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This is a great backpack/float trip for trophy dall sheep on this 1x1 guided, 10 day backpack hunt. Guides have 30+ years of experiencing high success on this Alaska Range adventure. Hunters will stay in a tent on a backpack hunt in a tent camp. For additional charge, a cabin outpost camp is outfitted with electricity, shower and Polaris 6-wheeler transportation in best sheep camp location.
- Species: Dall Sheep
- Average Classification: 36 - 40
- Shot Opportunity: 90% inside 500 yards
- Weapons: Cross Bow, Muzzleloader, Archery, Rifle
- Hunt Catalog #: XX-0006
- Tag Availability: Over The Counter
Trophy Dall Sheep 36" - 38" up to 40"+ rams possible
Be proficient with your rifle to 400 yards under field conditions
Archers need to be effective stalkers in open mountain terrain and be capable to 50 yards
NOTE: Most game is taken at 200 yards or less. A shot over 400 on sheep is occasionally required, moose normally under 200, bears 100-150 yards.
August 08, 2020 - September 10, 2020
- Price: $22,000.00
*charter round trip Anchorage to Lodge included up to $1350.00 License and Tags not included in hunt price. Call for details on family/buddy with one guide hunts.
Option for a non-hunter. Option for a videographer. Option to add additional species to hunt.
Alaska Range, Alaska, United States of America
Deposit 80% refundable 1 year prior to hunt date. 40% refundable 6 months prior to hunt date. No refunds under 6 months of the hunt date.
Physical and mental preparation are key on such a demanding hunt. With over 30 years experience these guides will help you to be successful as they cater to your needs. Shot opportunity is nearly 100% as you are hunting animals that rarely see humans. Start at the Lodge and float a wild scenic river hunting your way to the take out. You will float down river glassing the mountains looking for rams. Setting camps as you go to hunt for a few days at each camp. There are many side valleys that are unaccessible by anything other than backpacking in your LPCs (Leather Personnel Carriers). Carrying a backpack in rugged mountain terrain is necessary. This hunt often provides the most sightings of rams in our area and produces excellent success on trophy rams. Hunting the same are since the early 1980's they know the country intimately. Both Master guides are Commercial Pilots. One remains on call at the lodge with several in house aircraft (Piper Super Cubs to Cessnas). Guides all carry SAT Phones and are in communication with the lodge. Two Alaska Master Guides, longtime guides and staff (in 2018 most recently hired have been working for here for 6 years). Due to the distance off the road system, all goods and baggage must be brought to camp by small aircraft. Suitcases, rigid camera cases and hard gun cases will not be flown to camp. If you are taking medication please bring 2-3 times the amount you normally take (i.e. if you take 2 tablets per week, bring 6 tablets).
HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)
- Lodging & Accommodations: Backpack Tent?
Lodging & Accommodations Scale
5 - Cabin/Lodge
4 - Bunk House/Trailer
3 - Wall Tent
2 - Backpack Tent
1 - Client Provided/Hotel
This will start out at base camp with a your own wall tent. You will then get shuttled to your spike camp. From here it will be backpacking tents
- Menu & Food: Backpack Food?
Menu & Food Scale
5 - 5 Star Catered
4 - Full Kitchen
3 - Field Kitchen
2 - Backpack Food
1 - Client Provided
You will be burning up a LOT of calories on the mountain. You will be well fed with mostly backpacking food augmented with a little real food as well
- Physical Conditions: Extreme Back Country?
Physical Conditions Scale:
5 - All Vehicle Access
4 - Light Hiking
3 - Moderate Hiking
2 - Heavy Hiking
1 - Extreme Back Country
More information regarding physical conditions are available upon request from your Personal Concierge Adventure Specialist
Transportation (To/From Basecamp)
All flights are included on this hunt. Charter from Anchorage and all the necessary flying to service camp in the outfitters aircraft. Outfitter has multiple aircraft Piper Super Cubs to Cessna and commercial professional pilots on staff. One pilot is on call at the lodge in case anything is needed in the field.
- Lodging & Accommodations
- Menu & Food
- Physical Conditions
More information regarding the gear is available upon request from your Personal Concierge Adventure Specialist HUNTING CHECKLIST □ Scoped Rifle □ Ammunition (40 Rounds min.) □ Gun Cleaning Kit □ Hard Gun Case (for airline travel) □ Bow with extra assorted parts (e.g, string, clips, etc.) □ 2 Dozen Hunting Arrows □ Padded Soft Rifle Case for transport in Super Cub and on UTVs □ Binoculars (10X40), waterproof (Leupold, Leica, Zeiss or Swarovski) □ Phone with wall and car charger and extra cable □ Headlamp and spare (don’t forget batteries) □ Sleeping Bag, rated to 0°F -10 C (We recommend synthetic or dry down) □ Sleeping Pad □ Knife with sharpener PERSONAL GEAR □ Sunscreen and Lip Balm □ Shower Kit and Towel □ Watch and Alarm Clock □ Insect Repellent (100% Deet) □ Sunglasses □ Prescription Glasses or Contacts (two pair) □ Head Net □ Books or Magazines (for bad weather days) □ Drinking Water Bottle (1 Liter minimum) □ Backpack, 4500 cubic inches minimum. We use mountaineering quality internal frame packs for all hunting. CLOTHING □ Merino wool or synthetic Long Underwear (2-3 sets) □ Pants, 3 pair (no cotton for field use) □ Shirts, 4 (2 heavyweight, 2 lightweight) □ fleece jacket or sweater windstopper is preferred □ Socks, 6-8 pair (2 pair midweight/heavy wool) □ Vest □ Puffy warm coat with a hood, synthetic or dridown □ ¾ Length Rain Coat and Rain Pants (Helly Hansen Impertech long guide coat works best,or other 100% waterproof fabric) □ Warm Hat with ear flaps □ Gloves or Mittens, 2 pair FOOT WEAR □ Gortex stocking foot hip boots, with Hiking boots sized to wear over the hippers and a pair of gaiters we use Outdoor Research Crocodiles. THIS SYSTEM WORKS! If you decide to bring something else you are at your own risk. Call with questions. We can help you with the boot system. Almost 30 years in Alaska guiding has proven this boot system. □ Camp Shoes (comfortable slip-ons, Crocs work great) □ Gaiters – Required on all hunts with Goretex Hipboots Gear is important. The right gear will help and the wrong gear can ruin you and destroy your hunt. Fit and weight sum up most of the problems with gear. Primarily backpacks, rifles, and footwear. You will be intimate with all by the end of your hunt. Backpacks, rain gear, and footwear are the most important pieces of your hunting kit for an Alaska. They MUST FIT! I cannot stress this enough.
What Outfitter Provides
- Boats and safety equipment, game bags and meat care items, meals and lodging once you arrive at the Lodge until you depart back to Anchorage
- The outfitter will provide backpacking tents and the necessary cooking equipment
What to Bring
- Comfortable, durable, and waterproof hiking boots that fit properly
- Camp is BYOB so feel free to bring your favorite adult beverage
- Sleeping bag, pillow, and pad
- Insect repellent (100% DEET) and head net
- Binoculars and rangefinder
- 4500 cubic inches minimum quality hunting pack that FITs. Outfitter suggests a mountaineering style suspension.
- Comfortable hunting clothing for extreme weather-layering systems recommended
- Rain gear
- Rifle with 40 rounds of ammunition (more if hunting multiple species)
- See the gear list for detailed information
- What Outfitter Provides
- What to Bring