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Date Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2013 | All News

     
        


New P&Y World’s Record Dall’s Sheep Declared!

In early August of 2012, Yukon resident bowhunter Dan Reynolds struck out into the Ogilvie Mountains in vast Yukon wilderness in search of one specific Dall’s sheep. He found that ram. This exceptional Dall’s sheep was officially recognized as the new bowhunting World’s Record at the Pope and Young Club’s 28th Biennium Convention in Dallas, Texas, in April…after being duly reviewed and verified at P&Y’s Panel Judging Session prior to the convention.

The ram’s final score is 174 0/8, eclipsing the previous World’s Record by exactly 3 inches. The previous World’s Record (a ram scoring 171 0/8, taken in 1988 in the Chugach Mountains of Alaska by Tony Russ) had stood for 24 years!

Here’s a bit of Dan’s hunt story in his words:

“The area was very difficult to access and it took me two days to get camp in. The next morning, I set off for the mountain that seemed to be his favourite area for the past three years (yes, I’d seen this ram a few times in years past). I spotted several sheep way down in the timber just before noon and the ram I was looking for was in the band of four. I quickly noticed how skinny he was and realized that this ram was in the late stages of his natural life. I decided it was time to make a try for him. As with most sheep hunting days, the weather was doing me no favours. There was a cold west wind blowing in fog, rain and even thunder cells from time to time. I decided to go into the timber with them and see what I could make happen. At one point, I must have been within 30 yards, but still could not see the rams, so I backed out before they got wise to my presence. I then decided to ambush the rams when they fed up the mountain later in the day. Again, luck was not on my side as they fed up the next shale slide over from where I set up. I climbed back up to the top of the mountain and came down the draw they were feeding up. When I peeked over, there were all four rams bedded at seventy-five yards. With a gentle breeze in my face, and time on my side, I decided not to try to push for a shot while the rams were bedded. I took photos and just enjoyed watching the magnificent beauty of the four rams.

Several hours later a thunder cell rolled in and when I felt the air shift and hit me in the back of the neck, I knew things were not good. The ram startled and jumped up from his bed. Luck was on my side this time, as the wind quickly changed again and was blowing back down the slope. This confused the ram and, as he was staring down the slope, the sky unleashed a downpour of rain. I quickly readied for a shot and the ram moved up the slope underneath me.

174 0/8
Ogilvie Mtns., Yukon
2012
Dan Reynolds
 
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