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Dall sheep hunt in pics
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JTreeman 19-Aug-20
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Tilzbow 19-Aug-20
JTreeman 19-Aug-20
yooper89 19-Aug-20
JTreeman 19-Aug-20
bigeasygator 19-Aug-20
JTreeman 19-Aug-20
JTreeman 19-Aug-20
JTreeman 19-Aug-20
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GhostBird 19-Aug-20
JTreeman 19-Aug-20
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Grubby 19-Aug-20
JTreeman 19-Aug-20
Mad Trapper 19-Aug-20
JTreeman 19-Aug-20
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Southern draw 19-Aug-20
JTreeman 19-Aug-20
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Nick Muche 19-Aug-20
JTreeman 19-Aug-20
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iceman 19-Aug-20
JTreeman 19-Aug-20
Charlie Rehor 19-Aug-20
JTreeman 19-Aug-20
Chief 419 19-Aug-20
Iowabowhunter 19-Aug-20
pav 19-Aug-20
t-roy 19-Aug-20
huntinelk 19-Aug-20
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Treeline 19-Aug-20
krieger 19-Aug-20
Bake 19-Aug-20
Brotsky 19-Aug-20
JTreeman 19-Aug-20
JohnMC 19-Aug-20
Paul@thefort 19-Aug-20
LKH 19-Aug-20
Heat 19-Aug-20
Scoot 19-Aug-20
ahawkeye 19-Aug-20
DEMO-Bowhunter 19-Aug-20
Stoneman 19-Aug-20
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LWood 19-Aug-20
Nick Muche 19-Aug-20
Bowboy 19-Aug-20
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cnelk 21-Aug-20
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JRABQ 21-Aug-20
hdaman 21-Aug-20
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TD 21-Aug-20
uteangler 22-Aug-20
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Bliz6 23-Aug-20
JTreeman 23-Aug-20
DanJ 24-Aug-20
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From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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I was fortunate enough to be able to hunt an Alaska Dall Sheep this year in the brooks range. Lucky enough to get it done on the 3rd day, so not a lot of big story to go with it (unlike last years stone sheep, which I will attach the link to below). I’m mostly going to throw up some pics and brief diacriptiona/comments. So if anyone has specific questions ask away.

—Jim

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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Link to 2019 stone sheep for those that missed it or are curious.

—Jim

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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View from camp one evening.

—Jim

From: Tilzbow
19-Aug-20
Wow those mountains are steep! It's like the pictures are turned 90 degrees.... Seriously, other than a sore neck looking forward to the photojournal!

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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The weather was beautiful the whole time I was in AK!

—Jim

From: yooper89
19-Aug-20
Looking forward to this!

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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I really don’t take a ton of pics, so we will cut to the chase. Afternoon of the 3rd day I was able to get an arrow in one of the 2 legal rams in the group we were hunting.

—Jim

From: bigeasygator
19-Aug-20
Seeing as we were a duo on Kodiak, I'm just gonna say it extended to this sheep and say I'm super pumped we got one! haha

Congrats again bud! In all seriousness, success couldn't have come to a better human being. Super proud and excited for you man!

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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They kinda foiled our original stalk, but we were able to spot them feeding away before they saw us. We hustled up and around and were able to kinda cut them off.

Spotted them feeding up towards us at 60 and got down in the wide open. They fed up to 20 yards (and would have been at 5 yards) when I drew. They spooked away and I guessed 40 and let fly. It drilled the biggest ram just behind the shoulder. When we saw the 4 other rams going out the other side we knew we had him laying somewhere in the bowl. Little further recovery then I expected, but not too far, maybe 200-300 yards down and around.

—Jim

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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Just a few pics...

—Jim

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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—Jim

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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—Jim

From: GhostBird
19-Aug-20
Awesome. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful ram. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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Pack out.

—Jim

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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Sheep tenderloins at camp that night, hard to beat that!

