Bighorn Sheep Hunting in Alberta
Limited number of guaranteed Alberta sheep tags!
If you wish to go bighorn sheep hunting in Alberta, booking in advance would play to your advantage.
Bighorn sheep have always been a premier trophy for sportsmen from around the world. Alberta, Canada is definitely “on the map” when it comes to sheep hunting. That said, mature rams are smart, wary and dwell at high elevations in some of the most rugged terrain imaginable. Hunters must prepare themselves physically and mentally. Sheep hunting is widely considered be the most challenging hunts in all of North America. You will hike into remote basins, camping several nights in a tent, and glassing for hours many hours each day to locate your ram.
This hunt takes place within the outfitter’s “exclusive” guide area in the Kakwa region of western Alberta. This region is known as a top producer for Rocky Mountain Bighorns, and our hunters consistently take mature rams with this outfitter. It again must be stressed that bighorn sheep hunting in Alberta is extremely difficult and is for the active hunter that does not mind a physical and mental challenge. This is a fully guided, (1×1) 10 day backpack hunt using tent camp accommodations. If hunter is unsuccessful after the original 10 days, they will then have the option of staying and continuing on with hunt by paying a daily guide fee or returning later in season to do the same. THE OUTFITTER IS DETERMINED TO STRIVE FOR THE HUNTER TO BE SUCCESSFUL!
*This area in the Kakwa Wilderness of Alberta has a 4/5 curl restriction.
Sheep and tag numbers are on the increase which is good news all around. If you wish to sheep hunt, let us know now and we will in turn provide you with a reminder and information when the drawing time draws near. This is very special hunt and should be considered by anyone who calls himself a hunter, at least once before you retire the boots and rifle.
- I love to hunt elk. Guiding hunts, floats, and fishing are all very special ways for me to earn a living. The difference is that… “I have to Sheep Hunt!” For me, there is no other place that I have found and no other experience that compares. I am sure there are many rams taken each year beside the road, on the trail or next to the river… those have nothing to do with what I am speaking of. In the 80’s and 90’s I guided countless Bighorn and Dall Sheep hunts. We would drop a hunter off at the airstrip (successful or not) sometimes on the proverbial verge of death, only to gather up the next victim and head out again. It never grew tiring, in fact it was just the opposite. “Exhilarating” would be more appropriate. I love every aspect of the sheep hunt. The terrain, camaraderie, the camping, the rocks. I love the rocks. Bighorn Sheep tags became more difficult to acquire through the 90’s and on into the new millennium.
- I never in my wildest dreams ever thought I’d be drawn for an Idaho Bighorn Sheep Tag. I’d been putting in for 10 years and was drawn for the 2017 early season tag. I had gone on a successful guided mule deer hunt in November 2016 with the same outfitter, and was so impressed with the operation that I decided to change sheep areas and put my sheep tag in for his area.
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