Two North Dakota bighorns break previous state record

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DICKINSON, N.D. — North Dakota has its first bighorn sheep entries in the Boone and Crockett awards book after two hunters in November shot rams with horns big enough to...

Dustin Seamands of Bismarck (left) drew a once-in-a-lifetime tag to shoot this new North Dakota record book ram Nov. 3, the opening day of North Dakota's bighorn sheep season. The ram's horns scored 177 1/8 after the mandatory 60-day drying period and also qualified for the Boone and Crockett Club's record book. The man on the right wasn't identified. (Submitted photo)
Brett Wiedmann, North Dakota Game and Fish Department
Brian Ham of Alice, N.D., narrowly missed having North Dakota's new record book ram in November when he shot this bighorn that scored 176 5/8 inches after the mandatory 60-day drying period. The ram surpassed a record set in 2016 but fell just short of the ram Dustin Seamands of Bismarck shot opening day. That ram scored 177 1/8 inches. (Submitted photo)

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