Nick Muche 19-Sep-18
wooddamon1 19-Sep-18
Medicinemann 19-Sep-18
IdyllwildArcher 19-Sep-18
thedude 19-Sep-18
MQQSE 19-Sep-18
Mark Watkins 20-Sep-18
Ermine 20-Sep-18
Quinn @work 21-Sep-18
Heat 21-Sep-18
Nick Muche 21-Sep-18
BULELK1 21-Sep-18
packnin4elk 03-Oct-18
Paul@thefort 03-Oct-18
MQQSE 09-Oct-18
Bowboy 09-Oct-18
OFFHNTN 10-Oct-18
Mark Watkins 10-Oct-18
bohuntr 11-Oct-18
BULELK1 12-Oct-18
MQQSE 12-Oct-18
Redman 13-Oct-18
IdyllwildArcher 13-Oct-18
Waterfowler 13-Oct-18
Slate 13-Oct-18
Boone 13-Oct-18
Nick Muche 13-Oct-18
deerhaven 14-Oct-18
Heat 14-Oct-18
kscowboy 15-Oct-18
Rackmastr 18-Oct-18
DuggaBoy 18-Oct-18
From: kscowboy
16-Jul-18
Season began yesterday in the NWT. Good luck to everyone who drew my tags in the Lower 48. Post pics and if you have the time, create a thread on here for us to live vicariously through you.

From: sticksender
16-Jul-18
Great idea to start this thread cowboy. Looking forward to hearing from any & all lucky sheep hunters!

16-Jul-18
25 days till the AK opener.

From: Treeline
16-Jul-18
Good luck, guys!

Ike, I still wanna see you get serious and ventilate a big ol ram with your recurve!

From: Kurt
16-Jul-18
Good luck to all! Little over two weeks till the BC opener. Helping my buddy this year. Good training trip for Mt Caribou which opens two weeks later.

From: TEmbry
16-Jul-18
I’ll be cheating and toting the Tikka for this years hunt, shaving hair off that ram in Colorado last year left a bad taste in my mouth and I need bang stick redemption to get back to square one with the sheep hunting gods :). Hiking in August 8th solo and not coming back until I kill or Aug 19 rolls around.

From: Neubauer
16-Jul-18
Sooo jealous.....

From: Bowboy
16-Jul-18
Good luck all! I had my fun last year in WY.

From: kota-man
16-Jul-18
I’ll be in BC for Stone Sheep on the opener. Leave a week from Saturday! Like Tembry, it’s the bang stick for me. My second go for Stones.

From: SBH
16-Jul-18
Good luck Trevor! Hunt hard, stay safe. That's bad ass. Keep us posted.

From: Nick Muche
17-Jul-18

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Sheep hunting isn't any fun but the tag is free and someone's gotta do it so I guess I'll go...

17-Jul-18
Tavis, that may happen one day, but it won't be this year. I'm taking my compound. And I'll be thrilled and lucky to shoot a ram with it.

From: pav
17-Jul-18
Rookie sheep hunter from Indiana (at age 56) driving to Colorado S35 in two weeks. Planning to spend a couple days acclimating in the high country prior to the August 4th opener. Will be hunting with Sangre de Cristo outfitters the first week of season. Have arranged (family and work schedule) to hunt the entire season if necessary. Tough unit to kill a ram with a bow, but it will be alot of fun trying!

From: Zackman
17-Jul-18
Good luck sheep hunters!

No mountains for me this year. Maybe in 2019...

From: MQQSE
17-Jul-18
WY in Sept and La Palmosa in January for me. I better watch every step I take between now and then.

From: kota-man
17-Jul-18
Maybe Zack?...C'mon man.

From: Beav
17-Jul-18
Good luck boys!!

From: coonazz
08-Aug-18

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My buddy just shot his 12th archery sheep - 2 hours ago. A NM Rocky +180".

So proud of him. A huge accomplishment.

From: njbuck
08-Aug-18
Your friend shot one hell of a nice ram! 12 archery rams as well!!! Very well done.

From: Lone Bugle
09-Aug-18
Great ram!!

From: Kurt
13-Aug-18
Helped my buddy out. He arrowed a full curl 10-yr old Stone ram on day 6. Took us 3 more days to pack it out. Great when a plan comes together!

