Black Gold Sights
Big Ram Down
Wild Sheep
Contributors to this thread:
tthomas 23-Aug-19
Treeline 23-Aug-19
Scar Finga 23-Aug-19
Ron Niziolek 23-Aug-19
Quinn @work 23-Aug-19
Huntcell 23-Aug-19
midwest 23-Aug-19
Southern draw 23-Aug-19
JTV 23-Aug-19
Overland 23-Aug-19
sticksender 23-Aug-19
standswittaknife 23-Aug-19
BIG BEAR 23-Aug-19
Shrewski 23-Aug-19
tthomas 23-Aug-19
'Ike' (Phone) 24-Aug-19
JohnMC 24-Aug-19
BIG BEAR 24-Aug-19
BULELK1 24-Aug-19
Bou'bound 24-Aug-19
Aubs8 24-Aug-19
RK 24-Aug-19
Norseman 24-Aug-19
jjs 24-Aug-19
TD 24-Aug-19
Hancock West 24-Aug-19
jordanathome 24-Aug-19
Aubs8 25-Aug-19
Aubs8 25-Aug-19
bad karma 25-Aug-19
bad karma 25-Aug-19
RK 25-Aug-19
nmwapiti 25-Aug-19
MQQSE 25-Aug-19
sticksender 25-Aug-19
SaltyB 25-Aug-19
Cazador 25-Aug-19
Quinn @work 25-Aug-19
Bou'bound 25-Aug-19
wildwilderness 25-Aug-19
YZF-88 25-Aug-19
NvaGvUp 25-Aug-19
Ermine 25-Aug-19
Stekewood 25-Aug-19
Matt 25-Aug-19
BIG BEAR 25-Aug-19
Chuckster 25-Aug-19
RogBow 25-Aug-19
elkmtngear 25-Aug-19
BOHNTR 25-Aug-19
ki-ke 25-Aug-19
NvaGvUp 25-Aug-19
'Ike' (Phone) 25-Aug-19
JTV 25-Aug-19
'Ike' (Phone) 25-Aug-19
NvaGvUp 25-Aug-19
NvaGvUp 25-Aug-19
RK 25-Aug-19
Bou'bound 25-Aug-19
NvaGvUp 25-Aug-19
WapitiBob 25-Aug-19
NvaGvUp 25-Aug-19
tkjwonta 25-Aug-19
JL 25-Aug-19
NvaGvUp 25-Aug-19
BOHNTR 25-Aug-19
Orion 25-Aug-19
BOHNTR 25-Aug-19
BOHNTR 25-Aug-19
Hawkeye 25-Aug-19
NvaGvUp 25-Aug-19
BOHNTR 25-Aug-19
Dinkshooter@work 25-Aug-19
bowbender77 25-Aug-19
Dinkshooter@work 25-Aug-19
Beav 25-Aug-19
Zackman 25-Aug-19
Zackman 25-Aug-19
Thunderflight 25-Aug-19
sitO 25-Aug-19
Treeline 25-Aug-19
Bowboy 25-Aug-19
Shawn Wood 25-Aug-19
Shawn Wood 26-Aug-19
Abndoc 26-Aug-19
wildwilderness 26-Aug-19
'Ike' (Phone) 26-Aug-19
linehunter 26-Aug-19
'Ike' (Phone) 26-Aug-19
Dirk Diggler 26-Aug-19
Mulehorn 26-Aug-19
Bou'bound 26-Aug-19
BULELK1 26-Aug-19
loesshillsarcher 26-Aug-19
T Mac 26-Aug-19
dakotaduner 26-Aug-19
Two Feathers 26-Aug-19
njbuck 26-Aug-19
Rut Nut 26-Aug-19
altitude sick 26-Aug-19
Shiras42 26-Aug-19
bigswivle 26-Aug-19
ground hunter 26-Aug-19
Scar Finga 26-Aug-19
Bou'bound 26-Aug-19
Brotsky 26-Aug-19
yooper89 26-Aug-19
Buffalo1 26-Aug-19
Ucsdryder 26-Aug-19
bowslam 26-Aug-19
Jaquomo 26-Aug-19
DL 26-Aug-19
elmer@laptop 27-Aug-19
Sandbrew 27-Aug-19
Bou'bound 27-Aug-19
Stekewood 27-Aug-19
Mad Trapper 28-Aug-19
NVBighorn 28-Aug-19
jdee 28-Aug-19
Tilzbow 28-Aug-19
Dirk Diggler 28-Aug-19
KSflatlander 28-Aug-19
jdee 29-Aug-19
craig@work 29-Aug-19
JRABQ 29-Aug-19
RK 29-Aug-19
Surfbow 29-Aug-19
Scar Finga 29-Aug-19
Candor 29-Aug-19
DiRTY MiKE 31-Aug-19
The rookie 31-Aug-19
HH 01-Sep-19
ki-ke 01-Sep-19
Alexis Desjardins 01-Sep-19
SteveB 11-Sep-19
Surfbow 11-Sep-19
BIG BEAR 11-Sep-19
Buskill 11-Sep-19
Glunt@work 11-Sep-19
Hoot 11-Sep-19
wooddamon1 11-Sep-19
kota-man 11-Sep-19
Redman 11-Sep-19
Shug 11-Sep-19
JohnMC 11-Sep-19
HH 12-Sep-19
Catscratch 12-Sep-19
BIG BEAR 12-Sep-19
Mint 12-Sep-19
Mt. man 12-Sep-19
HH 12-Sep-19
BIG BEAR 12-Sep-19
Grey Ghost 12-Sep-19
Heat 12-Sep-19
HH 12-Sep-19
From: tthomas
23-Aug-19
Big ram down. Kyle has so many friends on this site and you know him that he Never Gives Up. He was able to harvest a 170 plus CA sheep. This has to be one of the largest rams harvested at the highest elevation as he took it with one shot at over 12,700 feet. Those that have been fortunate to hear Kyle speak at his Sheep Shape Shape seminars know how hard he trains and how he has ran multiple marathons and ultra marathons and has won accolades for running extreme mountain trail races can appreciate how hard this hunt was when Kyle shares how tough the climb out with his ram was. Kyle’s never give up strategy resulted in his persistence to draw this tag and he recently shared his plan at his WSF seminar to apply in the toughest areas and those units that were the most brutal and difficult to access. He feels that most other hunters are unable to hunt in these areas and so his odds of drawing increase exponentially. Then when he draws the tag he knows that his competition during the hunt will be reduced as those other hunters not in his physical condition drop out or cannot continue to persevere as he can. He says he can just out hunt those who do draw, and in most cases he is going harder and longer and faster than his guides as well.

