Huge Winterkill Rams From Alberta

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Posted March 20, 2013 by Guy Eastman in General

With the annual Sheep Issue on its way to mailboxes around the world, we thought we’d share this email we received a few weeks ago. It’s a sad deal, but Mother Nature can be cruel and this just goes to show how cruel. These are winterkill bighorn rams picked up on the Cadomin Mine site in Alberta. B&C scores reported range anywhere from 183 – 202.

Cadomin is an acronym for Canadian Dominion Mining, a coal mine located at the foothills of the Canadian Rockies in Alberta. The habitat created from the mining reclamation projects has provided outstanding habitat for bighorn sheep – big bighorn sheep. The mine areas are closed to hunting, however WMUs surrounding these area are open on a tightly controlled permit system.
winterkill rams
The World’s Record bighorn scoring 208-3/8 B&C, taken in 2000 came from a WMU bordering the reclamation area.


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Guy Eastman

Following in the footsteps of his father, Guy has taken up the reins and is now at the helm of the Eastmans’ Hunting Journal and the Eastmans’ Bowhunting Journal. A fine hunter in his own right, Guy has taken several trophy animals and has become an expert in trophy hunting as well.

2 Comments


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    It is a shame to see such amazing rams die off due to winterkill, but it is a fact of nature. Some of the rams in the photo are unreal – super heavy, full curled monsters. Thanks for the photo and write up.




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    ALEJANDRO REYES

    ITS INCREIBLE…THE GOBERMENT FOR ALBERTA NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABUOT IT….GREAT ANIMALS IN A FEW DAYS…DEAD





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