Record bighorn ram lived in Montana state park

Big Horn sheep

A bighorn ram that spent its life on Montana's Wild Horse Island State Park looks to be a world record bighorn sheep.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials say the ram was measured at the Boone & Crockett Club's headquarters in Missoula on Wednesday and scored 216 ¾ points, which would shatter the previous record by nearly 7 inches (nearly 18 centimeters).

Senior Boone & Crockett officials are scheduled to meet in Bozeman later this month to confirm the record, based on measurements of the ram's horns.

A game warden found the ram's carcass on the Flathead Lake island in 2016. It was kept in cold storage for about a year.

FWP spokesman Dillon Tabish says it hasn't been determined where the specimen will be displayed.

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