Idaho Bighorn Sheep Hunting in Unit 26
This hunt is one of the easiest sheep hunts in North America to draw, due to the remote nature of the Unit.
Hunters must draw a tag in Unit 26. This sheep hunt is in the heart of the rutting and wintering area, is fairly easy to draw, and this Outfitter is a great choice for hunters who buy the Idaho Auction Tag.
This is not just sheep hunting… it’s the ultimate wilderness experience! No fences, fancy lodges, travel by SUV or ATV, nor crowds.
What they do offer is a true mountain man experience and the hunt of a lifetime in beautiful mountains, valleys and ridges of the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho. No roads, no cars, no power lines in an area that spans 340+/- square miles.
This country is rich in history and free roaming, non pressured wildlife such as Elk, Mule Deer, Sheep, Bear, Mountain Lions and Wolves. Many of the sheep here can be accessed via horseback so this is a hunt that physical fitness is important but not imperative to success. We have extensive experience with this outfitter and just can’t say enough about how good he is.
When you walk away from your hunt with us your experience and memories will read like the tales of mountain men of old and the stories you will share with others will be told for years and years.
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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!
Idaho’s Bighorn sheep Auction permit brought the third highest amount of those offered by any western state or province for Rocky Mountain sheep in this 2009’s auction. This Outfitter would be an excellent choice for your auction tag.
These Idaho sheep hunts are the real thing…unmatched landscapes, pack in on horseback, camping out, spot & stalk hunting, experienced guides, outstanding meals and much more. “It’s the whole nine yards.” Rams range in size from 160″ to 180″+. Some true trophies have been taken on this hunt over the years.
Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
No fences, no fancy lodges, no travel by SUV or ATV, nor are there any crowds or cell phones. This is a true mountain man experience and the hunt of a lifetime in an area that spans 340+/- square miles. This country is rich in history and free roaming, non-pressured mule deer abound.
Camp consists of a cook (kitchen) tent and hunter tents (two hunters per tent) and is right up on top of a big, flat ridge with about ten finger ridges that come off of it. There is no need to get up super early because you are right amongst the deer and can glass just a few hundred yards from camp while breakfast is being cooked and the horses are being saddled by the guides. Once you eat breakfast, you will ride out with your guide and glass the finger ridges.
Most hunters will fly or drive to Challis, Idaho where they will take a backcountry flight into a private air strip in the wilderness. The Outfitter will pick you up at the strip with horses and a string of mules and pack you into camp. Hunting will be on foot and on horseback.
This Outfitter also has wilderness elk hunts, and an INCREDIBLE November mule deer hunt during the rut as well in the same area. Highly recommended.