It depends on the unit. Some units a 170 ram is about as big as they get. Other areas there’s a lot bigger.So is a 170” ram respectable or just a medium size one. I have no idea what to expect.
Looks like they drove the truck to it. Not all sheep hunts are physically demandingCongratulations to your father Horsecorn! Sheep hunting is physically demanding so it's pretty incredible that some hunters (like your Dad) still have the strength and desire to chase rams at an advanced age. Thanks for sharing! Well done.
Well horsecorn I go sheep hunting every year and I can tell you this much I’ve never heard someone call a ram a class 4. I guess that means not an old sheep?Well sober you got a few things to learn about sheep then don’t you. Thanks for the replies everybody that’s awesome.. ya we have spent a little more than a few days sleeping in the truck, on the ground, and no sleep over the years. But damn it’s fun.
Hahaha ive never heard that and I get sheep tags every year. Who the hell is shooting “class 1 or two rams”. That’s hilarious. Who came up with that crap? It’s like when guys kill a ram and say it’s 8.5 years old. Ummm no it’s more like 8.25. And who counts age by .5?Pretty common terminology for anyone who hunts sheep.
Class 4 is a 9+ ram
Class 3 is 6 to 8
Class 2 is 3 to 5
Class 1 is a 2 yr old
Horsecorn you guys took the perfect old ram.
Those are the biggest road killed sheep I have ever seen. Try getting off that couch and put on the boots and shoot one
Do you run around calling animals by their scientific name? How’s your Latin? I understand biologists use that term to classify rams. I’ve never ever seen a hunter use it regarding a ram they killed. Please feel free to post a link to any hunting story, forum post etc that someone is using the “class” to describe their ram. Everyone just says the age of the ram. In this case the ram is 9. A lot of guys exaggerate that too and would call it 9.5. No need to get all upset @downsouth. It was an honest question.I rarely post on here any more, but just couldn't get over the all-knowing Slightlysober's comments. It's amazing that an expert such as himself, or anyone that he knows, has never heard of the 1 thru 4 classification of sheep. I'm sure he's done some research and learned than many of the western states utilize this classification when determining the age structure and yearly tag allocations for ram tags. I'm also sure that there are a handful of people on here that have a lot more experience hunting sheep that he does, up north and in the lower 48 states. But trolls will be trolls.
Congratulations Horsecorn on a great ram! You and your father should both be excited. I'm hope I'm still around at 83 to even have the chance to chase another ram.
Yes I feel very lucky to hunt sheep every year. My first dall sheep was done for two tanks of gas. The last fly out trip cost me 1600. I think all said and done I’ve spent less than 5k on a pile of DIY hunts.@Slightlysober you are a very lucky guy when it comes to being able to hunt sheep, in Utah people are lucky to get to hunt one in their lifetime. As to your .5 age classification I always was confused by that too but all the biologists and people around here age them all by .5’s. I referred to the ram I killed this year as 9 and I had multiple people get mad at me and say no it would be 9.5 so it’s just kind of a weird quirk for people here.
also @Horsecorn that is a beautiful ram!
Lotsa weird quirks. Like how most western guys wont count a browtine on a whitetail. Somehow a 7" browtine isnt a point, but a 2" g4 is.@Slightlysober you are a very lucky guy when it comes to being able to hunt sheep, in Utah people are lucky to get to hunt one in their lifetime. As to your .5 age classification I always was confused by that too but all the biologists and people around here age them all by .5’s. I referred to the ram I killed this year as 9 and I had multiple people get mad at me and say no it would be 9.5 so it’s just kind of a weird quirk for people here.
also @Horsecorn that is a beautiful ram!