—Jim

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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Next morning made an 8 mile pack out for pick up. Mostly downhill, so really not that bad.

—Jim

From: Grubby
19-Aug-20
Very nice! Congratulations!

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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Got back to camp and rest up for 1/2 a day. But I’m still only on day 4 of a 10 day hunt in AK. I’m certainly not ready to go home!!!!!

I worked a deal to borrow/rent my guides truck to head up the Haul Road for a quick DIY caribou hunt. Bought the tag and gathered my stuff and 2-3 days worth of food from the outfitter. One of the other guides whose hunter also tagged out wanted to go, so we loaded up and headed north in the Caribou Cadillac.

—Jim

From: Mad Trapper
19-Aug-20
Congrats Jim!!

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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Caribou were pretty slim pickings on the trip, maybe saw almost as many musk ox!

—Jim

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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We did manage to scratch out 2 small (very small) bulls. My partner with a recurve and my with the trusty Hoyt. We did have a couple blown stalks and one recurve miss. But just not a lot of animals around the days we were there. It can be very hit or miss. My buddy said he say at least 3500 just 10 days before. We saw closer to 35!

—Jim

19-Aug-20
Congrats on your ram looking forward to the next adventure.

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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Few Haul Road pics.

—Jim

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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—Jim

From: Nick Muche
19-Aug-20
Couldn't have happened to a better guy! That was a fun filled few days of caribou hunting as well.

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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Sometimes you gotta cross the Sag...

—Jim

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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—Jim

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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The Caribou Cadillac in all her glory!

—Jim

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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Caribou camp.

—Jim

From: iceman
19-Aug-20
Gotta be the hair :) Congrats again, dude. Well done.

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20

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The beloved Caribou Cadillac headed home heavy. Well, relatively heavy, not a lot of antler weight with those bulls. But They sure eat good!

—Jim

19-Aug-20
Great adventure.

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20
That’s about all I’ve got guys. Thanks for at least skimming the pics this far down.

—Jim

From: Chief 419
19-Aug-20
Way to get it done Jim! Congrats!!

19-Aug-20
Huge congrats!!!!

From: pav
19-Aug-20
Congrats! Great trip....beautiful ram!

From: t-roy
19-Aug-20
“The Mullet” strikes again! Beautiful ram, Jim. Congrats!

From: huntinelk
19-Aug-20
Congrats on a great adventure.

19-Aug-20
Nice job, Jim, beautiful sheep! Looks like Mike Gundy has been rubbing off on ya. :)

From: Treeline
19-Aug-20
Awesome, Jim! Congratulations on a great hunt, ram and adventure!

From: krieger
19-Aug-20
That's an accomplishment you can remember for a lifetime! Well,done sir, very cool!!

From: Bake
19-Aug-20
Awesome Jim! Congrats again!

Two questions:

How long to grow the mullet? I saw you in May and there was no mullet! :)

And why in the sheep pic are there only 3 arrows in a 5 arrow quiver? :)

From: Brotsky
19-Aug-20
Way to go buddy! That's the way to get it done! Congrats on a beautiful ram and any caribou is a good one as far as I'm concerned. Great adventure cannot be beat! Keep those locks flowing, they're your good luck charm! Ha!

From: JTreeman
19-Aug-20
For your information Bake I lost one arrow in the brush hiking up the mountain.

And you guys that are worried about the party in the back, you should see the party I have going under that hat too!

—Jim

From: JohnMC
19-Aug-20
Awesome hunt. Look seeing your adventures! I wish I could talk myself into doing a similar hunt. I am just to cheap. One day!

From: Paul@thefort
19-Aug-20
Well done, JT. You just accomplished two "buck list" items for me. And without any pain on my side. my best, Paul

From: LKH
19-Aug-20
Is the raft pic just south of Happy Valley? Too bad you didn't get to hunt it during the high # years.

