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#5674006 - 03/28/15 08:55 PM A Great First Hunt
mulie_mike Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/17/07
Posts: 6915
Loc: El Paso Texas
I had the pleasure of taking out a good client of mines grand kids earlier this week on there first hunt ever.
They have practiced long range shooting for the past couple years including taking several courses and wow
these boys could shoot! They were definitely ready and the first morning of the hunt I spotted a nice ram up a steep
cut that after a quick stalk gave us the slip so we backed out hurried around the other side to find him hiding up under
a steep over hang. Range was 572yds and Mitchell (first shooter) got into position and laid the hammer down on him smoking
the ram in his tracks. It was a tough recovery but a beautiful old ram scoring just over 29" and over 14" bases- not bad
for his first hunt!

2nd up was Jacob and the afternoon hunt was called early after a tiring morning. 2nd morning out we got on some ewes and younger
rams but with 2 full days left we pulled out to find one bigger. Evening time we went back into a remote area (just me and Jacob)
while the rest hung back to do some glassing. 45 minutes till dark I spotted the backs of a few aoudad feeding just under 2 miles away,
when the first one picked up his head I told Jake we needed to go after him and do it quick- hes a good one I said.

We high tailed it over there through the cat claw patches and shin daggers and once we were near the area I last saw them
we snuck up over the rise and I caught something out of the corner of my eye and there was a small ram 40 yards away up on a ledge looking
at us! I though we were blown but he went back to feeding and we slowly moved up and I could just see the tops of several rams backs a stones
throw away. We stood up to make a move and at that time this big old ram came walking right to us and we were both in the wide open, thanks
to the wind being right and the sun at our back this big boy turned broad side and Jake rested on my shoulder and boom! Perfect heart shot
and the ram died 10 paces away. The rest of the herd ran up the ledge looking back (about 25 total) and there was 2 more big rams in that group
about this size if not bigger. I was tempted to take one myself but we had a lot of work to do and make it back to the truck. One day...

Jakes ram went just over 31". These 2 boys were very polite and respectful and definitely earned these rams. I think they are hooked.

Congrats guys.

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#5674013 - 03/28/15 08:58 PM Re: A Great First Hunt [Re: mulie_mike]
NDN98 Offline
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Registered: 09/07/09
Posts: 11072
Loc: McKinney, TX
Great job Muley Mike!

#5674018 - 03/28/15 08:59 PM Re: A Great First Hunt [Re: mulie_mike]
bp3 Offline
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Registered: 08/06/11
Posts: 1204
cheers Good job

#5674025 - 03/28/15 09:02 PM Re: A Great First Hunt [Re: mulie_mike]
Theringworm Offline

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 523
Loc: Midland, TX
Wow, congrats to the Hunters and to you. October cannot come soon enough.

#5674026 - 03/28/15 09:02 PM Re: A Great First Hunt [Re: bp3]
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Registered: 01/22/11
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Loc: Over yonder.....
Originally Posted By: bp3
cheers Good job

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#5674047 - 03/28/15 09:19 PM Re: A Great First Hunt [Re: mulie_mike]
dogcatcher Offline
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Registered: 07/17/06
Posts: 86898
Loc: Abilene or on the road...
cheers Good job...
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#5674050 - 03/28/15 09:20 PM Re: A Great First Hunt [Re: mulie_mike]
SheepHunter Offline
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Registered: 12/28/12
Posts: 1784
Loc: East Texas
up up

#5674072 - 03/28/15 09:36 PM Re: A Great First Hunt [Re: mulie_mike]
breadman Offline
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Registered: 08/19/14
Posts: 1513
Loc: huntsville texas
awesome rams , great story

#5674131 - 03/28/15 10:21 PM Re: A Great First Hunt [Re: mulie_mike]
Fltmedic Offline

Registered: 05/26/11
Posts: 713
Loc: San Antonio, TX
Very cool congrats to the young men!

Edited by Fltmedic (03/28/15 10:22 PM)
Edit Reason: Spelling
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#5674136 - 03/28/15 10:24 PM Re: A Great First Hunt [Re: breadman]
tdecker22 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 12/22/09
Posts: 5161
Loc: Emory,TX
Originally Posted By: breadman
awesome rams , great story

#5674167 - 03/28/15 10:57 PM Re: A Great First Hunt [Re: mulie_mike]
Lonnie Paul Walker Jr. Offline
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Registered: 07/29/10
Posts: 1898
Loc: Santo, TX
Congrats Mikey ,and hunters
Lonnie Paul Walker Jr.

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Outfitter / Professional Guide
Wildlife Consultant

#5674193 - 03/28/15 11:35 PM Re: A Great First Hunt [Re: mulie_mike]
Pitchfork Predator Online   content
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Registered: 01/25/13
Posts: 14071
Loc: Murphy, TX Dickens county
Those are two nice rams. Congrats to the hunters. Well done MM. up
Marc C. Helfrich
Retirement Planner

#5674250 - 03/29/15 05:40 AM Re: A Great First Hunt [Re: Fltmedic]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
Posts: 25948
Loc: Wise County Texas
Originally Posted By: Fltmedic
Very cool congrats to the young men!
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#5674270 - 03/29/15 07:09 AM Re: A Great First Hunt [Re: mulie_mike]
EddieWalker Offline
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Registered: 08/06/14
Posts: 1566
Loc: Tyler, TX
Two very nice rams. Great way for them to spend spring break. Congratulations!!!

#5674286 - 03/29/15 07:41 AM Re: A Great First Hunt [Re: mulie_mike]
Txkiller Offline
the terminator

Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 25258
Loc: Hwy 380
Congrats to those guys I'm jealous cheers

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