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Dall Sheep Hunting in Alaska

Dall Sheep
Full-Curl Examples

A full curl ram, whose tip of at least one horn has grown through 360 degrees of a circle described by the outer surface of the horn, as viewed from the side; or a ram with the tips of both horns broken/broomed; or a ram at least 8 years old as determined by counting annual horn rings and segments.

When in the field, you must watch your ram for a long enough period of time to be confident it is legal. If you are not confident the ram has at least one tip that has grown through 360 degrees of a circle, then do not assume it is a full curl. Remember, field judging rams is difficult. The more rams you look at, the better you will be at field judging.

Example #1 Full-curl Ram
Left View Right View Side View*

* When viewing a ram directly from the side, you generally do not get the ‘perfect circle’ view necessary to judge full curl.

 

Example #2 Full-curl Ram
Left View Right View Side View*

* When viewing a ram directly from the side, you generally do not get the ‘perfect circle’ view necessary to judge full curl.

 

Example #3 Full-curl Ram
Left View Right View Side View*

* When viewing a ram directly from the side, you generally do not get the ‘perfect circle’ view necessary to judge full curl.

 

Example #3 Full-curl Ram
Left View Right View Side View*

* When viewing a ram directly from the side, you generally do not get the ‘perfect circle’ view necessary to judge full curl

 

Example #4 Full-curl Ram**
Left View Right View

** This ram was harvested by a hunter in an any-ram area. The hunter was sure the ram was 7/8 curl, but could not be certain it was full-curl. Remember, it is your responsibility to ensure the ram is legal before you shoot.