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Cleman Mountain Sheep
« on: November 05, 2008, 12:56:36 PM »
Just got back from my dad sheep hunt.  It was a awesome time.  Here are a couple of pics.  I'll post the story later.
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2008, 12:58:33 PM »
And another.
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2008, 01:00:43 PM »
nice sheep i tagged along on my dads umptanum hunt earlier this year and those are memories youll never forget, that is a huge body on that thing too hope you had horses to get him out

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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2008, 01:03:15 PM »
Nice sheep!!!  Boy your dad is young. Congrats to him

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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2008, 01:14:31 PM »
beautiful ram, can;t wait to hear the story.

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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2008, 01:17:03 PM »

Beautiful ram !!!!!!!!!!!!

Can't wait to hear the whole story.

That had to be an out of body experience !
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2008, 01:20:46 PM »
nice sheep i tagged along on my dads umptanum hunt earlier this year and those are memories youll never forget, that is a huge body on that thing too hope you had horses to get him out
Between my brother, dad and I we had to carry it out.  Over two hours one way. 
Nice sheep!!!  Boy your dad is young. Congrats to him
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2008, 01:45:18 PM »
It appears you  are up next! First your bro's moose now your dad's sheep! smells like a goat or bull tag for you next year!! :chuckle:

Awesome job on the sheep! Thats my goal in WA, pull a ram tag!

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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2008, 02:03:13 PM »
great sheep.  i heard you guys worked your butts off to get him out of there. :drool:  looks like he is about a 7 or 8 year old ram.  nice work.

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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2008, 02:09:04 PM »
Outstanding Sheep, nice work Bearmartin.
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2008, 02:23:21 PM »
wow nice ram, dont see very many with there lamb tips still. congrats, he should score well    :tup:
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2008, 06:39:19 PM »
Ok this hunt was great.  As I stated in another post my dad and brother were over there since Saturday.  They saw a ton of sheep and had four or five sheep spotted that we would take a vary close look at once I got there Monday afternoon.  I got there about 12:30 Monday and waited for them at the feeding station.  While there I watched and taped five rams chase one ewe.  I finally found them and we drove to the top of the mountain.  We worked about half way down seeing a lot of sheep.  We spotted one that needed a good look.  The fog was rolling in and out and the wind was howling driving spurts of rain and snow in our face.  This was great!!!  After we get done looking at the ram we start putting our stuff away and getting ready to walk back up to the truck as it was getting dark.  As we turn around four rams and a ewe are walking down the ridge line and we see each other at the same time.  The stop at about 30 yards and then take off down the mountain.  One was a dandy!!!  Tuesday we find our way back to the top and can see that there could be trouble getting up there because of snow.  We stop and talk to one of the other hunters and they said that they turned around before they got stuck.  We decided to turn around and work our way from the bottom up.  As we worked our way up we were seeing a lot of sheep with quit a few of smaller rams.  As we were working our way around on of the bends we see a small ram bedded and a litter bigger tending a couple of ewes.  They see us and work there way around the next bend.  We walk up the hill a bit futher and three bigger rams bust out the there beds.  Two of them were as big as we have seen.  They stop at 260 yards and as my dad shot his gun slid off of his pack and missed.  This caused them to head up the hill and stop at 280 yards.  This time dad drops him and he falls about 30 feet and slides another 40 before being stopped by a bush.  We took pics and caped him out.  The pack out was over two hours.  We have had a great couple of years with OIL tags.  I've had a chance to hunt moose in this state with my brother and now sheep with my dad.  These were great times hunting with the family.  Green gross 166 4/8.
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2008, 06:49:10 PM »
great ram, congrats again
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2008, 06:58:08 PM »
Very Nice Ram!!! Congrats

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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2008, 07:55:36 PM »
 :o  Tell your dad congrats.
 I'm going to have have you take me up to his place some time to check out some of his trophys.

A little late buck, then it's back to work on filling that elk tag of your brothers.


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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2008, 07:57:35 PM »
Good looking ram, congrats to your dad. Although I don't totally agree with finnman, because I'm due to draw some of those tags next year. :chuckle:
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #16 on: November 05, 2008, 08:05:08 PM »
Thanks everyone who sent PMs and talked to dad on the phone.  It was a great time.

Byrdman: Late season I'll need to fill my tag before I help the bro with his.  If I need help packen I'll give you a call.  ;)
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2008, 08:22:44 PM »
Awsome Ram :o
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #18 on: November 06, 2008, 08:14:39 PM »
Here a few pics of some other rams.
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2008, 08:23:40 PM »
Their such awesome animala. Those big boys are pretty creatures.... i say that knowing that if they knew i said it about them they would kick my asterik.  :tung:
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2008, 08:58:19 PM »
Great Ram!  Congratulations to your dad. 

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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #21 on: November 23, 2008, 11:22:37 AM »
Great looking Ram. Grats to you and your dad. I hope to be able to go or at least tag along with one of my family members someday on a hunt like that! :drool:
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2009, 06:53:44 AM »
I got to see the mount of this bad boy last night, and it looks great! Make sure to post some pics of the mount once you get it home.

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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2009, 07:30:20 AM »
Great ram! Thanks for the story, and tell your Dad congrats!

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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2009, 08:15:03 PM »
I got to see the mount of this bad boy last night, and it looks great! Make sure to post some pics of the mount once you get it home.
It should be up on Saturday.  I'll try and remember to bring my camera and take a couple of pics of the mount.
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #25 on: April 05, 2009, 08:42:42 PM »
that is awsome.  congrats

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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #26 on: April 05, 2009, 09:16:06 PM »
Really nice ram. Sounds like a great hunt and a great year.

I got to be with my my buddy when he took his 2007 Clemens Ram.  Great area.  Such a fun area to hunt with so many 150+ class rams around it keeps it interesting. 
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2009, 09:05:58 PM »
Finally was able to take a pic of the mount.
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2009, 09:17:04 PM »
Nice ram and mount! :tup:
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2009, 09:17:14 PM »
What weapon/load did your dad use?

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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2009, 09:19:03 PM »
What weapon/load did your dad use?
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2009, 08:30:40 AM »
great pics .thanks for sharing
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2009, 10:40:53 AM »
good job and good luck this year.
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2009, 10:16:53 AM »
 

Your dads hunt was assume  . I drew that tag this year , Any Info ? Corey
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Re: Cleman Mountain Sheep
« Reply #34 on: June 17, 2009, 04:32:06 PM »
Great ram . I cant wait to get out there this year . Where you guys acessing from the top past jones or mainly from the bottom ? I know that it can get dicey on top of that ridge . Do know of any acess from the lowwer part of wenas creek ?. I want all the bases covered and wouldn't want to step on one of the others feet . I hope the other two guys are willing to work hard to. When you guys where scouting early Did you see  any big bulls out in the sage as well ? Thanks Corey.W
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