Where to hunt Bighorn Sheep
Bighorn sheep is an all-American species. Two main varieties are recognized: desert bighorn and Rocky Mountains bighorn. The desert bighorn inhabits mountain ranges in the southwestern US, including Utah Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, as well as in Mexico. Rocky Mountain bighorn is a little bigger and dwells a bit to the north, in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. Bighorn sheep can also be hunted as exotic species in countries like Uruguay.
Bighorn sheep hunts in the USA are priced between $5,000 and $10,000, but please note that all bighorn hunting offers in the USA cover only the outfitter’s services, and do not include a tag, which must be obtained by the hunter (and that’s the hardest part of bighorn hunting - see below). Hunts in Mexico and British Columbia, by contrast, typically come with tags included, but will set you back $30,000 and up.
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When to hunt Bighorn Sheep?
Bighorn seasons are typically generous. They may begin in early or late August and run all the way to October and November; in Mexico, bighorn sheep hunts continue to March 31. September and October are usually considered the prime time for a bighorn sheep hunt. Introduced bighorn sheep in exotic countries can often be hunted a year round.
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Most bighorn sheep hunts are outfitted and guided; hunters usually don’t want to take any chances with a tag that cost a small fortune or was a once-in-a-lifetime draw. Like most mountain game hunts, Bighorn Sheep hunts are typically spot-and-stalk. It’s hard to say which part of this equation is more difficult. Bighorn sheep’s protective coloring makes them next to invisible on the mountain slopes, and their keen senses and always-on-the-alert attitude makes them difficult to approach. Hunters will usually have to cover a lot of ground on foot, as few sheep habitats allow the use of horses, to say nothing of motor vehicles. With desert bighorn, an additional challenge is shortage of water. A good spotting scope and high-quality binoculars are essential, and so is an accurate, lightweight rifle, that you are comfortable to take long shots with.
Why hunt Bighorn Sheep?
Habitat loss, disease carried by domestic sheep, and uncontrolled hunting in the late XIX-early XX centuries greatly reduced its range and numbers, making it one of the most desirable and difficult to get mountain hunting trophy. Mountain game hunting is often considered to be the ultimate big-game hunt. Very few corners can be cut here: the hunter must earn his or her trophy by covering many miles over challenging mountain terrain, be as wary and conscious of the environment as the sheep themselves, show patience and endurance. But the reward is much greater than a pair of full curl, thick, tight curled horns. To quote the sheep hunting legend Jack O’Connor, “the old bighorn will lead the hunter into the most beautiful country he’s ever seen. He’ll wear him out, give him buck fever, and break his heart; but if the hunter is the type that’s susceptible to sheep fever he’ll never be completely happy hunting anything else.”
FREE RANGE - Desert Sheep Mexico
This is an amazing hunt with high success and great company. Organized by and accompanied by Canadian guides along with Local guide with 10+ years experience in the area. Every hunter will have accomplished English speaking guides. We have had 100% success since 2009, however this is not a guaranteed hunt.... like any sheep hunt should be. Its completely free range and your not hunting a private ranch, its a mountain hunt! If your a real sheep hunter wanting to get your Desert Sheep this is the hunt for you. Hunters arrive in Cabo, with direct flight form everywhere! Super easy logistics and the safest destination in Mexico. We take care of everything for you including Riflee permits and CITES export and delivery of trophy back to USA or Canada. If you have been worried to go to Mexico, let us take care of you and get it done!~ Please contact us for more details of these hunts.
Trip duration: 14 days
Hunting season: 23 Dec 2019 31 Jan 2021
Big Game Hunting Uruguay
On horseback, in a 4x4 vehicle, or walking, during the day... in the early morning, evening/night hunt from the strategic placed blinds. Hunting is possible the whole year, but the Red deer and the Fallow deer, due to its natural cycle, only from March until August.
Trip duration: 3 - 21 days
Hunting season: 1 Oct 2020 31 Jul 2022
2021 Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep Hunt Canada
The rocky mountain bighorn sheep is one of the most challenging hunts and highly coveted big game trophies in the world. Our sheep population is one of the best in our region. Full curl minimum standard provides a trophy hunt. Our sheep guides have many years experience.. The bighorn sheep hunt is either an early or late season hunt and must be booked well in advance.... hunt dates are Sept 10-21, and Oct 14-25.This is a very physically demanding hunt that involves plenty of backpacking over some very rugged rocky mountain terrain. All prices are subject to change. Each hunt includes picking up the hunters and returning them to the local airport providing the hunter arrives at the scheduled date and time. Each hunt normally includes one day in for arrival and one day out for departure. Your hunt will not be considered booked until a 30% deposit has been received. All hunts must be paid in full by June 1 of the hunt year Non hunting companion $250/day US
Trip duration: 12 days
Hunting season: 10 Sep 2021 25 Oct 2021
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