Northwest Territory – Dall Sheep
The Northwest Territories offers exceptional hunting for dall sheep and caribou. The hunts begin on July 15. For the most part, traditional horseback hunts are the rule, although a few backpack and raft float trip hunts are available. Only hearty hunters should attempt to backpack in this area as long distances are a necessity. Resident hunting pressure is non-existent in the Northwest Territories.
The Northwest Territories do not contain the rugged, broken, glaciated country of much of Alaska and the western Yukon. Horses can be used to negotiate much of the area. The area has quality wintering conditions. Rams can reach a ripe old age in this area. Moose are available on some hunts. Grizzly season has been closed for years.
The barren ground caribou population is extremely migratory, but during the summer months when sheep hunting is at its best, scattered pockets of old bulls are summering conveniently in the heart of some of the best ram country. Each year extremely high quality caribou are taken in conjunction with trophy rams.
Generally speaking, the camp is comprised of one guide, one wrangler, and a private camp. Be prepared to be mobile. Occasionally two hunters can operate from the same camp.