Stalking, Bowhunting, Driven big game
With cold wind howling, threatening to blow away anything exposed and left unattended, gray clouds swirling and darkening by the minute, the march towards big horn, blue, dall, California or stone sheep into high, jagged mountain landscapes can lead any hunter to a challenging duel with mother nature.
Not only is the weather a factor, but the terrain beneath you is also unpredictable. Walking equals climbing, sometimes sliding, and the air you once knew and took for granted at sea level is as foreign as Jupiter in the rough-and-tough land of mountain-dwelling sheep.
If there was ever a hunt to test your athleticism, this one would be it. Looking for a grueling hunt but can't cut the daily frostbite warnings?
By bow or rifle, much of the time spent on sheep is through glassing, or scanning for sheep on mountain sides and faces. Desert big horn sheep, corsican, barbery, and soay are sheep subspecies that inhabit slightly less extreme climates but still offer all the toughest factors of big game hunting with their camouflage coats and love for steep, unreachable hangouts.
Varieties: rocky mountains big horn, desert big horn, california big horn, bighorn, dall (thin horn), blue, corsican, stone, barbary, feral, aoudad, four horned, desert, soay, mouflon, kerman, urial, argali
Scientific name: Ovis
Size: length: 0,85 m - 1.3 m
Weight: 45 – 180 kg
Lifespan: 5-12 years
Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Driven big game, Stalking, Heghseet, Driven Big Game
Countries: North America, North-Eastern Asia