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Well, someone asked for pics in my new member intro! So I thought I'd go right to my favs!!! Not xbow hunting, but thought some may find it entertaining anyway. I'm spoiled to live in BC, Canada where we have mountains to climb, and a huge variety of game! Including one of the most prized, Stone sheep in the very remote, northern parts!!! FYI, non residents pay between 50-55 Gs to bag one of these brutes!

I finally got a guy to commit to a trip up where I've been twice before. And I booked flights and dates right away! Flights gotta be booked in late winter or early spring, because the few bush pilots there are, get really booked with hunts. His last 4 days of July were already full! So we chose to fly July 27th. Because there was nooo way we wanted to be flying on Aug 1st, opening day!!! Especially when we needed a couple days just to backpack into the ram's area from the lake!

Months of training, preparing homemade dehydrated food and packing began! And we pulled outta Kelowna in my big red Tundra for the long drive north, on the 26th of July.

I know this place very well, and there are huge rams in it! Last year, I saw 17 rams in one group on opening day!!! One of which was a woping 4-5 inches past full curl!!! So he was the one I was really hoping for this year!

So, this year was an epic hunt!!! And I literally, 'Hammered' my first Stone Ram!


Let's get to it, here's the low down;
I had my 25-06, Weatherby S2 loaded with RL 17 behind my new 92gr Hammer Hunter, all copper pills, as I set up on a group of Stone rams at about 500 yds!! (Ya, I like tiny, fast meds!!!)

It was Aug 2nd, about 3pm, and they had no idea I was there! I made sure the big boy was way past full curl, then had to wait for him to be in a good place for Hammer time!!! I got my quarter bore in a solid position on the ground, and made sure I could lay in a good prone position. With the help of a small, cloth bag I keep with me, I filled it with dirt to use as a shooting bag. It was past 5:30pm, when he woke up, and stood perfect!!! ......BOOOOMMMMMMM!!!!

( I'll add more tomorrow, I should get to bed!!!)


 

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If his horn tips weren't worn back a couple inches, he'd be 40"or more, with a 27" spread!!! His bases are 14", and he's 10.5 years old! Scores about 167 P&Y.

So the weather was a bit sketchy, the day we flew in, July 27.





And it was still, the next day. So we hung out at the lake another day. We had lots of time anyway. We hit the trail the 29th, but didn't make the alpine. But pitched the tent in a great spot anyway. The ground was so soft, we didn't really need mattresses. Set up a bear alarm around camp though because of all the big grizz tracks everywhere! Yikes!





Trying out my new Havalon Baracuta saw and knife combo! Very impressed!!! Trim'n branches to get food bags up off the ground.




The 30th, we set up in the sub alpine! Nice flat spot for the tent, and awesome fresh water nearby! The 31st was a rainy morn'n, so we just hung out by camp, and could glass sheep right from there anyway! The next morn'n, Aug 1st opener! Had to wait for the fog to burn off, so headed out about 11am. Got out where we could glass 11 rams in several groups, including my big one, waay in the distance!!!! Only had a brief look with bins, but I could tell he was a beaut!!!!




This isn't a great ram mnt, but sure looks good!!!


 

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Not a shooter! But look how wide he is already!!! These rams get huge here!




Still not!!!




But this one was!!!!!





Aug 3rd to pack him out! Took over 4 hours just to get back to him, from camp. Buried the meat in snow on the way back to camp, and got back just before dark! What a day!!! But! What an awesome end to the day!!!!! This is quite the view right from camp!!!!! Made it hard to go to bed every night! And that is only from about 11pm - 3am.



Next morning, caping and salting.....But there's horns in camp!!!! And tenderloins on the fire at the close of yet another day!!!!! Need loads of time for sheep hunts!




These are grizz we saw a couple days after I got my ram! They were chow'n down on a sheep.



Aug 9th, last night at the lake, to fly out next day. One day earlier than planned, because of the meat. We brought my ram out nearly 30km from the lake. Good thing I like hike'n!!!
Kept the meat in great shape (clean and cold) for 9 days, just keeping it in snow, creeks and the lake. Always had it in clean cotton pillow cases and sterilized with vitamin c or salt.
I'll never forget this trip! Thanks Ethan for come'n and put'n up with me!!! And for all the great pics!!!!!



Hope ya liked,
KTK
 

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Hope this works. Can ya see the one pic now? If so, I'll fix the others the same way! Not much idea what I'm do'n here!!! LOL! Sorry!!!!! :rolleyes:

Intro;
Well, someone asked for pics in my new member intro! So I thought I'd go right to my favs!!! Not xbow hunting, but thought some may find it entertaining anyway. I'm spoiled to live in BC, Canada where we have mountains to climb, and a huge variety of game! Including one of the most prized, Stone sheep in the very remote, northern parts!!! FYI, non residents pay between 50-55 Gs to bag one of these brutes!

I finally got a guy to commit to a trip up where I've been twice before. And I booked flights and dates right away! Flights gotta be booked in late winter or early spring, because the few bush pilots there are, get really booked with hunts. His last 4 days of July were already full! So we chose to fly July 27th. Because there was nooo way we wanted to be flying on Aug 1st, opening day!!! Especially when we needed a couple days just to backpack into the ram's area from the lake!

Months of training, preparing homemade dehydrated food and packing began! And we pulled outta Kelowna in my big red Tundra for the long drive north, on the 26th of July.

I know this place very well, and there are huge rams in it! Last year, I saw 17 rams in one group on opening day!!! One of which was a woping 4-5 inches past full curl!!! So he was the one I was really hoping for this year!

So, this year was an epic hunt!!! And I literally, 'Hammered' my first Stone Ram!


Let's get to it, here's the low down;
I had my 25-06, Weatherby S2 loaded with RL 17 behind my new 92gr Hammer Hunter, all copper pills, as I set up on a group of Stone rams at about 500 yds!! (Ya, I like tiny, fast meds!!!)

It was Aug 2nd, about 3pm, and they had no idea I was there! I made sure the big boy was way past full curl, then had to wait for him to be in a good place for Hammer time!!! I got my quarter bore in a solid position on the ground, and made sure I could lay in a good prone position. With the help of a small, cloth bag I keep with me, I filled it with dirt to use as a shooting bag. It was past 5:30pm, when he woke up, and stood perfect!!! ......BOOOOMMMMMMM!!!!

( I'll add more tomorrow, I should get to bed!!!)


 

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Nope! Still no pictures.
 

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Thanks to your help, Buddy!!! :D

I'll fix it up as a 'Take two' later tonight when I get back! It'll be ready for you guys when ya crawl outta the sack in the morn'n!!!!
 

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Thanks guys, but make sure to check out my 'Take two'...it's pic heavy!!!

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