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Dall Sheep - Canada or Alaska??

I'm in the early stages of planning an outfitted, rifle Dall Sheep hunt and am stuck on where I should go. It's between either Alaska or the Yukon. I know a great outfitter in the Yukon who I've bear hunted with - I know I'd have a great hunt with them. Conversely, I've always wanted to hunt in Alaska (never have) and have noticed that their hunts are less expensive with similar quality animals. I'll be in great shape for the hunt, want it to be challenging physically, and will be somewhat selective in the animal I shoot. Any help or feedback would be apreciated.

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Do you have a quarter to toss

Do you have a quarter to toss up into the air to decide for yourself?

On one hand you should know what to expect on the guide in the Yukon, the one in Alaska you would be relying on other sources on what the hunt will be. Another factor would be could you drive to the hunt in the Yukon and is the one in Alaska fly in only, that may figure in a little bit more expense on the Alaskan hunt.

I guess that I wasn't too much help just more questions for you to mull over.

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Thanks for the comments,

Thanks for the comments, Critter.

I won't be able to drive to either hunt so flying is a must.

I'm leaning towards Alaska - now I'll have to research the outfitters.

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Dall sheep

I had a great fly in/backpack Dall sheep hunt in the Mackenzie Mountains in the Northwest Territories. I was also able to shoot a Mountain Caribou and a Wolverine.

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buffybr - Sounds like the

buffybr - Sounds like the trip of a litetime. What outfitter did you go with? Also, was the quality of the sheep good?

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Dall sheep hunt

My hunt was 13 years ago --- time sure flies by fast. I hunted with Gana River Outfitters out of Norman Wells. I heard that the business was sold, and I don't know anything about the new owner.

When I was there, they had a very good base camp that was about a 45 minute float plane flight from Norman Wells, then we used a Super Cub to access our hunting area.

My ram was just 1/8" or two under 40" on each side.

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