What a view!Crap..I haven't eaten much for weeks.
Let's get this moving along. I will strive to wrap this up before the gun opener.
So the season is in motion and the rams have flaked out. Tested the waters in a few new places, but also going back to where I've seen the most rams. View attachment 198428 View attachment 198429 View attachment 198430
The suffering has to come first!2nd to last weekend.
March in from the West.
Finally I get to hunt with a friend who was planning to be there from the beginning.
An unfortunate fall from a ladder back in July blew apart his ankle apart. Surgery, two screws, and a boot. No weight on foot until the end of September.
Welcome to hard-core, steel determination, ...full on Beast Mode.
Dude has killed a ram, goat, moose with rifle, and a 380 bull with bow in this country. He IS the man. We have become brothers.
Off we go at 4:00 on a Friday afternoon. 8 miles. By dark, it starts raining sleeting.
Unfamiliar country to me we are climbing to 9000 ft plus, on a secret trail. Headlamps . Clear a snow footprint for two tents and crawl in soaking wet. I never got warm that night. Snow / sleet all night.
Next day locked in fog. Spent the entire day in the tent. View attachment 198452 View attachment 198454
By evening things showing a change. A few elk bugling.
Welcome to sheep hunting.
Hunt of a lifetime.
Thanks for following, I hope this thread conveys the experience.
Ram killed at 9400 ft.
140 miles on foot( scout/hunt)
40,000 vertical feet (scout/hunt)