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Here is what it looked like when I got almost to the top of the first major climb. I ran into cliffs here and since there was no place to pitch a camp and I was beginning to show signs of heat stroke (temps around 90) I threw in the towel and headed back down to the river to sleep on a sandbar.
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Here's my consolation prize. I tried to find the other one but no luck. I'd like to run into this bad boy during bow season. Also found a big chunk of white goat hair on some tree limbs by the creek and saw lots of sheep tracks around water but no sheep.
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... after your private message I looked at the map and was wondering if you might run into a little trouble. Big smile

If you have not done so already, you should acquire all the USGS 7.5 min. (1:24,000) scale maps for your area. I can give you specific names if need be.

On the maps you will see several trails coming off the riv and heading up your side.

See why I say I'm not sure horses are an asset????

You gotta chuckle, even if it's faked - otherwise you'll cry.

Keep me posted!

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Even up in the Crags horses would be good only on the trails. As soon as you leave the trail you are in this stuff all the time. Still gonna have to pack one from wherever it lands when you shoot it to the trail. It's that 8 to 10 miles of trail back to the truck where the horses come in handy. You would also have to camp where there was graze for the animals and from what I've seen so far that's down low where the water is. I'm not sure that llamas wouln't be a better way to go.

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... first you need to shoot one - then the 8-10 miles back down the riv becomes relevant. It can be done. It's tiring. Bring along some $20, $50, or maybe even $100 bills. Waved by a passing rafter they may work wonders. Keep working on it.

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Location: north idaho
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Drew Tag - Need Help!

hambone

Here is the phone number for the middle fork ranger district. 208 879 4101.

permit season on the river ends sept 3. after that date you can call in for a river permit. Sheep hunters get special attention. just let them know that is what you have. a sheep permit. You could than fly into say the flying b and float down to where you want to camp. Hunt out of there and than if succesful float out with your trophy. The impassable canyon does have some more resrtiction than other parts of the river but it would way cheaper and easier than horses. at that time of year the river is low and managable by novice river runners.

tim

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