From: Treeline
13-Aug-18
Awesome, Kurt! Sounds like he got a great ram!

From: TEmbry
14-Aug-18

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I did as I said, I cheated and took the rifle, and came home with a solo walk in ram. My first sheep to boot! Now that the monkey is off my back I can start forming a plan for a 2019 archery ram!

From: Bowboy
14-Aug-18
That's a stud ram from NM. I suspect they'll be quite a few hitting the ground soon. Can't wait for the pictures and stories.

From: tkjwonta
14-Aug-18
Congrats Trevor, that's a beauty!

From: kota-man
14-Aug-18
Congrats Tembry! Great ram...

From: BOWUNTR
14-Aug-18
Nice Trevor.... Congratulations. Ed F

From: Nick Muche
14-Aug-18
Congrats again bud!!!

From: otcWill
14-Aug-18
Attaboy T! Grants again! Gonna be an August to remember. See you next week

From: TravisScott
14-Aug-18
Congrats Trev, your year is starting out with a bang!

14-Aug-18
Sweet! Congrats Trevor!

From: Scott/IL
14-Aug-18
Congrats again Trevor, awesome ram!!!

From: MQQSE
15-Aug-18
Way to go Trevor!!

From: Quinn @work
15-Aug-18
Awesome TEmbry! That's a beauty! Great picture too. Congrats, thanks for sharing.

Did it really die on the tiny bit of flat ground in your picture?

From: BULELK1
15-Aug-18
Good on you TEmbry!

Congrats

Good luck, Robb

From: Bowboy
15-Aug-18
Congrats Tembry nice ram.

15-Aug-18
Congrats !!

From: Scoot
15-Aug-18
WTG!

From: Beav
15-Aug-18
Congrats Trevor!

From: TXCO
15-Aug-18
I leave Saturday and hope to add to the thread...

From: njbuck
15-Aug-18
Great Ram Trevor, congrats!

From: Medicinemann
15-Aug-18
Trevor, Tell me that you cooked some tenderloins or backstraps over a campfire the night that you killed your ram! Well done.....(the hunt, NOT the sheep meat)….

From: Mark Watkins
15-Aug-18
HUGE congrats Trevor!!!!

Come on, I know there have been some other sheep killed this year!

I don't care if its bow, rifle, stick or stone killed.....post em up!!!!

Mark

15-Aug-18
Congratulations, Trevor! I love the stories and photos from sheep hunts. One of the top hunts on my list. Someday... fingers crossed.

From: kota-man
15-Aug-18

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FNAWS Ram
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FNAWS Ram
Rifle Stone from Stone Mountain Safaris taken 8/8/18. Stone Sheep are no joke. They live in some AMAZING places. Taking a Stone with archery gear is one heck of an accomplishment.

From: Rackmastr
15-Aug-18
Congrats kota! Looks like that ram has some good rings stacked in there....great coloured cape as well!

15-Aug-18
Congrats Kota and TEmbry!!

From: kota-man
15-Aug-18
Yes, he has 10 visible rings and one or two broomed. We are calling him 11. Cape was a beautiful chocolate brown...Hunted with Stone Mountain Safaris...Great outfit.

15-Aug-18
Congrats gents on your sheep!!

From: Aubs8
23-Aug-18

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Hi folks... made it back to Alaska after my first trip 7 years ago... thanks to all of you who continue to share your knowledge and expertise regarding hunting, gear, training and who provide inspiration here on Bowsite. I took both with a rifle in the Brooks Range, the most beautiful place I have ever seen.

Take care. Mike

From: Aubs8
23-Aug-18

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From: Shug
23-Aug-18
Congratulations Trevor... and cory..

From: Buffalo1
23-Aug-18
Congrats Kota and TEmbry. Those are some nice looking rams !!

From: wooddamon1
23-Aug-18
Holy smokes, talk about living the dream. Beautiful animals, gentlemen!

From: BULELK1
27-Aug-18
Great Rams fella's!!!!

Congrats All

Good luck, Robb

From: Kurt
27-Aug-18
Kota, Congrats on you FNAWS/Grand Slam ram!!! Gnarly old Stone, and I agree, toughest of the bunch for me anyway.

