There are 2 in a row and three in a row, and with them looking at me that is hard, in row of three I think #3 is a good ram but can not tell #1 in that row has mass but a tight curle. Now in the 2 sheep row I like # 2 he has lots of cule and it is wide. There is no shot at this point so I would have to let them moev so I could vew them better first and not risk shooting more than one ram. Thats a great picture of my favorite game animal. olefish
The ram on the right of the group of 5. He has a full curl, good mass and secent bases. Even the the one in the back of the group of 5 is tempting I can't see the other side. But the one i picked definitely has more mass.
I would have to study them for a minute but I think the tight curled ram in the center behind the first three!! He looks to be the heaviest of them all, maybe the one on the right up front, would have to study it for a spell. bcat
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Ok, here's the deal. I came across this group of sheep last July while I was scouting for the September season. This picture was taken in the Pecos Wilderness, exact location will be kept confidential.
Anyway, I took lots of pictures, different angles and this is what I came up with. The ram on the right is the biggest, "Chiphorn," see how the horn drops below the jaw line? He also has good bases, and good mass out to the third quarter.
There is one other ram in this group that is a taker and he is the tight curled ram at the rear of the group of five "Scarface." Pretty original huh? I field judged Scarface to go about 176 B&C and Chiphorn to go about 183 B&C. These are both very nice rams and very handsom trophies. Chiphorn was the ram I had my sights on during the sheep season, but we could never find him again. We covered every inch of this country and never did find him. He just seemed to vanish. My hunter went on to take another ram that was nice, but did not score as well as this dude would have. The good news is that neither of these rams were killed last year and if they survived the winter, will be even nicer this fall! By the way, I sent the pictures to Duncan Gilcrest (he's written lots of books on sheep and judging) and he confirmed my scores. I will post another ram picture shortly that is a little harder to judge.
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BCA, until I felt I'd seen most of the rams in that unit, I wouldnt shoot any of them. If these were the best rams in the unit, I would take the ram in the back of the group of 5. I just like the looks of that ram over the other 4, I dont really care about the score, I like older sheep 10+ years old and I also like the broomed ones. Great photo.