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Sheep unit
« on: April 21, 2009, 09:05:44 AM »
Just wanted to see what you guys think is the best sheep unit in our state is ?

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Re: Sheep unit
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2009, 09:07:50 AM »
Which ever one I get drawn for!

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Re: Sheep unit
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2009, 09:08:31 AM »
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Re: Sheep unit
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2009, 09:14:29 AM »
I guess it depends on what your idea of best is. Quality of animals, quantity, easy hunt, tough hunt?

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Re: Sheep unit
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2009, 09:20:17 AM »
If I'm ever lucky enough to draw a sheep tag I'm going for Quality  :drool:

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Re: Sheep unit
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2009, 09:25:24 AM »
ive seen what I think are trophy rams in umptanum, clemans mountain, selah butte, and tieton river. Not sure what they would score and dont really care but they have all been old mature rams with heavy horns.
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Re: Sheep unit
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2009, 09:34:17 AM »
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Which ever one I get drawn for!

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Re: Sheep unit
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2009, 09:36:31 AM »
With the very limited amount of tags a guy could get a quality ram in any unit if he sticks to his standards, problem is most guys have a OIL tag and shoot the first one they get an opportunity at. Some are good, others not so big. 

Same with moose and goat.  On my moose tag while doing research I talked to many guys who shot the first bull they could, even if it was a little paddlehorn bull.  If you can keep your finger off the trigger you'll be good, getting the tag is the hardest part.

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Re: Sheep unit
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2009, 09:48:49 AM »

Here is one from one of the Yakima area units.
Sorry had to brag!   8)
Don't want to get anyone riled up by specifying. Not too hard to figure out though.
Any of those units hold nice rams....and bigger as well.

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Re: Sheep unit
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2009, 10:00:19 AM »
Very nice ram :drool:

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Re: Sheep unit
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2009, 12:27:35 PM »
With the very limited amount of tags a guy could get a quality ram in any unit if he sticks to his standards, problem is most guys have a OIL tag and shoot the first one they get an opportunity at. Some are good, others not so big. 

Same with moose and goat.  On my moose tag while doing research I talked to many guys who shot the first bull they could, even if it was a little paddlehorn bull.  If you can keep your finger off the trigger you'll be good, getting the tag is the hardest part.

All right, i have to ask.


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What does "OIL" tag mean?


I have see it used all the time but do not know what th meaning of it is.
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Re: Sheep unit
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2009, 12:29:50 PM »
Put in for ewe tags.   ;)
« Last Edit: April 21, 2009, 08:13:11 PM by popeshawnpaul »

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Re: Sheep unit
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2009, 12:30:55 PM »
OIL = Once in a lifetime :)

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Re: Sheep unit
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2009, 12:32:15 PM »
OIL = Once in a lifetime :)


Thank you for clearing it up for me.......
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Re: Sheep unit
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2009, 04:41:31 PM »
shelah butte B ewe tag.  There are some old hags in there that go back and forth between Shelah butte and the Umtanum.  Should be a slam dunk for a B&C cali bighorn hag.

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Re: Sheep unit
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2009, 07:51:35 PM »
if you want a rocky mountain bighorn then what pope said either asotin or wenaha, I think for california bighorns you could probably score a good ram in any of the units, when my dad drew his umptanum tag this past year we talked to the biologist and he told us that umptanum probably puts out the smallest rams in the state we went up there not expecting anything real big and my dad ended up takin a nice 170" ram out of a bachelor herd and there were 3 other rams with him that were pretty close in size, I think its like somebody else said most end up just shooting the first animals they get a crack at, while we were at the wdfw office in yakima gettin the horns plugged the bio said it was actually the biggest ram hed ever seen come out of the umptanum and a few minutes after another hunter pulled in with a ram that wouldve probably gone about 140", said it was the first sheep they saw so they shot it.

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Re: Sheep unit
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2009, 09:44:04 PM »
shelah butte B ewe tag.  There are some old hags in there that go back and forth between Shelah butte and the Umtanum.  Should be a slam dunk for a B&C cali bighorn hag.
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I dunno selah butte is a lotta privite land. :chuckle:
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Re: Sheep unit
« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2009, 08:40:05 AM »
shelah butte B ewe tag.  There are some old hags in there that go back and forth between Shelah butte and the Umtanum.  Should be a slam dunk for a B&C cali bighorn hag.

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