Kyle is too modest and won’t mention all his accomplishments as an ultra-successful runner, a financial guru, taking a top ten Pope and Young Dall sheep, his involvement as a director of WSF, his personal extensive donations to numerous conservation organizations, nor his ability to consistently be the top and best conditioned hunter that most guides and outfitters see during the season. He consistently helps and mentors and coaches hunters in their efforts to follow in his footsteps and show up for their hunts in tremendous shape. Incredibly he drew this California sheep tag against long odds but perhaps it is fitting that he did, as his early efforts in California were directly responsible for increasing the number of tags available. Clearly the hunting gods have rewarded him for putting more sheep on the mountain and increasing hunting opportunities for so many others.

I am sure that all the Bowsiters here hope that Kyle will post some photos and share this hunt, his process and more details in the future.

From: Treeline
23-Aug-19
Congratulations Kyle! Sounds like a great ram!

From: Scar Finga
23-Aug-19
Can't wait to see pictures, I don't about the weapon choice! Post up those pictures and screw the haters!!!

Congratulations!!!

From: Ron Niziolek
23-Aug-19
Congrats on the rifle ram, but Kyle & modest don't seem to belong in the same sentence.

From: Quinn @work
23-Aug-19
Congrats NVA. Would love to see some pics.

From: Huntcell
23-Aug-19
That is where he has been.

CONGRADULATIONS!!!

An Inspiration To ALL!

From: midwest
23-Aug-19
Good to hear from you, Tom!

23-Aug-19
Congrats on your sheep Kyle!

From: JTV
23-Aug-19
its a gun kill, he was lambasted by a few dolts when he posted about this hunt a while back... not sure if he gives a rip anymore about posting about it here .... he may, he may not, esp. since the CF was extinguished and the grief he took on his prior thread .... he sent out some pics to those he wished to converse with, I got the Ram pic and story, it was one hell of a Ram .... congrats again Kyle, should you decide to post about it .... if not some here will understand.. to those that dont, they can pound sand ...

