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#6074641 - 12/09/15 09:13 AM Bighorn Hunt!
jefeh Offline

Registered: 05/05/11
Posts: 624
Loc: Bailey, Colorado
My youngest was drawn for a Bighorn Ewe archery hunt. It was a 10 day long season, weekdays only. His hard work and preparation paid off Monday afternoon when he connected with the ewe he was chasing. While he had his choice of ewes, there was a one horned ewe that he was after. During orientation they had told him about the ewe, and asked if he would be interested in taking her as they were hoping to cull her from the herd. He took that as a challenge, and decided to target her. After 4 days of hunting he was finally able to connect. It was a challenging hunt, in a rocky and steep canyon. I can't be prouder of how hard he hunted! We covered a little over 12 miles on Monday, and didn't get out of the canyon till 9:00 pm. He drew on her 5 times before he was able to get the shot off, and when he did he double lunged her. She ran about 100 yards, stood still for a couple of minutes before dying. Here are some pictures from the hunt.
The walk in

The climb

She's not there

sheep country

She's over there

they made it around this how do we?

In them

The chase


#6074650 - 12/09/15 09:16 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
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Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 8313
Loc: Lubbock, TX
That. Is. Awesome! What a great hunt and a great story!

#6074651 - 12/09/15 09:17 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
westtexaswatkins Offline
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Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 7164
Loc: Anton, TX, and Stonewall Count...
A bighorn with a bow, now that's impressive. Congrats to you both.

#6074656 - 12/09/15 09:19 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
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Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 43031
Loc: Metroplex
Now that's a sheep story!!!!!!


#6074658 - 12/09/15 09:20 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
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Ok, now that is cool. Outstanding!

#6074662 - 12/09/15 09:22 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
swmays Offline
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Registered: 01/06/10
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Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
Congratulations! Looks like an outstanding adventure!

#6074683 - 12/09/15 09:34 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
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Registered: 11/05/14
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what great memories you are taking away with this hunt.
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#6074684 - 12/09/15 09:34 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
BenBob Offline
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Registered: 01/27/06
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Loc: Undercover
Sounds like your son is tough and focused.
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#6074686 - 12/09/15 09:35 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
SouthWestIron Offline
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Registered: 10/25/11
Posts: 2298
Loc: Texas
Now that is just STELLAR! Sounds like he's one heck of a hunter already.
Extremely well done!

#6074702 - 12/09/15 09:46 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
jefeh Offline

Registered: 05/05/11
Posts: 624
Loc: Bailey, Colorado
He has great focus , very determined. When he got drawn we realized he would need a new bow. The minimum draw weight for hunting is 35 lbs and his old one wouldn't go up to that. He Bought a Diamond(he paid for his bow) and started off at 20 and slowly worked his way up to the 35lb weight. He would shoot everyday getting his practice in, by hunt time he was good to 40y. Ended up being a 14 yard shot. He wanted to be within 20 for his shot.

#6074705 - 12/09/15 09:47 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
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Love it! up
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I learned long ago you can't reason someone out of something they don't reason themselves into.

#6074708 - 12/09/15 09:48 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
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Registered: 05/24/11
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#6074925 - 12/09/15 11:59 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]

Registered: 09/08/15
Posts: 840
Loc: College Station
up Absolutely Outstanding!!

#6075100 - 12/09/15 01:11 PM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
BarneyWho Offline
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Registered: 11/09/04
Posts: 2969
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
AWESOME! That kid will go far in life. up

#6075271 - 12/09/15 03:04 PM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
Randallc Offline

Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 167
Loc: Sugartree--Throckmorton
Wow! That's awesome.

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