Sheep hunt rookie needs advice

tdot

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Don.t be discouraged by this.... be inspired !!!!! Train harder !!!!!
Lol. Thanks. Can definitely never train enough.

But it was meant as a bit more of a cautionary post, as opposed to to trying discourage. I live close to Whistler and the surrounding backcountry, and in the last 20 years I've been apart of way too many rescue/missions to help people who had no idea what the mountains are all about. Crossfit has made the backcountry semi-dangerous around here. Amazing the number of people who head out, looking for an a** kicking and dont realize the mountains can always hand out more then any gym trainer, and you can't just stop when you want to.

I dont look at the pain suffered in the mountains as an a** kicking, it is simply part of being in the mountains. No more, no less. When I hear people talk about it like that is the challenge, I just get a little cautious.
 

Shawstr

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The outfitter does have a helicopter, BUT I told him I wanted to go places most humans don’t go and find sheep that people haven’t seen. I want my butt kicked, I don’t want anything easy, I’m looking forward to the adventure.
what outfitter ? I work for Stan Stevens
 

lyle_destroys

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I also went on my first sheep hunt this past summer (northern BC) and definitely can echo most of what others have posted above.

Try to get a bunch of weekend “test” trips with all the gear you want to bring before hand. Really helps decide if you really need something or if it is just a want item prior to being way back in the mountains with no place to ditch excess kit.
If you are going with other folks I would say try to split the kit up as much as possible - again the spotters etc. I went solo so had no choice but to pack it all.

For the rifle; again you are with other people so not a big deal as far as worrying about bears, solo it is a bit more of a concern. I just brought my 30-06 for sheep with Hornady 178gr ELD’s and then had a mag in the rifle of 220gr Interlocks as my hiking ammo. Not the best round for bear but better than nothing and made the rifle dual-purpose in my case.

Good cardio paired with broken in boots will go a lot further than any lightweight piece of gear. That and a good sleep (quality pad and sleeping bag) will help you enjoy your trip more than worrying about what brand or weight it is!

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How do you like those salewas? What model are they?
 

Sheephunter29

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I hear ya .... it's a butt whipping regardless
Lol. Thanks. Can definitely never train enough.

But it was meant as a bit more of a cautionary post, as opposed to to trying discourage. I live close to Whistler and the surrounding backcountry, and in the last 20 years I've been apart of way too many rescue/missions to help people who had no idea what the mountains are all about. Crossfit has made the backcountry semi-dangerous around here. Amazing the number of people who head out, looking for an a** kicking and dont realize the mountains can always hand out more then any gym trainer, and you can't just stop when you want to.

I dont look at the pain suffered in the mountains as an a** kicking, it is simply part of being in the mountains. No more, no less. When I hear people talk about it like that is the challenge, I just get a little cautious.
 
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