From: Overland
23-Aug-19
Looking forward to seeing pics. Sounds like a proper adventure!

From: sticksender
23-Aug-19
Wow hadn't even realized the time had come and the Cali season opened. From what I hear of that unit, it is far from being any kind of slam dunk hunt. Great to hear he was successful. Would sure enjoy seeing the hunt pics and ram pics, either here, or wherever they might get posted!

23-Aug-19
Huge congrats

From: BIG BEAR
23-Aug-19
Congrats..... I have no problem with him hunting with a rifle........ But I think the grief he got was over how he acquired the tag..... not his choice of weapon.......

From: Shrewski
23-Aug-19
Thanks for the update Ttt.

From: tthomas
23-Aug-19
Big Bear, he applied for the tag, just like everyone else could have or did. Are you insinuating that somehow he acquired the tag by some ill gotten means? I do not think that CA Fish and Wildlife gave him a tag to reward him for all he have done to put sheep on the mountain in California. As far as I know it was a lotto and they drew his name? Kyle is one of the most accomplished bowhunters on Bowsite, but he did shoot it with a rifle. It must have been impossible to use a bow or I am sure he would have tried.

24-Aug-19
Accomplished bowhunter?!? Other than the Dall, haven’t all others been shot with a rifle? Don’t even believe he’s tried...With his ego, he’ll be back...Good for him!

From: JohnMC
24-Aug-19
Man crush?

From: BIG BEAR
24-Aug-19
I’m not insinuating anything tthomas.......... I’m simply pointing out that the lengthy thread on the former CF included one person who accused Kyle of attempting to purchase all of the raffle tickets in a raffle to obtain a tag. I’m not even sure if this was the tag in question. The accusation was made and then instead of defending his position on the issue...... Kyle disappeared. I’d like to see him return and post pictures of his ram and set the record straight on what happened over on the CF.

From: BULELK1
24-Aug-19
Team Foss is alive and well

Thanks for the update Tom

Congrats Kyle, isn't that his 2nd Slam??

Good luck, Robb

From: Bou'bound
24-Aug-19
Congrats to him. How do you like him now. He got it done!

A celebration worthy accomplishment. Period. Other comments with caveats and assumptions and reminders above are probably the reason he bothered not to share it here.

From: Aubs8
24-Aug-19
Great job, Kyle! Congratulations!

From: RK
24-Aug-19
Good job Kyle! Post a pic. Just one please

From: Norseman
24-Aug-19
Congrats to Kyle!

Now let’s see some pics!

From: jjs
24-Aug-19
Hat off to you for your age to be committed to this physical hunt, not many could do it and I am one, now for the pics.

From: TD
24-Aug-19
Congrats Kyle! Taking any sheep is rare air. Taking a dandy like that.... Great job. Likely even more satisfying knowing first hand all the work put in to get the herds reestablished. Dealing with psycho groups in CA actually trying to subvert their efforts. Must feel great to look back at this one and enjoy it.

Gotta put in, buy tickets, win an auction, etc to get a sheep tag in the lower 48. Takes effort, planning and yeah, maybe some money. All about priorities. It's not sitting in a tree with an OTC resident tag. Even then the tag is only part of it. Hunting sheep where they live....the adventure, the experience, that's why sheep hunters do it. It amazes me to see guys of that age who live for such physical hunts.... Dr. Frost, Kyle,..... Mr Foss, well, he's different, he just has Father Time by the stones...... =D

Great to see ya here Tom! Truly is.... always a pleasure. Take care.

From: Hancock West
24-Aug-19
I have no clue who kyle is but its amazing to see the haters come out. He's got insiders, is a rifle hunter. Blah blah. Good for him. I hope the people that put in extra get extra back. Pay it forward

From: jordanathome
24-Aug-19
Kyle is not good people....he is great people........congratulations and long ago and multiple times over earned and earned!!!!

From: Aubs8
25-Aug-19
Great job, Kyle! Congratulations!

From: Aubs8
25-Aug-19
Great job, Kyle! Congratulations!

From: bad karma
25-Aug-19

bad karma's embedded Photo
bad karma's embedded Photo
Here's one pic.

From: bad karma
25-Aug-19

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bad karma's embedded Photo
And the other....a magnificent ram.

From: RK
25-Aug-19
BK thanks

Incredible ram. Nice job Kyle

From: nmwapiti
25-Aug-19
Wow!

