Welcome! If I wasn’t gonna focus the next few years on hunting the unlimited sheep I’d burn a few points on a ewe. It’s the same gorgeous country and I may never draw a tag anyway for a limited entry ram.Thanks for the kind words. It was a neat memory and worth a couple of points.
i'm changing my strategy around and trying to scale back a little so I have been applying for a ewe tag in MT to do the same and put a ewe pedestal mount next to my Idaho ram.Here is one option...and it may get some laughs...when I turned 22 I had 2 or 3 Montana sheep points. I decided I wanted to hunt sheep darn it and burned them on a ewe tag. I now have a shoulder mount of a ewe in my basement that brings back memories of my successful DIY bighorn hunt that is a precious memory. I now have 11 Montana points and will wait (probably until I die) for a ram tag....but I am ok with that. I got a sheep I am proud of. A ram from Montana, Idaho, Nevada , Colorado or Utah will be a bonus if I one day draw. But I have a sheep. Just a thought. Maybe join the 1/4 grand slam of ewes club!
What is considered BC residency? Did you get dual citizenship?I've been fortunate enough to live in sheep country my entire adult life. Got lucky and drew 6 CO resident archery ram tags and arrowed a couple in the 35 years I lived there. Some of the tags were second choice back in the 1980s. Even more fortunate was getting a non-resident NV desert tag and arrowing one....first year I put in back in '91!
Moving to BC and being able to hunt Stones every year with an OTC $60 sheep tag was great too. Took me 8 back pack trips over 6 years to arrow one. Those tags are good for most of the Stone sheep units, and in the non-draw bighorn/California bighorn units too (any legal weapon). One sheep per calendar year is the bag limit...I think auction tags excepted. Could be used for a Dall if you draw for a LEH hunt in the one of the two units that has Dalls up against the Yukon/Alaska border in very NW BC.
I broke down and went to the NWT to arrow a Dall as I was afraid I'd run out of legs/knees/hips to bowhunt Dall sheep country before I drew a BC Dall, as the odds are getting worse by the year....up around 1 in 20 now. I'm glad I got an archery sheep Grand Slam, but it would be even better to have one DIY, and I still have the Dall to go for that. I'll give it a whirl if I ever draw a Dall LEH here in BC. (Or we could move to Alaska but doubt my wife is up for that.)
Good luck sheep hunting!
Canada (at least Alberta does it this way) uses their provinces like we do our states. They have three categories of hunters.....resident, non-resident (but Canadian) and alien non-resident (the rest of the world)What is considered BC residency? Did you get dual citizenship?