North American Sheep

YUKON HORSEBACK DALL SHEEP 12 HUNTING DAYS ONLY $24,000

Here is a 14 day horseback hunt, 12 hunting days, in one of the highest density dall sheep populations in the Yukon Territory. Scattered remote cabin accommodations are located in one of the least physically demanding sheep areas making this a top choice for harvesting your ram.

In 2019 on the second hunt severe weather set- tled in contributing to a couple hunters going home empty. Since then the outfitter has decided to in- crease his 10 day hunts to 12 days.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic.

2019 finished with 10 rams taken for 13 hunters. The best ram taken was over 39 inches and they took a few 12 and 13 year old rams, overall averaging an impressive 155 plus gross score. One hunter was on a group of rams when bad weather settled in on the second hunt and it just never cleared out, one hunter missed 2 rams and a hunter was just not physically able to get to the sheep.

2018 produced 9 rams for 11 hunters; the 2 unsuccessful hunters missed a few rams with gun problems. The top 2 rams went 40 inches and one grossed 166 inches, two 13 year old rams were also taken. One mountain caribou was also taken on a late hunt.

Rams typically average 36 to 37 inches and 10 1/2 years in age. All horseback 14 days, 12 actual hunting days, with more than 6 rustic cabin accom- modations with wood heat scattered throughout the area. Cabins are mostly located from 3200 feet to 4000 foot elevations and the highest mountain in the area is at 7000 feet. They typically take 3 sheep hunters per hunt starting August 1 to mid September for a total of about 12 per year. On the last sheep hunt in mid September moose or caribou can sometimes be added on a trophy fee basis of $8,000 for moose and $7,000 for caribou.

$24,000 guided 1×1 plus charter flight, license, tags, government royalties, hunter preservation fund and 5% tax, totaling roughly $28,000 all inclusive. Most hunters take their sheep horns and cape with them on the flight home as long as they get checked in town by Fish and Game saving shipping costs. Next available openings are in 2023, a $9,000 deposit is required. HCU’s Bob Wodzisz has been on this hunt. Hunt DS393.  DS393 Hunt Photos.

YUKON DALL SHEEP
10 DAY HORSEBACK HUNT CHARTER/LICENSES/ROYALTIES/TAX ALL INCLUSIVE $28,500
NEXT OPENING 2023

This Yukon concession had been closed for 15 years before reopening in 2014. Plenty of rams and the terrain is more rolling than the steep mountains normally associated with sheep hunting.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic, they did take a few rams with Canadian hunters.

2019 produced 10 rams for 10 hunters, including a ram that went over 41 inches. Several really good 38 and 39 inch rams were 12 or 13 years in age and a blue wolf was also taken. They also had the 2 repeat sheep hunters wanting only a book sheep and neither scored but passed on legal rams.

In 2018 this outfit went 8 for 9 on rams, with the top rams going 39 inches and a real old heavy broomed 38 incher (2 sheep hunters rebook this hunt yearly only wanting book rams, they did not score). On the last sheep hunt a good 60 inch moose was added on a trophy fee and he had one straight grizzly hunter on this same hunt and took a good 8 foot 2 inch boar.

All inclusive horseback hunts are priced at $28,500. 12 days with 10 actual hunting days INCLUDING ROUND TRIP CHARTER FROM WHITEHORSE, LICENSE, GOVERNMENT ROYALTIES AND TAX. Sheep hunts will run from August 1 into October. Grizzly can be added on a trophy fee of $10,000.

In September they offer a 14 day combination hunt for sheep, moose and grizzly for $48,500. 2022 horseback moose hunts are $28,500 all inclusive for 8 hunting days starting mid September into October. Next available sheep openings are in 2023. HCU’s Craig Green and Cliff Graham have hunted this concession.  Hunt DS135.  DS135 Hunt Photos.

NORTHWEST TERRITORY DALL SHEEP HORSEBACK 12 DAYS $27,500 BACKPACK 10 DAYS $26,000

The outfitter rotates his sheep camps to maintain good mature ram numbers and there has never been any resident pressure in this 7,000 square mile concession. The main base camp has hydroelectric power for all the cabins along with email. Once your ram is taken most hunters fly back to the main base camp for relaxation and some fun lake trout and grayling fishing just outside your cabin door.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic.

2019 finished with 21 rams taken for 22 hunters, including a 41 inch ram and one bowhunter that took a ram with archery gear. They did their normal average of 36 to 37 inch rams with 10 plus years in age. Quite a few sheep hunters also tagged mountain caribou.

In 2018 they had 21 sheep hunters tag 19 rams and both unsuccessful hunters rebooked for sheep. The best ram went 40 inches and 2 more were taken at 39 1/2 inches.

Hunts start July 15 and run to early September. 10 day backpack/raft hunts guided 1×1 are $26,000 and 12 day horseback hunts are $27,500 plus licenses, preservation fund of $250 and 5 percent HST tax. Mountain caribou can be taken for a $6,000 trophy fee.

