I am just getting back to reality after basically surrounding myself with nothing but Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep for the past a 15 days. I honestly can’t believe the hunt is over and I have been in a fog for the past 12 hours.
I am behind on getting the next 3 episodes of Hunt for More edited & published, but #14 will be published tomorrow on our YouTube Channel. Episode #14 will end with me really starting to scout hard for Linda Kelly’s desert bighorn sheep hunt.
Then, it’s nothing but sheep scouting and hunting for episodes 15 & 16!
Ironically, Linda killed her 2014 Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep just over my left shoulder in this emotional clip I filmed in May. I don’t mind putting my emotions or myself in front of a camera, because I am not into this, “tough guy hunting image.”
I just want to be who I am…
Here is a sneak peek of the climax of Linda’s Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Hunt.
I didn’t shed a tear after Linda’s sheep was on the ground, but I could feel the emotions of the moment around me. I understood everything her and her family had been through to get to this moment. I knew this was their moment and I was a part of it, but I was more like a coach watching his team celebrate a victory.
I was an extremely happy coach!
I want to thank a few people for helping me on this entire bighorn sheep hunting & guiding process. I am sorry if this sounds like an award acceptance speech, but I don’t want to act like I got to this level on my own.
First, I want to thank my dad for giving me a strong foundation in desert sheep hunting. The knowledge he has passed onto me has basically given me a huge head start on most who guide or hunt desert bighorn sheep. I can’t thank him enough.
Second, Jay Scott, who has provided me with a more current and strategic desert bighorn sheep hunting philosophy. His trust in my solid sheep hunting foundation and his non-competitive nature toward me has helped me more than most know. I hope to one day return the favor.
Lee Murphy, thanks for trusting in me and letting me take Exclusive Pursuit Outfitters to the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Hunting Mountains. I am looking forward to many more Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Hunts with you.
Charlie & Linda Kelly, thanks for listening to Jay Scott and trusting me with Linda’s once-in-a-lifetime hunt. Everyday I was on the mountain alone, I was thinking about trying to do my best to find your ram. I knew Charlie wanted to be on the mountain, but it just wasn’t an option. I really treated your tag as if it was my wife’s tag. If I was able to do it all over again, I would have done it the exact same way.
Danny Kelly, thanks for packing and getting your mom up one of tallest mountains in the unit.
Erin & Dan Butler, thanks for being good friends. I appreciated your thoughts and discussions.
Eric Hunt, thanks for listening to me whine and for being willing to give me information.
Darr Colburn, thanks for dinner and a nice butt whooping.
Most of all…
Thank you Richelle for letting me continue the Hunt for More.
Thank you lord for giving us the “Popeye Ram”