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Bighorn Sheep - Idaho
« on: June 03, 2020, 12:40:47 PM »
I mostly lurk on here these days but I use to be fairly active on here.  I opened up the mail yesterday and saw my Idaho envelope that usually says you were unsuccessful in drawing for a bighorn sheep hunt.  When I saw the "congratulations" I about hit the floor.  My dream of hunting sheep is alive although many of you may have followed my first ram hunt back in 2015 for dall sheep.

So much is going through my head to be ready but I need step up my workout schedule...because I drew in unit 27 Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.  I've hiked in the unit before and I'm smart enough to not try this one on my own at 45 years old.  Just to access the unit is a brutal 25 mile hike.  I'll probably be going with Dave Melton from Bighorn Outfitters. 

Very excited and I'll try to keep anyone interested updated.

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Re: Bighorn Sheep - Idaho
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2020, 12:41:45 PM »
Awesome !!! Congrats!!

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Re: Bighorn Sheep - Idaho
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2020, 12:42:14 PM »
Congratulations! That will be a hunt of a lifetime.

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Re: Bighorn Sheep - Idaho
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2020, 01:08:06 PM »
Congratulations!  Have you ever thought about floating the river or flying in?  I was looking at flights in and they are reasonably priced ($600 or so.  It might make access a bit easier for you so you can save your legs for the hunt!  Hope to see the title of this thread change to SUCCESS! in a few months! 

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Re: Bighorn Sheep - Idaho
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2020, 01:11:22 PM »
Floating is good late when they get pushed down.  You can also DIY float and then hike up to the top.  I think I like the idea of horses and glassing from the top.  The rams can be anywhere in that unit and you have to kind of glass and wait them out to materialize as there is timber, etc. in the area.  I don't think there are airstrips in this portion of unit 27.  Maybe down on the river.

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Re: Bighorn Sheep - Idaho
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2020, 01:15:00 PM »
Tagging

The Frank is one of my favorite places on the planet.
I am beyond Jealous.



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Re: Bighorn Sheep - Idaho
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2020, 01:15:50 PM »
very cool. congratulations

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Re: Bighorn Sheep - Idaho
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2020, 01:17:38 PM »
Floating is good late when they get pushed down.  You can also DIY float and then hike up to the top.  I think I like the idea of horses and glassing from the top.  The rams can be anywhere in that unit and you have to kind of glass and wait them out to materialize as there is timber, etc. in the area.  I don't think there are airstrips in this portion of unit 27.  Maybe down on the river.

Gotcha.  Well have one heck of an adventure and!  I will live vicariously through this thread for this season. 

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Re: Bighorn Sheep - Idaho
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2020, 01:18:18 PM »
I’ll let Shawn know he was hacked on huntwa!!!   






How’s it going stranger???  What a way to join us again, super congrats!!!! Very happy for you, we better get some good pics.  Tagging along on this one!
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Re: Bighorn Sheep - Idaho
« Reply #9 on: June 03, 2020, 01:43:26 PM »
Excellent cant wait to see some pics :IBCOOL:
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Re: Bighorn Sheep - Idaho
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2020, 01:45:03 PM »
 :tup:

Awesome country to hunt sheep in.

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Re: Bighorn Sheep - Idaho
« Reply #11 on: June 03, 2020, 01:46:51 PM »
Yes congrats.
I have a feeling I know where you will end up.

Best of luck and keep me posted.

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Re: Bighorn Sheep - Idaho
« Reply #12 on: June 03, 2020, 02:50:06 PM »
Sooooo jealous!!! Congratulations sir!
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Re: Bighorn Sheep - Idaho
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2020, 03:02:33 PM »
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Re: Bighorn Sheep - Idaho
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2020, 03:38:28 PM »
Nice work Shawn...
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