officially measured by the Boone & Crockett Club this week. At 216 3/8, the ram shatters the previous world record by 6 inches. The ram died of natural causes on Montana’s Wild Horse Island State Park
Photo credit: Pope & Young Club. There’s a new world record holder for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. South Dakota hunter Clayton Miller shot what’s now considered the largest hunter-killed bighorn sheep by both Pope & Young (P&Y) and Boone & Crockett (B&C) in Pennington County, South Dakota, on Oct. 20, 2018. The ram, which had a final score of 209 1/8”, surpasses the prior archery world record by nearly 10”.
Jim Hens took this giant 202-inch Missouri River Breaks bighorn in September 2012
Justin Sheedy giant ram taken in 2017 was officially scored by a Boone and Crockett Club judge last December. Based on those measurements, the ram tied the current hunter-shot world record. With a score of 208 3/8, Sheedy’s ram is in a dead heat with Guinn Crousen’s bighorn ram shot in 2000 in the Luscar Mountain region of Alberta, Canada.
Jason Bruce harvested this Nebraska’s bighorn sheep. This ram was estimated to be 10 years old, had a gross score of 195 1/8 and netted 193 5/8 on the Boone and Crockett scale.
Hunter: Guinn D. Crousen Score: 208 3/8 Year: 2000 State: Luscar Mt., AB
Hunter: Toni L. Sannon Score: 204 2/8 Year: Fergus County, MT State: 2008 There aren't many ladies making the book, but bighorn sheep tend to attract them. This is the first entry of three women who made the top 20 for bighorns. Sannon had applied for a decade, and in 2008, she finally pulled a Missouri River Breaks tag in Montana. The breaks made some humongous rams, and the country is spectacular--as long as it doesn't rain. If it rains, you'd better hope you like where you're sitting because the roads are gumbo and you ain't going anywhere for awhile. But Toni wasn't letting a little mud stop her. She enlisted help from a hunting buddy, bought a river boat, called landowners and poured over maps for three months. She wanted to get a big ram and get it with her bow. Early in the hunt she spotted a big ram with distinctly flared horns. Then he disappeared. She waited eight days until he made an appearance. The ram was alone on a very steep ridge. Toni pushed aside her bow (it was rifle season after all), crossed the Missouri River, took 15 minutes to get a solid rest and took more than a couple shots. After the smoke cleared, she made her way to the record books with the biggest breaks ram ever killed.
Hunter: Matt Q. Rippentrop Score: 203 6/8 Year: 2010 State: Chouteau County, MT Some guys put in their time to kill a top 10 animal. Matt "Rip" Rippentropp is one of those guys. He spent 15 days scouting and 30 days hunting Montana's Missouri River Breaks. Rip, his dad, and a posse of his buddies called the area around the little town of Winifred home for the 2010 season. They were seeing a lot of rams in the 195-range, but Rip really wanted a 200-class Booner. After eight days, his crew decided to drive to town for a shower, a cheeseburger and check in at home. When Rip called his wife, she lit into him. He admitted to her he was thinking about shooting a 195 ram. Her response: "What the heck! There's a problem with you. I'm mad! You are not going to shoot a 195-inch ram with all the effort you put in. I'm going to hang up on you after I tell you this: don't come home unless you shoot a 200-inch ram." And with that, Rip spent the next few days watching a 200-inch ram as it grazed on private land. When it became clear the ram wasn't coming off, he got a hold of the landowners who gave Rip permission. One 230-yard shot later, Rip got his 200-inch ram and he was allowed back in his home.
Hunter: Katherine A. Pyra Score: 203 4/8 Year: 1992 State: Sheep River, AB
Kristopher L. Lookhart Harvested this giant ram in Fergus Co., MT in 2010 the ram scores 202 3/8 what a giant sheep.
Guinn D. Crousen not only took the giant 208 3/8 ram thats the biggest ram ever taken by a hunter he harvested another giant 200 ice ram in 2001 that goes 201 2/8" talk about lightening striking twice!
Patrick L. White harvested this giant mountain ram in 2009. This amazing ram has an incredible score of 202 2/8" lWho doesn't love the look of this ram.
Larry Strawson took this giant ram back in 1997 in Nikanassin Range, AB. The ram scores an amazing 201 2/8"
Jeff Demaske took this giant state record Colorado rocky mountain bighorn in 2018 with a incredible score of 205" Jeff is one of the most accomplished sheep hunters we know. Congrats to Jeff on this giant ram and all of his great hunting accomplishments.