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.
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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.