From: Heat
19-Aug-20
Way to go Treeman, that is a bad ass ram man! Thanks for sharing the pics of your success. Very nice.

From: Scoot
19-Aug-20
Congrats Jim- pretty awesome! I bet it was one heck of an adventure...

From: ahawkeye
19-Aug-20
Very cool I love the ram but especially like the DIY bou hunt. Very nice! Never had bou meat but heard it's really good.

19-Aug-20
Congrats man! Very nice ram! Nice add on with the caribou as well!

From: Stoneman
19-Aug-20
Great adventure! Congratulations on a very nice Ram and your bonus caribou.

From: dakotaduner
19-Aug-20
I don't know how it gets any better than that. Congratulations Jim.

From: LWood
19-Aug-20
Beautiful ram, Jim. Congratulations!

From: Nick Muche
19-Aug-20

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I think I’d enjoy Jim’s company more if he was terribly exhausted from his sheep hunt and sore from head to toe, but I’m also happy he had an easy one! I’m going to have to pull out the Draino after he leaves to unclog my shower due to his locks of love!

From: Bowboy
19-Aug-20
Congrats on a great ram!

From: bigeasygator
19-Aug-20
LOL @Nick!

From: Bou'bound
19-Aug-20
Congrats. Very well done Jim.

Looks like An old old one

From: kota-man
19-Aug-20
Congrats again Jim. Nick...Did you notice you don't have that problem when I come visit? :)

From: BillyD
19-Aug-20
Just awesome man - congrats on a phenomenal ram! So, it really is that simple?!?! LOL

From: ki-ke
19-Aug-20
Congrats Jim! Good to read a great success story after the gut-it-out grind of your Stone hunt last year! I'm diggin' the do. Let 'er grow! If I grew mine, I would look like Crusty the Clown in a month or so. Not sure what youre packin under the hat, but if it matches the curtains, don't fret the haters!! LOL

Congrats again. Thanks for sharing

From: KB
19-Aug-20
Epic! The hunt and hair.

From: tkjwonta
19-Aug-20
Great stuff Jim, thanks for sharing!

19-Aug-20
Congrats! What a trip

From: Beav
19-Aug-20
Congrats on a beautiful ram!! Glad you got a bou as well.

From: BillyD
19-Aug-20
Just awesome man - congrats on a phenomenal ram! So, it really is that simple?!?! LOL

From: Zackman
19-Aug-20
My hero!!! Congrats Treeman

From: Buffalo1
19-Aug-20
All round good adventure. Congrats on the beautiful ram and the bou's. Well done.

19-Aug-20
Congrats. Neat photos as well!

From: Scott/IL
19-Aug-20
Fantastic trip! Congrats!

From: Ambush
19-Aug-20
How nice is that ram?!!? Well I’ll tell you:

Nice enough to get Jim to almost smile!!!

Congrats , that’s a beautiful animal and a great accomplishment!!

From: Rgiesey
19-Aug-20
Great job! That’s how you do it!

From: Aubs8
19-Aug-20
Very cool! Congratulations! Great memories!

From: Quick Draw 1
19-Aug-20
Great adventure, buddy. Looking at your 'bou, I'm glad to see you also found the benefit of the femoral artery that I relied on so much last year!

From: JW
19-Aug-20
Congrats Jim! Looked like an awesome adventure!

From: yeager
19-Aug-20
Congratulations on a super hunt!

19-Aug-20
Congratulations. Thanks for taking the time to share with us!!

From: sticksender
19-Aug-20
Awesome, thanks for sharing your hunt.

From: goelk
19-Aug-20
Pretty cool! Wow that was a great adventure and thanks for sharing.

From: Stekewood
19-Aug-20
Fantastic Jim. What a great trip!

From: BigSkyHntr
19-Aug-20
Great job! Congratulations!

From: cmbbulldog
19-Aug-20
Beautiful animals, thanks for sharing.

