I know this may vary depending on what area I hunt. As many have noticed I am planning a sheep/griz hunt in AK with my sis as my guide for fall 2007.
I am learning how spread out sheep can be and how few and far between a legal ram might be. Not being able to scout and also wanting to have a crack at other game like moose and bou has made me realize I cannot simply be flown in too a good location (correct me if I am wrong).
It appears that I need to be mobile and cover ground so I can find sheep, and then a legal ram. I do not want to be near roads since I believe it will make hunting tougher since many legal rams will be shot out.
Based on the above it seems to me the only option left is to float hunt. Initially I was strongly against a float hunt. Time spent floating and breaking camp over and over is time not spent hunting.
However floating can allow me to cover a lot of ground. Obviously sheep are going to be a 2-3 hour hike above me.
First is this a good approach? Second can I expect to be able to glass ridges (and other high likely sheep cover) from the river or close to the river? My thoughts were pull over, glass all around, no sheep then float down 1/4 mile and repeat. During that time I might spot a legal moose or a bou or something else worthwhile.
Please give me any input towards this plan that you can come up with. Good idea? Bad?