Huge Winterkill Rams From Alberta
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.
The World’s Record bighorn scoring 208-3/8 B&C, taken in 2000 came from a WMU bordering the reclamation area.