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TheMadCatter’s 2022 Adventure Thread

TheMadCatter

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Wanted to push myself today and explore new country. We had unconfirmed reports of some of our Rams summering on a couple of backcountry peaks (last season, not this season). I decided to saddle up the four wheeler and lace up the Kennetreks and give it a go! Walked 1,600’ up the first ridge and spotted a 1/2 curl Ram, but, forget my spotter and had to go back down and get it. The Ram I spotted first was gone when I got back up, lots of little 50’ drops to hide in!

I hiked my 1,600’ then walked up the other two peaks with only a couple hundred feet climb. Lots of ridge walking!

After hitting the second peak I noticed a couple of critters, I thought they were Elk at first. Glassed them up from about a Mile away and noticed they were Bighorn Rams! They ended up letting me get super close, about 20 yards at one point. I snapped a couple pictures through the spotter. They let me hang with them on the Mountain side for three hours before a thunderstorm started rolling our way. I packed up and ran off the mountain back to the four wheeler and made it just in time for it to downpour the entire ride out.
 

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TheMadCatter

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Well, since the Euro is down so much I decided to book another Muskox/Caribou hunt for 2023 and pray I don't lose my deposit this time. This will be my only planned hunting trip for 2023 unless a miracle of a Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, or Moose tag happens.

Returning my Colorado Mule Deer 4th season tag to put some more money toward the hunt and save. I'll only be hunting Sheep in Colorado and Elk/Deer in Wyoming.
 

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Land of the Whitetail
I saw that video where that one just walks right by you in the wide open like its tame. Is that normal with them?
 

TheMadCatter

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I saw that video where that one just walks right by you in the wide open like its tame. Is that normal with them?
Those Rams were in the Badlands, these were in Montana. The Ewes, Lambs, and the Rams in the other Mountain Range run from us whenever we’re within 1/4-1/2 mile of them! These Rams (Montana ones on the opposite Mountain Range) just let me stay within a couple yards of them.

I don’t know what makes them more or less spooked. These Rams don’t even see people until November rut. So, I have no clue why they’re so tame or if it’s completely normal.
 

sep0667

Land of the Whitetail
Those Rams were in the Badlands, these were in Montana. The Ewes, Lambs, and the Rams in the other Mountain Range run from us whenever we’re within 1/4-1/2 mile of them! These Rams (Montana ones on the opposite Mountain Range) just let me stay within a couple yards of them.

I don’t know what makes them more or less spooked. These Rams don’t even see people until November rut. So, I have no clue why they’re so tame or if it’s completely normal.
If the ones in CO are anything like those it might be a real quick hunt!
 

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Every Two Year Election Covid Variant
During our 2018 trip to Glacier National Park we hired a guide to take a 45 minute boat ride to Wild Horse Island on Flathead Lake. As we were about to land the guide spotted this group of rams so we scaled the cliffs to get photos! Sheep are amazing animals!
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On the other side of the island there was over 100 Ewes and lambs
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A couple years ago they found the new world record Ram dead on the island…… could be the big guy in the photo?
Keep the updates coming on the hunt Josh!


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TheMadCatter

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Staff member
During our 2018 trip to Glacier National Park we hired a guide to take a 45 minute boat ride to Wild Horse Island on Flathead Lake. As we were about to land the guide spotted this group of rams so we scaled the cliffs to get photos! Sheep are amazing animals!
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On the other side of the island there was over 100 Ewes and lambs
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A couple years ago they found the new world record Ram dead on the island…… could be the big guy in the photo?
Keep the updates coming on the hunt Josh!


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Will do! My last day working in Montana is August 22nd, I want a couple days before season to scout and become familiar with the area since I’ve only driven by it. It’s only a Ewe tag, I forgot to mention that! But, I’m still Sheep hunting. One of these years I’m going to have to try the Montana Unlimited Sheep hunt and try to find a Ram there. After this job I feel like I’m qualified to find Sheep just about anywhere and can make the extreme hikes and long glasses. I wish I had the Unlimited tag this year and regret not putting in for it.

That’s 100% the world record too. I saw him (or a replica) in the Schnee’s store in Bozeman a couple days and go and it looks just like him.
 

TheMadCatter

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People in Illinois keep posting pictures of deer we tagged this fall. Pretty neat to see them now!

Been super busy working non-stop! Got trail cameras out in Iowa the other day. Have some crazy news I can’t wait to share with everybody, but, I can’t until November. Uploading a Grayling fishing video right now to YouTube I’ll share when it finishes.
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