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Big Game Hunting => Other Big Game => Topic started by: Nape6.5 on August 18, 2020, 11:30:56 PM

Title: Umtanum Sheep
Post by: Nape6.5 on August 18, 2020, 11:30:56 PM
Thoughts... If you had the tag?
Title: Re: Umtanum Sheep
Post by: Romulus1297 on August 19, 2020, 12:05:55 AM
4 More years.
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Post by: Nape6.5 on August 19, 2020, 12:55:03 AM
4 more years *censored*... havenít seen anything much older than this one my guess is between 7-9 years old?
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Post by: Romulus1297 on August 19, 2020, 01:06:27 AM
He still has his lamb tips maybe 6 and a half years old :dunno:
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Post by: Nape6.5 on August 19, 2020, 01:25:55 AM
Better?
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Post by: Romulus1297 on August 19, 2020, 01:41:47 AM
What a fun hunt.
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Post by: boneaddict on August 19, 2020, 05:00:41 AM
Decent ram for the unit.  With high accessibility and generous tags, bugs and tribal pressure itís been awhile since Iíve seen much for size. 
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Post by: Mfowl on August 19, 2020, 07:33:29 AM
Got a front view pic of the first one? The second one looks like he carries some more mass than the other but is lacking in length overall. Both are good looking rams though.
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Post by: Dan-o on August 19, 2020, 08:16:02 AM
Beautiful rams.

I love that first pic.
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Post by: time2hunt on August 19, 2020, 09:11:16 AM
Decent ram for the unit.  With high accessibility and generous tags, bugs and tribal pressure itís been awhile since Iíve seen much for size.
Thatís a 158-160 class ram as bone said above about average for the unit.


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Title: Re: Umtanum Sheep
Post by: Nape6.5 on August 19, 2020, 10:25:19 AM
I am going back down this weekend will post some more soon, thanks for all the input I have onX if any one wants to drop me some pins of places to look 5098444256.

I havenít seen anything that has made my jaw drop... Would be happy with either of these rams though.



Title: Re: Umtanum Sheep
Post by: Ridgerunner on August 19, 2020, 03:12:13 PM
For that unit its a shooter, odds of finding something bigger are slim.
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Post by: huntnphool on August 19, 2020, 04:00:52 PM
 Mid to upper 150ís :twocents:
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Post by: Nape6.5 on August 23, 2020, 11:33:16 AM
Thought you guys would like this
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Post by: Nape6.5 on August 23, 2020, 11:40:08 AM
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Post by: Nape6.5 on August 23, 2020, 11:42:07 AM
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Post by: jstone on August 23, 2020, 12:41:14 PM
Nice
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Post by: coachcw on September 02, 2020, 12:47:37 PM
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you better shoot that ram
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Post by: coachcw on September 02, 2020, 12:48:43 PM
the solo one on the bottom of page one . upper 150s for that unit .
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Post by: ellensburgpo on September 02, 2020, 02:43:56 PM
The way things are going thereís a chance a bunch of this unit is gonna burn.
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Post by: Nape6.5 on September 05, 2020, 02:40:35 PM
Yep...

Guessing they will restrict access from the back side. Witch was my mane plan...

Hoping the sheep donít cross the river...

Only time will tell
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Post by: Mfowl on September 05, 2020, 03:46:45 PM
Best of luck with your hunt! I hope all works out for you! F 2020!
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Post by: Sutherland on September 05, 2020, 05:26:20 PM
 :yeah:
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Post by: HookedOnQuack on September 06, 2020, 09:55:04 AM
We saw a couple real nice rams right above the dam last year while hunting the juvi tag
Title: Re: Umtanum Sheep
Post by: Nape6.5 on September 08, 2020, 01:18:23 PM
We saw a couple real nice rams right above the dam last year while hunting the juvi tag

 Can you cross the dam? Any one have contact info or is it just open?
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Post by: jackelope on September 08, 2020, 01:28:13 PM
We saw a couple real nice rams right above the dam last year while hunting the juvi tag

 Can you cross the dam? Any one have contact info or is it just open?

You can't cross the dam, but if you have a boat there's access there.
You can also rent boats from Red's in the canyon. I'm not sure how that would work, but might be worth looking into.

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Post by: Nape6.5 on September 08, 2020, 02:00:48 PM
How deep is it from the Roza boat launch to the Roza dam?
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Post by: Cascade on September 08, 2020, 08:08:29 PM
Not exactly sure on depth but we used to water ski that section.


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Post by: Limhangerslayer on September 08, 2020, 09:19:17 PM
We saw a couple real nice rams right above the dam last year while hunting the juvi tag

 Can you cross the dam? Any one have contact info or is it just open?

