Alaska Dall Sheep Hunt – Chugach Mountains Unit
This limited entry, trophy Alaska Dall sheep hunt takes place in the famed Chugach Mountains.
- High trophy quality (36″-40″)
- Backpack hunt
- Fly-in and hunt out of backcountry spike camp
- August – September
- Combo with moose, grizzly and/or wolf
- Must apply by Dec. 31
I’m Chris Bowen
If you are in good physical condition, your chances for success are excellent. Dall sheep rams typically range between 36″-39″, with trophy Dall sheep going 40″+. This unit is the best area in the Chugach & all of Alaska as far as we’re concerned! A real sleeper with better odds than the other famed areas such as 14C & the TOK.
Since sheep hunting in the Chugach Mountains went to a draw, rams now gain the age & mass to become giants! Both non-residents & residents alike must draw a sheep tag to hunt these areas, which creates a first class hunt for quality un-pressured rams.
This is a spot and stalk Dall sheep hunt from fly-in, back country spike camps. As a backpack hunt, you can cover a lot of ground with only minimal weight on your back. Physical fitness & leg/knee strength are a must, as you should expect to put a lot of miles on your feet in rugged mountain terrain searching for full curl Dall rams.
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I have always heard this is a shooters hunt, this couldn’t be more true. The shortest shooting distance on our hunt was 206 yards, with the longest being 440 yards. That being said, we did have some great opportunities that could have been successful with a bow.
Just a little more than an hour into the hunt, I took a great 32 1/2″ ram after a short stalk with little cover and a 325 yard shot. Hit well, the ram ran about 40 yards and went down. What a way to start the hunt!
With the decline of quality Alaska Dall sheep hunting for trophy rams in most general season areas in Alaska, some hunters are focusing on the draw areas. We feel that the Chugach Mountains and the TOK Management Area hold the most trophy potential for your Dall sheep hunt. Both non-residents & residents alike must draw a sheep tag to hunt these areas. Hunting the Chugach area offers our hunters a first class Alaska Dall sheep hunt for quality unpressured rams. There is no doubt that Chugach mountain sheep hunting is your best bet for harvesting a trophy ram that could possibly break the magic 170″ mark.
*If you just can’t wait out the draw & want to get your Ram NOW, then we can also arrange a quality over-the-counter hunt in the Alaska Range. These are guaranteed tags on an exclusive guide concession area. A booming Dall sheep population combined with comfortable cabins in base camp, create a very unique opportunity for just a few select hunters annually!
Most hunters fly to Valdez, Alaska where the outfitter will pick you up. Then you will fly to a remote spike camp in the backcountry in a Super Cub.
This Dall sheep hunt can be combined with moose, grizzly bear and wolf.