Kyle Ekker grew up in Green River, Utah, where he developed his love of hunting by chasing mulies on the Book Cliffs. In December 2015 he drew the coveted Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sportsman’s permit, giving him the opportunity to hunt sheep from the beginning of September to December 31 on almost any open units in the state.

Ekker hunted every opportunity that he had so he could pursue his dream ram. On November 30 things finally came together and he was able to take this magnificent bighorn. With an unofficial green score of 194 inches, this ram comes close to the all-time Boone and Crockett record of 208 3/8 inches.