Finally hunting season is here!!!
I wanted to share some photos of a ram that I have always dreamed about harvesting from my first hunt of the year.
I just returned from a great hunt with Nanhanni Butte Outfitters in the NWT. My guides found this old broomed warrior on the fourth day. Our stalk took us three hours and three thousand vertical feet in some really steep nasty stuff. My shot was at a very steep angle from 200 yards below the small rock perch he was bedded on.
The ram’s teeth were completely worn down to his gums. He was literally starving on his feet. He had no fat and was really really thin, you could see his hip bones and vertebrae.
It is hard to tell exactly how old he was because his growth rings get really small at the base. I have him at 13 1/2 but he could be 14 1/2. I am going to send in his teeth to find out. His mass as you can see is unbelievable. His thirds measured at 8 1/2 inches!!
I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to have harvested such an amazing trophy. The guides made it all happen and I can not thank Brady and Jeff and Jim Lancaster enough for an amazing hunt. One I will never forget.
We captured this hunt on film and we will be releasing it on kuiu.com in a few weeks. Look for the announcement.
I wish you all luck this up coming season. Please email us your photos and success stories. We LOVE to read them and post them up in our album.