Trevor, nice Dall!

From: Scoot
27-Aug-18
Congrats to all!

From: Nick Muche
02-Sep-18

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Little late to the party, but I had a pretty good walk in hunt here in Alaska over the past week. I didn't even take my bow, but am completely satisfied with the outcome.

From: Kurt
02-Sep-18
Nice ram Nick! Looks like a low slung Ram that is fairly long. Congratulations!

From: Nick Muche
02-Sep-18

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Thanks Kurt! He was 39.5"'with 14.5" bases. Super nice ram and one I'll likely hunt the rest of my sheep hunting life to top.

From: Cazador
02-Sep-18
Colorado guy here needs to post up, arrowed a great ram after some setbacks.

02-Sep-18
Yes he does One of our killers got it done in a darn tough unit

From: Bake
02-Sep-18

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Great rams all. I hunted 10 days in Kamchatka for snow sheep. Weathered in all or partially for 6 days. Never saw a ram. Did shoot this ewe on the third day for camp meat. So I guess I can say I’ve killed my first wild sheep.

Disastrous hunt. Missed flights. Lost luggage ( wore the same clothes for 18 straight days). Got sick. Etc.

I’m really glad I got to go though. Wish I could look forward to another sheep hunt, but it’s gonna be a LONG time until I can hunt sheep again

Congrats to those who are successful, and good luck to those yet to go!!

From: Bake
02-Sep-18
PS . . . If I’d known I wouldn’t even see a ram, I’d have taken a lot more time and care on the ewe pics. Live and learn

From: Bou'bound
02-Sep-18
That’s hunting bake. Smile and get em next time

From: JRABQ
02-Sep-18
Wow, that's a great ram Nick!

From: Hawkeye
02-Sep-18
Great stuff guys!

From: kscowboy
03-Sep-18
Definitely not a typical trip for a first sheep hunt, Bake. Sorry you didn’t get a ram.

From: Mark Watkins
03-Sep-18
Great adventures for great sheep!!!

Congrats to all (and keep the pics rolling)!!!

Mark

From: M.Pauls
03-Sep-18
What a bruiser Nick! Congrats to all here, truly outstanding. Sorry Bake, hopefully a make up hunt is coming sooner than you realize

From: APauls
03-Sep-18
Great animals fellas! Very cool!

From: midwest
03-Sep-18
C'mon Ermine!

From: BULELK1
05-Sep-18
Kissing 40"-------->

One Hell of a Ram Nick!!

Good for you bake.

Good luck, Robb

From: Stekewood
05-Sep-18
Great thread. Congratulations guys!

From: otcWill
05-Sep-18
Well done Nick! Dream hunt

From: Treeline
05-Sep-18
Congratulations Guys! Awesome rams and awesome adventures!

That’s a bomber ram, Nick! Now you need to get one like it with that recurve!

From: Well-Strung
05-Sep-18
Great work everyone! Where is this Colorado Archery Ram!?

From: Orion
05-Sep-18
at the taxidermist

From: Nick Muche
19-Sep-18

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I honestly think the worst part about sheep hunting is eating them :)

From: wooddamon1
19-Sep-18
Hot damn that looks good...

From: Medicinemann
19-Sep-18
Nick, Next to Muskox, sheep is my favorite wild game meat....that looks delicious! When I saw the size of the "donut hole" on your ram, I knew it was one heck of a nice ram. Well done. Bake, Enjoy your sheep meat!!

19-Sep-18

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Grats to everybody! I passed this guy, just couldn't will him to legal or close enough to it and I wasn't going to chance it. I missed a bomber who's lamb tips were curled all the way to backwards, way over full curl, on day 6. Crept over a rise with him feeding and didn't want to get too high for the range and risk spooking him. Range finder said 58, 58, 45, 58. I shot for 58 just over his back. Ranged my arrow at 58. Ranged his hoof marks back to the boulder I was next to when I ranged him and it was 45 yards. Got to 100-150 yards on 5 other days from him and another legal ram, but in the end, ran out of food and had to head down the mountain. I'll get one next year.

