These are pictures of the last ram we took, last night. He is 10 years old, 59 ¾” x 15 ¾” base (basically a 60” ram). Shot was 640 yards, one shot with a Borden 7mm, using 140 Tipped TSX. We hiked to over 16,500’ to get above the ram, so that we could drop down on the group. There were 2 other rams over 57” in the group, but this was definitely the largest/heaviest.
The night before, my other hunter missed a ram (almost as big – shorter, but with bigger bases), at 375 yards, after a 6 hr stalk. His rifle was off a bit the next morning (we don’t know why), and that is the only reason that he could have missed, other than being short of breath at 16,200’, his second day in the field. He is out hunting now and hopefully will connect. These hunts require lots of walking and good shooting (very good shooting). I’m sending these pictures from basecamp (we are finishing the caping), using an Inmarsat phone from Explorer Satellite. It is not fast, but it works quite well, when you consider the alternative.
I hope you are all well.