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Ram down in Co S38
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Contributors to this thread:
Bowhunt24-7 19-Dec-21
Bow Bullet 19-Dec-21
Rocky D 19-Dec-21
Bandicooter 19-Dec-21
Zbone 19-Dec-21
tkjwonta 19-Dec-21
Ucsdryder 19-Dec-21
Bowboy 19-Dec-21
BOHNTR 19-Dec-21
JohnMC 19-Dec-21
Cazador 19-Dec-21
Ambush 19-Dec-21
[email protected] 19-Dec-21
huntinelk 20-Dec-21
brettpsu 20-Dec-21
BULELK1 20-Dec-21
WV Mountaineer 20-Dec-21
midwest 20-Dec-21
Treeline 20-Dec-21
Zebrakiller 20-Dec-21
Bowhunt24-7 20-Dec-21
Bowhunt24-7 20-Dec-21
Bowhunt24-7 20-Dec-21
Scoot 20-Dec-21
wytex 20-Dec-21
SteveB 20-Dec-21
iceman 20-Dec-21
Bowhunt24-7 20-Dec-21
sticksender 20-Dec-21
Buckeye 20-Dec-21
deerhunter72 20-Dec-21
Grey Ghost 20-Dec-21
wildwilderness 20-Dec-21
goyt 20-Dec-21
Quinn @work 20-Dec-21
Bwana 20-Dec-21
Supernaut 20-Dec-21
kscowboy 20-Dec-21
Bowaddict 20-Dec-21
bowbender77 20-Dec-21
drmike 20-Dec-21
Surfbow 20-Dec-21
Mad Trapper 20-Dec-21
wacem 20-Dec-21
Bowhunt24-7 20-Dec-21
TXCO 20-Dec-21
Al Dente Laptop 20-Dec-21
publichunter1 20-Dec-21
Kurt 20-Dec-21
JL 20-Dec-21
Rgiesey 21-Dec-21
[email protected] 21-Dec-21
RickH 21-Dec-21
Treeline 21-Dec-21
Shug 21-Dec-21
lewis 21-Dec-21
njbuck 21-Dec-21
IdyllwildArcher 22-Dec-21
LWood 22-Dec-21
Shrewski 22-Dec-21
Ambush 22-Dec-21
Royboy 24-Dec-21
Quinn @work 24-Dec-21
Zim 24-Dec-21
From: Bowhunt24-7
19-Dec-21

Bowhunt24-7's embedded Photo
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From: Bow Bullet
19-Dec-21
Fantastic ram!! We need the details!

From: Rocky D
19-Dec-21
Fantastic ram, congratulations!

From: Bandicooter
19-Dec-21
Apishipa SWA or private land?

From: Zbone
19-Dec-21
Congrats to hunter.... Terrain looks like desert bighorn country...

From: tkjwonta
19-Dec-21
Wow, what an impressive ram!

From: Ucsdryder
19-Dec-21
Woah!

From: Bowboy
19-Dec-21
Congrats please post a story!

From: BOHNTR
19-Dec-21
Awesome! Congratulations.

From: JohnMC
19-Dec-21
Great ram!

From: Cazador
19-Dec-21
Beauty! Nice to see great sheep coming out of there again!

From: Ambush
19-Dec-21
Heavy ram!! Congrats on a beauty! If you don't time for words, a few more pics will be worth a few thousand :)

19-Dec-21
WOW! a bruiser for sure.

From: huntinelk
20-Dec-21
Great ram, congratulations

From: brettpsu
20-Dec-21
Dandy ram! Congrats

20-Dec-21
Congrats. Looks like a Montana or Canadian Bighorn with the mass.

From: BULELK1
20-Dec-21
WoW!!

Those bases gotta be kissing 16 inches for sure.

Congrats,

Robb

20-Dec-21
Awesome! Congratulations.

From: midwest
20-Dec-21
Wow...congrats!

From: Treeline
20-Dec-21
Great ram! Congratulations!

From: Zebrakiller
20-Dec-21
Nice awesome deal congrats!

From: Bowhunt24-7
20-Dec-21

Bowhunt24-7's embedded Photo
Bowhunt24-7's embedded Photo

From: Bowhunt24-7
20-Dec-21

Bowhunt24-7's embedded Photo
Bowhunt24-7's embedded Photo

From: Bowhunt24-7
20-Dec-21

Bowhunt24-7's embedded Photo
Bowhunt24-7's embedded Photo

From: Scoot
20-Dec-21
Saweet! Congrats!

From: wytex
20-Dec-21
What a beauty. He may be a "book" ram. Congrats sir and very well done!

From: SteveB
20-Dec-21
What a stud! (The sheep lol) Congratulations!!

