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Nov-10-19, 
10:57 PM (MST)
"Heavy Desert Ram"

This is my first time posting. Thought i would share my story and some pics. After 22 years I finally drew my desert bighorn in Utah. I had never hunted them before so I had to do quite a bit of watching and studying videos to try to judge a good ram. I didn't have a lot of time so I elected to do my scouting as I hunted. Luckily the season is almost 2 months long. We didn't see much on our first trip but a few smaller rams and one ewe. We went back the next week anticipating some better luck as the rut was approaching. We got to camp about noon and after setting up camp and having a bite to eat decided to head up on some vantage points to hopefully locate a nice ram for the next day. We had seen a lot of sheep sign in the lower basins but never a sheep. They were usually up on the high, steep hills and plateaus. I had three friends and myself on this particular hunt. We decided to split up and glass more ground. We hadn't been split up for more than 45 minutes when one of them came back and told us that they had located a big ram. After what seemed like forever we made it back to where the had located the sheep. As luck would have it the sheep were in a lower bowl that was easily accessible. There were two rams with a group of ewes. One about 5 years old and my bigger ram. They were all bedded and after studying him for some time decided to try to harvest him. He was 366 yards out and did not present a shot while bedded. We waited for him to stand and the 300 win mag did the job in quick fashion. We weren't exactly sure how big he was until we got to him. There was no ground shrinkage, a big 10.5 year old ram! What a great ram and a great hunt! Most of all it was a great adventure with beautiful country and great friends to share the experience with!






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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Heavy Dese...  Comules      Nov-10-19   1 
  RE: Heavy Dese...  PleaseDear      Nov-11-19   2 
   RE: Heavy Dese...  Bluehair      Nov-11-19   3 
    RE: Heavy Dese...  hornkiller      Nov-11-19   4 
     RE: Heavy Dese...  Wapitiwilly      Nov-11-19   5 
      RE: Heavy Dese...  NVBighorn      Nov-11-19   6 
 RE: Heavy Dese...  Ranger1      Nov-11-19   7 
  RE: Heavy Dese...  yoteduster      Nov-11-19   8 
   RE: Heavy Dese...  Zeke      Nov-11-19   9 
   RE: Heavy Dese...  TSX      Nov-11-19   10 
 RE: Heavy Dese...  Elkfinder      Nov-11-19   11 
  RE: Heavy Dese...  Blackie6      Nov-11-19   12 
   RE: Heavy Dese...  Stillwater1...      Nov-11-19   13 
    RE: Heavy Dese...  littlebigho...      Nov-11-19   14 
     RE: Heavy Dese...  treedagain      Nov-11-19   15 
      RE: Heavy Dese...  Pines_N_Tin...      Nov-11-19   16 
       RE: Heavy Dese...  unclebuck      Nov-11-19   17 
        RE: Heavy Dese...  Horsecorn      Nov-12-19   18 
         RE: Heavy Dese...  Outdoordan      Nov-13-19   19 
          RE: Heavy Dese...  Deerlove      Nov-13-19   20 
           RE: Heavy Dese...  cbeard      Nov-13-19   21 
            RE: Heavy Dese...  Solotude      Nov-13-19   22 
 RE: Heavy Dese...  dogdoc      Nov-14-19   23 
  RE: Heavy Dese...  Adventurewr...      Nov-14-19   24 
 RE: Heavy Dese...  diablo      Nov-14-19   25 
  RE: Heavy Dese...  bowhunt      Nov-18-19   26 
   RE: Heavy Dese...  Buckjunkie      Nov-19-19   27 
    RE: Heavy Dese...  Founder      Nov-22-19   28 

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Comules
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Nov-10-19, 
11:07 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

WoW! Great Utah Ram. Congratulations

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Nov-11-19, 
03:20 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Beautiful Ram!!


congrats


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Bluehair
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Nov-11-19, 
05:32 AM (MST)
3. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Beauty. Thanks for sharing.

Bluehair
Splitting my time time between the winter and summer range......
May you live long enough to cash in those preference points. Amen

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Nov-11-19, 
06:54 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Wow that is a dandy congrats!


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Wapitiwilly
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Nov-11-19, 
07:16 AM (MST)
5. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Wow what a tank. That is a hell of a ram. Congratulations to you!!!
Thanks for sharing

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NVBighorn
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Nov-11-19, 
07:49 AM (MST)
6. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Congrats on a great ram!!

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Nov-11-19, 
08:38 AM (MST)
7. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Wow, what an awesome ram! Congrats!

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Nov-11-19, 
08:53 AM (MST)
8. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Now that a real bruiser. .congrats

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Nov-11-19, 
10:30 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Yep!
That's a keeper!
Congratulations to you and all involved in the adventure.
Thanks for posting the pics for us to enjoy.

Zeke

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TSX
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Nov-11-19, 
10:38 AM (MST)
10. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Very nice ram indeed! Great mass through his 3rd quarter - nice. He was the boss with no chips from fighting.

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Elkfinder
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Nov-11-19, 
01:46 PM (MST)
11. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Congrats!! What a tank!

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Nov-11-19, 
05:19 PM (MST)
12. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Congrats. Thatís a great looking ram. I caught the sheep bug 2 years ago. I have sense been obsessed with going and watching sheep. Itís almost got my interest more then finding big mule deer!

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Nov-11-19, 
05:23 PM (MST)
13. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Heck of a ram , congrats !!!!

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Nov-11-19, 
07:52 PM (MST)
14. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Well done, FarmerD!

In my opinion, a heavy old desert ram is as fine of a trophy as there is, and the number of hunters who have been fortunate enough to experience what you have is small indeed!

Congratulations to you and your friends and thanks for sharing.

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Nov-11-19, 
08:40 PM (MST)
15. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

GREAT RAM.....congrads on a once in a lifetime trophy.


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Pines_N_Tines
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Nov-11-19, 
09:12 PM (MST)
16. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

That is an awesome ram with really nice mass that carries out. As good as anyone could hope for. My 15 year old got lucky and took a California Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep. Now he gets to start putting in for a desert bighorn sheep. Now only if he can draw one with 0 points and then find a Ram as awesome as yours. Congrats.

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unclebuck
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Nov-11-19, 
10:43 PM (MST)
17. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Impressive ram ! Congratulations.

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Nov-12-19, 
05:47 AM (MST)
18. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Way to go farmer. That is a crazy heavy ram. I wish I could get one of those tags but with 0 points and Iím 58 years old, well you know the odds maybe Iíll get one when Iím 85. Congrates to you.

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Nov-13-19, 
10:57 AM (MST)
19. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Such a great ram! Congrats.


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Nov-13-19, 
01:46 PM (MST)
20. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Simply fantastic!

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Nov-13-19, 
02:01 PM (MST)
21. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Beautiful!!!

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Solotude
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Nov-13-19, 
06:52 PM (MST)
22. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Super Ram!!
Thanks for posting the story and pictures.

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Nov-14-19, 
12:38 PM (MST)
23. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Great Ram, Congrats!

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Adventurewriter
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Nov-14-19, 
08:05 PM (MST)
24. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Stud ram

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diablo
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Nov-14-19, 
10:41 PM (MST)
25. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Thanks for the pics and story. Great ram!
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Nov-18-19, 
12:00 PM (MST)
26. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Outstanding.
That is a great trophy. Congratulations.

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Buckjunkie
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Nov-19-19, 
08:12 PM (MST)
27. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Jealous!! Fantastic ram guys!

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Nov-22-19, 
08:43 AM (MST)
28. "RE: Heavy Desert Ram"

Wow, what a fantastic trophy!!

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