I’ve had a fascination with big horns since childhood. I always enjoy seeing the record breakers, how about you?
It has been said that of all the world’s sheep, the Rocky Mountain bighorn-especially one with horns of trophy proportions-is by far the most difficult to collect. Surveys indicate that bighorn hunts have the lowest success ratios of all sheep hunts. There are compensations, however. To quote the late Jack O’Connor, “..the pursuit of the brown bighorn is the cream of mountain hunting. The old bighorn will lead the hunter into the most beautiful country he’s ever seen. He’ll wear him out, give him buck fever and break his heart; but if the hunter is the type that’s susceptible to sheep fever he’ll never be completely happy hunting anything else.”
Here are the top Rocky Mountain Bighorn from the SCI Record Book!