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WY sheep outfitters
I trust you guys here quite a bit. Who you recommend? This for units one through five up near Yellowstone.
Shoshone Lodge Outfitters. Josh is one of the best.
Shoshone or Meade Dominick at 7D Ranch Outfitting.
Both Josh and Meade live and breathe hunting sheep in those areas.
Here's my 2107 WY Ram I took with Josh in August
Nice ram!!!! I'm calling him soon!
Mass all the way around
Mass all the way around
Looked at the link posted for Shoshone outfitters website, wow a very nice collection of rams taken over the years, interesting to see the variation in horns and how the curls come around . Some are tight circle others more open, like an apostrophe.
Most shown have the tips broomed off . This one from there website grabbed my attention, wow nice full tight curl and exceptional mass all the way around.
Looks like SLO has some web site work to do. A few of their links (the important ones) take you to a web site for Cialis.
Cody brown with wind river backcountry outfitters kills alot of nice rams!
A big second on Cody and WRBO. ^^^
Colby Gines is who I'd get ahold of but idk if that's even a possibility anymore.
I used Shoshone as well, I had Chris and Jeff as guides. They were great. I hunted with them in October of 2018 and the weather had the sheep moving so it was difficult catch up with a mature ram, On the 11th day of a 10 day hunt theyfound a band of 10 rams with two nice rams in it. On closer inspection I thought that the two biggest rams were only 5 1/2 or 6 1/2 years old even though their body appeared to be mature. I told Chris I would like to keep hunting for an older ram and w/o objection we backed away. Later that day we found a band of 14 rams with two older rams in it. I shot the one in the picture. On the 12th day we packed out. Afterward Chris and Jeff said that when they hunted together they were 100% on rams and my hunt was the longest that they had had. Josh did not charge anything for the extra days. Chris and Jeff were really impressive. We were all over the place looking for rams. We found a band of rams one day late in the day with a real nice ram in it a few miles away. Unfortunately we could not get there from where we were. The next day in a snow storm Chris and I came in from a different direction with no trails and ended just below where the rams had been early in the morning. Unfortunately the weather never broke and we got back to camp in the dark w/o having a good chance to glass. We did have two bands of ewes, lambs and young rams come by in the snow storm. I have been with guides that would not have left camp that day. I would highly recommend them.
Cliff was that a bow kill? Did they take any bowhunters last year?
Tom, He was a rifle kill. I had originally set-up to archery hunt for at least 6 days at the end of August. Before I drew the outfitter sold the operation. The year I drew both of my knees went bad. (I had one replaced this April and the other in June.) I was in no shape to bow hunt so it turned into a rifle hunt. I do not know if they had any bow hunts last year.
Goyt, Great ram and a hunt that all of us dream about. You earned that Ram!!
Don, this is an example of how many sheep hunts go. Great guides and great hunters can get it done. Those WY areas are no joke and at any moment weather may not cooperate with your plans. Then there is the factor of covering as much country as possible looking for sheep. Only possible with good stock.
I do not have a recommendation other than talking to all of these outfitters and if possible meeting them in person at the SS. Best of luck my friend!
TXHunter has great advice. Josh and Meade are two of the very best. There are others that are good also.... but you won’t find better than those two.
Went with Lost Creek Outfitters in 2012 in area 2. Had a great hunt.