From: Kurt
19-Aug-20
Jim, Congratulations!!! Nice ram and 'bou! Well done! Kurt

From: Medicinemann
19-Aug-20
Congratulations on the ram and the caribou! Looking at your photo of the sheep loins over the open flame sure brings back some powerful memories. Sounds like you got a good "recharge" at Nick's place....

From: Spiral Horn
19-Aug-20
Way to go Jim! Congratulations on a great Ram and adventure.

From: bowhunt
20-Aug-20
Congratulations !

Great accomplishment

From: MathewsMan
20-Aug-20

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Congratulations Jim. I may have passed you on the road.

I went all the way up and only got on 3 rams under legal size and did not shoot the caribou I had in bow range.

From: JTreeman
20-Aug-20

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Glad to hear you guys enjoyed it. My GF won’t as much as most of you guys! Hopefully the start to a good fall for me. Still a little hunting to do this year!

—Jim

From: BULELK1
20-Aug-20
Well done Jim

Congrats man,

Robb

20-Aug-20
What a great ram and great adventure! Congrats !

20-Aug-20
Congrats!!

From: zabwelch
20-Aug-20
Congrats! Awesome photos too!

From: Kurt
20-Aug-20
Jim, Who did you hunt the Dall with? PM me if you don't want to post it. Just curious, not needing a Dall hunt anytime soon. Kurt

From: njbuck
20-Aug-20
Congrats! Looks like it was a great time and hopefully a great kick off to a great season for you.

From: bowonly
20-Aug-20
Certainly appreciate you sharing your trip and photos with Bowsite. Sharing stories is an hunting tradition and a big reason some folks are on here. Congrats and keep the stories coming

From: SBH
20-Aug-20
Congrats Jim! Loved it. Way to go.

From: mpesto
20-Aug-20
Congrats JT!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
21-Aug-20
Congrats! Great pics, thanks for sharing with us again.

From: cnelk
21-Aug-20
Totally awesome!

21-Aug-20
Stunningly cool hunt

From: JRABQ
21-Aug-20
Cool hunt(s), congrats on your success and thanks for sharing your story.

From: hdaman
21-Aug-20
Congrats on your adventure Jim! Thanks for the recap!

From: leo17
21-Aug-20
Beautiful ram Jim. We gotta start traveling together maybe start getting 2 for 1 discounts.

From: TD
21-Aug-20
So all those hard miles and hours of black goat hunting finally paid off.... =D

Congrats Jim! Great job, great shot! Well earned!

That, and even a broken clock is right twice a day.... (ask me how I know.....)

WRT the girlfriend...... it's always a good thing to bring home something they can wrap their hands around. er..... you know, proof of hunting .....

From: uteangler
22-Aug-20
Congrats sir! Looks like a very cool experience!

From: Shug
22-Aug-20
Congratulations Jim....

23-Aug-20

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Get a haircut you damn hippie

From: Bliz6
23-Aug-20
Congrats Jim!

From: JTreeman
23-Aug-20
Don’t let Ike fool you. He was trying to brush and braid my hair the whole ride up to Coldfoot! ;)

—Jim

From: DanJ
24-Aug-20
Congrats! You make it sound easy ;)

From: Native Okie
24-Aug-20
Good pics Jim! Glad you got it done!

From: Hawkeye
24-Aug-20
Congrats!!!!

From: TEmbry
25-Aug-20
Congrats again man, nice to meet ya roadside up north and good luck for the rest of your fall!

From: Jeff Holchin
25-Aug-20
Congrats, love the effort you put into your bowhunts!

From: Jeff Holchin
25-Aug-20
Congrats, love the effort you put into your bowhunts!

From: Inshart
25-Aug-20
Well done, a "two-fer".

25-Aug-20
Very cool. Congratulations

From: buckfevered
25-Aug-20
Nice Jim. Sounds like another great adventure. Never one for idle time, are you. Congrats!

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