I would have to say my dream hunt would be the exact same as yours. In fact, I want to go on several sheep hunts before I die, but I need to start on the first one. I am applying in several states for points and I know I have several years still to wait. However, I am really looking forward to it. I am happy getting some additional years of out west hunting and backpacking under my belt before setting out on a dream hunt. I have so many hunts that I still want to do and I think I finally have a pretty good plan in place to be able to draw a quality tag every year for the conceivable future. I need to start getting youth points where I can for my son so that he doesn't have to wait as long as I do! Then again, if he goes when he is too young, I don't think he will appreciate it quite the same.
There can be too much of a good thing with antler rattling.
I like to hit the horns together for a good 30- to 40-second rattling sequence and then hang them up and resist the urge to hit them again.
This works to the hunter's advantage, because if a buck has heard it, he may have been 300 or 400 yards away and he comes in and he's not exactly sure where it came from.
When finally is time to rattle again throw a slight change-up into the routine.
The second time, don't rattle as loud...