You can't cross the dam, but if you have a boat there's access there.
You can also rent boats from Red's in the canyon. I'm not sure how that would work, but might be worth looking into.
not true, you can cross the dam.  Not the tracks.  Technicality its illegal to cross the tracks anywhere on the river
Title: Re: Umtanum Sheep
Post by: Nape6.5 on September 09, 2020, 12:24:04 AM
Hmmmm

My plan is to hunt from the top if the rams are up near the top but Iím not sure if we will have access with the fire.
Title: Re: Umtanum Sheep
Post by: kirkl on September 09, 2020, 09:57:59 AM
Hmmmm

My plan is to hunt from the top if the rams are up near the top but Iím not sure if we will have access with the fire.

My cousin shot a buck towards the top once but we took it down to the damn, took a canoe across just above the dam, loaded him up and rowed back across. Its plenty deep also.
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Post by: blacktailer on September 09, 2020, 02:35:07 PM
Always one rule breaker in the bunch.  It was a good workout lugging it back up the hill   :chuckle:
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Post by: Limhangerslayer on September 09, 2020, 04:00:49 PM
There are a handful of spots below the dam you can just wade across after the flip flop happens too
Title: Re: Umtanum Sheep
Post by: Nape6.5 on September 09, 2020, 05:44:45 PM
Well this is where we are for now.
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Post by: bear on September 09, 2020, 05:46:58 PM
Always one rule breaker in the bunch.  It was a good workout lugging it back up the hill   :chuckle:

Good times!
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Post by: HookedOnQuack on September 10, 2020, 05:27:41 PM
We crossed the dam last year with no issues🤷🏻‍♂️
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Post by: Limhangerslayer on September 10, 2020, 05:35:23 PM
I'll be in the canyon Monday through Wednesday next week,  I'll let you know if I see anything.
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Post by: h2ofowlr on September 10, 2020, 06:24:13 PM
Is the Wenas Recreational Area / BLM land open in the canyon on the east side of the river?
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Post by: Nape6.5 on September 10, 2020, 06:52:20 PM
I'll be in the canyon Monday through Wednesday next week,  I'll let you know if I see anything.

Thanks hope they are still in there.
Title: Re: Umtanum Sheep
Post by: Nape6.5 on September 10, 2020, 06:54:12 PM
Is the Wenas Recreational Area / BLM land open in the canyon on the east side of the river?

I not sure you would have to call blm.

I know all dnr is closed not sure about blm.
Title: Re: Umtanum Sheep
Post by: Limhangerslayer on September 10, 2020, 08:27:47 PM
My buddy that had south central raffle last year drew Clemans ram this year and just got the e mail today that they are opening most of his area Monday at 6:30 and that his season is extended till October 31st.  Miss of your area is blm and wildlife area, you should be good
Title: Re: Umtanum Sheep
Post by: Nape6.5 on September 11, 2020, 10:39:09 AM
My hunt opens on the 15th but dnr lands are closed until the 17th
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Post by: Nape6.5 on September 11, 2020, 10:41:06 AM
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Post by: Nape6.5 on September 24, 2020, 01:10:41 AM
Well there isn’t to much to this story I went down Thursday when DNR said access to there land would open on Friday the 18th.

Title: Re: Umtanum Sheep
Post by: Nape6.5 on September 24, 2020, 01:13:13 AM
We spotted two rams Thursday before dark but it was hard to see with the smoke.
Title: Re: Umtanum Sheep
Post by: Sutherland on September 24, 2020, 01:41:49 AM
This rain should help kick down alot of the smoke.  :tup:
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Post by: Nape6.5 on September 24, 2020, 01:43:18 AM
When we got up Friday morning the air quality was better so we drove to the glassing spot, we saw two rams and 25 ewes and eventually found the rams we were looking for there were 8 rams feeding a little past midway up the canyon so we made a plan to drive around and come at them form above.

When we got to the top we glassed down at them and could see they had bedded down on one of the small fingers
It was time to go.
Title: Re: Umtanum Sheep
Post by: Onewhohikes on September 24, 2020, 06:12:15 AM
The darker rams are the more mature ones
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Post by: Seth on September 24, 2020, 06:22:44 AM
Any word on how the sheep fared in the northern part of the unit?  I drove through on Friday and it looked pretty ugly. Son has the youth tag.
Title: Re: Umtanum Sheep
Post by: Nape6.5 on September 24, 2020, 09:39:47 AM
We got in above the rams... the rangefinder read 361 yards so I set up for the shot.
Title: Re: Umtanum Sheep
Post by: Nape6.5 on September 24, 2020, 09:54:21 AM
I debated on weather or not to shoot him in his bed and decided it was doable. A 15lbs rifle Shooting 300gr bullets tends to inspire a lot of confidence... not your normal sheep gun 😅

