One of the more iconic arctic species in Alaska is the Dall Sheep. The country these sheep live in is not only one of the harshest climes in the world, but also one of the most rugged. Snow white atop the high peaks and mountain passes looking down on its surroundings, this is mountain hunting at its finest. Dall Sheep are the most available species of sheep to hunt, no putting in for points and no draw in most areas. All you need is a guide and a good set of legs. Hunting Sheep is like anything else, if the animals are hard to get at then the pressure will be low to non existent. That is exactly what you will experience in our corner of the Brooks Range, right on the border of the famed Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Getting here is half the battle but once you arrive in hunting camp the rewards will be well worth the effort.
A legal ram in Alaska is full curl on one side or broomed off (broken) on each side and any legal ram is considered a trophy. You can expect mature rams to average around a 36" curl with better specimens of 38" to 40"+ taken every year in this area. Hunting is all spot and stalk, with shots ranging from under 100 yards to 500 yards however the average shot is going to be around 300. The further you can practice the better, so when it comes time to make that 300 yard shot to seal the deal it comes easy. This is open mountainous country and we will be covering as much ground as we can in search of rams, sometimes with our feet, sometimes with our glass. Pace is key and it can be very advantageous to let our binoculars do the walking. Spotting scopes and good binos are key to every sheep hunt allowing us to cover large expanses of country from a single glassing point.
Camp for this hunt will be in high quality base camp tents and two person spike tents. Food while in spike camp will be freeze dried meals and fresh food in base camp. A hunter should be prepared to do 10 miles in a day however the norm will be about half of that. In my opinion the best thing, or "workout", to prepare for the hunt is to strengthen ankles and knees. A little bit of work with an elastic band every evening leading up to your hunt and it could be a world of difference.
We want your hunt to be the adventure of a lifetime and will do everything in our power to make that a reality. We only do two hunts a year to ensure the quality of your adventure, so dont hesitate to call, they do go fast!
In addition to pursuing the trophy ram you are after we encourage you to carry a Grizzly Tag as well, the season is open and we allow the additional harvest
at no extra cost!
1x1 Sheep/Grizzly - 10 Day Hunt