Brett French presents: Taxidermist works on bighorn struck by lightning bolt
By angelamontana

Posted: January 14, 2021

About a decade ago a lightning strike on Wild Horse Island killed nine bighorn rams. Another ram somehow survived for about a month before it also died. An island resident snapped photos of the ram with a huge hole in one horn. That ram’s horns were auctioned off by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in 2013. Scott Chester bought them and is now having the trophy horns turned into a full sheep body mount.

Check out my story on this unusual sheep and its buyer at

Written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed

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