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I drew anyone have any info? I am a DIY NR. I have been following unit 5 for over 20 years and now need to start narrowing down a game plan, and a backup game plan.
I didn’t have any bear issues. Just luck I guess. I took the proper precautions and never saw a bear. Saw tons of fresh sign but never crossed paths. One memory was walking up the bottom of a drainage in a heavy snow storm with thick trees. Fresh bear tracks and pile of crap that was still steaming. That puts a guy on full alert.We know some guys that have taken sheep in 5, they had bear issues.
beech did you have bear issues ?
They were fine but had to deal with some grizz in the area and hunted together because of it. They were outside the wilderness.
Good luck Don! Looking forward to your sheep hunt pics.
Wow. That is a huge ram anywhere. A monster in WY. Currently I have no intention to hunt unit 22. That could change. I plan to hunt unit 5 for about 10 days starting 9/29. I will stay as long as needed (with fiancés approval). If I doi not tag I will definetly be back the last week. I have heard some of the biggest rams in 5 are killed the end of October. I have also heard weather can push sheep into 22.
Probably has more to do with the idea of killing a sheep in non traditional sheep habitat doesn’t have the level of romance people are looking for in a sheep hunt.That's an interesting tag given not a lot of hunters seem to kill their sheep in 22. Maybe the locals find them there, but I was told years ago that there are resident sheep in 22 and sometimes they kill big rams in that area. I suppose since it seems a bit hit and miss, the majority of hunters end up going later in 5 to claim their prize.
Fun times ahead!
Congrats on one of the coolest tags there is. I've done a fair amount of backpacking/fishing in that country, it's beautiful. I'm no help on sheep info but I'm really looking forward hearing how it plays out. Best of luckI drew anyone have any info? I am a DIY NR. I have been following unit 5 for over 20 years and now need to start narrowing down a game plan, and a backup game plan.
Hey Don,I drew anyone have any info? I am a DIY NR. I have been following unit 5 for over 20 years and now need to start narrowing down a game plan, and a backup game plan.
Good on ya beech18!I’m the guy Little Bighorn is talking about. Great tag to have, it was so much fun. I did the hunt DIY as a NR. I’ll PM you with my contact info and give you what I learned…
The key descriptor there is “old”!Good on ya beech18!
Hunters helping hunters!
One of my very best friendships was started because of help on a moose hunt. (30Hart).
My other great friendship (of which I have very few) was just an old local dude like me who bumped into each other (LBH).
It's not only raining tags...it's pouring!!I drew bison and sheep. And I just learned I drew Utah elk - likely South slope mid rifle. I will probably have to turn that tag back in which is rough. My first tag in Utah in 22 years of applying. Sheep start 10/1 and elk 10/8. To close. Unless I drew my 2nd choice San Juan early rifle elk.
I read that and I agree, not gaining a point hurts but I still might do it.You won't get the point from this year if you surrender your UT permit. That will drop you back one point pool for future draws. That that might still be the best sacrifice for what you are holding....