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    Was wondering if anyone has done a diy archery dall sheep hunt on the brooks range hiking in?

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    If your location is accurate, a DIY hunt will be difficult.

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    I will be planning this in two years after I move up with army so I'll be ok after I gain residency


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    I'd say it's an extremely low odds hunt. Lot's of pressure on the Haul Road for guys walking in for sheep.

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    I would say low odds because of BOW! Some may be protecting their hunting grounds?. Nice ram mossyhorn you get that with a bow??:
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    I'm not asking for gps locations just seeing if anyone has done it I'm not a gun hunter anymore


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    Quote Originally Posted by chasintheslam View Post
    I'm not asking for gps locations just seeing if anyone has done it I'm not a gun hunter anymore


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    YES,, it can and has been done. You will see trucks parked at about every pull out as you near the pass.

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    Thank you Steve I appreciate it


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    A lot of guys walk in with rifles - they are passing through the area, but there are bow hunters too that stay within the cooridor.

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    A couple of tips, for what they are worth:

    1. Bring a comfortable set of overwhites (cheap tyvek painter's suit from Lowe's works fine).

    2. Try to gain elevation and hunt from above vs below sheep.

    3. Get in shape and train for long mountain walk-ins/outs.

    4. Invest in good glass, and expect to pass on many "tweeners".

    The odds for your 1st sheep with a bow are lower than your first sheep with a rifle, because you'll learn a lot from trip #1. Give yourself lots of days and disappointing stalks. Walk in farther than everyone else and go deeper and higher.

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    Thank you guys I'm pretty pumped about getting at it even though it's a few years away it'll give me time to get in better shape


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    Get a stair master, hire a neighbor kid and put about 130lbs in your back pack

    Climb on stair master with the neighbor kid spraying you with a garden hose and beating you with a car antenna while carrying your pack.
    When you can do that for an hour straight and you suddenly find yourself almost smiling....well, congrats. Your ready for the alaskan mountains.
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    Lol I'll have to try that


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    Just keep hoping that Sheep hunting will be open in the Brooks Range in two years. So far the Central and Western sections look to be closed for a long while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRWNBR View Post
    Get a stair master, hire a neighbor kid and put about 130lbs in your back pack

    Climb on stair master with the neighbor kid spraying you with a garden hose and beating you with a car antenna while carrying your pack.
    When you can do that for an hour straight and you suddenly find yourself almost smiling....well, congrats. Your ready for the alaskan mountains.
    Jake....you are killing me....I was wondering what the neighbor kid was for when I first started reading...lol

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    Well if you use your own kid I think there are legal abuse issues....lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRWNBR View Post
    Well if you use your own kid I think there are legal abuse issues....lol
    Pro, for using your own kid: he'd (probably) enjoy the hell out of it.
    Con, " " " " " : the payback (probably) would be hell.

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    Another thing to look at would be the draw tags for sheep in the Chugach range. There are some "bow only" hunts that don't have the usual "no chance in hell" draw statistics.

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    Gary thank you I will look into that might have better odds


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    Quote Originally Posted by BRWNBR View Post
    Get a stair master, hire a neighbor kid and put about 130lbs in your back pack

    Climb on stair master with the neighbor kid spraying you with a garden hose and beating you with a car antenna while carrying your pack.
    When you can do that for an hour straight and you suddenly find yourself almost smiling....well, congrats. Your ready for the alaskan mountains.
    Hands down this is the best post ever posted on the forum. ..funny but true!!!

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