Hunt Preparation

Your Success is Our Success

Your degree of success in your sheep hunt directly correlates with your degree of physical and mental preparation.

Make sure you develop a plan for getting in “Sheep Shape” including:

– A strong cardio workout at least 3 times a week

– Back strength training (squats, leg press)

– Various hikes with your hiking boots & weighted backpack

– Hiking with your walking poles to get used to using them 

Excellent Backpack Hunt Training Podcast :

Episode 37 Built to Hunt Podcast

Global Rescue Insurance Recommended

 

WHAT TO BRING LIST

DALL SHEEP HUNT (Early August)

(3 total pieces of baggage)

1 - Backpack Loaded with all gear inside in small roll-top bags or large ziplocs for ease of unpacking into airplane (a KUIU Taku 550 bag works great for your pack and gear)

2 - Hard Sided, Lockable Gun Case (commercial airlines) + Soft Rifle Cover (for use in small airplane)

3 - One Small Carry-on Duffel bag for additional personal gear with all gear inside in small roll-top bags or large ziplocs (a KUIU Taku 3000 bag works great for this)

  • Rifle (6mm or larger sighted in for 300+ yards)​

  • Ammunition (2 Boxes) 130-150+ gr.

  • Neoprene Scope Cover or Lens Caps

  • Gun Sling or Pack Carrying System

  • SoloHNTR Gun Cover
     

  • Leather Hiking Boots (broke in properly and freshly treated with waterproofing cream)

  • Gaiters

  • Frame Backpack

  • Sleeping Bag (Lightweight with Treated Down or Synthetic, 15 deg. or 30 deg. recommended)

  • Lightweight Sleeping Pad​

  • Inflatable Pillow (optional)

  • Binoculars (10×42 or 8×42 recommended)

  • Binocular Harness or lens covers

  • Spotting Scope and Small Tripod (Optional, your guide will have his as well)

  • Rangefinder (Optional, if there’s a specific model you have paired with your rifle. Your guide will have his as well)
     

  • Merino Wool Socks (2-3 Pair)

  • Thin Synthetic Sock Liners (Optional)

  • Underwear (3 Pair)

  • Lightweight Base Layer Top (1)

    • KUIU Peloton 97 or KUIU Peloton 130

    • Sitka Core Zip-T

  • Lightweight Base Layer Bottom (1)

    • KUIU Peloton 97 or KUIU Peloton 130 Zip-Offs

    • Sitka Core

  • Lightweight Long Sleeve Shirt (1)

    • KUIU Peloton 200 Zip-T

    • Sitka Merino Zip-T

  • Lightweight Pant (wear one during travel and bring one)

    • KUIU Pro Pant or Alpine Pant or Attack Pant

    • Sitka Mountain or Timberline Pant

  • Belt​

  • Lightweight Jacket or Vest

    • KUIU Guide DCS

    • Sitka Kelvin Lite

  • Lightweight Insulation Jacket

    • KUIU Super-Down Pro Hooded

    • Sitka Kelvin Down Hooded

  • Lightweight Insulation Pants

    • KUIU Super-Down Pro or Super Down Ultra

    • Sitka Kelvin Down

  • Lightweight Rain Gear (Jacket and Pants)

    • KUIU Chugach NX

    • Sitka Stormfront

  • Lightweight Gloves (1 pair)

    • KUIU Merino or Peloton 

    • Sitka Core Glove

  • Waterproof Outer Shell Glove (1 pair)

    • KUIU Yukon Glove

    • Sitka Mountain Glove

  • Balaclava and/or Neck Gaiter (1)

    • KUIU Peloton 200 

    • Sitka Core

  • Beanie (1)

    • KUIU Peloton 240 or Guide

    • Sitka Jetstream

  • Baseball Cap (1)
     

  • Camp Shoes (We recommend a lightweight pair of hiking boots/backup boots. Wear these during travel.)

  • Sunglasses

  • Ear Plugs

  • Head Lamp Flashlight & Extra Batteries

  • Toothbrush & Travel Size Tooth Paste

  • Medicines and Personal Items

  • (2) Quart Plastic Water Bottles

  • Hydration Bag with Hose (if preferred)

  • Large backpacking spoon for freeze dried meals

  • Lightweight backpacking cup for hot drinks

  • Your favorite sport drink mixes & candy bars

  • Favorite celebratory drink (no alcohol or beer is provided in our camps) 

  • Digital Camera & SD Card and small waterproof case/bag

  • Garmin inReach Mini Text Messaging Device (optional)

  • Pocket Knife

    • Havalon Stag and/or Leatherman

  • (2) Walking Sticks

  • Paperback Book or Downloaded Music​/Movies/Audiobooks

  • Chapstick

  • Sunscreen/Band Aids/Blister Kit

 

WHAT TO BRING LIST

ARCTIC GRIZZLY BEAR HUNT (Late August)

(3 total pieces of baggage)

1 - Backpack Loaded with all gear inside in small roll-top bags or large ziplocs for ease of unpacking into airplane (a KUIU Taku 550 bag works great for your pack and gear)

2 - Hard Sided, Lockable Gun Case (commercial airlines) + Soft Rifle Cover (for use in small airplane)

3 - One Small Carry-on Duffel bag for additional personal gear with all gear inside in small roll-top bags or large ziplocs (a KUIU Taku 3000 bag works great for this)

  • Sunglasses

  • Ear Plugs

  • Head Lamp Flashlight & Extra Batteries

    • Petzel Tikka XP

    • Petzl Reactik+

  • Toothbrush & Travel Size Tooth Paste

  • Medicines and Personal Items

  • (2) Quart Plastic Water Bottles

  • Hydration Bag with Hose (if preferred)

    • Platypus

  • Large backpacking spoon for freeze dried meals

  • Lightweight backpacking cup for hot drinks

  • Your favorite sport drink mixes & candy bars 

  • Favorite celebratory drink (no alcohol or beer is provided in our camps) 

  • Digital Camera & SD Card and small waterproof case/bag

  • Garmin inReach Explorer Text Messaging Device (optional)

  • Lightweight mosquito headnet

  • Pocket Knife

    • Havalon Stag and/or Leatherman

  • (2) Walking Sticks

    • Leki Micro-Vario Carbon

    • Black Diamond Trekking

  • Book or Downloaded Music​

  • Chapstick

  • Sunscreen/Band Aids/Blister Kit

Contact

PO Box 190905

Anchorage, Alaska 99519

USA

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Tel: 907-360-6190 (Mont, Outfitter)

Tel: 623-225-8955 (Austin, Asst Guide)

info@huntdallsheep.com

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