This year's sheep has not been officially measured as this is written, but Crousen says he and Babala put a tape on it in the field, and they are confident it will crack 200. "I think it will wind up somewhere around 201½," Crousen told The Hunting Report.
Crousen says Babala has a home in Cadomin, and that he and Babala spotted the sheep from Babala's front yard. "Can you imagine spotting a sheep like that from your guide's front yard?" Crousen said. "We killed it less than two hours after spotting it, on just the second day of my hunt."
Crousen went on to say that he believes the Cadomin area is the single best place in the world to hunt for a sheep that will crack 200 points. He says the premier's permit that made it possible for him to hunt this area cost him $180,000 this year. It cost him $200,000 last year. That permit, which is a must for the bighorn sheep hunter eyeing the top of the record book, is expected to be auctioned this year by the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep (307-527-6261).