I was lucky enough to draw this permit with a friend of mine. We are going to be flying in with Jim Cummings on 8/26 (first day that we can). Due to a few cocnflicts (like my wife having a baby), we are only going to be in there for 5 days. We are Jim's first flight on the 26th and last one out on the 31st.
I've been on two other sheep hunts before, but this is the first time that I have drawn a permit. It is also the first time that I have been into this area.
We are planning to fly the area at least two times this summer to get an idea of what the area looks like and where the sheep might be. Before anyone jumps on this, we are planning to stay as high as possible and as far away as possible from the sheep to keep from spooking them. We may also try and get in there on foot if time allows.
I'm looking for specifics on good and bad areas. What gets hunted harder in the early season (DS203) hunt that we might be able to avoid and find rams that have seen less pressure. What to expect for weather (I am guessing just like any mountain range...varies). And I guess just about anything else that people are willing to share.
If you have any information to share, I would love to hear about it.
I am open to sharing everything that I learn and experience on this hunt in late September. I'd like to know how people feel about how much is too much. I think this one is ok to share a bit since it is a draw area and won't be giving away a secret spot. Let me know in the poll though....
Thanks for everything!