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10-01-2004, 09:36 PM
Are any of you sheep hunters or transport sheep hunters??
11-17-2004, 10:15 PM
Yep. Can't seem to stop chasing sheep. It's my other addiction slightly ahead of airplanes. Like the empty wallet and bruised body I guess.
11-17-2004, 10:30 PM
Yeah, those sheep kinda get under your skin. I've only hunted desert sheep but would really like to make it up north to hunt a dall. Are you just hunting sheep on your own or are you in the business??
11-17-2004, 11:22 PM
Count me into the Sheep hunting crowd. Or more accurately said a Sheep hunting fanatic!!!!!
I do take folks hunting for a living, however I don't guide Sheep hunters. We do all of our guided/outfitted hunts locally and specialize in Brown Bear, Moose & Caribou, with the occasional Black Bear, Wolf and Wolverine.
Kirk Ellis and family, have a long history of providing excellent Sheep hunts. Kirk is a great friend of mine and very good with a Super Cub. When personally Sheep hunting I hunt w/ Kirk and can recomend his outfit as one of the best in Alaska. You can reach him on the phone 907-822-5312 or visit his website; www.ellisbiggameguides.freewebspace.com
Big Montana sheep.
04-21-2005, 10:08 AM
This huge ram from the Billings paper was taken, essentially, in my back yard in the Missouri Breaks. We see them frequently when in the breaks. and if you can manage to live to be ca. 600 years old, the odds are you can draw a permit. Beautiful to see them from the air as I did on a bird survey last week. R
04-21-2005, 10:29 AM
Why are sheep permits so hard to get? Are the sheep really rare or threatened?
04-21-2005, 11:44 AM
A friend of mine and his hunting partner both got Fannon Sheep last year. The pictures and stories were fantastic, the location kept secret.
Survival of the fittest. Tough hombres, those two.
04-21-2005, 12:10 PM
Interesting. I never knew about those other sheep in N. America. I only knew about the Dall and Bighorn. I guess in Asia they have Marco Polo, saw a picture once of their huuuge curls.
My dad used to hunt sheep when we lived in Alaska.
04-21-2005, 12:23 PM
Cool...probably in the Yukon somewhere?
In Alaska. 2 1/2 day walk in from the truck. Two packs out...each. No flat terrain where the sheep live, you know?
What some guys will do for fun.
04-21-2005, 08:40 PM
I drew a desert sheep tag awhile ago. The sheep I killed field dressed 125# and the horns and skull cap alone weighed 32#s. With 1/4 of their weight out front you'd think they'd tip over on their nose. That's why desert sheep look so impressive, they have about the same size horns as the rocky's but only half the body.
Been on a half dozen sheep hunts with friends and it gets very intense.
AK Bush Pilot
04-21-2005, 11:01 PM
Live to hunt love to sheep hunt have only hunted sheep in alaska. I have killed nine real nice rams. have not gone the last four years but I found a new place with a lot a big rams and plan on going this fall.
04-22-2005, 10:20 AM
I love sheep hunting, but the the toughest day sheep hunting is still easier than most moutain goat hunts. When you have had a tough day mountain goat hunting, you set the standard for bad days for the rest of your life. They are nice to talk about when they are done!
04-23-2005, 08:49 AM
Sorry, there are no sheep in Alaska, you have been mislead. :o
So since there is no open season for Dall sheep in Alaska, you will have to hunt a different species.
May I suggest you get a wolf or bear tag? :D
Thank you and good day.
Well said Andy!!
You will make a fine Governor :D
See you next week? :drinking:
04-23-2005, 02:00 PM
Dall's sheep (correctly referred to in the possessive) are named for one of the very early naturalists who explored the western US and Canada.
I had a friend who had a Argali ram's skull that spread 6 feet from tip to tip. I've forgotten the weight of the sheep, but it was huge. He shot the thing when he worked in the US embassy in Russia, before the Soviet Union fell, and was one of the few westerners at that time who'd hunted one there. Wild looking horns, very similar to the Marco Polo sheep.
04-23-2005, 05:43 PM
Hey Man! How's old 29M? My buddy Mike and I plan to be there in VDZ unless something conspires to change things....
Wow! That's a BIG one....but Dall's sheep? Never heard of them, too bad we don't have them in Alaska! :cry:
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