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Can you guess which species?
Wild Sheep
Contributors to this thread:
Spiral Horn 28-Aug-19
Spiral Horn 28-Aug-19
tkjwonta 28-Aug-19
wildwilderness 28-Aug-19
JTV 28-Aug-19
TXCO 28-Aug-19
JohnMC 28-Aug-19
Southern draw 28-Aug-19
JohnMC 28-Aug-19
yooper89 28-Aug-19
Spiral Horn 28-Aug-19
Lone Bugle 28-Aug-19
TEXASWOODS5 28-Aug-19
RK 28-Aug-19
kscowboy 28-Aug-19
Zackman 28-Aug-19
yooper89 28-Aug-19
Tilzbow 28-Aug-19
Dirk Diggler 28-Aug-19
KSflatlander 28-Aug-19
MTNRCHR 28-Aug-19
sticksender 28-Aug-19
Coyote 65 28-Aug-19
Treeline 28-Aug-19
Shrewski 28-Aug-19
Ricardo Longoria 28-Aug-19
Ricardo Longoria 28-Aug-19
'Ike' (Phone) 28-Aug-19
dirtclod Az. 28-Aug-19
Spiral Horn 29-Aug-19
TrapperKayak 29-Aug-19
From: Spiral Horn
28-Aug-19

Spiral Horn's embedded Photo
Spiral Horn's embedded Photo
Here’s a challenge for the Sheep aficionados on this site - let’s see who can correctly identify the Ram in this picture:

Species?

Country?

State or Province?

From: Spiral Horn
28-Aug-19

Spiral Horn's embedded Photo
Spiral Horn's embedded Photo
Another pic

From: tkjwonta
28-Aug-19
I have almost no experience with sheep, other than dreaming about hunting them someday, but my guess is a rocky mountain bighorn in Alberta.

28-Aug-19
Snow sheep Kamchatka. Just because I like saying that!

From: JTV
28-Aug-19
if its in North America, there are only 4 distinct types of wild sheep... Rocky Mountain Big Horn, Dall, Stone, and Desert Big Horn ... with the darkness of the color, its either the RMBH or Desert Big Horn .... I'm leaning towards the RMBH/Utah (??) ....

From: TXCO
28-Aug-19
Koriak snow sheep?

From: JohnMC
28-Aug-19
I am guessing Rocky mostly because it looks like they are in a more of a alpine setting than where you are likely to find a desert

28-Aug-19
There are some very dark colored Stones so I’m going with that it’s hard to see but it looks like a white strip on one laying down.

From: JohnMC
28-Aug-19
Southern draw could be right. The horns do look a little more thin like a stone. But those would be dark stone sheep.

From: yooper89
28-Aug-19
I was going stone or DB, even though it’s alpine. Beautiful sheep regardless. My favorite critters out there.

From: Spiral Horn
28-Aug-19

Spiral Horn's embedded Photo
Spiral Horn's embedded Photo
Great guesses - keep ‘em coming. Another pic of the same Sheep.

From: Lone Bugle
28-Aug-19
RMBH

From: TEXASWOODS5
28-Aug-19
Siberian snow sheep

From: RK
28-Aug-19
It's whatever the sheep is that you went to hunt and did not kill

But from the last angle of that last picture I am going to guess It's a Caspien Blue Ridge Big Horn.

From: kscowboy
28-Aug-19
I’m going Snow Sheep in Kamchatka. The other ram pictured is all brown, so not a totally brown stone. Horns look more like a thinhorn, so not a Rocky and Desert.

From: Zackman
28-Aug-19
Aoudad!!

From: yooper89
28-Aug-19
That last pic changed the game.

From: Tilzbow
28-Aug-19
Snow sheep

From: Dirk Diggler
28-Aug-19
Siberian bighorn.

From: KSflatlander
28-Aug-19
Ovis canadensis

From: MTNRCHR
28-Aug-19
snow

From: sticksender
28-Aug-19
Whatever species, he's sure an old ram. And a dandy one! Horns are similar to North American thinhorns, but with that brown coat and bulging eye sockets, I'd guess Snow Sheep.

From: Coyote 65
28-Aug-19
I can tell you what it is not, and that is desert bighorn.

Terry

From: Treeline
28-Aug-19
Kamchatka snow sheep

From: Shrewski
28-Aug-19
Koryak Snow Sheep. Hard to tell the difference in the 4 subspecies for me, but I think the stripe by the tail is the key. I’d love to get over there and hunt them all. They are found north of the Kamchatka Peninsula.

28-Aug-19
Kamchatka Snow Sheep

28-Aug-19

28-Aug-19
Very cool, whichever one it might be...

From: dirtclod Az.
28-Aug-19
Chupacabra in a Sheeps costume.

From: Spiral Horn
29-Aug-19
Since a number of folks have already guessed right I’ll come clean:

He is an Ovis nivicola nivicola - Kamchatka Snow Sheep

Milkovo Region, Kamchatka Peninsula, Russian Far East

One of the ways to differentiate this from other Snow Sheep is the Kamchatka variant is the darkest and does not have the distinctive “white patch” on the forehead that Snow Sheep are famous for.

Thanks for playing & I’ll share more about the trip later

From: TrapperKayak
29-Aug-19
I've dreamed of going to Kamchatka for years...someday I will make that come to fruition, and not just for sheep. Nice thread and pics - thanks.

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