Alberta Horseback Bighorn Sheep Hunt
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Description

This is an incredible opportunity to hunt the majestic Rocky Mountain Bighorn in the mountains of Alberta. This is a 1:1 fully guided 12 day hunt. This outfitter organizes 4 hunts a year for bighorn. Mature rams are targeted, but hunter can expect to take a ram 155" or bigger. Hunter will stay in a wall tent with a field kitchen for most of the hunt, but in some cases a spike camp will be needed to close the distance on mature rams. Alberta is synonymous with Bighorn sheep hunting and has a long history of outfitting for these magnificent trophies. Some of the biggest rams ever harvested have come from Alberta including the previous archery and rifle world records. Currently, there are approximately 10,000 bighorns living in Alberta, and the province issues less than 100 non-resident tags province-wide.


Details

  • Species: Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep
  • Average Classification: 155 - 165
  • Shot Opportunity: 80
  • Weapons: Rifle, Archery
  • Hunt Catalog #: RB19703-01
  • Tag Availability: Landowner Voucher
Classification details:

May be opportunity at bigger sheep. Mature rams are targeted.

Weapons description:

This hunt can only be arranged for rifle hunts.
Hunter should expect to shoot 300-500 yards. Limited number of bow hunts can be arranged for this hunt.


Available Dates

September 01, 2024 - October 14, 2024


Pricing

  • Price: $80,500.00

*NO SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR 2024. Expect a minimum of a 3% increase in price each year. Hunting licenses and taxes not included in the hunt cost. *50% deposit is required to book. Remainder of hunt payment is due by May 1 of hunt year. HUNTING DATES: Dates available from September 11th to October 16th October hunts will be best for harvesting big rams, but snow will make this a tough hunt. Outfitter is 8-10 on sheep over the last 4 years.


Location

Abraham Lake, Alberta, Canada


Refund Policy:

Deposits are not refundable. When you make a deposit or payment that money is used to reserve your adventure dates and we cannot sell them to anyone else. If for some reason you have to cancel, you will lose your deposit and any payments you have made. If you are concerned that you might get sick or otherwise have to cancel, we suggest buying trip insurance. There are insurance companies that specialize in providing insurance policies for outfitter bookings and hunts. One such company we recommend is globalrescue.com. It is also our policy, depending on the adventure you booked and at our discretion, that if you have to cancel and we are able to book a replacement for you at the regular price we will work with you to apply your deposits to another adventure. Please note that we cannot refund or roll state or government license fees, application fees, draw results, or tags.

Description

This is an incredible opportunity to hunt the majestic Rocky Mountain Bighorn in the mountains of Alberta. This is a 1:1 fully guided 12 day hunt. This outfitter organizes 4 hunts a year for bighorn. Mature rams are targeted, but hunter can expect to take a ram 155" or bigger. Hunter will stay in a wall tent with a field kitchen for most of the hunt, but in some cases a spike camp will be needed to close the distance on mature rams. Hunter will be taken in on horseback to base camp. Horses will be utilized for the hunt, but hunter must also be prepared for some heavy hiking once mature rams are spotted. This small, personalized operation (outfitter only takes 4 sheep hunters per year) is designed to help hunters realize their dream of taking a Bighorn Ram. This outfitter spends countless hours scouting and preparing for hunters before they arrive. This outfit only takes 1 hunter at a time so that they can concentrate 100% of our efforts on the hunter. They want every hunter to be successful and will do everything in their power to make it happen. These hunts are 1:1 guided and each hunter will have a wrangler/packer to help assist with their hunt. The hunt will start with a flight into Calgary, and the next morning the outfitter will pick up the hunter at the hotel and drive to the trailhead. From there hunter will travel by horse to one of the main base camps (wall tents with wood stoves) and meet their guide and the rest of the crew. The next morning will start a 10-day adventure in some of the most breathtaking and rugged mountains. This outfitters goal is to only harvest mature rams and that is why they limit the number of hunters each year. They want to harvest rams that are 7 years or older - most of which will score between 155 and 165 B&C. Sheep hunting is extremely tough both mentally and physically and hunters will need to be fully prepared for that. The outfitter recommends that you start exercising as soon as possible, it would also be a very good idea to get some “saddle time” in before the hunt and of course lots of shooting practice. Remember: The amount of preparation hunters do before their hunt will have the greatest influence on whether the hunt is successful or not.


HuntX Scale (Low 1 - 5 High)

  • Lodging & Accommodations: Wall Tent
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    Lodging & Accommodations Scale

    5 - Cabin/Lodge

    4 - Bunk House/Trailer

    3 - Wall Tent

    2 - Backpack Tent

    1 - Client Provided/Hotel

Hunter will stay most likely stay in a nice wall tent (have their own) with a generator for most of this hunt. Sometimes a spike camp is needed in which hunter will stay in a backpacking tent for a few days to close the distance on mature rams.

  • Menu & Food: Field Kitchen
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    Menu & Food Scale

    5 - 5 Star Catered

    4 - Full Kitchen

    3 - Field Kitchen

    2 - Backpack Food

    1 - Client Provided

Hunter can expect a nice field kitchen while staying in the wall tent base camp. Homestyle cooking-meat and potatoes. If a backcountry spike camp is needed, hunter will be served Peak Refuel and Mountain House style dehydrated meals.

  • Physical Conditions: Heavy Hiking
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    Physical Conditions Scale:

    5 - All Vehicle Access

    4 - Light Hiking

    3 - Moderate Hiking

    2 - Heavy Hiking

    1 - Extreme Back Country

Outfitter will supply horses for this hunt, but hunter must be prepared for steep and heavy hiking. Hunter will be expected to hike 1-2 miles a day in steep country. Hunter should be prepared to spend a lot of time in the saddle and previous saddle time is advised. It will be 12 mile ride in to base camp.


Transportation (To/From Basecamp)

Final flight destination city is Calgary. Outfitter will pick up and transport client from the airport before and after the hunt. If hunter chooses or has a late flight, a night in Calgary may be needed on hunter's expense. Hunters will need to arrange to be in Calgary one day before the hunt starts as well as one day after. The outfitter recommends that you book flexible flights arriving and departing. If the hunter before tags out early, the outfitter will bring you in as as soon as possible. Departing flights should be flexible as well in case hunters tag out early or need to stay longer.

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Description

Hunter should be prepared for all weather conditions on this hunt. The pack in will be a 12 mile ride in and out. Hunter should be prepared with some previous saddle time for this hunt. Mountains are very steep and terrain will be challenging. Outfitter will supply a wall tent at the base camp, but in some cases a spike camp will be needed and hunter will stay in a base camp with a backpack tent. Hunter will need all basic equipment for a traditional backcountry sheep hunt. Full gear list to be provided if requested when booked.


What Outfitter Provides

  • Wall Tent
  • Field Kitchen
  • Expert Guide Service
  • Airport Pick up/Drop off
  • Horses

What to Bring

  • Binoculars & Rangefinder
  • Day Pack
  • Rifle with 40 rounds of Ammunition
  • Rain Gear
  • Moderate to Cold Weather Hunting Gear-Layering system is Recommended
  • Durable & Comfortable Hiking Boots
  • Hunting Hat & Gloves
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Thermal Base Layers

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