HERMISTON, Ore. -- A Hermiston woman got her once-in-a-lifetime chance to bag a bighorn sheep -- and she did not miss.
Vikki Born shot the ram Aug. 11 on the border of Grant and Morrow counties with her .270 Winchester rifle.
In Oregon, possessing a bighorn sheep tag is a one-time deal. Hundreds of hunters put in for a tag each year and fewer than 100 have their names drawn.
Once your name is drawn, you can never apply again -- even if your hunt comes up empty, as many of them do.
Born told The East Oregonian newspaper she got the tag in June and immediately began preparations.
She and some relatives found a herd with 13 rams and spent as much time as possible scouting its grazing areas.