One shot and he rolled maybe ten feet out of his bed.
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Post by: Nape6.5 on September 24, 2020, 09:56:45 AM
As he lay.
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Post by: Nape6.5 on September 24, 2020, 10:01:38 AM
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Post by: elkrack on September 24, 2020, 10:02:13 AM
In the picture of the rams which ram did you shoot? 
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Post by: Nape6.5 on September 24, 2020, 10:06:56 AM
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Post by: Nape6.5 on September 24, 2020, 10:11:26 AM
Here he is
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Post by: Nape6.5 on September 24, 2020, 10:12:48 AM
They aged him at 8.5 years old
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Post by: emac on September 24, 2020, 10:14:32 AM
I wanna play the game so I am guessing it was this one(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200924/80900a6ce18693f2c623e8510ac9aad7.jpg)

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Title: Re: Umtanum Sheep
Post by: Nape6.5 on September 24, 2020, 10:15:39 AM
Any word on how the sheep fared in the northern part of the unit?  I drove through on Friday and it looked pretty ugly. Son has the youth tag.

I am not sure we looked for sheep around Umtanum ridge but didnít see them in the normal spots.
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Post by: Nape6.5 on September 24, 2020, 10:16:34 AM
In the picture of the rams which ram did you shoot?

The top right one.
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Post by: Nape6.5 on September 24, 2020, 10:17:07 AM
I wanna play the game so I am guessing it was this one(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200924/80900a6ce18693f2c623e8510ac9aad7.jpg)

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Post by: jstone on September 24, 2020, 10:18:20 AM
Very cool hunt
Great job
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Post by: emac on September 24, 2020, 10:18:38 AM
What do I win haha🤣

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Post by: emac on September 24, 2020, 10:18:58 AM
And congratulations beautiful ram

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Post by: starbailey on September 24, 2020, 10:25:34 AM
Good looking canyon ram :tup:
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Post by: Mfowl on September 24, 2020, 10:26:41 AM
Congratulations! Beautiful ram! Thanks for sharing!
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Post by: jamesfromseattle on September 24, 2020, 10:45:12 AM
Awesome.  Call me crazy, but if I could pick any hunt in the world it would be an Umtanum ram.  Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: stw on September 24, 2020, 10:50:46 AM
That's a great Ram awesome job
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Post by: huntnphool on September 24, 2020, 10:52:02 AM
 :tup:
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Post by: pianoman9701 on September 24, 2020, 10:56:20 AM
Congratulations on a fine animal.  :tup:
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Post by: SWHUNTER on September 24, 2020, 11:04:32 AM
Congrats! Thanks for the pics.
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Post by: Limhangerslayer on September 24, 2020, 12:06:52 PM
Solid ram, congrats
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Post by: Sutherland on September 24, 2020, 12:36:46 PM
Great hunt. I love all the pictures! Thanks for sharing
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Post by: fishngamereaper on September 24, 2020, 12:42:27 PM
 :tup:
I'm jealous.
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Post by: bearpaw on September 24, 2020, 12:44:05 PM
Congratulations  :tup:
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Post by: Dan-o on September 24, 2020, 01:16:34 PM
Beautiful ram.

Looks like you ad a great hunt all the way around.
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Post by: elkrack on September 24, 2020, 02:12:56 PM
In the picture of the rams which ram did you shoot?

The top right one.

Thatís the one I figured :tup:
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Post by: greenhead_killer on September 24, 2020, 02:26:36 PM
great ram! thanks for sharing. glad it was all opened up for you and you got to finish the hunt
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Post by: face on September 24, 2020, 06:48:17 PM
Heck yeah!! Great ram. Congrats
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Post by: Bigshooter on September 24, 2020, 08:49:44 PM
Right on.   :tup:
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Post by: blacktailer on September 24, 2020, 08:51:10 PM
Beautiful ram and Congratulations.  Looks to be an 8 1/2 year old?
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Post by: Nape6.5 on September 24, 2020, 09:09:44 PM
Beautiful ram and Congratulations.  Looks to be an 8 1/2 year old?

Yep 👍
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Post by: sjhgraysage on September 25, 2020, 02:25:53 PM
Congrats! Great looking ram!  :tup: :tup:
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Post by: buckfvr on September 25, 2020, 03:34:05 PM
Great ram   :tup:
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Post by: teanawayslayer on September 25, 2020, 03:54:29 PM
Beautiful ram! Congrats
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Post by: wheels on September 28, 2020, 03:40:44 PM
great ram congrats
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Post by: ShaneTyTrey on September 28, 2020, 08:26:28 PM
Awesome, congrats!