On a Western Alaska Range dall sheep hunt you’ll take a bush flight into the hunting area and hunt sheep out of a backpack with your guide for the entirety of the hunt. Since this Western Alaska Range dall sheep hunt takes place in August, you have a pretty good chance to enjoy some decent weather, considering it’s Alaska. Don’t think that good weather is a given or that it’s going to be easy though…by the time you’re done you will most likely be physically and mentally drained, possibly even questioning your sanity. But the memories you take home with you will be looked back on fondly for the rest of your life.
This hunt is extremely physical.
You can expect to go from 2,000′ elevation to 6,000′ elevation. Must have the ability to hike and carry a 35 pound pack. If you are 20 pounds or more overweight; a heavy smoker; have bad legs, feet or knees – this is not your hunt. You need to be able to climb a descend steep mountain terrain 2,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level, carrying a 35 pound pack. An Alaska Dall sheep hunt is no joke, so be in shape!
You’ll be staying in tents.
You will be flown into your hunting area and will backpack around the area from their. Your lodging may include a base camp and hiking from there each day. Be prepared for roughing it and eating Mountain House!
Bring your glassing game!
On a sheep hunt, you’ll rise early and typically glass from or near camp, eat a hot breakfast, and then hike to a high spot to glass all day, or until you find a good stalkable animal. Expect to do a lot of glassing. You’d think that a white animal would be easy to glass up, but you’d be wrong. You’ll spend hours and hours picking the mountains apart looking for your ram.
Don’t think that good weather is a given or that it’s going to be easy though…by the time you’re done you will most likely be physically and mentally drained, possibly even questioning your sanity. But the memories you take home with you will be looked back on fondly for the rest of your life.
These Dall sheep hunts are guided 1:1.
After you tag your animal and take field photos, it is caped, quartered and butchered for packing to spot suitable for aircraft pick-up.
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John Roth –
My hunt booked in Alaska with Outdoors International was exceptional! The outfitter runs a first class operation.
Duane Andrus –
My sheep hunt was a tough hunt physically. I expected to see more legal rams. I saw one on last morning of my hunt.