The Season of a Lifetime, By Scott Reidy

For many of us hunting is a year-round endeavor; planning, scouting, training, and finally the opening day is upon us. February of 2016 began no different for me, as I started training for the upcoming

Shalas’áaw – Tlingit For “Deer With Full-Grown Antlers” By Casey McConnell

Having explored most of the mountains near our homes, my hunting partner and I were ready for the challenge of unfamiliar terrain. Pictures and online videos of huge bucks — for Sitka Blacktails at least

Breaking News: Deadly Pathogen Confirmed for First Time in Alaska Dall’s Sheep and Mountain Goats

On March 13th, 2018, the Wild Sheep Foundation (WSF) was notified by Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) officials that Mycoplasma ovipneumoniae (commonly referred to as M.ovi) has been documented in at least 4

The One Percent Billy, By David Gutschmidt

I couldn’t believe my eyes. When I checked the results in May of 2017 and realized that I had drawn a once-in-a-lifetime mountain goat tag, it felt too good to be true. I had always

A Brooks Range Dream Come True, By Steve Opat

How does a bowhunter respond when his dream animal has pinned him down, and is staring through his soul from twenty-two yards away? Slowly, the animal — uncertain of what he saw move — circles

East Meets West – How and Where to Train, By Beau Martonik

Growing up in the Appalachian Range of Pennsylvania, I’ve chased whitetails, turkeys, and coyotes my entire life. I never realized how lucky I was to live in the largest National Forest in Pennsylvania, and hunt

The Alaska Sheep Project, By Ryan Clairmont

As any seasoned hunter knows, the preparation for a mountain hunt starts early. Planning for an Alaskan Dall sheep hunt is certainly no exception. This was our third Dall sheep hunt in Alaska, but it

Brotherly Love, By Steve Shannon

“Don’t drown him; Mom will be pissed.” The backpack straps dug deep into my shoulders and the black flies flew like kamikaze pilots into my eyes and ears. It was all I could keep telling

Joggel Gams, By Alexander Sharif

No one can argue that our fraternity of North American sheep hunters are a passionate bunch and are enamored with their mountain game. Nevertheless, our mountain hunting history hardly surpasses one century.

The Death of a Tyrant, By Paul C. Fast

I don’t like it when hunters give names to the animals they pursue. The Fireball Bull. The Fenceline Buck. Steve. It implies a familiarity and a routine that doesn’t do justice to the wildness of