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Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. ~Theodore Roosevelt

Basin & Range Outdoors was created to share the adventures experienced by two brothers in the American West. From the highest alpine terrains to the lowest sonoran deserts we will chronicle the pain and triumph that accompanies all of our outdoor pursuits.

There will be no high-fence hunts, no fly fishing lodges, no streamside caviar and wine breaks. Instead, you can expect cold nights sleeping in the dirt, flat tires on old trucks, and big dreams realized on small budgets. With Basin & Range Outdoors you will find useful reviews of hunting and fly fishing products, techniques, locations, and a general review of our outdoor expeditions on public land.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Chipper Strikes Gold in the San Francisco River Drainage

Back in January Chipper assisted WB Guide Service, Inc. in a hunt for Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep.   He was lucky enough to locate and help pack-out the clients impressive 185 4/8" RM Bighorn.  The ram was taken in New Mexico's San Francisco River Drainage.  This sheep ended up being one of the biggest ever taken in the area.  An incredible achievement...

Aslo taken on this trip was an awsome 173" ram (below):

To help put these awesome sheep in context check out SCI's Top Ten and Minimums for Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep.

I also found this article interesting.  Especially the breakdown of All-Time Records by State: Article