From: thedude
19-Sep-18

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Smoked sheep roast
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Smoked sheep roast
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Needs a few more years and should probably get smarter
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Needs a few more years and should probably get smarter
I don’t think you’re cheating using a rifle on a sheep hunt especially when it might be a once in a lifetime opportunity. I’d love to get one with a bow but I’ll wait till I get a few more or draw a any ram tag. This was my first year sheep hunting and got one on a atv float hike in. Next year I will definitely have a lighter pack and be in better shape. Sheep season should be before beach season. I’d say I lost 10% of my body weight in 8 days and found abs I lost many beers ago.

From: MQQSE
19-Sep-18
Heading in for my Wyoming sheep hunt Friday AM.

From: Mark Watkins
20-Sep-18
Ike,

sounds like a heckuva successful hunt...not easy to sneak on a cat in a Wal Mart parking lot!

Mark

From: Ermine
20-Sep-18

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Colorado DIY

From: Quinn @work
21-Sep-18
Congrats Ermine. That's a heck of a trophy! S9 DIY is no joke!

From: Heat
21-Sep-18
Right On Justin!!! Awesome!

From: Nick Muche
21-Sep-18
Right on Justin, way to go!

From: BULELK1
21-Sep-18
Damn nice Ram Justin!!

Congrats man

Good luck, Robb

From: packnin4elk
03-Oct-18
Congratulations! Justin, I'm sure that was no easy task:)

From: Paul@thefort
03-Oct-18
Sheep are special as the guys that hunt them. Nicely none. my best, Paul

From: MQQSE
09-Oct-18

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Took my first rocky in WY two weeks ago. I loved this photo the most of all we took. My sea level legs and lungs were working in slow motion at 11,300 feet.

From: Bowboy
09-Oct-18
Nice rams Justin and Nick, A lot of nice sheep taken congrats to all who where successful.

From: OFFHNTN
10-Oct-18
Congrats to all! Great rams and photo's!

From: Mark Watkins
10-Oct-18
Justin, Way to "embrace the grind" as you stayed with the mission through thick and thin!!!

Mark

From: bohuntr
11-Oct-18
Awesome thread congratulations to all!

From: BULELK1
12-Oct-18
Nice Rocky Ram Adam!

Did ya see many Grizzz or wolves?

Good luck, Robb

From: MQQSE
12-Oct-18
Robb

Spent 7 days in the wilderness east of the park and never saw or heard one. I must have smelled so bad thst I pushed them all over the mountain.

From: Redman
13-Oct-18

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Well guys, don’t post here too much anymore since I have been gun hunting more than archery due to a shoulder surgery, elbow surgery on both arms and a complete re-attachment of my right tricep less than a year ago, but I am still committed to completing my Super Slam with any weapon. This year I went on my 4th hunt to get my Stone Sheep and was finally successful with Lief at Stone Mountain Safaris in BC.

13-Oct-18
Beautiful ram.

From: Waterfowler
13-Oct-18
Great stone Redman. Beautiful dark cape.

From: Slate
13-Oct-18
God bless you Redman go get um.

From: Boone
13-Oct-18
Never sheep hunted and more than likely won't be in my near future love all the pictures and stories my question is what are you guys looking at when you say full curl? Yes I get it the horn needs to go so far but what's far enough to be legal?

From: Nick Muche
13-Oct-18

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Boone, a perfect circle is full curl. This is a good example.

From: deerhaven
14-Oct-18
Great animals and great thread. Congratulations on all of you that harvested a ram! Sheep hunting is truly a life changing experience!!

From: Heat
14-Oct-18
Congrats on a great ram Redman! Way to persevere!

From: kscowboy
15-Oct-18
Redman, thanks for posting and congrats! All legal sheep are trophies and are perfectly acceptable to post on here, regardless of the method of take.

I’m halfway to my FNAWS and a Stone is next on my list (unless I miraculously draw a Desert).

18-Oct-18

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A bit late to the game here but got this guy August 8th. A good one out of S9 at 164 4/8.

From: Rackmastr
18-Oct-18
Congrats to all!!!

Redman...that late season stone ram is awesome! Love that thick cape! My wife killed a bighorn in Alberta on Nov 15th a number of years back and the hair length still amazes me.

From: DuggaBoy
18-Oct-18
Nice ram, rockymountainsnyper. I bet your guide got a nice tip!!!

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