The Chugach Range is known for inherent weather and wild atmospheres. Some news from a Sept. Sheep Hunt with Hop Jackson. I think Hop got his nickname from his ability to jump rising gendarmes and weave through mountain obstacles. We hunted sheep for 10 days and finally located a suitable Ram. He gave us some the Houdini and the rising weather added to the complexities of our desired bow kill. We spent the entire hunt above 5000′ which was above cloud base.
On day 10 we found our Ram at 160 yards at dusk. It was apparent that we would not unveil the bow until day 11, instead we decided to end our hunt with the rifle. Sheep meat shish kabobs and luscious blueberry fed us for the two day bushwhack to the strip. Life is good, Sheep Hunting is better.
Client: Hop Jackson
Hunt: Dall Sheep Hunt
Location: Chugach Range
Season: September 5, 2013
Sheep: 10 year old big mountain RAM