Bighorn Sheep Hunts (full curl rams) (includes Mule Deer)
Hunt the Bighorn rams early in September in the scenic high alpine basins while they are still in their summer habits and bachelor groups or try your luck in October. Due to bad weather and as the rut period nears the rams begin to travel and move through their range in search of ewes. Rams must have a full curl to be harvested and range from 160 to 180 Boone and Crocket. This hunt will challenge even the most dedicated hunter both physically and mentally.These rams live in some of the toughest counrty in the British Columbia Rocky Mountains,which makes any ram taken a “true trophy”
Bighorn males (rams) are famous for their large, curled horns. These impressive growths are a symbol of status and a weapon used in epic battles across the BC Rocky Mountains. Rocky Mountain Bighorn ram’s horns can weigh 14 kilograms (30lbs), more than all the bones in his body combined. Bighorn females (ewes) also have horns, but they are of smaller size.
Fighting for dominance or mating rights, males face each other, rear up on their hind legs, and hurl themselves at each other in charges. The resounding clash of horns can be heard echoing through the mountains as the confrontation is repeated, until one ram submits and walks away.
Let Bugle Basin Outfitters, BC Big Game Hunting Guides, take you on the adventure of a lifetime with a BC Bighorn Sheep Hunt!
- As with most sheep hunts you must try and be in the best physical condition as you can. Being in “sheep shape” is often an under statement.
- Many hours each day are spent “glassing” so good quality optics are an asset.
- Snow can often be encountered on some of the later hunts.
- Primarily a backpack hunt with limited horse or ATV, SXS use.
- Spike camps such as cabins or tents can be used to save on elevation loss and keep you close to the action.
- One (1) guide and one (1) spotter per hunter are generaly used.
- Top off this hunt with opportunities for trophy Mule Deer.
(10 day hunts)