Are you looking for that stone sheep hunt of a lifetime? At Infinity Hunts, we specialize in helping you find the type of hunt and experience you want. Through our extensive research and boots-on-the-ground approach, we work with the best stone sheep guides and outfitters in North America’s top areas. Throughout your entire adventure, we will be there for you – from choosing the perfect hunt with the right outfitter to personal support before, during, and after the hunt. So let us put our experience and proven outfitters to work for you on your stone sheep hunting adventures!
We love finding those incredible locations throughout North America for world-class trophy stone sheep and putting our hunters in those camps! In our book, any older age-class stone sheep ram is a trophy as you will earn yours with some blood, sweat, and tears. Our top-notch outfitters have huge, exclusive concessions and only take a handful of sheep each year, thus ensuring stable populations of older age-class rams to give you the best chance to take a ram of a lifetime. We always target sheep at least eight years old and strive to take 10-year or older rams. Our extensive research and outfitter connections can help you find that trophy stone sheep you have always wanted.
Imagine riding your horse up a glacial valley at daybreak when you see a group of rams feeding in a high alpine meadow. How about climbing all day to set a spike camp in a high mountain saddle when you see four rams silhouetted on the skyline at sundown, knowing tomorrow might be the day? Or you are sitting on a shale-covered spine ridge taking a midday break when a young ram comes to check you out, never having seen a human. The excitement of seeing that deep and wide full-curl ram for the first time through your binoculars will fuel you to achieve that climb on foot to get in range of your ram. These experiences are why we hunt these sheep in the mountain ranges they call home.
Stone sheep are “thinhorn” sheep like the dall sheep and are generally dark in color and have lighter necks and faces. Their coloration and beautiful full-curl horns are a sight to behold, and many view a stone sheep as the finest sheep trophy in North America. Most live in northern British Columbia, but good numbers exist in parts of the Yukon Territories. On all the Canadian hunts, the outfitter provides tags, and hunts typically book out a few years in advance.
There is also a sheep called the fannin sheep, which can count as a stone sheep for the grand slam of sheep. These sheep are mostly white but have dark hair on the back, shoulders, and tail. To be classified as a fannin, they must generally have dark hairs on the body, not just the tail. They are found chiefly in the Ogilvie mountains of the Yukon Territories, with the occasional one turning up in a few isolated ranges in Alaska and the Northwest Territories. These hunts take place with outfitter-supplied tags as well.
All sheep hunts are physical – proper physical and mental preparation goes a long way toward ensuring a successful hunt. We can tell you how to prepare appropriately for these hunts. Most stone sheep hunts are horseback affairs in some of North America’s most stunning terrain. The final approach will always be on foot. Base camps can be wall tents or cabins with whole foods, but spike camps will most often be mountaineering tents and freeze-dried foods. These hunts tend to be longer – usually 10-14 days and the game-rich country you will cover often produces great Canadian moose, mountain goats, and mountain caribou. Light rifles and longer shots – most in the 100-400 yard range are typical.
We offer stone sheep hunts in British Columbia. Our outfitters are carefully selected based on the quality and quantity of animals in their concessions, recent population trends, methods of access, and the outfitters’ track record of putting our hunters on good sheep. We are passionate sheep hunters here at Infinity Hunts and understand what it takes to get a big sheep on the ground.
We work with a few hand-picked outfitters, all in northern British Columbia. Hunts generally occur from early August to early September and are usually horseback-based. You will still need to be in good shape for these hunts, as your final stalk will always be on foot. These mountains are rugged and wild and will test you. You can also do backpack hunts without the use of horses. It just depends on what type of hunt you want. Trophy rams typically have 35-39 inch curls and are 8-11 years old, but we have harvested 40+ inch rams and 12 + year old rams on these hunts. Adding a mountain goat to your hunt and sometimes moose and caribou is generally straightforward. These huge and remote concessions require bush flights to get to base camp, then the hunt begins. As tags are very limited, plan to book these hunts 2-3 years in advance.
Don’t want to buck up for a stone sheep hunt but need one for your sheep slam? Consider a fannin sheep hunt. Fannin sheep hunts cost more than a dall sheep hunt but less than a stone sheep hunt. There are limited areas where they can be hunted, mainly in the Ogilvie mountains of the Yukon, and we have connections to help you make a fannin sheep hunt happen.
We are constantly in the field seeking additional great outfitters and world-class trophy stone sheep hunts. So if you are looking for an excellent stone sheep hunt and outfitter, please contact us so we can start putting together the perfect stone sheep hunt for you.
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Address: PO Box 444
Lock Haven, PA 17745