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Alaska Sheep Hunt 2011: Three Rams in One Day

Alaska Sheep Hunt 2011: Three Rams in One Day

On opening day, Tyler Freel and his buddies took three beautiful Dall Sheep rams in the Brooks Range.
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from charlie elk wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Looks like you are the real deal Tyler quite a hunt very impressive. The hunt is not competition between man and animal rather with one's self. Conditions turn uncomfortable, the body gets tired and hungry with a growing desire to quit. The hunter continues to hunt well- he may or may not be rewarded with an animal, but that doesn't matter as long each conducts themselves well.
You did it all congratulations!
later,
charlie

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from Aron Snyder wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Hey Tyler

I'm heading out for Mule Deer this morning, so if I can't get you on the Sat phone...GOOD LUCK on the Sitka and Goat hunts!

Awesome job on the ram brother!

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

We took the whole quarters out minus the hooves...they take wasted meat VERY seriously up here.

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Odballo30, the stock is a macmillan..not sure exactly which model. My partner Steve did the stock work & bedding for me. The stock was painted by bell & carlson and they have a lot of those spiderweb looking patterns, and mine actually has a rubbery feeling finish. My next hunt is for mountain goats and sitka blacktail deer on Kodiak Island sept 14-22, it should be exciting, and I'm hoping to get a caribou hunt in october

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from Old Salts wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Don't forget the meat below the kneecap, it will cost you dearly!!!

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from oddball030 wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Tyler please let me know about the stock on that rifle. What make is it and what is that color pattern if you know? Also what are some of your upcoming hunts?

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from Dawntrell Rasberry wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

I must say thats a nice Male in Pic # 10. I would love to have him mounted on my wall. But congrats Tyler, keep the stories, amazing view and hunts coming.

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Thanks everybody..it was an amazing hunt! MazPower, yeah..he definitely was going to be going into the winter healthy! There isn't really a tag issue because the state classifies them as dall sheep and the actual harvest ticket and regs just say sheep, not "Dall sheep." So in theory, if a full blood stone sheep wandered across the border he'd be fair game. However by GSCO criteria, he is a fannin and counts to give me a half slam.

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from MazPower wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Congrats on the great ram Tyler, same goes for Steve and Tim as well. Steve's 40" is AMAZING! Loved the caping/butchering photo's too, your ram was defenitely not starving, couldn't believe all that fat on him.

Curious how your tag situation works out with your sheep ending up being a Fannin. Can you give some more insight? Does this mean you now have half of a sheep slam?

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from Hntrb wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Congrats to you and your friends on taking some amazing rams. You are truly lucky to be able to hunt these animals year after year as most people may only get the chance to do this once if a lifetime if at all. Great pictures, beautiful scenery, amazing rams and good friends...what a story!

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from sheephunteralaska wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Great story and pictures Tyler, can't wait till next year......11.5 months to go and counting.

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from rckymtnguy wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Awesome hunt! Someday....

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

This was a great photo series. The land was amazing and so were the sheep. Makes me wish I was 30 again so I could try this. Little wonder you look forward to it every year.

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from JohnT wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

What an awesome adventure and tremendous accomplishment. Thanks for taking us along, Tyler. Heckuva start to the Live Hunt season!

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from GGNYC wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Congratulations Tyler! Great story and photos.

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from GGNYC wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Congratulations Tyler! Great story and photos.

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from JohnT wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

What an awesome adventure and tremendous accomplishment. Thanks for taking us along, Tyler. Heckuva start to the Live Hunt season!

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from rckymtnguy wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Awesome hunt! Someday....

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from oddball030 wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Tyler please let me know about the stock on that rifle. What make is it and what is that color pattern if you know? Also what are some of your upcoming hunts?

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Odballo30, the stock is a macmillan..not sure exactly which model. My partner Steve did the stock work & bedding for me. The stock was painted by bell & carlson and they have a lot of those spiderweb looking patterns, and mine actually has a rubbery feeling finish. My next hunt is for mountain goats and sitka blacktail deer on Kodiak Island sept 14-22, it should be exciting, and I'm hoping to get a caribou hunt in october

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from charlie elk wrote 2 years 32 weeks ago

Looks like you are the real deal Tyler quite a hunt very impressive. The hunt is not competition between man and animal rather with one's self. Conditions turn uncomfortable, the body gets tired and hungry with a growing desire to quit. The hunter continues to hunt well- he may or may not be rewarded with an animal, but that doesn't matter as long each conducts themselves well.
You did it all congratulations!
later,
charlie

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from DSMbirddog wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

This was a great photo series. The land was amazing and so were the sheep. Makes me wish I was 30 again so I could try this. Little wonder you look forward to it every year.

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from sheephunteralaska wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Great story and pictures Tyler, can't wait till next year......11.5 months to go and counting.

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from Hntrb wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Congrats to you and your friends on taking some amazing rams. You are truly lucky to be able to hunt these animals year after year as most people may only get the chance to do this once if a lifetime if at all. Great pictures, beautiful scenery, amazing rams and good friends...what a story!

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from MazPower wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Congrats on the great ram Tyler, same goes for Steve and Tim as well. Steve's 40" is AMAZING! Loved the caping/butchering photo's too, your ram was defenitely not starving, couldn't believe all that fat on him.

Curious how your tag situation works out with your sheep ending up being a Fannin. Can you give some more insight? Does this mean you now have half of a sheep slam?

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Thanks everybody..it was an amazing hunt! MazPower, yeah..he definitely was going to be going into the winter healthy! There isn't really a tag issue because the state classifies them as dall sheep and the actual harvest ticket and regs just say sheep, not "Dall sheep." So in theory, if a full blood stone sheep wandered across the border he'd be fair game. However by GSCO criteria, he is a fannin and counts to give me a half slam.

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from Dawntrell Rasberry wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

I must say thats a nice Male in Pic # 10. I would love to have him mounted on my wall. But congrats Tyler, keep the stories, amazing view and hunts coming.

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from Old Salts wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Don't forget the meat below the kneecap, it will cost you dearly!!!

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

We took the whole quarters out minus the hooves...they take wasted meat VERY seriously up here.

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from Aron Snyder wrote 2 years 34 weeks ago

Hey Tyler

I'm heading out for Mule Deer this morning, so if I can't get you on the Sat phone...GOOD LUCK on the Sitka and Goat hunts!

Awesome job on the ram brother!

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