Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Larry Spillers AZ Super Raffle Desert Bighorn Sheep

We had an awesome day yesterday in the desert of Northwest Arizona!  Larry harvested a beautiful Nelsoni desert bighorn sheep at 200 yards with his 6.5 X 284 Win.  More details and pics to follow....

Saturday, October 27, 2012

2012 AZ Raffle Sheep Hunt Pics I

The hunt is on!  This nice ram gave us some great video and pictures opportunities this morning.  We are going to keep looking for a bigger one. 

Friday, October 26, 2012

AZ Raffle Desert Sheep Scouting Photos VI

Our hunter, Larry Spillers, arrives today and we are excited to get this hunt underway.  The wind has been howling all night but it seems to just be a one day storm.  We are still in search for the right ram but the journey has been great so far.  One observation we have noted about Nelsoni desert sheep is that they seldom are anywhere other than at the tallest peaks.  Unlike Mexicana's who can often times be found in the "bajadas" or right at where the mountain and desert floor meet.  For this hunt we cannot hunt statewide like most raffle tags but have to stick in units 9/10, 12, 13, 15, 16.  Those units are made up primarily of Nelsons.  We have spent many nights out on our cots but have a great basecamp with our dear friends Fred and Mary Ashurst in Unit 15D.  They have been gracious hosts and it is always fun to spend time with them.  From the deserts of NW Arizona in search of a great ram Colburn and Scott Outfitters signing out until next time...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

AZ Raffle Sheep Hunt Scouting V

Temps have come down some and the rams are really moving around.  Our hunter arrives on Friday and we are looking forward to the hunt.  He is battling a bum ankle from a softball game.  He had 7 pins put in his ankle so we are hoping to find a good one that we can make a play on without to much stress on his ankle.  He hurt his ankle several days prior to finding out that he had won the raffle sheep hunt.  Should be a great time!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

AZ Raffle Sheep Hunt Scouting Pics IV

The scouting continues here in NW Arizona for the desert bighorn sheep hunt.  We battled high winds yesterday but managed to see some sheep.  Lots of fun in the beautiful desert!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

AZ Raffle Sheep Hunt Scouting Pics III

Here is a ram that we have found and nicknamed "Flare". For comparison purposes, he is pictured on the left and Donnie Young's ram from last years AZ raffle sheep hunt is pictured on the right.

Scouting AZ Raffle Sheep Hunt II

Here is another update on scouting for the AZ raffle sheep hunt.  Darr and I have been having a ton of fun looking at lots of great country and sheep!  The weather is supposed to cool down a little bit into the mid 70's which should be very nice.  The sunsets and sunrises in the western deserts of Arizona are incredible.  It doesn't get better than enjoying God's awesome creation!
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