Where to hunt Dall Sheep
The snow-colored Dall sheep inhabits the snow-covered peaks of America’s northmost mountain ranges. Like other iconic species, Dall sheep is raised on game farms and ranches far away from its original habitat, like Argentina and Texas. But for the genuine hunting experience, you’ll have to travel to some of the most remote and inaccessible areas of the continent, with most hunting opportunities located in Alaska and Yukon.
The most affordable Dall hunting experiences are to be found on game farms and ranches in Texas and Argentina, and cost between $2,500 and $5,000. Hunts in Dall sheep’s natural range include travel to remote destinations, and are typically priced between $16,000 and $20,000. You may have to add the cost of licenses and tags, and travel from your residence to state or provincial capital. A Dall sheep hunt can be combined with a caribou or bear hunt, which could mean a better bargain overall.
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When to hunt Dall Sheep?
The Dall sheep hunting season is short. In Alaska it runs from August 10 to September 20. In Yukon it may run until the end of October in some zones, but the best times for sheep hunting are early in the season. On game farms and ranches the animal of course can be hunted a year round.
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In August and September Dall sheep mostly graze on the Alpine meadows, but may descend below the tree line for water or to visit a salt lick. Their white coat makes them relatively easy to stalk over long distance. Stalking them is another story, with natural alertness of the animal intensified by difficulty of walking over boulders, dwarf pine, bogs, and whatnot. Glass from below, stalk from above, don’t show yourself over the skyline, and try to hold back “sheep fever” as you realize the ram of your dreams is in your sights, or almost there.
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Dall sheep populations have been protected not only by game laws, but also by the remoteness and inaccessibility of their habitat. To harvest a mature ram, a hunter will have to live in a spike camp with the scantest of comfort, cover mile after mile on terrain where even sheep can break their land, freeze on the permafrost and boil over with sweat. What for, you may ask? For a few pounds of (absolutely delicious) meat and graceful, curling hurls? Or for the flow of emotions that only hunters will understand, as you almost crawl on your belly to take the position for the shot? If you possibly can, go Dall sheep hunting and discover why it’s on almost every serious hunter’s dream hunt list!
Dall's Sheep Hunt in Central Alaska '20 United States
Alaska Dall Sheep Hunting. If you are looking for a real Alaskan trophy dall sheep and big game Outfitter, then hunt with us. Our Alaska dall sheep hunt takes place primarily in the historically game rich country of the Central Range east of the Alaska Denali National Park. These Alaska hunting trips are ten days in duration and begin in early August and end on the 20th of September. The average Alaska Dall Sheep Ram is 35-36 inches long with 13'+ bases. We do typically take several Rams a year in the 38'-40'+ range. The Alaska Range Rams are known for their wide flaring and light colored horns and make a fine addition to any hunters trophy room. A typical Sheep hunts entail riding up and down various drainages looking for a respectable Ram to go after. We like to tell hunters that they can expect to have a 5-7 hour, fairly arduous, climb from the time they leave the horses until they pull the trigger. The guide will cape and prepare the trophy and meat for the pack back to the horses.The guide will carry all the meat (100-120 lbs.) and we expect the client to carry the trophy (35lbs. for a shoulder mt. and 65-75 lbs. for a full body mt.) back to the horses. For this reason we require the client to bring a backpack of at least 3500 cu. in. capacity. Quite often we can hunt Alaska dall sheep right out of my two main camps but on occasion we will spike out for 2-5 days looking for a respectable ram to harvest. When we do we'll be staying in a good quality four season mountain tent and eating freeze dried food until we can add some fresh Alaska Dall Sheep to the menu. These hunts require the hunter to be both physically fit and have the mental toughness to stay positive when mother nature and the elements may seem to be conspiring against us. The horses allow us to cover an infinite amount of country as compared to backpack hunting for the Dall Sheep.
Trip duration: 10 days
Hunting season: 1 Aug 2020 20 Sep 2020
Sheep, Grizzly, Moose hunt United States
These horseback hunts take place north of the Arctic circle on the south side of the Brooks range. The use of horses allow us to cover a vast area that would otherwise be virtually impossible to hunt. You will fly into our remote gravel airstrip where we will meet you with a string of pack horses, load up your gear, and lead you to our rustic yet comfortable basecamp. From the basecamp we will take horses further into the mountains and set up a spike camp consisting of two tents, a small kitchen, plenty of good food, and an astonishing view of the landscape. Generally we will hunt on foot from there, occasionally taking saddle horses on day trips to cover more ground . OUTFITTER WILL TAKE POSSESSION OF MEAT UNLESS OTHER ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE PRIOR TO THE HUNT. Black bear may be taken on a trophy fee basis. Wolf and Wolverine are included in the Base price. NON HUNTER / OBSERVER FEE—————$5,000
Trip duration: 12 days
Hunting season: 14 Sep 2021 14 Sep 2021
Classic Backpack Hunt - Dall's Sheep Canada
If you have a physical condition that prevents you from walking far, please make us aware when you book a hunt and we can put you in a camp that generally doesn’t require as much physical exertion. Normally each hunter has his own base camp and hunts directly from there; but where it is feasible, the hunter might spike out with his guide. In most cases, the main camps are situated on the shores of lakes or rivers.
Trip duration: 12 days
Hunting season: 1 Aug 2022 12 Aug 2022
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