One Off The Bucket List For The Judge!
Forister Exotics Armenian Mouflon Hunts –
The Judge has made his way out to Forister Exotics a couple times the last few years and well he just has the luck on his side! He always knows what he’s after and comes well prepared! After talking to him for about a year and talking him into waiting and giving this particular Armenian Mouflon another year to grow we finally set a date for the hunt. Going back to the first phone conversation I had with the Judge I knew that the Armenian Mouflon was one of his all time animals that he would hold near and dear and cherish for as long as he could still gaze upon him in his trophy room. It is that kind of hunter that keeps us all going and raising these awesome animals. Armenian Mouflon are on every sheep hunters list and finding a good one isn’t always easy. Well our date with this beautiful Armenian Mouflon finally came around and when the Judge got to the ranch we decided to shoot his rifle and make sure it was on. After that we made the 20 mile trek to the ranch in Real county to begin the hunt. We got into the pasture with a couple hours of daylight left to hunt and made 2-3 stalk attempts but with hunter, guide and camera woman it just wasn’t working. We decided to fall back into an ambush position and wait for the Armenian Mouflon to make their way to water. We set up in a perfect position and the Armenian Mouflon filtered across a road about 150 yards away. The biggest ram in the group stepped out and I told the judge that’s him take him when he stops. The Armenian Mouflon didn’t know what hit him when the .243 barked and found the crease behind his left shoulder. He spun to make a run and fell in his tracks about 3 steps from where he was standing when he was shot. We gave him a few minutes just to be sure and then we made our way down to inspect the Judges trophy Armenian Mouflon. After a few pictures we made our way back to the skinning shed to prepare the animal for the Taxidermist. Congrats Judge on another awesome trophy taken at Forister Exotics!