From: MQQSE
25-Aug-19
Congrats Kyle

From: sticksender
25-Aug-19
What a beauty of a ram. The smile tells most of the story!

From: SaltyB
25-Aug-19
Wow! Good for Kyle.

From: Cazador
25-Aug-19
That is a crusher of a ram!

From: Quinn @work
25-Aug-19
Awesome! Congrats Kyle.

From: Bou'bound
25-Aug-19
Monster and well earned

25-Aug-19
Very nice, I know the ram was killed in “California” but is a Desert BH? A Nelson’s? Or a “CA BH” ?

From: YZF-88
25-Aug-19
Cool. Good job Kyle. I’d like to see a pic. I’ve shared a rifle pic last year and nobody slashed my tires! Well, I didn’t check yet today...and it’s early.

From: NvaGvUp
25-Aug-19
It's a Desert BHS in an alpine environment @ 12,800.'

Interestingly, other than the occasional ram which wanders into CA from NV or OR, there are no California BHS in California.

From: Ermine
25-Aug-19
Cool awesome ram

From: Stekewood
25-Aug-19
Awesome! Congratulations.

From: Matt
25-Aug-19
Congrats Kyle.

From: BIG BEAR
25-Aug-19
Congrats Kyle and I’m sorry for dredging up the CF. You have nothing but respect from this fellow HUNTER (Rifle And Bow)..... and Thanks for what you did for our country as a Fighter Pilot.

Congrats on a hell of a ram....!!

From: Chuckster
25-Aug-19
Congrats Kyle on a great animal. I'm sure you worked your butt off for this. Thanks for the great pics.

From: RogBow
25-Aug-19
Awesome ram

From: elkmtngear
25-Aug-19
Wow, what a bruiser of a Ram!!

A big congrats to you, Kyle!

From: BOHNTR
25-Aug-19
Be a great post on Gun Site.

From: ki-ke
25-Aug-19
Heck of a ram. Congrats!

From: NvaGvUp
25-Aug-19

NvaGvUp's embedded Photo
NvaGvUp's embedded Photo
Bowhunter friendly?

I think not!

25-Aug-19
So now that your back Kyle, you going to answer the raffle tag situation?!? Did you try to circumvent the system or not? Easy question...If you did, it’s genius! Surprised more haven’t tried to head off a highly sought after raffle tag...

From: JTV
25-Aug-19
Ike, maybe its none of your business, ever think about that .. as long as its legal ... right ?? .. he dosnt have to answer to anyone here ... as long as he knows how he got it and it was on the up and up, I'd ignore this place ...

25-Aug-19
Lol...Ok Jeff! And I stand corrected, he is quite the accomplished bow hunter, he reminded me of it...He’s taken several animals with a bow!

From: NvaGvUp
25-Aug-19
As I noted in the PM I sent you, Ike, I've taken 24 big game animals with my bow.

How about you?

How many 160" BHS have you taken with a bow?

How many 200"+ Muleys?

How many 366" bull elk?

How many P&Y moose?

How many P&Y speed goats?

How many 165" Whitetails?

I've got all of those with a bow.

How about you?

25-Aug-19
Very nice! Congratulations.

At that elevation, do you bring all the meat and horns and cape down in one trip, or multiple?

What elevation do you have to drop to to have motorized transport?

From: NvaGvUp
25-Aug-19
Frank,

We had quads and horses to 5,000.'

From there on it was horses, mules and boot leather.

From: RK
25-Aug-19
Yea I'm going with Ike producing his numbers in comparison to kyles, that Ike is so worried about.

From: Bou'bound
25-Aug-19
Kyle don’t feel you need to prove anything to anyone. Don’t legitimize the illegitimate

From: NvaGvUp
25-Aug-19
LOL!

From: WapitiBob
25-Aug-19
Congrats Kyle, looks like a good one.

From: NvaGvUp
25-Aug-19
bou'bound,

Good point.

Thank you!

Jackasses will be jackasses and there's little if anything we can do about it.

From: tkjwonta
25-Aug-19
Beautiful ram Kyle, nicely done! Given the rarity of a sheep tag, and the importance of maintaining the health/strength of the herd, I would think that harvesting the most mature rams would be the primary objective. If a bowhunt is not conducive to meeting that objective, so be it.

