Forister Exotics Mouflon Hunts
The Judge has been taking a few animals off the old bucket list and this trip it was a Trophy Mouflon Ram. After looking over several specimens we finally decided to take “A SHOT” at this great Trophy Mouflon and the Judge made a heck of a shot and dropped him. Congrats Judge on great Trophy Mouflon and I know you will enjoy him hopefully for many more years!
Forister Exotics Exotic Sheep Hunts
Keith made his way out to the ranch this weekend and we had a few animals on the menu and got right down to it taking a nice Chocolate Fallow buck the first evening. Somehow we managed not to botch the pictures and got him skinned and taken care of before we figure out the pics where not good. So lesson learned there but we had other animals on the agenda and we hit the ground running Saturday. I put Keith in a box blind anticipating the Iranian Red sheep coming into bow range. After a while they came in and nosed around the corn a bit butt never got into comfortable range so as the started to leave the decision was made to take one with the rifle. Nice quartering away 100 yard shot and this awesome Iranian Red Sheep was down. We got pictures and got this Iranian Red Sheep in the cooler and proceeded to hunt for something that would go good on Keith’s wall. The day was winding down and we were getting ready to call it a hunt and head back to the lodge and have a nice dinner when we spotted a nice herd of Mouflon out on a grass flat. We picked one out and got a range of about 245 yards and knowing the weapon and his abilities Keith let his .308 loose and made a great shot dropping this Mouflon where he stood. Congrats Keith on a couple fine trophies and another great weekend at Forister Exotics.
Forister Exotics Mouflon Hunts
Les Contacted me back in September looking for a Trophy Mouflon hunt for his wife. Didn’t take long and we had the dates set up. Well Sunday November 23 rolled around and Les his wife Paula and son Jacob made their way to the ranch. We discussed some options for their hunt and it was decided it would be fun for everyone to try sitting the first evening together and see what would happen. As with any hunting situation the more people in a blind is usually not for the better. More human odor the urge to talk and laugh and things of that nature is usually not good. But as I returned at dark to pick the Davis Family up they told me they had seen a good number of animals through the evening hunt and even a pretty nice Mouflon Ram. A couple hours later I got the text asking if it was a shooter or not with a picture of a nice Mouflon! Dang cell phone service!! Well we had a good dinner that evening and the group wanted to try their hand at some predator hunting and we did pretty good got a few fox and a ringtail. The next morning we woke to 40 degrees and a slight wind out of the west. I knew the same stand they where in the evening before should be good this morning because I usually see a good number of Mouflon in the are or crossing through it. So around 8 I get a call from Les saying they have a nice Mouflon on the ground. I quickly made my way out to the stand and sure enough they did have a nice Mouflon down. Forister Exotics Mouflon hunts can be conducted in many ways this time it worked out well for a Family to sit together and enjoy watching Paula take her first exotic. Congrats Davis family on a nice Mouflon ram.
Mouflon Hunts at Forister Exotics
After the shot Doug called it my Mouflon Sales tactic, That is to drive around continuously looking at big Mouflon and the hunter or someone in the truck will eventually say ” I’ll shoot that one” !! Well we had been looking for a couple of fallow bucks for a good part of the day for another hunter in the group and we had already harvested a nice Blackbuck. We kept running into a group of Mouflon and this time I guess they were just tired of running away from us and we got a chance to really look at them and pick out a good old Mouflon Ram. Once we had our Mouflon Ram picked out Doug was quick to pull the trigger and made a tough quartering shot that stopped the Mouflon in his tracks. Once we got up on him we quickly realized we had a a pretty nice old Mouflon on our hands. Congrats Doug and this one will go great on the wall.
Forister Exotics Sika Deer
Keith and Joe had booked a hunt back in August for this past weekend. Keith has hunted a few times over the summer and harvested a few animals on a mission to train his new blood dog TJ. After deciding we might like to look for a big Mouflon possibly for both hunters we made our way around the pasture in the rain looking for the biggest Mouflon we could find. After a couple of almost shot opportunities we were set up on the herd trying to pick the biggest one when Keith asks ” Hey what the heck is that coming out in the back?” I quickly shifted my binoculars to the back of the herd and there was this Impressive Sika Buck working his way along the cedar line at about 200 yards. Keith quickly got the deer in focus and made what we thought was a pretty good first shot on the Sika Buck. We gave him a few minutes and with TJ in tow we set out before the rain could was the blood and scent away. As we approached where the Sika buck went into the cedar at TJ quickly picked up the trail and before we knew it he had jumped the big Sika Buck and the chase was on. We quickly caught up to the next cedar break and TJ had lost the Sika Buck. As we watched him work the trails TJ locked on again and Keith was able to get another shot off on the Sika buck. This time the Sika buck went down for good and we let TJ finish tracking him out. What a great learning experience for TJ who is showing signs of being a valuable asset for Keith hopefully for many years to come. Oh yeah and Keith had his hands on a very impressive Sika buck to boot. Congrats Keith on an awesome hunt and finally getting a good work out for TJ.