This Sheep hunt started as many do with the planning starting a year out. I responded to a request for a partner for a sheep hunt from forum member big27. As it turned out we had a mutual friend, we got together and started to gather the info and gear we would need to pursue those majestic white beast that tend to make grown men act crazy. As is often the case the summer was over and it was time to head into the mountains ready or not. Just a few days before the opener Coyote Air called and told Tim that our selected drainage air strip was washed out and we would have to go to another drainage. Our best option was to hunt the Ivishack River drainage, we knew that this was going to be a tough hunt. As many know this drainage gets hunted hard and we would be in for a tough hunt.
The day finally arrived and I drove over to Tim’s house to head north. Tim works nights on the slope and headed home as soon as he got off work. Since Tim had not slept I drove to Coldfoot to meet up with Coyote Air to be flown in. We arrived at the Coldfoot Truck stop around 1am and tried to get some sleep. After a few short hours of dreaming of sheep we headed over to Coyote Air after eating breakfast at the truck stop. Once at Coyote Air we checked in and weighed all our gear, the Brooks Range weather was in full effect and we got a chance to chat with the other hunters all eager to get into the field. Dirk and Danielle did a great job and are great folks. The weather lifted and we loaded up the beaver and headed north to continue our adventure.