First sheep hunt Ė check
Sheep meat in the freezer?- not so much!
My buddy Tim and I started our journey north at 6am on the 6th of Aug heading to Galbraith Lake.Our plan was to spend two days driving up and spend some time glassing and hunting along the way. We had a bow and rifle for each of us and figured we would have everything covered. We took a look through the regs to see what was open in each unit along the way and set out!
This was my first trip to the Brooks Range and my first time hunting sheep. I spent the last 3 years saving for and purchasing gear to be able to one day do this hunt, and I had done months of preparation and gear testing, so I was as ready as I could possibly be! My anxiety was at an all time high, and I donít think I slept for more than an hour or two that night! I was at Timís house ready togo at 5:30am! He already had his gear loaded so I looked over mine one lasttime, tossed it in and off we went.
The drive up was pretty uneventful. Saw some beautiful country, but not much in the way of wildlife other than a few cow/calf moose pairs. We ended up making such good time that we drove straight through and arrived in Galbraith by 6:45pm. We checked in with Rich, our pilot, but there was another pair of hunters that beat us there and were ready to be flown in that night. With that we headed north of the airport to do some looking around for bou along the road and find a place tocamp that night. We didnít find much for wildlife that night either, so we were back at the airport at 9am anxious to get flown in and get things rolling!