Great Rams III

By Robert M. Anderson

Early-day Alberta outfitter John Haggblad with a fine personal ram taken in 1920 in the White Horse Creek drainage. Brothers John and Nick Haggblad were well-known and respected outfitters in the Luscar and Mountain Park area in the 1920s and 1930s. Two early Haggblad clients, Alex and Harold Mitchell, introduced John and Nick to Thomas Cook and Sons, who operated a travel agency known worldwide. This contact brought the Haggblads many wealthy Austrian, German, French, and Romanian clients during these years. Beginning in 1947, John Haggblad, by then sixty-two years old, worked for and was an early mentor to famous bighorn outfitter Jim Babala.  Photograph courtesy of Jim Babala Collection
Early-day Alberta outfitter John Haggblad with a fine personal ram taken in 1920 in the White Horse Creek drainage. Brothers John and Nick Haggblad were well-known and respected outfitters in the Luscar and Mountain Park area in the 1920s and 1930s. Two early Haggblad clients, Alex and Harold Mitchell, introduced John and Nick to Thomas Cook and Sons, who operated a travel agency known worldwide. This contact brought the Haggblads many wealthy Austrian, German, French, and Romanian clients during these years. Beginning in 1947, John Haggblad, by then sixty-two years old, worked for and was an early mentor to famous bighorn outfitter Jim Babala. Photograph courtesy of Jim Babala Collection
Boone and Crockett Club
Boone and Crockett Club

MISSOULA, Mont.--(Ammoland.com)- Stories of legendary sheep hunts and hunters, colorful photographs, features on historic trophy areas and conservation efforts, and a look at yesterday’s —and today’s— sheep hunter.

Boone and Crockett Club has partnered with acclaimed wild sheep author Robert Anderson to produce the third installment of his Great Rams series of books.

This latest edition will include more field and historic photographs than ever, along with new stories about several legendary sheep hunters, in depth coverage of the golden era of sheep hunting in Alberta, plus the opening of Baja in the 1960s.

“Anderson said, “Today's sheep hunter is more challenge-oriented than ever before. Scratch the sheep hunter of today and you will see a pattern and a history of success in most all that they undertake.

Almost without exception, he or she is more knowledgeable, in better condition, a better climber, and a better shot than ever before in the history of the sport. Of course, the high cost of sheep hunting mandates this to some degree, but I believe that, more than that, it is a profound sense of respect and responsibility on the part of hunters themselves to the great game animals that they hunt.”

He adds: “But, to me, the most interesting and refreshing aspect of the sport today is a new wave of nostalgia and sentiment on the part of sheep hunters, many of them very young and new to the sport of mountain hunting. Every ram deserves a good cry.”

Great Rams III
Great Rams III

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  • LIMITED PRESS RUN OF 2,000
  • Hardcover with dust jacket – 328 Pages
  • Signed by author and numbered
  • 10.75 x 10 inches
  • Ships the end of January
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  • Regular price: $125

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