A ram shot in California’s San Bernadino Mountains — measuring 180 7/8 inches — could set new Pope & Young record for desert big horn sheep.
- Bret Scott is a hunter's hunter. An avid 51-year-old archery hunter from Riverside, Calif., Scott arrowed a giant ram in the wilderness of the San Bernardino National Forest in Southern California on Tuesday, Dec. 20, just four days after the season opened.
The ram green-scored 180 7/8-inches on the Pope & Young measuring system, and depending on shrinkage after the 60-day drying period, it could become the new world record for desert bighorn sheep taken by an archer. The current record is 178 6/8 inches, taken by Jim Hens in New Mexico. And with just five rams taken in California by archers, it's about 18-inches bigger than the nearest archery ram taken in California and certain to be the California record.