Hunting Jacob Sheep At Champion Ranch Part 3

Join North American Hunter Editor Gayne C. Young as he hunts Champion Ranch

My guide G led me through the scrub to get a better look at the first Jacob we encountered.

Once there we decided that he just wasn't what we were looking for and moved on.

We got back in the Jeep and headed up a steep incline.

Halfway to the top of the hill we came across a herd of eland, the largest antelope in the world.

I tried to get better pics but they were pretty quick.

We crested the hill the drove down into a narrow valley that was a scene straight out of Asia: A herd of water buffalo grazing without a care.

That was until the saw us.

They did not like our being there at all.

Several downed their heads and made mock charges.

Turns out they were guarding a small calf.

We left them be and headed into some dense scrub of cedar and mesquite...

And that's when we saw him.

He was grazing at a fair distance.

I grabbed my rifle and headed after G into the thick to see if we could get a shot.

My thanks to Joel Swan and the rest of the staff at Champion Ranch!

Read Part One of my trip HERE

Read Part Two of my trip HERE

Read Part Four of my trip HERE

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