Booked a 2017 Dall sheep hunt in the Yukon back in 2015..... and now August is fast approaching. 10 day hunt 8/9-8/19. This thread will be a diary of sorts. Flights, hotel before/after hunt all booked. Now in the "getting ready" stage. Which is half the fun.
Carrying my Sako Finnlight in .300 WSM (.30 cal because I will have a grizzly tag) - it prints little groups with the 180 grain TSXs I wanted to use. So all good there.
As always, my pool table has become a gear table for the hunt. Not all of this will make the cut, but if it made it this far it's definitely in the running:
I've lost 20 lbs since New Years - that's 20 lbs I won't have to hump up the Pelly mountains. Exercising now and intensifying it as the hunt draws near. At my age (53) a balance between good exercise but not hurting oneself is called for, especially with my hinky back which forced me to give up running a few years ago.
Speaking of a few years ago, here's me 11 years ago on my last trip to the Yukon for Fannin (Stone's) sheep:
I now weigh the same, but unfortunately have added some miles since then.
Anyway, hope some of you might enjoy going along on this adventure with me.