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2021 Nevada Desert Ram Story

mevertsen

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I drew a 213 Late ram desert sheep tag here in Nevada. This unit, for whatever reason has intrigued me for about the last decade, and I have made trips there, even before drawing a tag. It has been in my apps every year, or nearly every year since about 2010 or so.

I drew this year with 16 points and had the late season as my first choice due to the more appropriate season dates for my schedule.

My daughter hunted the unit in 2019 for ewe, and she was successful on opening day.

This weekend, we left Wednesday and arrived at.camp at about 3 in the afternoon.

We scouted that evening, Thursday and Friday and returned home yesterday.

In all, we located 65 sheep, 25 of those were rams not with ewes and lambs.

We spotted sheep at distances up to two miles away.

The first two photos are of my 3 favorites. (2 lower rams in the group of 4 up close) 20210609_192524.jpg 20210611_165019.jpg 20210611_185021.jpg 20210610_185531.jpg 20210610_164547.jpg 20210610_153546.jpg 20210611_102048.jpg 20210612_065834.jpg

The largest ram ever killed in this unit is 159, and this herd is one of the remnants of central Nevada which was never extirpated.

There are a lot of sheep in the unit, and it is quite dry and desolate.
 
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kansasdad

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Almost as many dogs as sheep in your hunt area it seems.......:LOL:

Here's hoping you find the one you like when you have a rifle in your hands
 

thebestusernamesaretaken

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Congrats on the tag! I love your approch, hunt the area that you like to be in! I'll be following along if you continue to post.

Anyone else have hound dog envy???? We just lost our girl.
 

treedagain

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Great start in your sheep adventure. All nice but young rams. You will know the ram you want when you see him, and your legs start shaking.
 

mevertsen

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Great start in your sheep adventure. All nice but young rams. You will know the ram you want when you see him, and your legs start shaking.

Do you have some detail pics of your desert ram? I am curious on the age rings.

This is tougher here in this unit due to lack of water and feed and genetics make for overall smaller rams. I am setting my goal of at least a 6 year old. The one broadside I believe is 6. There were some rams I could not age due to distance.
 
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