Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Official Score of Claude Warren's AZ Super Big Game Raffle Desert Sheep

The official score of Claude Warren's incredible AZ Super Raffle Desert Ram is in!  His official gross score is 185 3/8 and 181 1/8 Net.  I believe this makes his ram the largest Nelsoni Desert Sheep ever harvested in the State of Arizona.  Honestly, this ram never ceases to surprise me.  It was an honor to video and photograph him and then get a chance to hunt him.  He did his best to vanish and zig when we zagged but we were very fortunate.  Darr and I would like to thank Claude Warren for putting his trust in us with his coveted tag and being such a great guy.  Thanks to Fred Ashurst for his friendship and hanging with us.  We would like to thank the AZ Super Big Game Raffle, Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Society and the Arizona Game and Fish Department for taking care of our precious wildlife.  I can't wait to see Claude's ram once it is mounted by Clay Goldman of Mogollon Taxidermy.

Official Measurements:
Right Horn-40 0/8, 16 0/8, 15 4/8, 10 4/8, 10 0/8=92 0/8
Left Horn-38 7/8, 16 1/8, 15 1/8, 13 6/8, 9 4/8=93 3/8
185 3/8 Gross and 181 1/8 Net
An interesting thing to note is that the 2nd quarter on the right side fell smack dab in the deepest part of the chip and he loses 3 2/8 on that measurement alone.

I would be lying if I said we knew this sheep was as big as he is.  The simple fact that sheep even close to this big aren't known to be in this unit.  It would be like a 440 bull elk coming out of Unit 4A.  When I first saw him, I was just trying to get good footage so that we could evaluate him later.  I can tell you that the last time I saw the ram right before Claude harvested him he looked like a monster.  This hunt was so much more than score but it sure was exciting to get to be a part of a once in a lifetime experience.  Lord willing we will be back on the mountain chasing sheep soon!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Full Circle Outdoors:Arizona Catalinas Sheep Transplant Video

Check out this awesome video about transplanting sheep in Arizona by Full Circle Outdoors, Angelo Baio

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Jason Hairston's Mexico Coues Deer Hunt Photos with Colburn and Scott Outfitters

It was a great pleasure to Coues deer hunt in Mexico with KUIU's President and Founder, Jason Hairston.  After getting to spend all week with him, I quickly realized that his passion for his business of creating Ultralight hunting gear is unparalleled.  Jason was up for anything when it came to searching for his deer and we covered lots of country until we finally found the buck that he harvested.  Nate Simmons, of Western Hunter TV captured the whole hunt on video.  It was exciting to hear of all of the new products in the pipeline and all that goes into each piece of KUIU gear.  The technology, breakthrough fabrics and Jason's passion are what set KUIU apart from all of the others.

Pictured from left to right, Nate Simmons, Dave Loescher, Jason Hairston, Brady Miller and Darr Colburn

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Brendan and Dave's Mexico Coues Deer Hunt Photos with Colburn and Scott Outfitters

On our first week in Mexico, we were joined by Jason Hairston (KUIU President), Brendan Burns, Brady Miller and Huntin' Fool Consultant Dave Loescher.  We shared some great camaraderie and had lots of fun.  Brendan and Dave both harvested nice bucks and Brendan also got a big boar Javelina.  Nate Simmons of Western Hunter TV captured Brendan and Jason's hunt on video.

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