Short version (I may do a long version later):
Philthy, Bigbull48, and I first saw this ram on June 30, and then my friend Jake and I saw him again on Aug 17. The first time we saw him he was with two other rams and about a dozen ewes. Philthy observed that come August those other two rams would be booted from the club. Philthy was right: the second time we saw him it was just him and his dozen ewes.
During the three days I was able to scout, I saw about 160 sheep, and to me this ram was clearly the biggest of any we had seen.
So I went after him on opening morning. Before the sun peaked over the mountain I spotted him and his harem about a mile south of where we had seen him the previous night. The wind was in our favor and we closed the distance to about 600 yards before they all fed through a saddle and dropped out of sight. We snuck across the ridge just above the saddle and spotted them just 40 yards below, but with ewes both in front and behind him, I didn't have a clear shot. They eventually spooked and ran up into a rocky/cliffy outcropping about 175 yards up the ridge. But before topping over, they all stopped to look back. That was the clear shot that I looking for and I dropped him.