Finally drew a local sheep hunt DS132.

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After many years I have the pleasure on hunting close to home. Drew the DS132 tag, sept 5th thru 17th. Only 6 total hunter in this area during these dates, but 12 have hunted this same area before us.

Just did a search on DS132 and see the main issue is access. Still a big issue? Any ideas or contacts information would be greatly appreciated
 

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Just did a search on DS132 and see the main issue is access. Still a big issue? Any ideas or contacts information would be greatly appreciated

What do you mean by "still"? It's all part of Chugach State Park, so access will always be limited to non-motorized means. It's one of my favorite areas, and if you're willing to cover some ground you should have a chance at finding some nice rams.
 
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I'd just do what the guide that hunts that area does, tresspass!!!
 

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There are tons of different ways to get into that hunt area. Pioneer peak trail, twin lakes trail out of Eklutna plus lord knows how many other eklutna lake rec area trails will get you up into the alpine. Hunter creek can be a nightmare to get in to since the road access to most of it is all private land. Just picking up a hiking book at REI will lavish you with all sorts of ways to get up in sheep country w/ your tag. Heck you should be able to scout that hunt about once a week. That is an area that I plan to wonder around for this summer as training for my hunt. Shoot me a pm and let me know if you want to head up for a weekend scouting trip this summer some time.
 

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I drew DS140 so I too will be spending some time in the area. I plan to spend a lot of time hiking/hunting it and possibly flying it a few days before I go in. I'd be willing to share info. Since my hunt is the last one in there, I'll also be interested in your hunt report. :)
 

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Troy, I tried to send you a private message but it said your inbox was full...I had this permit last year, and back in 2001, I am pretty sure I can help ya out....

BRWNBR, I thought it was pretty funny too, especially after I hiked 20 miles to get there the legal way...only to have a guide tell me in person that they walked right by the no tresspassing sign I asked him about....
 

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Ahh, now I know my competition. I drew the same tag.

Hiking in off Knik River Rd is the only problem access area I see. I've done a few hikes around Goat Mtn. and Peters Creek. There are some pretty good access trails throughout the hunt area. I think it's just going to take some hiking.

I'm not to worried about the access, I'm more nervous about the 12 guys who will be in there before us. I'm not counting on finding anything worth looking at close to the trail heads and am expecting any sheep I see during the summer to be chased off by the time the hunt rolls around. I think this will make it hard to do any quality day scouting trips before the hunt. The guide in the area will probably have flown the area a number of times before hand and have at least one sheep down before we show up. All but one of the Alaska residents holding tags are from either Anch. or the valley so they'll have good scouting opportunities before the hunt as well.

We're just going to have to hike farther and hunt harder than the guys before us. I can't wait, it's going to be awesome. Maybe we'll run into each other on the trail this summer. Congrats and good luck.
 

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Not sure of the sheep population, but as you stated it doesn't matter what it looks like in July. The hunters before will either shoot them or spook them. I am hoping for crappy weather, lots of snow to hopefully move some sheep around.

Maybe we can meet and have a beer and talk sheep hunting. I will be setting up a booth at the MATSU and Anchorage outdoor shows. Nothing to do with hunting or fishing. It about BBQ.

talk soon
troy
 

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Hey Troy, are you still gonna share some of that great BBQ like you did last year??????
 

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Troy,

The heck with talking hunting, lets talk BBQ. I grew up on Kansas City BBQ and the first thing I do when I head down there for Christmas is to get som BBQ.

I'm no expert sheep hunter but I'm always up for a beer and talking hunting. Keep in touch.

Shane
 

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Not sure of the sheep population, but as you stated it doesn't matter what it looks like in July. The hunters before will either shoot them or spook them. I am hoping for crappy weather, lots of snow to hopefully move some sheep around.

Maybe we can meet and have a beer and talk sheep hunting. I will be setting up a booth at the MATSU and Anchorage outdoor shows. Nothing to do with hunting or fishing. It about BBQ.

talk soon
troy

When I drew that dag in '07 I talked to the biologist. They flew it in July and he told me where they had seen rams (I told him where I had planned to access it) specific to the areas I was going. Don't know if they were the same groups of rams, but I saw rams in pretty much the same spots he had indicated. It's such a large area maybe the earlier hunts didn't get in there and pressure them. Also if I remember correctly it's one of those tags that people draw and don't use or give a half effort. I was also told by others who had hunted it before that rams move in from the nasties later on, so there may be some rams move in there that weren't there for the early hunt.
 

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A few years back there were some pretty heated words thrown around on this forum regarding Hunter Creek access. I believe one of the land owners (who was posting on this forum) pretty much threatened to shoot trespassers!
 

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