Talkeetna sheep hunting.
I have a hunt booked with a very good guide (Braun Kopsack). Originally we were going to hunt the Chugach but since it has gone to a draw with so few NR permits my guide is not going to keep his license in this area (not that I blame him), so he will only be sheep hunting the Talkeetna's. I have heard some bad stories about sheep hunting in the Talkeetna's. Crowds, races to sheep etc. I figure it is going to get worse with the Chugach on a draw now.
My hunt is for 2011 with Braun Kopsack, his reputation is excellent, so I am hoping to here some good news about the Talkeetna's. This is my once in a lifetime hunt and I want to be sure it is a good hunt. I do want a monster 40" heavy ram (as everyone does) BUT a good hunting experiance with a smaller ram is better then a bad experiance with a big ram.
Lets hear your input about sheep hunting the Talkeetna's, and what is going to happen in the next 4 years now that the entire Chugach is a draw. Will there still be some good sheep? Are there some remote areas where you can escape most hunters? Do you think a quality experiance can be found, this means not seeing lots of hunters and not feeling "pressure" to take the first legal ram seen asap before someone beats me to it?
I think with Braun as my guide I cannot go wrong but want to hear your thoughts.
Thanks DonV Ohio