From: JL
25-Aug-19
Congrats!

From: NvaGvUp
25-Aug-19

NvaGvUp's embedded Photo
NvaGvUp's embedded Photo
Of all the hunt zones in CA, The White Mountain zone is the least conducive for bowhunting.

At this time of the year the rams are way above timberline and they can see for miles.

I took my ram in the lower left corner of this photo, just below the last snowslide in the photo.

How about you, BOHUNTER?

How many rams have YOU taken with a bow?

From: BOHNTR
25-Aug-19
Well, Kyle since you asked, I haven’t drawn one yet......or finagled my way into ‘securing’ a tag like some. :) However, when I do rest assured it will be with my bow, as I’m a bowhunter. If I eat a tag because of that.....my choice. You made a choice.....good for you. It’s a nice ram and adventure so enjoy it.........but quit rationalizing about the terrain and saying it’s not conducive to archery.....I know Zack just arrowed a ram in similar terrain. :)

From: Orion
25-Aug-19
That's funny that bohntr called you out when he has used a convicted poacher to get intel on Colorado muleys

From: BOHNTR
25-Aug-19

From: BOHNTR
25-Aug-19
Now Onion, I was starting to think you were okay, at heart. But I guess not.....yup, exchanged info with him (Like a lot have), but after he was busted, stayed clear. I guess my crystal ball isn’t as good as yours. :)

From: Hawkeye
25-Aug-19
What a TOAD! Hell of an accomplishment with any weapon. Well done:)

From: NvaGvUp
25-Aug-19
So, 'BOHUNTER,' did you even apply for sheep in CA?

In NV?

In AZ?

In UT?

In CO?

In OR?

In MT?

In ID?

From: BOHNTR
25-Aug-19
CA (max), NV, AZ, MT. Someday

25-Aug-19
I've seen it all when TThomas stands up for and actually brags about someone killing a sheep with a gun? I might have to reboot my computer?

As my 6 year old says " Actually and literately" .

From: bowbender77
25-Aug-19
Great ram. Congrats !

25-Aug-19
It's either groundhog day or that other fun day in April.

From: Beav
25-Aug-19
Beautiful ram!

From: Zackman
25-Aug-19

Zackman's embedded Photo
Zackman's embedded Photo
Congrats on an incredible California ram! Very impressive animal!

Bowhunting difficult terrain and actually being successful is very difficult for sure...

From: Zackman
25-Aug-19

25-Aug-19
CONGRATS!!!

From: sitO
25-Aug-19
It's a great specimen...and the "re-introduction" or "resurgence" of these animals, as well as the work involved by many, is greatly appreciated by all of us hunters and conservationists! The pompous and pretentious nature of some here, on the other hand, I could do without.

From: Treeline
25-Aug-19
Beautiful ram Kyle! Congratulations! Thanks for the pictures!

From: Bowboy
25-Aug-19
What a Ram, Congrats Kyle!

From: Shawn Wood
25-Aug-19
Kyle, nice desert! You don’t deserve it!

I look at people like my grandfather and great-grandfather that spent a great part of their adult lives re-building the Desert Bighorn population in Southern Ca. and other parts of this state! If they saw the drama you bring to our conservation program, they’d be appalled!

Shawn Wood

CAWSF board member!

From: Shawn Wood
26-Aug-19
It’s awesome being part of this current group that of people in CAWSF!

From: Abndoc
26-Aug-19
I don’t know any of this backstory, but pretty appalling that a group of guys are attacking each other on a public forum designed for the benefit of hunters. Whether we use guns, bows, traps... you name it. To each his own. We should not be tearing each other down but supporting each with what ever means we’re used. We have enough groups and parties ready to take our hunting rights away. Why fuel the fire?? Unless this was taken illegally...put your personal feelings aside for this individual and rejoice in the fact that we live in the awesome country and have the freedoms to chance wild game with any tools allowed.

26-Aug-19
And that’s why I will never move back to California! Too much drama and politics there even the few hunters fight with each other:(

26-Aug-19
As I stated Kyle, I stand corrected...You’re a very accomplished bow hunter and well deserving, good for you!

From: linehunter
26-Aug-19
Popcorn anyone? Mmmmh

26-Aug-19
Lol...

From: Dirk Diggler
26-Aug-19
I hope you guys don't get the sheep forum taken down too. Sure miss the CF.......

From: Mulehorn
26-Aug-19
What a Ram, congrats!

From: Bou'bound
26-Aug-19
This thread which should have been a celebration for a fellow hunter and conservationist will be locked in 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. .....................

From: BULELK1
26-Aug-19
One hell of a Ram Kyle

Congrats!!

Good luck, Robb

26-Aug-19
Beautiful sheep! Congrats!!

From: T Mac
26-Aug-19
Great Ram congrats!

From: dakotaduner
26-Aug-19
Wow Congratulations Kyle. Thank you for all you do as well as the advice and inspiration you have given to many of us.

From: Two Feathers
26-Aug-19
Kyle, congratulations on your awesome ram. Hope we get to hear the rest of the story.

From: njbuck
26-Aug-19
One hell of a ram, congrats.

From: Rut Nut
26-Aug-19
I clicked the link to see a big ram. Unfortunately the thread turned into a "who has more bone" pissing contest. Too bad.........................................

Beautiful animal BTW!

26-Aug-19
Rut Nut, too funny!

From: Shiras42
26-Aug-19
Congrats on a great ram!

From: bigswivle
26-Aug-19
Congrats

26-Aug-19
I do not understand all the politics of this, I only know, that looks like a beautiful animal, and congrats on the hunt. Only thru hunting and conservation efforts, can and will, we keep the animals around.........

From: Scar Finga
26-Aug-19
Beautiful Ram! Congratulations!!!

From: Bou'bound
26-Aug-19
the hunter himself posted neither the announcement of the feat nor the picture and he is blasted. Crazy.

From: Brotsky
26-Aug-19
Lotsa first world problems going on in here! Congrats to all the successful sheep hunters!

From: yooper89
26-Aug-19
Congrats, Kyle. Helluva ram.

From: Buffalo1
26-Aug-19
Very nice ram. Congratulations

From: Ucsdryder
26-Aug-19
Shawn, do you speak for CAWSF?

From: bowslam
26-Aug-19
NvaGvUp post; How many 160" BHS have you taken with a bow? Dall 159 4/8 2000

How many 200"+ Muleys? None listed

How many 366" bull elk? 356 6/8 1998

How many P&Y moose? Shiras 128 5/8 2001

How many P&Y speed goats? None listed

How many 165" Whitetails? 3 listed 156 5/8 , 129 1/8, 126 4/8

Congratulations on these 6 P&Y animals.

From: Jaquomo
26-Aug-19
^^^^ WTH? Who cares?

From: DL
26-Aug-19
Kyle was the one that encouraged me to join WSF. I did and will continue. I was at the California banquet at his table and my wife and I shared dinner with some wonderful people. For any out there that have not hunted at 12-14,000 ft it’s tough on a young person let alone someone in there 70s. Well done and thanks for the email of your hunt. Hats off to all that take sheep. It’s an adventure like no other. I encourage everyone to apply in various states forever if it takes that long and by raffle tickets for hunts.

From: elmer@laptop
27-Aug-19
wow....awesome job Kyle!

From: Sandbrew
27-Aug-19
Nice ram! Don't care about the weapon or the BS. Sandbrew

From: Bou'bound
27-Aug-19
Nice animals bowslam. Well done. They don’t come easy.

From: Stekewood
27-Aug-19
Right on Jaquamo! Unbelievable.

From: Mad Trapper
28-Aug-19
Kyle great ram! Congrats!

From: NVBighorn
28-Aug-19
I swear to God, we are our own worst enemies. Who cares what tool he used. I hunt with a bow sometimes. But I've killed all my sheep with a rifle. If the elitists among us don't like it? Oh well.

Kyle, Congratulations on a beautiful, huge ram. And on the accomplishment of killing it at over 12,700 ft. You have big stones for doing that and even bigger for coming back here after the way some of these so-called "sportsmen" have treated you. Jealousy is a funny thing. I saw the pictures a little while back and wondered if they would show up here. I know how involved you have been in sheep restoration. I thank you for that. Three years ago I sat at your table at the sheep show after you invited people on this forum. I thank you for that. If I see you there in January I'd like to buy you a drink.

From: jdee
28-Aug-19
Being a true Bow Hunter is something rifle hunters will never understand. I don’t care what a guy kills an animal with but I’m really impressed when an animal like that is taken by bow. Some guys on here are true, passionate bow hunters some aren’t.

