I have been considering making a lifelong dream come true and am about to pull the trigger on booking a sheep hunt. I am considering booking with Deltana Outfitters in the Brooks Range. However, I have heard from several folks that this past winter was very hard on the sheep population up there leading to a large winter kill. The result was a less than stellar sheep season. Does anyone have any thoughts on if this is indeed true? If so, how long does it take the population to recover from a harsh winter? Will this impact my hunt that will mostly likely be in 2015? Should I be looking into a different hunting area?
I am not expecting an easy hunt and am more interested in the adventure than anything, but would obviously want to go to a hunt area that has a healthy population of legal rams.
Also, any tips on guides/outfitters is always welcome.
Any help is greatly appreciated!