I am wondering how many of you guys out there have sought the old timers who hunted during the golden age of sheep hunting during the 50's,60's and 70's.
Jack Wilson passed away a couple of years ago. Duncan Gilchrist passed away a couple of years before that but there are a lot of hunters who are roaming around who cut their teeth during that period.
Anchorage has Toney Oney who with his wife Rita Oney shot some of the biggest sheep in the BC book. Jack Lentfer from Homer shot the third biggest sheep and he still is around. Bill Ellis was involved with the Sherwin Scott Ram hunt. Jim Reakoff from Wiseman has many large sheep and the Two twin monsters(T-Craft) from the Brooks Range are described bit by bit but never really told. I have never ever caught up to Bob Cassell and his wife who nailed many monster sheep. I have never talked with Jim Harrower either. Heck, I wrestled during the same era for KL while Matt Snyder wrestled for Tok and must have talked with Frank and Sue Entsminger but I never got to talk them about sheep. Craig Gardner knows sheep but you have to hunt for him in the Fairbanks Fish and Game office. Ex-Fish and Feathers Mike Lanigan kind of keeps track of them around Glennallen. I started with a Tony and I should end with one. Tony Russ knows sheep as we have all read his book and he has sort of disappeared off of the popular grid.
I am wondering how many of you guys have read Trophy Rams of the Brooks Range by Dunc. Or the Alaskan Hunter by Ray Chandler. The reason I ask this is because a pretty interesting book just was released Great Rams and Great Ram Hunters II by Robert Anderson by Safari Press. 75 bucks. Which stings like hell. However, I ordered it and its on its way. It supposedly develops an account of the history of Backpack hunting for Dall Sheep.
I am just wondering if people have plunked down their cash on this or have talked to these hunters.
I am just curious. Its raining cats and dogs up here and I had to do my cardio indoors.