From: Tilzbow
28-Aug-19
I've resisted as long as I can....

First off, congratulations to Kyle on a well earned ram!

Kyle didn't even start this thread and he's being criticized by a group of holier than thou Bowsite elitists for his weapon of choice. I know him well and I know he's a passionate hunter and is also passionate about sheep conservation. Everyone on this thread/sites has their personality quirks and other issues and if you've got an hour or two and a bottle of good Highland single malt I'll fill you in on some of mine....

I thought I was a true, passionate bowhunter but I've killed two sheep with a rifle. Now that I think about it, I also killed a meat caribou with a rifle on the last day of a bow hunt 10 years ago and add doe mule deer 30 years ago. I believe I've fired 6 shots from a rifle in the past 35 years for those 4 animals so maybe I'm not the passionate bowhunter I thought I was (insert sniffle here). Shoot! Maybe I'm not even a true bowhunter!!! I'm going to go cry now because I'm not the man I thought I was before I read jdee's post....

From: Dirk Diggler
28-Aug-19
Don't think the weapon choice is the issue some have here. None of us are owed an explanation but no response is a response. It's been said a man can build a thousand bridges......

From: KSflatlander
28-Aug-19
Congrats Kyle from a fellow hunter. Quite an accomplishment with any weapon. Regardless, a trophy is defined by the hunter who took it.

From: jdee
29-Aug-19
There’s a difference between a passionate hunter and a passionate bow hunter. Nice Ram.... Tilzbow it sounds like you’re disappointed in yourself. Like they say, if the truth hurts take two Tylenol.

From: craig@work
29-Aug-19
The envy and jealousy on this thread is nauseating.

From: JRABQ
29-Aug-19
Congrats on the great ram!

From: RK
29-Aug-19
Jdee

Total nonesense. No difference at ALL in a passionate bow hunter , rifle hunter, BB gun hunter, fly fisherman,spear fisherman, spear hunter, etc etc etc. Passionate is passionate It's all good and all awesome

From: Surfbow
29-Aug-19
Man there are some idiotic posts on this thread, some of you need to check your heads...

From: Scar Finga
29-Aug-19
I think some people on here may need a little therapy! Man the holier than thou BS is sickening!

I would continue, but I would get banned for sure! I really try and be a nice guy but some of you are just dead wrong! IT WAS LEGAL!!! Get over your self righteous BS! If he broke the law then present your facts! Otherwise... shut up and move along!

From: Candor
29-Aug-19
This thread has become a sad illustration of ego/insecurity.

Come on gents....

31-Aug-19
Congrats Kyle!

Way to go brother!

From: The rookie
31-Aug-19
Congrats and nice ram. Wish we could get a hunt recap no matter the weapon.

From: HH
01-Sep-19
BOW- SITE.

Does not even peek and interest if taken with a bullet launcher.

H

From: ki-ke
01-Sep-19
Is this what intentionally killed by friendly fire looks like??

I'm sure Tom Foss rolled his eyes, giggled closed his computer and won't be back on here anytime soon. So much for this site having the opportunity to follow the adventures of him and his boys.

I don't understand the easily butthurt........

01-Sep-19
Congrats beautiful animal.

From: SteveB
11-Sep-19
Beautiful animal and although I am a passionate bowhunter, I too would have taken him in a heartbeat with a rifle. Congratulations! I don't care if you bought the tag, drew the tag, or bought all the raffle tickets....as long as it's legal, I'm good. That said, I would suggest that it isn't appealing to read braggadocio as a defense. When you know you are right, stay above the naysayers, be quiet and simply hold your head high. Jealousy is one of the ugliest things on this planet.

From: Surfbow
11-Sep-19
"peek and interest"

That's "p-i-q-u-e an interest", if you're going to rip the guy, at least do it with proper grammar and spelling...

From: BIG BEAR
11-Sep-19
Hmmmm

Over on Nick’s ram thread (also a rifle kill)..... it peeked and interest to you there HH..... you said “Well done, good looking ram”........

You wouldn’t happen to be the same HH (Hedge Hunter) that was removed from here..... would you ??

False name. False registration. Breaking the rules once again.

From: Buskill
11-Sep-19
I love Bowsite for all the great info but it’s absolutely full of elitist a$$holes. Or maybe it’s just a handful that won’t shut up and it just seems like there are a bunch. Not certain.

