Central B.C. – California Bighorn Sheep
We have been fielding hunters into central British Columbia for bighorn for nearly 40 years. Traditionally it has been the most successful area to hunt sheep. 75 to 100% success is common with the outfitters we deal with. Permits for rams with three-quarter curl or better, or full-curl or better, are available, even in the same areas. Of course the three-quarter curl limit allows for a more flexible harvest and a higher success rate. The size of the sheep is typical of bighorns found anywhere. A typical ram eight years old or older will have a horn curl of 33 to 35 inches, a base circumference of 14.5 to 15.5 inches, and score 155 to 165 points.
Considerable horseback riding can be expected in this region. Terrain is typical of most of the sheep country of British Columbia, with broad timbered valleys and high alpine basins. On many of these hunts, you can ride a horse to the peak, allowing hunters in just about any physical condition to hunt rams in the region. The season is long, running September 10 through October 20. Dates available for the next two seasons are September 9 – 22, September 2 – October 6, and October 7 – 20.