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mozey
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Aug-14-17, 
10:36 AM (MST)
"Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

As one of you already texted me: yes, I'm having trouble sleeping.

Got my 300 WSM dialed in with 150-grain TTSX bullets at just under 3,200 FPS, point-blank to 310 yards.

Forecast is for low 90s (gotta find something to complain about).

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Fra Cristo...  jessbad      Aug-14-17   1 
 RE: Fra Cristo...  nmtaxi      Aug-14-17   2 
  RE: Fra Cristo...  RioHuntNutt      Aug-14-17   3 
   RE: Fra Cristo...  mozey      Aug-14-17   4 
    RE: Fra Cristo...  philthy      Aug-14-17   5 
     RE: Fra Cristo...  mozey      Aug-14-17   6 
      RE: Fra Cristo...  philthy      Aug-14-17   7 
       RE: Fra Cristo...  RioHuntNutt      Aug-14-17   8 
        RE: Fra Cristo...  Ltsheets      Aug-14-17   9 
         RE: Fra Cristo...  crazeymaez      Aug-14-17   10 
          RE: Fra Cristo...  NMPaul      Aug-14-17   11 
           RE: Fra Cristo...  TerynItUp      Aug-14-17   12 
           RE: Fra Cristo...  mozey      Aug-14-17   13 
            RE: Fra Cristo...  iccyman001      Aug-15-17   14 
            RE: Fra Cristo...  NMhntr727      Aug-15-17   15 
             RE: Fra Cristo...  joesikora      Aug-15-17   16 
              RE: Fra Cristo...  mozey      Aug-25-17   17 
               RE: Fra Cristo...  toklat      Aug-25-17   18 
                RE: Fra Cristo...  crazeymaez      Aug-25-17   19 
                 RE: Fra Cristo...  mozey      Aug-25-17   20 
                  RE: Fra Cristo...  leftturnabq      Aug-25-17   21 
 RE: Fra Cristo...  twdjr      Aug-25-17   22 
  RE: Fra Cristo...  NMhntr727      Aug-25-17   23 
   RE: Fra Cristo...  ixsolracxi      Aug-26-17   24 
    RE: Fra Cristo...  iccyman001      Aug-26-17   25 
     RE: Fra Cristo...  vinihunt      Aug-28-17   26 
      RE: Fra Cristo...  Ltsheets      Aug-28-17   27 
       RE: Fra Cristo...  Richard      Aug-28-17   28 
        RE: Fra Cristo...  nmtaxi      Aug-28-17   29 
         RE: Fra Cristo...  5yearcouesh...      Aug-30-17   30 
          RE: Fra Cristo...  NMPaul      Aug-30-17   31 
 RE: Fra Cristo...  jessbad      Aug-31-17   32 

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jessbad
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Aug-14-17, 
11:24 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Sounds like its going to be a tough hunt! You lucky guy? Good luck! Show us pics.

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nmtaxi
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Aug-14-17, 
11:24 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Give 'em hell!

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RioHuntNutt
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Aug-14-17, 
12:26 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Had 2 more "rockys" in this am....1 big ol joker , 1 DIY hunter that is happy but not a big ram...I bet your coming out of your skin....

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mozey
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Aug-14-17, 
01:01 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Rio--are you the person I need to see about getting a seal?

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philthy
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Aug-14-17, 
01:41 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Good luck, Mozey! Wish I was able to give you guys a hand. Remember, DON'T shoot the first one you see. Make the most of your one and only hunt.

Phil

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mozey
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Aug-14-17, 
01:56 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

What if the first one I see is the one you said you "would disown me" if I didn't shoot?

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philthy
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Aug-14-17, 
02:07 PM (MST)
7. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Yea, whatever lol! I'll give you a call this week.

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RioHuntNutt
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Aug-14-17, 
03:21 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

mozey it'll be Eric Rominger or Caitlyn Ruhl, but when you bring it I'll assist Eric...

