Alaska's Dall sheep country
Dall Sheep hunts are physically demanding, require mental toughness and good shooting ability. But on the other side of these challenges is one of North America’s finest trophies, making it one of the most rewarding.
We are a unique Alaskan outfitter, in that we specialize in using horsepower. Riding horseback reduces a good portion of the physical aspect of the hunt and is a great way to see and enjoy the country. We typically ride a day from the base camp to where we believe the rams are located. We set up a spike camp, and then hunt on foot when we reach the base of the mountain. When a ram is taken, we load the horses with the ram and spike camp and return to base camp. Sometimes this requires 5-6 hours of riding, which sure beats walking all the way.
Dall Sheep hunts
We hunt in GMU 20A, which has abundant sheep numbers with good rams. Most often our rams average 35" to 38" unless broomed. Each year we tend to harvest more rams that are better than our average, with some in the 40-inch range. The sheep season opens August 10 and we typically try to be done hunting sheep by September 1 in order to avoid early snow fall. If you are in good physical condition, you might consider hunting the glacier for one of the "Glacier Rams". What this means is hunting rams that stay far back and don't get hunted often, a chance for a great ram exists. Be warned, this a physically and mentally demanding hunt, backpacking in some truly rugged, awesome country.