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
8 Day Hardcore Backpack Dall Sheep Hunt United States
Sheep hunts will be booked and conducted as a hard core traveling backpack hunt on 1x1. 100% success on sheep 2015! Spike camp will be carried by the client and guide, usually on a through-hike (not coming out the same way they went in). The clients will need to be in top physical and mental shape. During this hunt the weather generally is more forgiving. Rams are generally at higher elevations around 5,000 feet this time of year. The weather during the first two weeks of August is usually nice with temperatures ranging between light frost at night and 60 degrees Fahrenheit during the day. Our packs will be approximately 60lbs each. This will allow the guide to carry additional 100 lbs of game meat out and the hunter with 50 lbs of cape and horns. Air support will be utilized for pick up on a braided gravel bar of at least 500 ft. with a good approach. Hunting License and tags not included in above prices. Our company sells tags but you can also purchase at http://www.adfg.alaska.gov. For an additional fee of $3000 you can request your own packer to aid with your entire hunt. We have full time butcher to cut, grind and vacuum seal your game. High opportunity for harvesting multiple species that includes Sheep, Caribou and Grizzly. Caribou ($2500) and Grizzly ($7500) on a trophy fee basis while on the sheep hunt.
Trip duration: 8 days
Hunting season: 10 Aug 2020 17 Aug 2020
Brooks Range Dall Sheep Hunt United States
Tag: $850 for non-resident, $1,100 for non-resident aliens Charter fee: $2000 payable to the Air Charter company in Cold Foot Hunters may also take Grizzly on a trophy fee basis ($7500) plus tag fee, Tag: $1000 for non-residents, $1300 for non-resident aliens Hunters may take Caribou on a trophy fee basis ($4500) plus tag fee of $650 for non-residents, $850 for non-resident aliens Hunters may take Wolf at no charge plus tag fee Tag: $60 for non-residents, $100 for non-resident Aliens HUNT DATES: August 7 - 19 and August 19 -30 Your trip begins with you flying to Anchorage, and then onto Fairbanks. Once in Fairbanks you will fly on a regularly scheduled flight with Air Arctic or Wrights Air to Cold Foot. When you arrive in Cold Foot you will be met either by me or the staff of Coyote Air (they will have all of your information). Coyote Air will then fly you to my hunt area with me and my Assistant Guide, or I will already be in the hunt area waiting to meet you.
Trip duration: 10 days
Hunting season: 7 Aug 2020 30 Aug 2020
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