Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Offered by Joey Klutsch
The Dall Sheep (Ovis dalli dalli) is perhaps one of the most iconic big game animals in Alaska. It is by far the most physically demanding of all hunts but the rewards of a successful hunt are immeasurable. For the hunter who is physically and mentally prepared, fair chase hunting Dall Sheep is an experience that has no comparison. I hunt the North-Eastern portion of the Brooks Range, located in the world-famous Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in a designated wilderness area. The area I am permitted to guide in is home to some of the highest sheep population densities in the state. It has historically produced high-quality rams usually in the 33 – 36 inch range, some going larger. The average ages of rams our hunter’s harvest are 9-10, with some going older. This is also one of the most removed areas you can hunt. The sheer vastness and beauty of the Arctic will leave a lasting impression.