by Jim McIsaac
California Wild Sheep - Spring 2017
Opening my e-mail last April, I wondered what New Mexico Game and Fish was sending me. All I saw was congratulations, successful, and bhs. BHS! THAT'S BIGHORN SHEEP! I logged onto their website and sure enough there was my tag. After telling my wife, Sue, and calling good friend Gary, I sent out a "you ain't going to believe this e-mail" to family and friends.
A week later I was contacted by Gilbert Villegas, the biologist for the White Sands missile range, where the hunt would take place. I would be allowed three people to help me, and we were all required to have background checks before entering the base. Good friend and fellow sheep hunter Gary Bordessa was my first choice. My next choice was another group of fellow sheep hunters. In 2009 I hunted with Dry Creek Outfitters in Southern California. I've since been back with them helping glass for some of their hunts. They were itching to go along on my hunt. At one point