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Manson Sheep
« on: June 23, 2024, 06:37:47 PM »
Well some how I managed to draw one of the Manson Sheep tags, only the 2nd tag Iíve ever drawn for anything in 24 years.  I absolutely still canít believe it and looking to enjoy everything about it from the scouting, to the actual hunt and to the pack out.  Looking forward to sharing this experience with family and friends.  Anybody have any recommendations on a taxidermist for a bighorn?  I know itís not going to be cheap, probably just looking for a shoulder mount as our house isnít that big.  Feel free to reach out if any suggestions or anybody wants to chat about this hunt.

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Re: Manson Sheep
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2024, 08:01:10 PM »
Hit up Teejay at trapline taxidermy in cle elum. He will get you squared away. Congrats on the draw!

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Re: Manson Sheep
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2024, 12:09:32 AM »
 Dan Yedinak at Four Point Taxidermy in Wenatchee! :twocents:

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Re: Manson Sheep
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2024, 12:17:18 AM »
Dan Yedinak at Four Point Taxidermy in Wenatchee! :twocents:

 3217 Burch Mountain Rd
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Yes give him a call

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Re: Manson Sheep
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2024, 05:25:58 AM »
I second four point, he did my sheep. Look at using a boat charter to hunt from
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Re: Manson Sheep
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2024, 10:07:27 AM »
Congratulations on the draw. I wish you the best of luck. Dan also did my sheep. He is a true artist. My suggestion for the hunt is enjoy the scouting. It turned out to be 95% of my experience. I had planned for 10 days to hunt and it turned out I was done 2 hrs after daylight on the first morning. Itís is incredibly fun to be in sheep country looking over these critters. Enjoy every second of it.

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Re: Manson Sheep
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2024, 11:19:33 AM »
My buddy has a boat we plan on bringing over, we hunt the area for mule deer and bear, so we are pretty familiar with the area. Going to be fun actually sheep hunting instead of always playing the what would you shoot game if you had the tag game? Question for you guys that have had this hunt or are familiar with the area. How much more sheep do you see from the boat, or does it just depend on the day and weather? Sometimes weíve seen 25+ sheep from grade creek rd and others weíve seen only a handful in a day.

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Re: Manson Sheep
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2024, 02:46:53 PM »

Congrats on your sheep tag.  I put in for that unit every year.  Look forward to your adventure  :tup:
Cast all your anxiety upon him, for he cares for you.    1 Peter 5:7

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Re: Manson Sheep
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2024, 10:16:47 PM »
Thanks for all the replies so far, anybody know whatís a big ram for the unit? 160Ē, 170Ē? Iíve been reading a few articles on how to field judge them and have learned quite a bit on what to look for. Hereís one I got a pic of 3 years ago thru my spotting scope. Iím thinking heís my baseline.

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Re: Manson Sheep
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2024, 10:19:40 PM »
Sorry donít know why they are sideways. Thoughts on this ram?

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Re: Manson Sheep
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2024, 12:52:20 AM »
The Lady of the Lake or the barge goes by every other day. But a 3 year old picture the Ram is probably dead
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Re: Manson Sheep
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2024, 10:30:41 AM »
Dan Yedinak at Four Point Taxidermy in Wenatchee! :twocents:

 3217 Burch Mountain Rd
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This is the only person I would be taking a sheep to.

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Re: Manson Sheep
« Reply #12 on: June 25, 2024, 01:18:51 PM »
Never hunted the Mason, but have talked with several past tag holders.  IMO, that's a solid ram for that unit.  For some reason, the last few years hunters are harvesting younger rams in the 5 year range.  If it was me, I would need my buddy to be holding my shells because i would cap off on that bad boy :drool:
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Re: Manson Sheep
« Reply #13 on: June 25, 2024, 02:42:53 PM »
Never hunted the Mason, but have talked with several past tag holders.  IMO, that's a solid ram for that unit.  For some reason, the last few years hunters are harvesting younger rams in the 5 year range.  If it was me, I would need my buddy to be holding my shells because i would cap off on that bad boy :drool:
Itís funny you say that, cause my buddy and I were just talking about that over the weekend. I told him I need someone to hold my gun until we see the one! If I see one like him, it will be hard to pass up but I will be completely happy. Iím going to set his size as my baseline. Hopefully not being to greedy?

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Re: Manson Sheep
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2024, 02:48:27 PM »
If thatís the case with the last few being around that 5 year age mark, maybe there are still some olí boys wandering around the hillsides and canyons!

 


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