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Contributors to this thread:
Hessticles 20-Nov-20
BullBuster 20-Nov-20
Bowboy 20-Nov-20
Huntcell 20-Nov-20
greg simon 20-Nov-20
Scoot 20-Nov-20
Ucsdryder 20-Nov-20
redquebec 20-Nov-20
Norseman 20-Nov-20
Ermine 20-Nov-20
Bou'bound 20-Nov-20
Copperhead 20-Nov-20
sitO 20-Nov-20
standswittaknife 20-Nov-20
Guardian hunter 20-Nov-20
IdyllwildArcher 20-Nov-20
Dale06 20-Nov-20
leo17 20-Nov-20
Hessticles 20-Nov-20
ahawkeye 20-Nov-20
Bowfreak 20-Nov-20
Shug 20-Nov-20
HiMtnHnter 20-Nov-20
mrelite 20-Nov-20
Jaquomo 20-Nov-20
paul@thefort 20-Nov-20
IdyllwildArcher 20-Nov-20
Glunt@work 21-Nov-20
greg simon 21-Nov-20
Eagle_eye_Andy 21-Nov-20
Jaquomo 21-Nov-20
paul@thefort 21-Nov-20
TD 21-Nov-20
wytex 21-Nov-20
paul@thefort 21-Nov-20
paul@thefort 21-Nov-20
IdyllwildArcher 22-Nov-20
Bou'bound 23-Nov-20
deserthunter 24-Nov-20
TrapperKayak 24-Nov-20
Bear 1955 27-Nov-20
From: Hessticles
20-Nov-20

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From: BullBuster
20-Nov-20
Good main beam mass.

From: Bowboy
20-Nov-20
I think they should make some folks take an animal indentification test before they can buy a license.

From: Huntcell
20-Nov-20
wonder what else he shot over the years.

From: greg simon
20-Nov-20
Are spikes legal?

Good grief!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: Scoot
20-Nov-20
The title of this thread pretty much nails it.

From: Ucsdryder
20-Nov-20
Hell that’s closer than the guy that mistakes a moose and elk. At least they’re the same color and size!

From: redquebec
20-Nov-20
I don't buy it. How did the truth come to light? Was caught by the law shortly after the kill and tried to say "I didn't know!" Seems like a willfull kill with an empty, lame excuse to justify poaching AFTER getting caught. BUT, I wasn't there and I don't know the story. So maybe there is someone out there that's really that poor of an outdoorsman...but I just don't buy it.

From: Norseman
20-Nov-20
The LEO ask to see his “deer” permit?

From: Ermine
20-Nov-20
I doubt it was lack of knowing the species. I’d guess they shot it knowing exactly what it was and then got caught. Sheep and deer don’t look close to me

From: Bou'bound
20-Nov-20
I agree. I would assume The very worst of intent and behavior as opposed to anything less nefarious.

From: Copperhead
20-Nov-20
Ignorance of the law ( species, in this case ) is no excuse.

From: sitO
20-Nov-20
Oh the stories he will tell

20-Nov-20
I cannot think for one second that he thought it was a deer..

20-Nov-20
I shot spike horn once with 19-inch spikes but this one's ridiculous

20-Nov-20
No wound seen. Blood on the nose and butt...

Texas Heart Shot?

From: Dale06
20-Nov-20
What ermine said. The idiot knew what it was when he arrowed it. When he got caught, the story changed.

From: leo17
20-Nov-20
Does it count towards his sheep slam

From: Hessticles
20-Nov-20
It is our rifle season, so I believe he was shot with a rifle

From: ahawkeye
20-Nov-20
Is that what they call a Nebraska 11 pointer?

From: Bowfreak
20-Nov-20
Sad.

From: Shug
20-Nov-20
Since when does Nebraska have Aoudad?

From: HiMtnHnter
20-Nov-20
Awesome browtines

From: mrelite
20-Nov-20
Thats a not a Aoudad

From: Jaquomo
20-Nov-20
Devil's advocate- Nebraska has either sex deer tags. Guy sees the body, head is behind a bush. Boom at 300 yards. Never expects to find a sheep south of Scottsbluff or anywhere in that part of Nebraska.