From: Glunt@work
11-Sep-19
When I'm bowhunting, I suppose some would say I'm a passionate bowhunter. I dont care, I just like bowhunting. I sacrifice a lot to go, build my own longbows and arrows, etc..

I also like other stuff. If I'm snowmobiling, supporting my kid's sports, fly fishing or dirt biking it doesnt change my bowhunting. Same goes for when I rifle hunt, black powder hunt, handgun hunt or wing shoot with a shotgun, those are also just other things I do. Doesnt change my bowhunting.

From: Hoot
11-Sep-19
Here here Glunt...I’ll add that it also doesn’t change my bow hunting if someone does their hunting with a rifle, some people might need to show a therapist on a doll where the rifle hunter touched them....

From: wooddamon1
11-Sep-19
LOL! ^^^

Great ram, Kyle! Congrats!

From: kota-man
11-Sep-19
If there was a “like” button here, I would’ve been hitting it like crazy on Glunts and Hoots posts. ;)

From: Redman
11-Sep-19
Congratulations Kyle, one heck of a ram! Enjoy your memories and share with as many as possible, as some will never understand the dedication that this accomplishment takes with any weapon!

From: Shug
11-Sep-19
Cory...I tried

From: JohnMC
11-Sep-19
There are 2-3 other threads of rifle ram hunts since this one that did not have all the negative comments. So what made this one different?

From: HH
12-Sep-19
That is my give name.

Rifle Nick? No

Removed from what?

KH~

From: Catscratch
12-Sep-19
Wow, I've never been able to experience the mountains or hunt for a sheep but those pics show an amazing animal that makes me wish I could hunt there no matter what weapon was in my hand. Very cool!

From: BIG BEAR
12-Sep-19
HH..... Are you Shawn Magyar from Tennessee ??

From: Mint
12-Sep-19
Congrats Kyle on a beautiful ram!

Speaking for myself, I have a lot more respect for Kyle realizing the difficult terrain and choosing a rifle instead of what some hunters would have done and just pushed their shooting ability way past their limits flinging arrows at 75 to 100 yard shots hoping to score a hit and then tracking the animal for a follow up shot.

From: Mt. man
12-Sep-19
Nice ram, DUMB ELITE COMMENTS! Completely stupid to even bring up the weapon. Go stroke your ego somewhere else. The HUNTERS and SPORTSMAN support each other. Fools divide! As for the other stuff, if the attitude of one individual on here representing their state organization is a reflection of said organization it nailed down the fact I am not arrogant and elite enough and will NEVER JOIN IT! If someone was smart enough to look at the cost of a Sheep Hunt, did the #'s and realized he could be $$$$$ ahead to buy an entire pot of raffle tickets. At least that is what I hear was hinted. THEN I SAY THAT MAN IS A GENIUS if that is what happened. PURE GENIUS! The jealousy is pure evil and there is some major evil on this thread. Pathetic!

From: HH
12-Sep-19
Bow-Site

What say Ye ..... Sponsors?

KH~

From: BIG BEAR
12-Sep-19
Are you Shawn Magyar ?? I’m pretty sure the owner of the Bowsite is OK with it.... He posted Nick’s ram.

And I’m pretty sure you (Hedgehunter) were removed from the Bowsite about the time the Community Forum was done away with. Now you’ve changed your registration and your name and you’ve returned to stir the pot. You even posted a picture of one of your Hedgehunter bows over on the Leatherwall under your new registration.

You relentlessly ragged on compound bow hunters over on the community forum..... why do you feel the need to come to the Bowsite where a very large percentage of the posters are compound hunters. Isn’t the Leatherwall enough for you ?? Thank you for you service to our country,,,,,,, But sheesh.

From: Grey Ghost
12-Sep-19
Yes, Big Bear, he’s Shawn Magyar. I’d recognize his illiterate posts anywhere.

Congrats to Kyle for a beautiful ram. I just wish he’d respond to the raffle tag allegations against him. No response is a bad look for a well respected Bowsiter like Kyle.

Matt

From: Heat
12-Sep-19
Welcome back Tthomas.

From: HH
12-Sep-19

HH's embedded Photo
HH's embedded Photo
Those were true as Ive been told from another Sheep hunter here.

We have lots of sheep here. No need to bribe Sheep Org to get a tag either.

KH~

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