It seems that this unnamed hunter (later called J. G.) contacted John Lewton, a taxidermist and filmmaker from Whitehall, Montana, and told him that he had drawn a sheep tag in the coveted Missouri River Breaks, an area that has produced outstanding rams in the past. So far, everything was normal because Lewton was well known and had participated in other hunts in this area.
I'll use excerpts from Lewton's written account (please excuse the errors) to describe this 2008 hunt. He wrote, "I found this ram before the season and this was the largest ram I had ever seen in Montana. . . . I called a young man from Helena who had stopped by the shop and told me he had a tag." He went on to write, "I was in the breaks filming a sheep hunt and had two friends helping me James Reed and Blake Trangmoe. We decided it would be a good idea to keep a eye on this ram until the hunter could make it up." Then, "The hunter arrived on Wednesday afternoon we headed in to meet with James and make a plan to get on the Ram. . . . We quickly put together a plan and made a run on the ram. He had a 300 yd shot but pulled it." This went on for a total of three shots and as many misses over two days. Finally, Lewton wrote, "This time his........(continued)