Results 1 to 16 of 16

Thread: Eagle River Sheep

  1. #1

    Default Eagle River Sheep

    Has anyone ever hunted behind the visitors center in Eagle River? I have spoke w/ a couple of guys who have walked back there, but not hunted. Any information would be appreciated.

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    215

    Default

    I'm pretty sure it's a drawing only area. Call ADF&G, or look through the regulations to be sure.

  3. #3
    Member AKDoug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Talkeetna
    Posts
    5,714

    Default

    Yep. All drawing.

  4. #4
    Forum Admin Brian M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Eagle River, AK
    Posts
    13,391

    Default

    He knows that, guys. He drew the permit.

  5. #5

    Default Drawing area

    I am sorry about that, I did not mention that I did have a permit. Still appreciate what info you wouldnt mind sharing.

  6. #6
    New member mtcop71's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Prattville, Alabama, United States
    Posts
    230

    Default Black Bear

    Have hunted black bear back in there, saw a couple monster sheep. One was well over 40".

  7. #7

    Default

    My wifes great uncle used to live right by the eagle river nature center (back when it was a bar or something?), but her grandfather and uncle used to hunt up there back when one could do so without a special draw tag or permit (back in the late 70's), they both got nice sheep right in the area you are refering to.

    It was a long time ago, but if you have a tag, spend some time hunting, I'm sure there will be a good chance of finding what your looking for. Good luck!

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    3,568

    Default

    Area is full of goats and black bears as well. I don't think they even offer permits for goats. I hike back there in the summer and the terrain off the trail is very steep and rugged.
    As close as it is to get to I would suggest you hit the trail in back of the visitor center wearing a pack at least a couple of times a month during the summer to get some better ideas on what to do come sheep season.
    I live about a mile from Wal Mart and have watched numerous nice rams on the hills in back of my house during the spring and they all migrate back to the area you will be hunting.
    Remember to pack a gun while hiking. There are grizzlies back there as well and at least one bear attack that I can remember in recent years.
    Tennessee

  9. #9
    Member Daveintheburbs's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Eagle River, AK
    Posts
    647

    Default

    Yeah, ..no permits for goat, don't even look.... yessiree,no goat permits.

    Seriously though, take a good look at the boundries of your permit. you need to do some hiking before you are in the hunting area. This will be a great motivator for some summer ultralight overnight scouting trips.

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    32

    Default

    Hunted DS133 last year. PM’ed you with my phone number, and favorite brand of whiskey!

    “Big Daddy” will be hanging on my wall… when the taxidermists is finished with him!

    Good news… not the only “Big Daddy” in there!

  11. #11

    Default

    No Thad, you cant just go giving up lip service about big daddy without post a picture of this hoss!!! Kids these days

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Anchorage
    Posts
    32

    Default Big Daddy

    He’s not a monster, but he was the biggest one of the two groups on the mountain.

    We nick named him “Big Daddy” because three of us took turns watching these guys for a few days.

    Not much of a picture, but I was whipped by the time we got him down to where we took the picture.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  13. #13

    Default

    Hey, nice sheep! And nice photograph as well. Thank you.
    Tommy

  14. #14
    Member ak_powder_monkey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Eagle River/ Juneau
    Posts
    5,154

    Default

    thats a freaking nice sheep, I bet those tenderloins sure tasted good after packing that out!
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

  15. #15
    Member skydiver_99654's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Wasilla,Alaska
    Posts
    377

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowwolfe View Post
    Area is full of goats and black bears as well. I don't think they even offer permits for goats.
    Ooops..maybe I shouldn't have shot that goat last September...
    Sheep? Try Dishwater Creek drainage and also they mingle with the Goats up Icicle Creek. Also, better get in shape. I did the solo goat hunt up there last year, and it was straight up.
    Johnny

  16. #16
    New member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Soldotna
    Posts
    4

    Default

    I have drawn Eagle River twice ,92 & 2004 Scored nice rams. PM if your wanting some info.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •