I just checked my email - nothing there yet.
I'm working with the Non-Ressy that drew a Zions Desert Ram tag, he is Stoked to say the least!
I'd rather not say or give his BS handle out so Please don't ax....! Haha
Be safe and stay Healthy All,
No it's Not SteveO nor Tavis!!!
But a Stand Up BS long time member!
'Ya Gotta Believe'
Hope he has a fabulous hunt!
And at least throws us a few pictures up here on the Bowsite;-)
Totally happy for him
Good luck, Robb
Unfortunately I have never set foot in the unit, I had to pick something on the app, figured it was never gonna happen given the odds - guess it was a good choice. Appreciate any intel folks can offer. The UDWR has some great tips, looking to get spots to camp, glass, access points and more. Have my brother signed on, and nephew. I can drag down a big toy hauler with UTV or a pickup camper with UTV in tow. Would like to schedule a trip and get the lay of the land before it gets blazing hot.
Need to order maps, and call the bio or GW.
UDWR says: "Most general areas occupied by bighorn sheep on the Zion unit can be found in Zion National Park (ZNP), Canaan Mountain, and the Barracks. Densities are currently higher inside ZNP however good numbers of sheep exist on public lands open to hunting on the Cannan Mountain and Barracks areas. Hunting is not allowed inside the park boundaries.
This bighorn sheep unit has been over population objective so capture and transplant efforts have been accomplished over the past few years. This population was re-established in the early 1970’s and was not hunted until 2009. The Zion unit is a highly popular and coveted area to hunt bighorn sheep due to trophy quality, access, and scenic areas to hunt.
The Barracks is the area where the Virgin River flows from Mt Carmel, UT into ZNP. Access to this area can be found south of Mt Carmel where sheep can be found close to private lands on the east end. Bighorn are commonly observed on BLM lands from Bay Bill and Merwin Canyons west into the Poverty Wash area to the ZNP boundary. Access from SR9 can also be found in the Poverty area and east of Mineral Gulch. The south side of the canyon can be accessed through Elephant Gap.
The Canaan Mountain area is located near Hildale, UT. Hiking access can be found in Short Creek where hunters can focus on Canaan Mountain and South Mountain.
This species lives in extreme rugged habitat that can have extreme weather conditions. Be prepared to hike in this type of country and spend a lot of time with your binoculars."
Appreciate any ideas on where to drill down and look.
I feel blessed to draw for sure, called a friend in the local archery club and he told me a member of club who killed a CO bighorn last year drew a CO desert tag this year. Ya gotta apply to draw. Good Luck guys
Good luck, Robb