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Ltsheets
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Aug-14-17, 
03:42 PM (MST)
9. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Good luck buddy!!! I hope you find that "milk nose" ram I showed you. I want to know what he scores! Also, my .02, if you find any ram you think is in the mid 160s, even if its the first one you see...CHOOT IT!! Have a blast man and keep us all posted. That is one special place to hunt.

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crazeymaez
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Aug-14-17, 
07:44 PM (MST)
10. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Best of luck Mr.Moz.Kill a good one

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NMPaul
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Aug-14-17, 
07:58 PM (MST)
11. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

You are the chosen one, so make sure whoever goes with you carries your water. Lots of water if it will be in the 90s. Best of luck, I sure hope you get a nice one.

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TerynItUp
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Aug-14-17, 
08:45 PM (MST)
12. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Hey Moz, I'll carry as much water as you want, let you rest your rifle on my shoulder, pack out your ram, AND let you do the same for me when I draw. Just pick me dude.

Hunt Hard. Shoot Straight. Kill Clean. Apologize to No One.

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mozey
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Aug-14-17, 
08:52 PM (MST)
13. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Haha--got a couple of really good friends going along to help me out. I should be carrying their water...

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iccyman001
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Aug-15-17, 
04:39 AM (MST)
14. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Good luck on your hunt!

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NMhntr727
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Aug-15-17, 
08:57 PM (MST)
15. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Good luck. Enjoy it. Not everyday u get to go on a desert sheep hunt.

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joesikora
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Aug-15-17, 
09:47 PM (MST)
16. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

LAST EDITED ON Aug-15-17 AT 09:50 PM (MST)

Have fun and Good luck mozey.

"Sometimes you do things wrong for so long you
think their right" - 2001
"I can't argue with honesty" - 2005
-Joe E Sikora

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mozey
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Aug-25-17, 
11:18 AM (MST)
17. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Not a record, but a gorgeous desert ram nonetheless. I suppose it's human nature to sometimes second guess yourself, but I'll never take for granted how lucky I am to be able to do this. A huge thank you to all of you who helped me--it's been my privilege to associate with you.


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toklat
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Aug-25-17, 
11:39 AM (MST)
18. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Money, congratulations! Great ram and in the company of the very few! A Rocky is next on your bucket list. Post up a story when you get a chance.

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crazeymaez
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Aug-25-17, 
01:35 PM (MST)
19. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Congrats Mozey,Well deserved ram for you amigo.

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mozey
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Aug-25-17, 
04:52 PM (MST)
20. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

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.

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leftturnabq
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Aug-25-17, 
06:28 PM (MST)
21. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Congrats mozey.

Please share pics of the mount when it's done.

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twdjr
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Aug-25-17, 
07:47 PM (MST)
22. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Congrats on your Ram!

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NMhntr727
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Aug-25-17, 
08:25 PM (MST)
23. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Congrats man!

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ixsolracxi
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Aug-26-17, 
11:34 AM (MST)
24. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Congrats on a beautiful ram!

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iccyman001
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Aug-26-17, 
02:34 PM (MST)
25. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Great job!
Congrats!

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vinihunt
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Aug-28-17, 
07:52 AM (MST)
26. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

big thumb up!!

congrats to u and your crew...

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Ltsheets
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Aug-28-17, 
08:02 AM (MST)
27. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Great story buddy!

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Richard
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Aug-28-17, 
08:18 AM (MST)
28. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

awesome ram, great job!

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nmtaxi
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Aug-28-17, 
08:36 AM (MST)
29. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Awesome dude! Congrats!

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5yearcoueshunter
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Aug-30-17, 
09:34 AM (MST)
30. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Congrats man! Beautiful ram. Once and lifetime experience.

Travis

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NMPaul
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Aug-30-17, 
02:57 PM (MST)
31. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

That is awesome Mozey. Very cool. Glad you had such a great experience and such a beautiful animal.

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jessbad
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Aug-31-17, 
07:16 AM (MST)
32. "RE: Fra Cristobal Desert Bighorn starts this Friday"

Congrats!

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