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California Bighorn Sheep

California Bighorn Sheep

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Come experience an epic California Bighorn Sheep wilderness hunt. Spend your days riding on horseback across the tops of sandy shale mountains and glassing the slopes for your trophy ram. Spend the night in tent cabins and spike camps near the sheep, allowing you to make the most of every opportunity.

Safari Club International (SCI) has added California Bighorn Sheep to its Grand Slam, after distinguishing it as a subspecies from the Rocky Mountain Sheep. The SCI minimum score is 150, making every ram in our area sure to make the book!

  • Record Score: 174
  • Specs:
    • Base: 14-17”
    • Length: 28-38”
  • Average Age of Rams: 9 years
Hunts Available:
  • Full Curl Open Season Hunts
    • Season: Sept 10-22, Sept 24- Oct 6, Oct 8-20
    • Accommodation: Camp
    • Hunt Style: Horse and Foot
    • Add-on Species: Mule Deer, Timber Wolf, Coyote, and Black Bear
  • 3/4 Curl Ram Permit Hunts
    Season: Sept 20 – Oct 2, Oct 8 – 20

    • Accommodation: Camp
    • Hunt Style: Horse and Foot
    • Add-on Species: Mule Deer, Timber Wolf, Coyote, and Black Bear

“As they came out, I started counting 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 — there were 10 rams all told. I can’t explain the anticipation as these sheep worked their way toward us. My ram scored green at 170, with 15½ inch bases and a horn length of 35 inches. In the group of 10 rams I saw earlier, there was at least 2 bigger rams than mine. Thanks for a great hunt.”

Dana, New York, USA