Larry's Giant Ram

40×40 Arizona Desert Bighorn Ram

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Larry Irvin waited over 30 years before drawing his Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Tag. Larry drew Unit 15DS, which is right in our backyard & home of some of the largest nelsoni desert bighorn sheep in the world!

After Larry’s decision to book his once-in-a-lifetime desert bighorn sheep hunt with us we made it a priorty to find an old record book desert bighorn ram. We originally focused our efforts on relocating a very long ram we called “LR” but unfortunetly LR broomed both horns off, which eliminated him from the top of the list. As the hunt begin we decided to keep looking for another target ram but those plans changed after the team located a NEW giant ram.

Back View

Right Back View

40x40 Bedded

Immediatly we knew that this insanely long desert bighorn ram was special.  The excitement grew as pics & videos were shared of this awesome ram & we knew he was the one. Lee Murphy & Hunter Haynes bedded the giant desert bighorn ram & the long sleepless night was all that seperated Larry from his once-in-a-lifetime goal. 

Larry Rok-Stedi

The next day we found the ram tucked into a big cave to avoid the long night of steady & increasing wind.  After a short discussion we made up a plan to get Larry within range.  We setup to shoot on a small rock ledge with Larry’s .270WSM (while mounted to a Rok-Stedi Bipod). The ram slow got up to check on his ewes & Larry made quick work of the 9.5 year old ram we called “40×40”.  

Larry's Giant Desert Bighorn

Hunter, Larry & Lee

Larry holding 40x40

40x40 Scoring
Larry’s ram officially aged at 9.5 years old & scored 178 6/8″ Gross 177 2/8″ Net