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#6074641 - 12/09/15 09:13 AM Bighorn Hunt!
jefeh Offline
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Registered: 05/05/11
Posts: 620
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

Success!

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#6074650 - 12/09/15 09:16 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 6493
Loc: Lubbock, TX
That. Is. Awesome! What a great hunt and a great story!
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#6074651 - 12/09/15 09:17 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
westtexaswatkins Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 05/31/07
Posts: 6774
Loc: Anton, TX
A bighorn with a bow, now that's impressive. Congrats to you both.
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#6074656 - 12/09/15 09:19 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
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decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41127
Loc: Metroplex
Now that's a sheep story!!!!!!

Congrats!!!!

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#6074658 - 12/09/15 09:20 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
sbushee Offline
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Registered: 07/08/15
Posts: 797
Ok, now that is cool. Outstanding!

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#6074662 - 12/09/15 09:22 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
swmays Online   content
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Registered: 01/06/10
Posts: 5808
Loc: Dallas / Hopkins Co.
Congratulations! Looks like an outstanding adventure!

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#6074683 - 12/09/15 09:34 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
Mr. T. Offline
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Registered: 11/05/14
Posts: 1625
Loc: Fort Worth - Hunt in Eastland ...
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
Posts: 5831
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]
blazin Offline
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Registered: 10/25/11
Posts: 1891
Loc: Texas
Now that is just STELLAR! Sounds like he's one heck of a hunter already.
Extremely well done!
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#6074702 - 12/09/15 09:46 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
jefeh Offline
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Registered: 05/05/11
Posts: 620
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.

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#6074705 - 12/09/15 09:47 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
Nogalus Prairie Online   content
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 19300
Loc: Corsicana
Love it! up
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That's the way I hunt don't know many that do. If a deer gets buy me I will try to run him down. Ive killed a bunch that way.



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#6074708 - 12/09/15 09:48 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
G ranch Offline
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Registered: 05/24/11
Posts: 1778
Loc: Texas
Great job cheers
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#6074925 - 12/09/15 11:59 AM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
TXSIGNGUY Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 09/08/15
Posts: 581
Loc: College Station
up Absolutely Outstanding!!

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#6075100 - 12/09/15 01:11 PM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
BarneyWho Offline
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Registered: 11/09/04
Posts: 2793
Loc: Fort Worth, TX
AWESOME! That kid will go far in life. up
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#6075271 - 12/09/15 03:04 PM Re: Bighorn Hunt! [Re: jefeh]
Randallc Offline
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Registered: 08/27/07
Posts: 126
Loc: Sugartree--Throckmorton
Wow! That's awesome.

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