Stone Sheep - Northern British Columbia

Discussion in 'Mammal Hunting Reports' started by bobby7321, Sep 2, 2015.

  1. bobby7321

    bobby7321 Newbie

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    Bobby
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    Just returned from a good hunt in Northern British Columbia (Muncho Lake area). Hunted with Art & Crystal Thompson aka Gundahoo River Outfitters.

    Weather was pretty crappy. Rain, fog, and wind for most of the hunt. We had a few nice days and those are the days that things got done. Sheep were staying low and in the timber, which made them pretty hard to spot and even harder to stalk. Changed camps a couple times. Overall a pretty tough hunt. Got my ram on day 9 or 10 I think. Had a goat tag, but only had one day to chase them. Saw some goats but nothing worth climbing after. By that time my knees had had enough anyways...

    It was my first real horse back hunt. Had rode horses in Azerbaijan, but those were small and also the total time on the horses didn't amount to much really. Art's horses were very big and strong and were a totally different experience. Here is a great example.

    Hightower

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    Riding and hiking all day definitely took its toll on my knees and ankles. I'm still sore in a few places.

    Anyways. Here are a few pics and a short video I put together.

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    My ram is a bit unusual. As you can see his left horn is much tighter and longer than the right. We aged him at 9-10 years old. I thought he was very cool and was stoked to take him.

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    Video:

     
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  2. baboltin

    baboltin Member

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    congrats I would love to be able to afford this hunt one day. great ram congrats again!
     
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  3. Sluester

    Sluester I kill stuff

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    Mike
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    Killin time, Bill Collector
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    Beautiful!
     
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  4. Joe Bal

    Joe Bal Member

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    I would hate to butt heads with that thing. LOL
     
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  5. gatorfan

    gatorfan Chief

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    Jim
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    tube
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    Dream hunt right there!

    Was that a badger that came running up after the first shot? He looked like he was on a mission!
     
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  6. bobby7321

    bobby7321 Newbie

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    I think it's a marmot. Haha little guy didn't know what to do with all the shooting going in
     
  7. Vermonster

    Vermonster Well-Known "Member"

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    Sean
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    I'm a Ho'.....
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    Awesome animal! Congrats!!!
     
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  8. Wahoover

    Wahoover Member

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    Great video all around! Really well made. Congrats on your Ram. I believe the critter was a Hoary Marmot or a Yellow-bellied Marmot. You also had a great clip of a White-tailed Ptarmigan, the bird.
     
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  9. garlicsalt

    garlicsalt Member

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    jed
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    ''the twisted ducker''
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    GREAT VID, GREAT HUNT, GREAT RAM.
     
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  10. Shark Meat

    Shark Meat Diehard/Determined CAPT

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    Wow, looks like one hell of a trip. Congrats
     
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  11. AhSpray

    AhSpray Assistant Gaffer

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    Thanks for posting that up! Excellent hunt with a worthy video.
     
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  12. Professor

    Professor Well-Known "Member"

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    Yale
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    Congratulations! Did a similar hunt 20 years ago and you will not forget it.
     
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  13. STANWOOD BOB

    STANWOOD BOB Newbie

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    Hunt of a lifetime that's for sure! Always wondered what that country was like flying back from Alaska and now I know! Video was SPECTACULAR and felt like I was there!
     
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  14. Maunsell

    Maunsell Maunsell

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    Ian
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    Great looking animal and a cool video. Thanks for sharing!
     
  15. el Toro

    el Toro I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Finally got a chance to watch this. Unreal. What an adventure. Thanks for sharing and congrats!
     
  16. Chompot

    Chompot Member

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    That is awesome!
     
  17. Miss Fitz

    Miss Fitz Call me Captain

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    Hunting for sheep that :smoking33: sounds easy. I bet they just sit around eating Doritos making for easy targets.

    Great pics!
     
  18. Ali

    Ali Master of Nothing Admin

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    So rad! Congrats in a great hunt and animal.
     
  19. MJC

    MJC Member

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    Wow is right that is some bitchin looking country....awesome ram, congrats and thanks for sharing the hunt
     

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