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Unread 03-13-2013, 09:50 AM
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New to sheep hunting...

I have been putting in for CO Big Horn sheep for a few years, mostly for points. I am needing some advice from the sheep hunters in the forum. Is there good books out there on sheep hunting? Gear lists...what are the big ticket items I need so I can start acquiring these items now instead of at the last minute. Thanks for any help you can give! Ross
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    Unread 05-30-2013, 12:44 AM
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    Re: New to sheep hunting...

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    Originally Posted by arffdog875 View Post
    I have been putting in for CO Big Horn sheep for a few years, mostly for points. I am needing some advice from the sheep hunters in the forum. Is there good books out there on sheep hunting? Gear lists...what are the big ticket items I need so I can start acquiring these items now instead of at the last minute. Thanks for any help you can give! Ross
    Hmm...as far as books go, I'll give you a list below;) Now for gear lists, any reputable oufitter's website will have a list. As far as big ticket items, yours are probably going to be in optics, scope, bino's/range finder and spotting scope. Buy the best you can afford.

    Here is your list
    Andrews, R Chapman Across Mongolian Plains
    Andrews, R Camps And Trails in China
    Andrews, R The New conquest of Central Asia
    Annabel, R Hunting and Fishing in Alaska
    Annabel, R Tales of a Big Game Guide
    Armstrong, N After Big Game in the Upper Yukon
    Auer, H Campfires in the Yukon
    Baillie-Grohmann W Fifteen Years Sport & Life in the Hunting Grounds Of W. America
    Beach, W In the Shadow of Mount McKinley
    Burrard, M Big Game Hunting in the Himalayas and Tibet
    Cane, C Summer and Fall in Western Alaska
    Clark, J Trails of the Hunted
    Cobbold, R Innermost Asia: Travel and Sport in the Pamirs
    Darrah, H Sport in the Highlands of Kashmir
    Demidoff, E After Wild Sheep in the Altai and Mongolia
    Demidoff, E A Shooting Trip to Kamchatka
    Demidoff, E Hunting Trips in the Caucasus
    Etherton, P Across the Roof of the World
    Gates, E Trophy Hunter in Asia
    Haughton, H Sport and Folklore in the Himalayan
    Haydon, H Sport and Travel in the Highlands of Tibet
    Herbert, A Casuals in the Caucasus
    Holman, J Sheep and Bear Trails: A Hunters Wanderings in Alaska
    Hornaday, W Campfires in the Canadian Rockies
    Housholder, B The Grand Slam of North American Wild Sheep Hubback, T To Far Western Alaska for Big Game
    Jamsheed, R Memories of a Sheep Hunter
    Kinloch, A.A. Large Game Shooting in Thibet, the Himalayas & N & Ctrl India
    Lydekker, R Wild Oxen, Sheep and Goats of All Lands
    MacIntyre, D Hindu Koh
    McGuire, J In the Alaska Yukon Gamelands
    Morden, W Across Asia's Snows and Deserts
    O'Connor, J Game in the Desert
    O'Connor, J Sheep and Sheep Hunting
    Phillips-Woolley, C Big Game Shooting
    Radclyffe, C Big Game Shooting in Alaska
    Ronaldshay, E Sport and politics Under An Eastern Sky
    Roosevelt, T East of the Sun and West of the Moon
    Sheldon, C The Wilderness of Denali
    Sheldon, C The Wilderness of the Upper Yukon
    Swayne, H Through the Highlands of Siberia
    Wallace, H.F. The Big Game of Central and Western China
    Williams, A Game Trails in British Columbia
    Young, G Alaska Yukon Trophies Won and Lost
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    Unread 05-30-2013, 06:56 AM
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    Re: New to sheep hunting...

    Thanks Land cruiser for your reply! I am working on the optics, I am looking at rangefinders now, just acquired a new GPS. So far all my gear with pack is about 56 lbs, I am still trying to whittle that number down, my tent and sleeping bag are also on the chopping block for replacement. Thanks for the book list! Ross
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    Unread 06-01-2013, 07:12 AM
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    Re: New to sheep hunting...

    Hey Arf, Did you draw the tag or just getting points? Nothing like sheep hunting and hope you drew.
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    Unread 06-01-2013, 08:31 AM
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    Re: New to sheep hunting...

    KurtB... I am still drawing points, someday, hopefully sooner than later I will draw! I am looking forward to the hunt, it will challenge me physically and mentally! I am trying to get gear together, test it, retest it, so when I do draw the tag I will concentrate my time scouting and getting into "sheep shape"!
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    Unread 06-01-2013, 10:10 AM
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    Re: New to sheep hunting...

    Optics, Optics , Optics,..........get the best since you will be using them a lot for sheep and you need optics that will not make your eyes 'tired'. Oh, you also need to get in condition for climbing.
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    Unread 06-01-2013, 11:46 AM
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    Re: New to sheep hunting...

    I was fortunate to have kept up a good level of conditioning over the years. Son is hunting sheep with archery tackle in August so it has been a simple matter to take the training up a notch. Feel ready to hit the mountain right now. Actually we will be hitting the mountain sooner than later for scouting trips. Life is good. I would not want to be out of shape and only have a few months to get ready. Maintain conditioning base year around till you draw the tag. Makes elk hunting easier too....
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