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    hey, I have been looking around these threads for a while and have finally decided to ask a question about hunting sheep on the Kenai, my goal is to get a sheep before i graduate high school, so i have about 3 years. So i ws wondering, to have some what of a chance does one need to put in for a draw permit or does the harvest ticket area offer just as good hunting. one last thing i know peoples sheep places are pretty sacred, but it would be great if someone could point me in the right direction. Thanks in advance

  • #2
    Originally posted by Alaska4Life View Post

    it would be great if someone could point me in the right direction.
    UP............OK, It was a little funny.
    "Life Is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing" - Helen Keller

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    • #3
      You know, I don't know the answer to that question, but I would like to know it. If you can harvest a sheep in the general harvest area, then it's game on, but if not then which tag should I apply for. I am looking into sheep hunting next year and need to know which tags I need to apply for. Right now I am planning on the Delta area and th Tok area. After that I'm not sure. I am also looking into a goat hunt. Anyone know which sheep tag I should apply for? Thanks
      Hunt until you don't like it any more

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      • #4
        Sheep hunting doesn't seem to be to good on the KP right now judging by fish and game harvest reports. It dipped down to only 8 sheep harvested with hunter success at 7 percent in '09 and that's between unit 7 and unit 15 combined. From the 20 year average of about 25, so from that info it doesn't look good. Honestly no ungulate population is doing good on the KP right now. I've hunted the KP for moose my whole life and it's gotten so discouraging I don't even want to hunt there this fall.

        Until the local department starts addressing predation problems the trends most likely will not reverse. I've never hunted sheep before on the KP, but I do know the general areas where most of the harvests occur. You can PM me once you get like 10 posts.

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        • #5
          Hey thanks a lot 33outdoorsman. I have also noticed the same predator problem that you are talking about. Fish and game really needs to open a general season for brown bears

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Alaska4Life View Post
            Hey thanks a lot 33outdoorsman. I have also noticed the same predator problem that you are talking about. Fish and game really needs to open a general season for brown bears
            What brown bears? The only reason bear sightings have increased in recent years is because people have left garbage and dog food out in the open in recent years. 10 to 20 years ago there were more bears but people didn't leave their garbage out, they were very careful to keep it all contained, but in the last 10 years, the bear population has declined to almost being non existant, and the only reason they are seen is because people just started to live like slobs. I am just kidding of course, I dont think they should open it up for 2 bears a year or anything, but at least double the number of draw permits available currently
            Responsible Conservation > Political Allocation

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            • #7
              Alaska4Life- so a few questions, do you have a job? have a truck/car? what is you milage limit?

              I was 15 when I got my first sheep, it was a solo hunt & the hardest hunt i've ever done but that hunt was worth everything I had to deal with.

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              • #8
                ALASKA4LIFE, Get someone with a seaworthy boat and go to the head of Tustemena. Or fly into Green lake. I may get laughed at with these suggestion BUT with the low harvest you may not have much competition and might just get a legal ram.
                You have a long hunting life ahead of you and I(a dedicated Sheep hunter as a younger man " can assured you with your determination you will be successful. good luck.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jcorwin4278 View Post
                  Anyone know which sheep tag I should apply for? Thanks
                  DS123 if drawn you will have 100% success at harvesting a very nice sheep. Even if your blind, fat & ugly.
                  "Life Is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing" - Helen Keller

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by AGL4now View Post
                    DS123 if drawn you will have 100% success at harvesting a very nice sheep. Even if your blind, fat & ugly.
                    And you only have to deal with odds of 1 in 800 to win the permit.

                    A phenomenal permit, for sure, but not the best option for most folks who want to hunt sheep.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by AGL4now View Post
                      DS123 if drawn you will have 100% success at harvesting a very nice sheep. Even if your blind, fat & ugly.
                      Never heard of a blind hunter geting a ram,but as for ugly,I have a few pics of me with a ram!There are always a few pics of fatties with rams,But usally there is a guide takeing the pic.

                      If someone does get DS123 and dosen't connect,that better be one of the three reasons!!!

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                      • #12
                        Alaska4Life - I took my first sheep on the Kenai Peninsula when I was 18 years old. To this day it remains among my most treasured hunting experiences - not just because of the success, but because of the challenge and what I learned about myself. In the years since I have seen a number of almost-legal rams on the Peninsula, but never another full curl ram. For you to find success, it is going to be an issue of miles and time. Spend as much time as possible in June and July hiking and climbing, covering every area you can access that might potentially hold sheep. They're there, but they're most likely not going to come easy or often. Good luck.

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                        • #13
                          Sorry for being of topic with my last post,But just like Brian,My first ram was on the KP.Though it was Nine years ago[was 17yrs old] I still have yet to top that feeling of takeing your first ram.I have been back to the area many times and still have yet to see a legal ram but every time I get back in that valley,I can't help but geting that same feeling again.If you put the time and effort in,you could be one of the lucky eight or so that bags a ram,The odds are against you but it can be done,They are out there somewere.

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                          • #14
                            Hey everyone thanks for all of the great information, sounds like it is going to be a hard hunt but a very rewarding one. Any one here ever try the long hike from the head of Tustumena Lake

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Kotton View Post
                              Sorry for being of topic with my last post,But just like Brian,My first ram was on the KP.Though it was Nine years ago[was 17yrs old] I still have yet to top that feeling of takeing your first ram.I have been back to the area many times and still have yet to see a legal ram but every time I get back in that valley,I can't help but geting that same feeling again.If you put the time and effort in,you could be one of the lucky eight or so that bags a ram,The odds are against you but it can be done,They are out there somewere.
                              That was a pretty awesome hunt dude....you pulled that off quite nicely.....I should have taken my shot on that other sentinel ram BUT those F-ING retarded bipods.... never again!
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