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Photos: Pending Pope & Young World Record Stone Sheep

Photos: Pending Pope & Young World Record Stone Sheep

Bowhunter Jim Hens took this massive Stone sheep, which scored 179 1/8 inches, last November.
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from tmorgan wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

jim is the best bowhunter i know - he hunts 100% fair chase and ethical - there is no better ambassador for our sport - to suggest the amount of money paid for a tag in anyway minimizes his accomplishments is just plain ignorant - by the way, the money he spends on tags goes to preserve the sport for all of us (thank you jim!) there are only a handful of hunters on the planet who could have made that 72 yd shot - obviously jim is one of them - congrats buddy - good luck on the 700 club!

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from DGPiazza wrote 2 years 4 days ago

The Pope&Young record books should be burned and thrown away, because this hunt was not a fair hunt.When you pay over a 100,000.dollars for a tag to hunt sheep after you already have 2 grand slams, then your record is a sham, a fraud because you bought your way in, if your hunt runs out of time you just pay more and kept hunting.If you get a sheep tag in most states you can not draw for another tag for years, but money opens many a door. Hunting has always been open to everyone with a license and the desire to hunt, but put big money into the mix, and now you can hunt any time. Check out the Spider Elk the hunter paid 200,000. dollars to hunt with a rifle during bow season, that went into Boone & Crockett record book, should money be the reason you got a tag to hunt sheep and elk or fairness? you tell me.

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from bobrhess wrote 2 years 1 week ago

I have kidney stones larger than this!

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from Scott Hall wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

As a handicapped hunter who can't walk, I'll never get the opportunity to sheep hunt but I support those who can. While over half a million bucks for 2 sheep hunts is pretty steep, if Mr. Hens is a businessman and can afford these trips, and if the animals are taken ethically, I say more power to him. Congratulations sir.

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from eddiep wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

Wow! I guess handicapped hunters like myself shouldn’t even try to hunt because we need an “unfair advantage”! Only hunters who hunt with flint tipped arrows and spears should hunt then? God forbid that the well off hunter who uses his accomplishments and brain to figure out a way to get a coveted “rut” tag be successful, let alone allow the details of his hunt be published in a Nationally Recognized Publication! Its people like this who help not only individual state’s wildlife departments, but they also are the kind of philanthropists who donate to Non Governmental Organizations like the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and others like them, that are saving millions of acres of big game habitat that is threatened. To me this hunter represents someone who achieved the American dream, and not some scoundrel, who cheated to get into the book. We need more like him.

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from Gavin King wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

Buying a Governors tag and putting hundreds of thousands of dollars to hunt sheep in rut? Sounds like he bought his way into the record books more than earned it like a public land hunter. Maybe just jealousy talking. I am sure he is a fine bow hunter.

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from Blue Ox wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

Cool story & all, but at some point (reading the words 'financial horsepower') this became Sports Afield fodder.

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from MazPower wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

Cool story and great pictures. That is one huge Stone!

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

What a bruiser...especially impressive for being broomed on the left and not that long. Dustin gets his clients some nice rams!

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from eddiep wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

Wow! I guess handicapped hunters like myself shouldn’t even try to hunt because we need an “unfair advantage”! Only hunters who hunt with flint tipped arrows and spears should hunt then? God forbid that the well off hunter who uses his accomplishments and brain to figure out a way to get a coveted “rut” tag be successful, let alone allow the details of his hunt be published in a Nationally Recognized Publication! Its people like this who help not only individual state’s wildlife departments, but they also are the kind of philanthropists who donate to Non Governmental Organizations like the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and others like them, that are saving millions of acres of big game habitat that is threatened. To me this hunter represents someone who achieved the American dream, and not some scoundrel, who cheated to get into the book. We need more like him.

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from MazPower wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

Cool story and great pictures. That is one huge Stone!

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

What a bruiser...especially impressive for being broomed on the left and not that long. Dustin gets his clients some nice rams!

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from Gavin King wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

Buying a Governors tag and putting hundreds of thousands of dollars to hunt sheep in rut? Sounds like he bought his way into the record books more than earned it like a public land hunter. Maybe just jealousy talking. I am sure he is a fine bow hunter.

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from Scott Hall wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

As a handicapped hunter who can't walk, I'll never get the opportunity to sheep hunt but I support those who can. While over half a million bucks for 2 sheep hunts is pretty steep, if Mr. Hens is a businessman and can afford these trips, and if the animals are taken ethically, I say more power to him. Congratulations sir.

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from Blue Ox wrote 2 years 2 weeks ago

Cool story & all, but at some point (reading the words 'financial horsepower') this became Sports Afield fodder.

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from bobrhess wrote 2 years 1 week ago

I have kidney stones larger than this!

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from tmorgan wrote 1 year 39 weeks ago

jim is the best bowhunter i know - he hunts 100% fair chase and ethical - there is no better ambassador for our sport - to suggest the amount of money paid for a tag in anyway minimizes his accomplishments is just plain ignorant - by the way, the money he spends on tags goes to preserve the sport for all of us (thank you jim!) there are only a handful of hunters on the planet who could have made that 72 yd shot - obviously jim is one of them - congrats buddy - good luck on the 700 club!

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from DGPiazza wrote 2 years 4 days ago

The Pope&Young record books should be burned and thrown away, because this hunt was not a fair hunt.When you pay over a 100,000.dollars for a tag to hunt sheep after you already have 2 grand slams, then your record is a sham, a fraud because you bought your way in, if your hunt runs out of time you just pay more and kept hunting.If you get a sheep tag in most states you can not draw for another tag for years, but money opens many a door. Hunting has always been open to everyone with a license and the desire to hunt, but put big money into the mix, and now you can hunt any time. Check out the Spider Elk the hunter paid 200,000. dollars to hunt with a rifle during bow season, that went into Boone & Crockett record book, should money be the reason you got a tag to hunt sheep and elk or fairness? you tell me.

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