Larry's Giant Ram

40×40 Arizona Desert Bighorn Ram

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

Joe's AZ Raffle Ram

2019 Arizona Raffle Desert Bighorn Sheep Hunt

The Arizona Big Game Super Raffle provides an awesome opportunity for anyone to win a big game hunt that is structured like the Governors’ (aka Auction) tags.  Last year the Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep raffle funds raised $167,575 after 6,703 tickets were sold!

The lucky winner of the 2019 Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Raffle tag was Joe Schoendorf III.   Joe called us up & booked his hunt with us after hearing the exciting news.  We put in tons of scouting & hunting time while searching over MULTIPLE units for Joe’s Raffle ram before finally finding the one!   

Watch Joe’s Arizona Desert Bighorn Sheep Hunt:

 

John took the largest ram in the Unit

Largest Arizona Nelsoni Desert Bighorn Sheep

After 4 days of hunting with Exclusive Pursuit Outfitters in Arizona’s Unit 15D John Barczak was able to lay his hands on an absolute giant of a desert bighorn ram.  John’s willingness to push through some challenging obstacles in order to get into a position to shoot his ram was critical.  This ram was located on a mountain with steep edges, unreal rock structures, cliffs & chutes.

 Amazingly after the 60 day drying period John’s desert bighorn officially grossed scored 174 0/8″ & net scored 173 1/8″.   This was the largest ram taken in unit 15d in over 2 years & it was the largest nelsoni desert bighorn sheep taken in the state of Arizona in 2017!