Looking for advice on sheep hunting

Discussion in 'Sheep Hunting' started by Scrumbag, Nov 3, 2013.

  1. Scrumbag

    Scrumbag Active Member

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    Hello folks,

    I'm looking for some advice on sheep and goat hunting in the USA.

    Next year is a land mark birthday for me and I am looking at planning a serious hunt as a bit of a celebration. I've hunted a couple of places in Europe mainly for deer and boar so I thought I would do something special for this.

    I'd really like to do a sheep hunt in the US or Canada. Probably spend 2 weeks doing it.

    So, if you were going to do a "proper hunt" where would you go? I'd like it to be more than 1 species if possible so I guess my questions are:

    What species would you hunt?
    Where would you go?
    Are there any outfitters you particularly recommend?

    Thanks in advance for your input folks.

    ATB,

    Scrummy
     
  2. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    First step is tags, either draw it in long odds lottery style, or buy a Governors/Comissioners tag, very expensive. Canada may give you better value, especially for goats.
     

  3. Scrumbag

    Scrumbag Active Member

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    Thanks Harper, I shall also look at Canada. Any other tips? I'm just starting to plan this so have some time for research.

    ATB
     
  4. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Just patience. Decide which type of sheep you want, that will narrow the geographic choices, and what's available in combination.

    Then find somebody reputable to take you. It's a lot of money changing hands, more than I've ever had in hand at one time.

    Start with subscribing to: 1) BC guides and outfitters their membership comes with their Mountain Hunter magazine. 2) The Wild Sheep Foundation membership comes with a good quality magazine. 3) The Hunting Fool comes with a good quality magazine.

    A couple of hundred dollars in subscriptions, and they all have their biases, but lots of good quality pictures, and ideas.
     
  5. Wyofax

    Wyofax Well-Known Member

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    I also would recommend looking at Canada or Alaska. The tricky part will be finding a reputable outfitter that is not currently booked two years out. Be sure to do good background research on an outfitter and be prepared to pay top dollar. Then be ready to schedule a hunt either a year or two wait or be put on a cancelation short notice wait list.
     
  6. kscowboy01

    kscowboy01 Well-Known Member

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    Canada

    And this is coming from a guy who got a sheep this year in Alaska.

    PM me, I am happy to help you.
     
  7. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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  8. cazador1022

    cazador1022 Active Member

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    you want to try FREE RANGE AOUDAD in Big Bend Texas....rough tough hunts
     
  9. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    Is this an area with sheep with horns or just the wooly kind? Are they in herds? Awesome, I can bring an AR...

    Please elabrate.
     
  10. carnyman

    carnyman Well-Known Member

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    I hear a lot of good about Lance kroenburger (sp) with Freelance outfitters.
     
  11. mtnclimber

    mtnclimber Well-Known Member

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    Lance is a great guide with a good operation. To hunt sheep with him you'll have to draw a tag.

    If i could hunt sheep with anyone in Alaska it would be Dan Montgomery. Look at the rams he's taken the last 3 years, more impressive than anyone I've ever seen.
     
  12. tony m

    tony m Well-Known Member

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    I am from Canada. .B.C..We hunt Bighorns here and goats too but northern BC offers Stones and goats in a more wild landscape.You will need to go through an outfitter. .Go BC should get you to the site.To hunt here, and to enjoy it, get fit, learn some horsemanship and enjoy the ride..good luck