I just want a sheep slam
3. Mule deer
4. Rocky elk
5. Black bear
6. Brown bear
9. Mtn goat
10. American alligator
11. Barren caribou
I think I need a sheep and a mountain lion and I will have like completed one of the half or entry level slams. Haven't checked in a while. So don't hold me to it
Will get my Wyoming sheep in the next couple years. Mtn lion soon.
If I have some good luck I might pick up a few more deer elk caribou moose species. Desert and stone probably not. Maybe a griz in Wyoming(very cool). Might be legal in a couple years.
like I told umpqua hunter. If I could get get my sorry butt out of Wyoming in September I could add some species. But September in the Rockies is my passion.
I still need a monster mule deer. I'm the worst mule deer hunter in the world
Most importantly my kids r 15-12-8. My son, the youngest, aptly named hunter, needs to learn to kill bulls with a bull. If I can help him do that all is good
I just want a sheep slam
I've seen where Tom Miranda stated on another archery forum that it cost about $650K total (travel, tips, taxidermy, etc). Not sure how many, if any, animals he did DIY that counted towards his SS. He lives in south Florida, not a great variety of big game in that part of the country.
I'd love to do it, but too rich from my pocketbook!
Me friend's dad also did it with a bow. The first time I met him in Arizona he took me into his trophy room it was amazing. It was a completely separate building from the house with numerous life sized mounts.
im happy hunting the animals in my backyard. hard time throwing money at those 10k$ hunts. just dont seem right. when i have a million i may change my mind though
If I hit the lottery I would pursue it with the bow. I can't think of a better hunting accomplishment. Until then I'm pretty limited as to how many of them I can get. (4 now)
Ive created a few checklists I would like to complete.
1- trophy book worthy animal of every big game species in my home home state (nv)
1- solid 4x4 170" class mule deer from every state that offers mule deer.
1- solid mid or high 70" antelope from each state that offers antelope.
I see those as achievable some may be a long distance hunt ex. a Nebraska mule deer. But would be fun and at my current age (26) it would be obtainable if I chip away at it yearly. This year I plan to venture to Arizona for mule deer and possibly California if the stars align. No guarantee ill kill the first year in different states but thats the fun part.
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For the goal oriented hunter it is a pretty neat thing.
The super 10 might be more attainable for most guys though.
There is a club out of alabama that is documenting these things. Both pros and cons to it.
superslam.org wich is a subsidary of the grand slam club\ovis or wildsheep.org
check it out.
I have 16 of the 30, so more than halfway, but no real interest in completing a slam. BTW, it has been 28 species for some time, and adding a few subspecies to reach 30 doesn't seem necessary.
I will never complete a slam due to lack of interest in several species, but will happily complete my 1/2 slam multiple times, God willing.
I don't mind hunting new species and trying new things, but I'm not about to just do what is on a list for self gratification, and will continue hunting the animals I want to hunt, as long as I can....