Dall Sheep hunting with a bow

A Bow hunter's Dream

A Bow hunter's Dream

The challenge of taking a record book animal normally takes skill, perseverance and for many species lots of money and sometimes just a little luck.  I personally have never taken a Boone & Crockett record book animal.  I have come close on Dall sheep, caribou and Sitka Black Tailed deer.  I have guided on two B&C record book brown bears and five B&C record book caribou but again none of my own.  I guess I consider taking the number 3 Pope & Young record book Dall sheep with my recurve bow my highest accomplishment as a hunter.  Now that Iā€™m getting older my chances at a B&C are pretty slim but like most hunters I keep hoping.  Follow along as I chase those elusive Dall sheep with my Kodiak Magnum bow.

Sheep Hunting The Chugach Mountains

Sheep Hunting The Chugach Mountains

By 1971, I had taken three sheep including my first 40 incher and was now on a mission to get a sheep with my Bear Kodiak Magnum recurve bow.  My last two sheep hunts had been in the Chugach Mountains and I was still convinced that was the place to make it happen.