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

About Guy Eastman, Editor-In-Chief

Guy Eastman, Editor-In-Chief
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.

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2 comments

  1. 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.

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

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