Dall Sheep are the cherry on the sundae of Alaska’s mountains. Backpacking through the valley floors of the Talkeetna Mountains and glassing drainages is the method of these hunts. Hunters will need to prepare to pack 50-65lbs for the duration of their sheep hunt. Spike camps consisting of one man tents create the freedom to relocate should the sheep move or other factors dictate camp locations. Quality WATER-PROOF footwear that is suitable for walking on rocky terrain and side-hilling for extended periods of time is necessary.
Sheep hunts take place the second half of August. Rams harvested will typically range from 34”-38”, with a 40” ram being exceptional.
“My son and I would like to thank you for a fantastic ram hunt. I had 2 criteria when looking for a guide to take my son on his dream hunt; Experience and he must guide all the hunts himself. It turns out they were critical on this hunt. Seeing 23 sheep, suffering a devastating leg injury and son shooting a double broom 35″ ram with 14” bases all on the first day! Then your experience really showed by getting a super cub plane on 1 days notice to land on a long forgotten runway. What a hunt to remember and can’t wait to go on another hunt with the “master”! Thanks again. – Joe and Mitch from PA.
This is a fair chase hunt done from the ground. Success averages about 70% for clients who are mentally and physically prepared for dall sheep hunting. Perspective clients are strongly urged to prepare well before hand with their hunting footwear, backpack and rifle so they are in good working condition and will not miss any great opportunities!
Jake Jefferson is a great guide for Dall sheep. He will get you into a good area and as close as possible for a shot. Physical conditioning is paramount for best results as with any mountain hunt… -MW
“Awesome is how I would express my experience. It was a rare opportunity to experience people of Jake and Amber’s caliber. His assistance from start to finish, helping me with every aspect of my hunt was instrumental in making it such a success. Jake’s equipment and knowledge in the field was everything one could expect. It would be my honor to recommend Black River Hunting Camps to anyone wanting to experience a hunt of a lifetime; I know I did.” Ron Swecker
“Hunting Dall Sheep in ’08 was my dream hunt. Jake and I hunted hard and on day 7 we located and connected on a beautiful ram. This hunt is what I call perfect: we had snow, rain, frustration, laughs, rejection, hours behind optics, long grinds with heavy packs, and finally success! I still wake up at night with a perma-grin on my face! Thanks Jake, Amber and family.” Tyson Taylor
Price : $18,000.00