LAST EDITED ON Sep-25-14 AT 12:30PM (MST)[p]Posted this on another forum and would like some opinions on here. This is bighorn sheep I got on camera a few years ago. I'm sure he has been taken since this photo was taken but was curious as to what you think he would score. Thanks for looking.
I think we are over estimating this ram's size. He does hold his mass really well but his bases are average at best 14-14.5. Plus he has a extremely tight curl. The bottom of his curl is a inch above his jaw line. I'm guessing length is around 34". So I wouldn't put him over 170". Compare him to a 180 ram and you will see the difference. But he is still a great ram.
LAST EDITED ON Sep-29-14 AT 03:31PM (MST)[p]I assume, given the habitat that Yuma means a "desert" bighorn. That being said I have to agree with bighornhunter.
He holds his weight in a tight curl, but his bases are not all that impressive, and while he looks like a book ram, I think it all keeps him in the 170ish range.
I appreciate the comments and opinions. I posted it up on another hunting forum and most people guessed him to be from mid 160's to low 170's. I've never scored or seen a ram scored so I was just curious. Again, thanks for the opinions!