They also offer a 12 day backpack combination hunt with a base price of $13,000 and trophy fees of $13,500 for sheep, $13,500 for moose and $6,000 for caribou on August 28 to September 8.

Hunters charter from Norman Wells for approximately $1,700 round trip. Limited openings for 2023. HCU has worked with this outfit for over 15 years and HCU’s Cliff Graham and Bob Wodzisz have hunted out of this camp. Hunt DS250.  DS250 Hunt Photos

YUKON AREA HAS HIGHEST NUMBER OF DALL SHEEP PER SQUARE MILE $28,500 ALL INCLUSIVE 10 DAYS

That’s right! This Yukon area is known to have the highest dall sheep density per square mile. Here is a terrific horseback hunt with unquestionably high success on quality rams. Parts of this area is very physically forgiving, which makes it a good choice for older hunters still wanting to take one last ram.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic.

2019 put 12 rams in the salt and some really good rams were taken along with a couple moose on the late season combo hunts.

These are 1×1 horseback hunts, typically with a wrangler and a string of ponies. Hunters are flown into one of two base camps where they normally meet their guides and travel by horseback into their hunting area. Tents are the main accommodations throughout the hunt.

Sheep hunts are priced at $28,500 for 10 hunting days and are all inclusive. THIS INCLUDES ROUND TRIP CHARTER FROM WHITEHORSE, LICENSE, GOVERNMENT ROYAL- TIES AND TAX. They also offer a September 14 day combination sheep, moose and grizzly hunt for $48,500, all inclusive. A grizzly can be taken on a straight sheep hunt with a $10,000 trophy fee. Hunts start August 1 and continue into September. Next available opening is in 2022. Hunt DS145.

NORTHCENTRAL B.C. STONES 2020 – CANADA BORDER CLOSED 2019 – 11 HUNTERS 11 RAMS
14 DAYS HORSEBACK $57,500

This northcentral British Columbia area has high sheep numbers with good quality partially due to the remoteness of the area as it is not conducive to resident pressure.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic, although he did take 3 Canadians and they all scored on rams.

2019 sheep season finished up with all 11 hunters taking home a ram. Three hunters were stuck in camp with the heavy snow for 6 days and when the sun finally came out everyone tagged rams the next day. Best ram went 40 inches scoring in the mid 160’s and overall average was 9 1/2 years in age.

He runs 3 back to back 14 day horseback hunts starting July 30 and finishing mid September priced at $57,500, with the last hunt being a mixed bag hunt for moose, goats and sometimes caribou.

Hunters arrive in Fort Nelson, overnight and then charter to the main lodge for about $2,500 at their own expense, along with license, tags, hunter preservation fund and 5% tax. Flights from base camp to the hunting area are included. Next openings are 2023. Hunt SS277.

BRITISH COLUMBIA STONE SHEEP 15 DAY HORSEBACK HUNT $42,500

This family run outfit is in northeastern British Columbia. The area has good sheep numbers with high success on dark rams.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic.

2019 was hit by an early season heavy snowfall resulting in the first 2 hunters not scoring. All 6 hunters coming in after that scored on rams scoring up into the low 160’s, with the 3 oldest reaching 10 years of age.

In 2018 they hosted 8 hunters tagging 5 rams, the top ram grossed 167 with 15 1/2 inch bases. Two of the unsuccessful hunters passed on several legal rams looking for something special and the other unsuccessful hunter was an archer that had 3 very close calls, but no luck.

The hunt is 15 days with horses and the price is $42,500. He offers 2 hunts in the month of August and additional animals can be taken on the second hunt for a $4,000 trophy fee. A typical sheep hunt consists of spike camps, guide, wrangler and 6 horses.

Hunters pay for their charter flight from Ft. Nelson priced at about $1,500, license, tax, and tags. 2023 openings. HCU has worked with this outfit for over 10 years. HCU’s Bob Wodzisz has been on this hunt. Hunt SS483.  SS483 Hunt Photos.

NORTHCENTRAL BRITISH COLUMBIA CASSIAR’S HORSEBACK STONE SHEEP $45,500 14 DAYS SHEEP ONLY $49,500 INCLUDES GOAT/MOOSE/ELK

This outfitter has a large 4,500 square mile concession in northcentral British Columbia with a good stone sheep population.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic.

2019 finished with his 14 hunters tagging 8 rams. Best ram went 39 inches grossing about 165. One hunter hit a ram in his horn and another hit one in the leg, but the biggest problem was the early snowfall on the second hunt dropping 2 to 4 foot of snow. That hunt finished with only 2 days being huntable and only one ram was taken for the five hunters.

In 2018 his 12 sheep hunters tagged 10 rams, with the top ram taken by HCU hunter, Hurley Blankeship, 40 inches with 14 1/2 inch bases. The two unsuccessful hunters just weren’t up for what it took to get it done.

