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#7024172 - 10/31/12 05:39 AM Re: Sheep hunting cost vs. other Alaska huntimg? [Re: rost495]
Bambistew Offline
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Registered: 11/25/03
Posts: 967
Loc: Chugiak AK
Lots of arm chair sheep hunters giving advice... I love it.

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#7026307 - 10/31/12 09:10 PM Re: Sheep hunting cost vs. other Alaska huntimg? [Re: Bambistew]
cwh2 Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 12/09/05
Posts: 2199
Loc: Anchorage, AK
Surely your are not suggesting that people hunted sheep before the invention of crossfit?

As far as I know the only sheep killed before crossfit were killed by Ironman triathletes and the navy seals.

#7031078 - 11/02/12 12:54 AM Re: Sheep hunting cost vs. other Alaska huntimg? [Re: EDMHUNTER]
Maverick940 Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 01/19/12
Posts: 1970
Loc: Alaska
Originally Posted By: EDMHUNTER
I just turned 49. I will need to save for several years. I do not have any physical problems but after reading all the post here it sounds like you need to be 18 and a top 5 marathon runner to enjoy your self. It looks like it will be every bit of $20,000 to go. I have never hunted Alaska but it is my dream. I do not want to spend the money to realize I can not do it or it is so difficult it will not be enjoyable. I will hunt Alaska as that is my true dream. Sheep is just one of the animals I would like to hunt but I am starting to think it is to late and it would be better to go to plan B.

EDM Hunter:

No, you don't need to be a marathon runner or a youngster to have a safe, enjoyable, comfortable and successful sheep hunt in Alaska. The majority of my sheep hunting clients are in their 50s and 60s and for the most part, are not in any type of "mountain shape".

And, keep in mind that you don't need to backpack for Dall sheep in Alaska, either. Granted, air access is certainly the way to go, but it's not necessary to backpack for trophy Dall sheep, even after "flying in". Frequently enough, my clients have actually killed rams right from the tent, which wasn't backpacked in. In fact, I don't offer backpack hunts, unless a client specifically requests something like that.

And in closing, you can still find quality hunts in Alaska at nominal cost. If you shop around, you should be able to find a sheep hunt whereas after you include the cost of airline travel and license/tag(s) fees and shipping cost and travel incidentals, that sets you back about $12,000.00 or less.


#7031126 - 11/02/12 01:09 AM Re: Sheep hunting cost vs. other Alaska huntimg? [Re: Maverick940]
Campfire Regular

Registered: 01/23/08
Posts: 324
Loc: Lockport Il.
Thanks for all the reply's! I will start the saving and training for sheep.

#7080292 - 11/16/12 04:43 AM Re: Sheep hunting cost vs. other Alaska huntimg? [Re: EDMHUNTER]
AfricanHunter Offline

Registered: 03/06/07
Posts: 140
Loc: NEbraska
I was 60 when I did my last sheep hunt in the Alaska Range east of Healy. It worked out okay, but it was tough on me. I got a nice ram on the last day. We were snow and fogged in for 9 days.

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