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Sitka in the Khalarhi
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Athlete Insider: Donnie Vincent
Jonathan Hart's Ram: No Stopping Until It's Done
Author: Jonathan Hart
Jul 27, 2011
After nine days of destroying our guide through rain, cold, vert, slot canyons and razor sharp volcanics, it came down to an alpine-style assault on a profile of a ram that was a mile and a half away through the spotting scope. We dumped everything in our packs. Rationed power bars and one Mountain House, with the expectation that we weren't stopping until we got it done. It was 2 p.m.
Cliff bars, scree fields, open bowls, rock ledges and the greatly appreciated patch of alpine grass and lichen. Crunching rocks, slides, hand signals, hushed whispers.
We had the amazing opportunity to watch him, sky lined from one peak to another, as he looked down at the world below him. Five miles later, who knows how much vertical, it came to a foot race down a ridge line at 2 in the morning.
The images are incredible. The experience was military. The video is insane.
It all ended at 60 yards. Seacat captured the entire mission.
And then we had to pack it up and out.
All of it without a wink of sleep in 36 hours.
Mountain hunts and Wild Sheep....the pinnacle of hunting! Congratulations from all of us at Greenback Tactical Hunters!
Steve Tittsworth Posted At 8/12/2011 06:39 AM
What a Beauty! GREAT MEMORIES!
desertbull Posted At 8/01/2011 09:23 PM
Great ram! Now go get that Stone Jonathan.
Matt Posted At 7/27/2011 06:44 PM
I really hope you guys got some good footage of that hunt. What a deal! Makes me jealous.
Jason Peak Posted At 7/27/2011 03:56 PM
Unreal, congrats from Deerfly adventures , I'm in Fla. Wishing I was in your boots !
Tom marks Posted At 7/27/2011 03:40 PM
Definitely an epic adventure! I doubt that this is a hunt that will be forgotten anytime soon. I can't wait to see all of the pics and video! Great job Jonathan, looks like one heck of a ram!
Luke Johnson Posted At 7/27/2011 03:25 PM
After reading that short bit...one thing to say...EPIC!
Chad Bell Posted At 7/27/2011 02:27 PM
Well done. Looks like a well-earned trophy.
Jason Haskell Posted At 7/27/2011 01:18 PM
Jonathon & Mark,
Sounds like the kind of hunt that dreams are made of. This is why you all work as hard as you do to build the best extreme gear in the world so you can get out there and go on the most extreme hunts in the world...You all are living the Hunting Life!!!
Kevin Paulson Posted At 7/27/2011 12:36 PM
Awesome Ram Jonathan!!!
David Posted At 7/27/2011 11:38 AM
Nice work fella's! What a ram. How old looks around 11 from what i can see. I'm heading out for Stone Sheep next week for 10 days with the horses. My most memorable hunt was a stone sheep hunt in the cassiar mountains, Northern BC. I flew in by myself with a float plane. I got dropped off with my gear and an inflateable kayak. With the intent to float 150mi. of rivers back to the Alaska hiway. I ditched the kayak at a side creek on the river and hiked up it for about 10hrs until i hit the basins at the head of the creek. Spotted a ram 2 ridges away the evening befor opening day. Hiked through the night and hunkered down beside some rocks for the night waiting for first light. Snuck into about 30yds and got the job done around 4:30am. Packed the ram and all my gear about 12hrs 140lbs back to the kayak. Then a 4 day float back to the hiway. What a trip!
scott Posted At 7/27/2011 11:35 AM
Can't wait ot see the whole story, thats a hunt of a lifetime.
Clint Whiting Posted At 7/27/2011 11:33 AM
Congrats that is a heck of an animal and it sounds like you definitely earned it.
Dustin Posted At 7/27/2011 11:28 AM
That is incredible! This is why you're Sitka athletes! Awesome!
Dale Pearson Posted At 7/27/2011 11:27 AM
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