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My Ram finally came home
« on: March 11, 2018, 10:01:27 PM »
Got this guy at Lake Chelan in 2015 with a traditional underhammer muzzleloader.  I had 12 points.  The ram was 9 1/2 years old.  Taxidermy was done by Nature's Way Taxidermy, the delay was my fault....  :rolleyes:  It is set up[ with a cool rock as a backer but could also be hung on a wall.

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2018, 10:05:19 PM »
 :tup:
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2018, 10:15:46 PM »
I know that different mount styles strike different people different ways, but I personally think yours is AWESOME.

What a terrific mount of that great ram.
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 10:23:57 PM »
Nice!

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2018, 10:25:09 PM »
Turned out great!!  :tup: :tup:

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2018, 10:44:21 PM »
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2018, 10:47:11 PM »
I know that different mount styles strike different people different ways, but I personally think yours is AWESOME.

What a terrific mount of that great ram.

Thanks, I was a little leary when I saw the size of the rock before the ram was on it... I just forgot how big the ram was, so the rock looks good. 

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2018, 11:17:40 PM »
Nice Ram and mount, Beautiful

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2018, 11:18:07 PM »
Aw yes I remember that hunt/day vividly, hiking back to the boat with just a cell phone for light.  :yike:

Great times Lokidog.  :tup:

He turned out very nice.  :drool:
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2018, 11:32:34 PM »
Very nice mount and animal.
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2018, 11:47:35 PM »
That looks great.
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2018, 11:48:32 PM »
Fantastic mount :tup:
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2018, 05:30:39 AM »
Turned out very cool!!!

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2018, 05:41:00 AM »
He sure does good work
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #14 on: March 12, 2018, 06:02:11 AM »
Incredible animal and mount!

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2018, 06:14:49 AM »
Beautiful ram, Congrats!

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2018, 06:46:53 AM »
Very nice! Looks great!!
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2018, 07:00:29 AM »
very nice for sure, congrats!!
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2018, 07:04:31 AM »
Great looking mount, Loki.
Thanks for sharing this.
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2018, 07:05:39 AM »
Turned out awesome!  :tup:
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2018, 07:28:13 AM »
Looks nice!

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #21 on: March 12, 2018, 07:31:48 AM »
Beautiful!
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2018, 08:11:32 AM »
Aw yes I remember that hunt/day vividly, hiking back to the boat with just a cell phone for light.  :yike:

Great times Lokidog.  :tup:

He turned out very nice.  :drool:

I would have thought the PTSD from that night would have blocked out your memories of it....   :chuckle:

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2018, 08:11:50 AM »
What a memory right there! Congrats!!

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2018, 09:00:02 AM »
Awesome, Loki!  Very cool.  I remember reading your writeup of the hunt, and thinking what an incredible experience it must have been.

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2018, 09:29:09 AM »
Thanks everyone.  Here is a reminder photo of where he was taken.

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #26 on: March 12, 2018, 09:50:01 AM »
That picture tells a story.  Wow.
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #27 on: March 12, 2018, 10:40:59 AM »
Dude thats so cool.

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #28 on: March 12, 2018, 10:58:26 AM »
Very nice mount and experience.  Good job!
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2018, 10:26:49 PM »
Looks great !
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2018, 02:05:30 AM »
Right on!  :tup:

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #31 on: March 15, 2018, 07:00:49 AM »
Great animal and mount!
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #32 on: March 15, 2018, 07:22:46 AM »
Beautiful Ram Loki, I love the picture with the lake in the background. Congratulations!!!!!!
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #33 on: March 15, 2018, 05:45:30 PM »
Great looking mount....congratulations on a nice Ram. :tup:
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« Reply #34 on: March 15, 2018, 06:21:55 PM »
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #35 on: March 18, 2018, 05:32:06 PM »
 :tup: Sweet

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #36 on: March 18, 2018, 05:41:11 PM »
WOW congrats on a dandy ram and beautiful mount...thank you for sharing. :tup:
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2018, 09:55:59 AM »
Good looking mount :tup:

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2018, 12:54:42 PM »
Beautiful! Very Majestic Animals. My favorite.

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« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2018, 04:17:42 PM »
If your happy, That's all that matters. Lots of good memories for you I'm sure!

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #40 on: June 02, 2018, 04:22:39 PM »
Nice!

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #41 on: June 02, 2018, 04:34:44 PM »
awesome

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #42 on: June 03, 2018, 09:11:11 AM »
Awesome, taxi did that ram justice!
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #43 on: June 03, 2018, 01:47:02 PM »
That is a cool mount. If I ever draw I would get it mounted exactly the same

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #44 on: June 03, 2018, 03:48:13 PM »
Great. Congrats

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« Reply #45 on: June 03, 2018, 04:41:32 PM »
Sweet looking mount

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #46 on: June 03, 2018, 08:49:28 PM »
Thanks everyone.  Here is a reminder photo of where he was taken.

That pic is epic :drool:
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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #47 on: June 03, 2018, 09:06:56 PM »
Thanks everyone.  Here is a reminder photo of where he was taken.

That pic is epic :drool:

The hike back to the boat in the dark with only a cell phone for light was epic in the rock cliffs, craziest thing Iíve ever done.

And then the next day we had to hike back up the mountain to find his bow we left on the stalk before retrieving the ram.🤣

Yep epic hunt.

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Re: My Ram finally came home
« Reply #48 on: June 07, 2018, 07:25:52 AM »
Thanks everyone.  Here is a reminder photo of where he was taken.

That pic is epic :drool:

The hike back to the boat in the dark with only a cell phone for light was epic in the rock cliffs, craziest thing Iíve ever done.

And then the next day we had to hike back up the mountain to find his bow we left on the stalk before retrieving the ram.🤣

Yep epic hunt.

This year when I draw my goat tag Lokidog is my Sherpa. 😉

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