From: paul@thefort
20-Nov-20

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Scottsbluff area big horned sheep
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Scottsbluff area big horned sheep
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20-Nov-20
Here's another Devil's Advocate scenario: The guy has hunted a total of 15 days his entire life and shot 5 deer with a rifle. He's like one of the majority of hunters in this country that doesn't give hunting a second thought till it gets close to hunting season and he dusts off his rifle and goes out to put some cheap meat in the freezer. Sees deer on his drive to work every day of his life. Sees an animal, boom. Oh crap, this isn't a deer...

It's possible the guy shot a sheep intentionally or in the heat of the moment. It's also possible that he's like the vast majority of hunters that unlike us, doesn't eat, drink, breath, and sleep hunting, hunting, hunting and can make a mistake none of us would ever make.

From: Glunt@work
21-Nov-20
I'm guessing $25K + probably CAN fix stupid.

From: greg simon
21-Nov-20
^^^ This!!! He will be working to pay fines rather than out shooting random critters!!!

21-Nov-20
Or like many Rifle hunters in NE he hopped in his pickup at 430 pm to hunt and upon driving up to his spot sees a brown critter he rolls the window down taps the brakes and double taps the trigger. Jumps the fence to drag it to the pickup...lol. Slight exaggeration! He didn’t jump the fence he just drove through the open gate...must be open to hunting!!

From: Jaquomo
21-Nov-20
Andy likely nailed it.

From: paul@thefort
21-Nov-20

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for get about the head of these sheep and mule deer, but similar body color and white rump. Without much experience, I can see a hunter may have shot first and then, "WHAT!" after the shot.

From: TD
21-Nov-20
Great pics Paul. Coupled with reading above an either sex hunt.....n not an excuse but maybe a bit of explanation. And yeah, I'd say $25,000 can go a ways toward kicking the stupid outta ya....

Great case for needing lots of head to toe glowing orange in rifle season.

From: wytex
21-Nov-20
Wonder if he got caught at the check station and really though it was a deer? All deer must be checked in during rifle season I believe.

From: paul@thefort
21-Nov-20
MORRILL — Nebraska’s bighorn sheep hunting season wrapped up Wednesday afternoon as the second of the state’s two permit holders found success at Montz Point Wildlife Management Area in Scotts Bluff County.

Trevor Premer of McCook, who won his permit by a lottery open to Nebraska residents, harvested a 7 1/2-year-old ram to conclude a hunt that began Monday in the Pine Ridge but concluded in the Wildcat Hills. The other hunter, Frank Tritz of LeMars, Iowa, won his permit by an auction sponsored by the Wild Sheep Foundation and harvested an 8 1/2-year-old ram Dec. 3 on a remote escarpment of the Pine Ridge National Recreation Area south of Whitney.

Todd Nordeen, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission big game and disease research manager who supervises the hunting program, said both rams harvested this year were trophy caliber Rocky Mountain bighorns, the subspecies that resides among the rugged sandstone buttes and escarpments of the Nebraska Panhandle. The ram harvested Wednesday marks the 27th in Nebraska since the Game and Parks Commission’s hunting program began in 1998.

The number of Nebraska bighorn sheep permits available each year is based on the state’s population of the species, especially mature rams, as determined during monitoring by Game and Parks staff. The permit winners are assisted by Game and Parks staff and treated to meals and lodging at Fort Robinson State Park.

Money from the hunts has been vital to bighorn sheep conservation in Nebraska. About $1.5 million has been raised through the lottery applications and auctions.

Reintroduction efforts for bighorn sheep began in the 1980s

From: paul@thefort
21-Nov-20
This year, in Nebraska, all deer taken were not presented physically at a check in station but were check in via computer check in because of Covid. And I will add this, if a guy was going to poach a sheep, they would not have shot this young one. I have seen a few full horned ones, while turkey hunting in the area.

22-Nov-20
Yeah, that’s another thing. It’s a class II ram. Why would you poach a class II ram?

From: Bou'bound
23-Nov-20
I agree. I would assume The very worst of intent and behavior as opposed to anything less nefarious.

From: deserthunter
24-Nov-20
Years ago we were elk hunting in Colorado. Had a kid in his late teens from there hunting with us. He got back to camp and told us that he saw 11 spike bucks running together. He was shocked when we told him they were Big Horn ewes running down the skyline.

From: TrapperKayak
24-Nov-20
At least he didnt shoot his hunting partner.

From: Bear 1955
27-Nov-20
and it looks like it was shoot in the hind quarters. yep you can't fix dumb.

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