In the spring of 2015 the Boone and Crockett Club officially measured and recognized a new world record Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep. It was a ram that died in a vehicle collision southwest of Longview, Alberta. The life of this 12 year old ram was well documented by scientists at the Sheep River Provincial Park where the ram had been born and ear-tagged as a lamb. He was known as #706, and survived a life in an open hunting area with a massive wound to his right horn inflicted by poachers within the park boundaries in the winter of 2008. The growth of this ram’s horns was well documented by the researchers at the Miller Centre and after the near fatal head wound #706 left the area and spent most of his last two years in the foothills of the OH Ranch in the company of another ram. This story has been documented by Rick in a full color booklet with photos, maps, and information courtesy of Dr. Kathreen Ruckstuhl of the University of Calgary. This booklet fixes to the base of each bronze. “Against All Odds” is a time limited edition and is 13″ tall by 11″ wide (in 1/5th scale) and is mounted on a walnut base.
Taking a pack train of horses into the mountains for a hunting expedition should be on everyone’s bucket list. This extraordinary adventure is experienced every year in North America to access the highest and most remote areas. The return trip hopefully includes pack animals loaded with the trophies of the successful hunters. Here, the sculpture captures the pack train pausing and crossing a creek where they can drink and refresh themselves. This sculpture, which is over six feet long, can be customized to represent your memories. We can include your choice of trophies on the four pack animals and even customize them to look like particular animals if desired. With the guide leading the string, we can even customize the back rider to look like you! This sculpture tells the story of how and why you hunt. It commands a presence and views beautifully from all sides making it easy to place in the centre of a trophy room or lobby. “Down from the High Country” is mounted on a 2″ American Black Walnut base. $35000.00 USD includes crating and shipping in North America. Edition of 25.
In 2013 Jim Lines hunted a Stone ram in Northern British Columbia and harvested a tremendous ram which scored over 184 Boone and Crockett points. This score was achieved through the massive 16 inch horn bases. This was close to the same region where the world record Chadwick Ram was taken in 1936. Clearly this range has great growing conditions and the sheep herd has some fine genetic lines. This sculpture is available in traditional brown ferric finish or enhanced coloured realistic patinae. “Fine Lines” measures 14 inches tall and 17 inches long and is mounted on a 2 inch walnut base. It is an edition of 48. $3750. includes shipping in North America. This edition is SOLD OUT.
“Battle Scars” depicts a royal bull elk (wapiti) bugling his challenge. This piece is 17″ tall and is mounted on verdi marble and walnut wood. It is a limited edition of 48. $4800. US includes shipping in North America.
Marking many Arctic ridge tops are human made stone figures called “inukshuks”. They are way-finding symbols for native people and historically were used to drive caribou along certain routes. This caribou uses the inukshuk as a convenient scratching post. This is a photo of the clay model in progress. “High up in the Arctic” is a piece that is very personal to Rick. In 2009, on a hunt in Nunavut Territory, Canada, he was lucky enough to harvest a beautiful Arctic Island Caribou bull that officially scores 416 SCI points to become the new world record. At the 2010 SCI convention in Reno the rack was panel scored and beat the old record by 29 points. And to honor the event, the caribou bull depicted in the bronze “High up in the Arctic” bears a replica of the set of antlers of Rick’s new world record trophy. Each piece, in the limited edition bronze series, entitled “High up in the Arctic”, will unofficially be marked as one of forty-eight as befitting a new world record. It will also have an official foundry serial number. This sculpture is 18 inches long and 15″ tall. It is mounted on fine walnut wood. 4800 US includes shipping in US and Canada.
The most widespread species of North American Waterfowl is the mallard duck. They are familiar to people from east to west. The sight of a beautiful greenhead drake and mottled hen descending on the cattails in the local pond is such a familiar sight that it elicits a response of home comfort. This limited edition bronze sculpture entitled “Home Waters” has an enhanced color patina to capture the electric marking of these ducks. This sculpture is 30″ tall. Edition is limited to 48. $6800. includes crating and shipping in the US and Canada.
Limited Edition Bronze Sculpture “The Great One” depicts the legendary stone sheep called the Chadwick Ram. This famous ram is the largest of the Stone sheep species to ever be harvested. This ram was taken in 1936 by the famous L.S. Chadwick, and it’s status as world record has never been broken. This free standing sculpture can also be used as a bookend. “The Great One” belongs to a series of four sculpture bookends all depicting currrent world record sheep. This sculpture stands about 11″ tall and is mounted on fine walnut wood. The edition is limited to 100. $1900 USD includes shipping in US and Canada.
“Dall 2000″ is one of four free-standing sculptures depicting the four current wild sheep world records. This limited edition bronze sculpture can also be used as a bookend. This sculpture has an enhanced color patina and is mounted on fine walnut wood. It is rendered in one quarter scale and stands about 12″ tall. Edition is limited to 98. $1900 USD includes shipping to US and Canada.
“Cadomin Ram” is a one quarter scale bust of the current world record Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep taken by Guinn Crousen at Cadomin, Alberta. These busts are designed to be bookends or stand-alone sculptures. This limited edition bronze sculpture is part of a set of four which also includes “El Patron” (desert), “The Great One” (stone sheep), Dall 2000 (Dall Sheep). No one can reproduce the nuances and subtleties of a set of sheep horns as Rick can. His committment to rendering these specific animals accurately is unsurpassed in big game art. “Cadomin Ram” stands 12 tall and is an edition of 100. $1900 USD includes shipping in US and Canada.
The latest monument to be funded by the sale of a series of maquettes (miniatures) is the desert sheep called “Sons of the Desert”. The larger than life-size monument will be installed in the city of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. It depicts two desert sheep rams atop a desert bluff where a ewe and lamb are approaching a waterhole. This is the fourth and final wild sheep monument to represent the four species of North American wild sheep. As with all previous monuments the sponsors’ names are displayed on a bronze plaque at the monument site. This monument is scheduled for installation in the summer of 2011. Sponsorships for the Desert Sheep Monument are still available to purchase. $3900. includes the maquette (smaller version) of the “Sons of the Desert” and your names(s) on the sponsors’ plaque at the site. The maquette is 16″ tall and is mounted on fine walnut wood. The monument in Mexico will be mounted atop a custom made stone plinth replete with landscaping and a waterhole.