This is a 14 day horseback hunt in the Cassiar Mountains. The first sheep hunt August 1 to 15 is $45,500. Later hunts running from August 15 to October 15 are priced at $49,500 and you can take a sheep, moose, mountain goat, caribou, black bear and wolf. This sheep hunt allows you to take additional species at no extra charge.

The Cassiar Mountains in his area run up to 6,500 feet and timberline is at 4,500. The valley floor is about 3,000 to 3,500 feet above sea level. Hunters arrive and overnight in Whitehorse. Drive to Watson Lake and round trip charter to camp for a total of $2,500 plus licenses, 5 percent HST tax and $250 hunter preservation fund. HCU has worked with this outfit for over 15 years. HCU’s Bob Wodzisz and Cliff Graham have taken stone sheep with this outfitter. Hunt SS491.

SOUTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA CALIFORNIA BIGHORNS LAST 5 YEARS 12 HUNTERS 10 RAMS

This outfitter grew up in his concession when it was owned by his father. All of this knowledge of the area is a major factor to his high success on all the species he hunts here, including shiras moose, mountain goats, mule deer, elk, bears, cougar, lynx and bighorn sheep.

2020 Canada border was closed due to Corona virus pandemic.

2019 he had 2 tags. First hunter put a ram in the salt and the second hunter was unsuccessful passing on a group of 8 rams looking for something special.

2018 produced 2 rams for 3 hunters and the unsuccessful hunter arrived at camp 3 days late and they saw rams all 4 days he hunted, but no kills.

Rams normally score from 150 to 175, with some full curl rams in the 10 to 12 year old class. 7 day hunts starting August 25 and continue throughout September are priced at $60,000. Hunters are picked up in Penticton. HCU has worked with this outfitter for over 15 years. Hunt BS292.  BS292 Hunt Photos.

NUMBER 1 AOUDAD HUNT WEST TEXAS AOUDAD ONLY $5250 SCIMITAR HORNED ORYX ONLY $3900 FREE RANGE PRIVATE RANCHES

This longtime aoudad outfitter has some of the best free range aoudad ranches West Texas has to offer. Most rams taken will be in the 28 to 30 inch class and they have taken a few exceptional rams as big as 34 inches. He has 2 main ranches consisting of 340,000 private acres, all top quality with lots of sheep. HCU has never had an aoudad sheep hunter go home without a ram with this outfitter.

2019/2020 winter he hosted 28 sheep hunters and all 28 took home a ram. On his last hunt he had 2 hunters take 32 and 31 inch rams. Best ram of the season went 34 inches.

2018/2019 winter he had 36 hunters kill 36 aoudad rams, typically averaging over 28 inches and his hunters also took 12 Scimitar bulls.

These ranches are located south of Marfa in west Texas in mountainous country with elevations up to 6,000 feet. Rams typically average over 28 inches, with most shots ranging from 150 to 400 yards.

Not every year is going to be 100 percent success, but he has always had 100 percent opportunity with a very high success rate. He has been hunting rams in West Texas for over 30 years and manages his country for trophy rams being careful to only take the most mature rams every year. All hunts are 4 full days of hunting, ranch/bunkhouse accommodations, includes meals, 2×1 guiding at $5,250. Texas non-resident license is only $48. Hunts begin just after Thanksgiving and go to mid April.

Hunters need to be in shape and prepared for long distance shooting, as some shots are across canyons and fairly open flat land. Spot and stalk, using pickups and quads to traverse the country is the method of hunting. Hunters can fly to Midland or El Paso and rent a car for the 3 hour drive to one of the ranches. Hunt AU11.  AU11 Hunt Photos.

HUNT THE PALO DURO CANYON 2ND LARGEST CANYON IN THE U.S. FOR TROPHY CLASS AOUDAD $3500 PLUS $3000 TROPHY FEE

This outfitter has 40,000 private acres in “The Canyon” of the Texas panhandle where he hunts some of the most awesome looking country for big aoudad. It is rough country, but the ranch has a good road system and they access it with Polaris Ranger side by sides.

2020 finished with 11 hunters killing 10 rams with an overall average just over 30 inches. Smallest was 28 and best went 34 inches.

In 2019 four of the rams taken went over 32 inches. They had 12 hunters kill 9 rams, the 3 unsuccessful hunters were on the last hunt and the sheep moved into more flat country, where they just could not glass them up.

4 day hunts from mid February to mid March are priced at $3,500 with a $3,000 kill fee and includes super lodge accommodations with excellent meals. Once you tag out on your sheep you can fill the time by hunting hogs and predators. Hunters fly into Amarillo and rent a car for the 45 minute drive to the lodge. They also offer separate 3 day hog/predator hunts for $1,500. HCU has worked with this outfitter for over 15 years.  Hunt AU565.