From: iceman
20-Dec-21
Nice!! Congrats

From: Bowhunt24-7
20-Dec-21
This was indeed a Aphisapa ram. Hunted 14 days total first five with help the last 9 solo. The sheep seem to cycle thru the wildlife area randomly and only hang out for a day or so before they move on. I only saw 1 ram in the first 5 days. I Was fortunate the meet up with a local rancher who gave me permission to hunt some adjacent land and doubled my hunting area With excess to this additional area I was able to locate the sheep almost everyday I spent several days trying to get on a lone ram that consistently appear to bed then allow me to circle up on him which usually required crossing the entire canyon complex only to watch him move off into section of the canyon totally inaccessible to humans. Eventually i located the ewes at first there were 8 together with no ram. The next morning there were 21 ewes and 1 ram i spent the rest of that day attempting to get ahead of this bunch only to end up at sundown watching them bed below me with the ram some 90 yard away. The next morning the band had increased to 26 ewes and still only one ram. I watched them move like a flock of birds randomly changing direction as they fed along the canyon floor I had learned not to make a move on them until i was sure of where they were heading. This morning the entire group bedded at the base of the canyon rim i had been glassing them from I knew there was a bench on the rock wall half way down the canyon wall i could get to and above them. The stalk went perfectly and i ended up in the cover of large boulders 40 yards above the ram After ranging him and while drawing my bow multiple ewes which i was not paying much attention to went on red alert. The ram was now on his feet and jumped up on a boulder for a better look he was now 45 yard but broadside slightly quartering towards me. It was now or never and i probable made the best shot of my life. I knew the shot was good but my 68 yr old eyes are not as good as they once were The ram went 80 yards into cover and appeared to go down. Out of an abundance of caution i waited till the following sun rise to climb down to the bottom of the canyon to recover my trophy of a life time.

From: sticksender
20-Dec-21
Very nice....congrats on your success in a tough unit!

From: Buckeye
20-Dec-21
beautiful animal Frank! I bet that was one of the longest nights of your life , waiting to recover that Ram. Wow!

From: deerhunter72
20-Dec-21
Beautiful, massive ram! Congratulations

From: Grey Ghost
20-Dec-21
Well done, Sir!!

Matt

20-Dec-21
Thanks for the inspiration! Love sheep hunting in the rut

From: goyt
20-Dec-21
Congratulations! Great job.

From: Quinn @work
20-Dec-21
Congrats! Great ram. Thanks for sharing the story and photos with us!

From: Bwana
20-Dec-21
What an awesome animal!

From: Supernaut
20-Dec-21
Beautiful animal, congratulations!

From: kscowboy
20-Dec-21
Congrats! Gives me something to daydream about during that uneventful drive between La Junta and Walsenburg.

From: Bowaddict
20-Dec-21
Awesome ram!! Congrats!

From: bowbender77
20-Dec-21
Great Ram. Congrats!

From: drmike
20-Dec-21
Great ram!!! Way to go!

From: Surfbow
20-Dec-21
Awesome, congrats!

From: Mad Trapper
20-Dec-21
Congrats!

From: wacem
20-Dec-21
Thanks for sharing, Awsome.

From: Bowhunt24-7
20-Dec-21
I have to give brandon powell credit for intel he gave me during the sheep meet and greet at no limits archery in july also credit to my friend and sheep mentor gene moore who's advise made this happen.

From: TXCO
20-Dec-21
Congrats! Awesome.

20-Dec-21
Congratulations!!! That is an awesome ram, he has some mass on him for sure.

20-Dec-21
Awesome Ram. Congrats!

From: Kurt
20-Dec-21
Nice ram! Congratulations!!

From: JL
20-Dec-21
I don't know much about sheep but that one is very pretty....congrats.

From: Rgiesey
21-Dec-21
Great ram!

21-Dec-21
I am trying to figure age, 6 years, 7 years maybe

From: RickH
21-Dec-21
Congratulations, great ram! I had that tag in 2011.

From: Treeline
21-Dec-21
Spectacular! Thank you for the story!

That unit has had some tough times due to domestic sheep and goats getting into where the sheep live.

When I talked to the biologist out there, they were not very optimistic and said that they had not even done any counts for a number of years. He anticipated that they had lost most of those sheep due to pneumonia.

There have been several guys hunt that unit and not even find a ram over the last few years. Particularly if they we’re planning to hunt the public land with no private land access lined up.

Glad you found such a great ram on your hunt!

Definitely a Hunt of a Lifetime!

From: Shug
21-Dec-21
Congratulations

From: lewis
21-Dec-21
Congrats on a great hunt well done Lewis

From: njbuck
21-Dec-21
Great ram, congrats!

22-Dec-21
Grats! How big were his bases out of curiosity?

From: LWood
22-Dec-21
Congratulations on a great ram.

From: Shrewski
22-Dec-21
That’s awesome. Congratulations.

From: Ambush
22-Dec-21
I'm guessing he's six years old? Looks like he had some great growth in the first four years. Tough one to count rings for sure.

From: Royboy
24-Dec-21
Great ram congratulations

From: Quinn @work
24-Dec-21
Thank god for CO ranchers that will still allow a bowhunter to access their property. I'm sure you thanked him and followed up with him on your success. I bet he was glad to hear you got a good one.

From: Zim
24-Dec-21
Congrats on the dream ram. Thanks much for sharing.

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