Dall Sheep Hunts – Southern Brooks Range
Location: Southern Brooks Range Mountains
Duration: 14 or more Days/Hunters Choice
Dates: September 1-20
Price: $3,500.00 (Per Hunter)
Camp Equipment Rental Available
Arrowhead Outfitters invites you to join them on an exciting and affordable, fly-out self-guided Dall sheep hunt in Alaska’s Southern Brooks Range.
Hunting Alaska’s beautiful awe inspiring and pristine, Southern Brooks Range is an incredible experience and opportunity. Picture yourself stalking trophy Dall Sheep in this remote and virtually, un-touched mountainous paradise, where rams over 40” are harvested each year. On your adventure you will witness the beauty and wonder of the Arctic tundra and will likely see other wildlife species including wolves, fox, Grizzly and Black Bear and a large variety of bird species.
Be informed when choosing your air taxi service. Many other services fly larger aircraft that use the same landing locations repeatedly. These strips are generally far from your sheep destination and dotted with hunting camps. We on the other hand fly a 3 Passenger, M-6 and M-7 Maule on floats with the capability of delivering you and your equipment to strategic hunting locations closer to the Sheep, in areas with little to no hunting pressure.
The cost of your hunt includes the flight to and from the drop off hunting location and transport of your meat and horns. There are no hidden fees!
Type of Hunting
Hunting is primarily spot and stalk with rifle or bow over mountainous terrain and in grassy mountain basins. Hunting Dall sheep in the Brooks Range mountains is challenging. You need to be prepared to do some hiking and should prepare, physically for your hunt. The more fit you are, the more enjoyable your hunt will be.
Arrival & Departure Information
Our fly-out, trophy Dall Sheep hunts are conducted from Grayling Lake at mile marker 150 of the Dalton Highway (approx. 25 miles south of Cold Foot). Before departing, hunters are required meet as at our base camp, which is located at mile marker 145 of the Dalton Highway (approx. 30 miles S of Cold Foot) and a short 4 ½ hour drive on well-maintained roads, from Fairbanks, north on the Dalton Highway.
There are no stores for the purchase of food and supplies after you leave Fairbanks so please come prepared. Fuel, on the other hand, can be purchased at Yukon River Camp and Cold Foot which is a small community and truck stop at MP 175/Dalton Highway, it is also a great place to get an excellent hot meal.
We ask our hunters to be at our camp and ready to fly-out by 10:00 AM the day of their scheduled flight. Hunters must advise us if they will be arriving later. Many hunters allow extra time so that they arrive at our camp the night before their fly-out date. The day of your hunt, all hunters take part in a thirty minute orientation with us. During the orientation we check your license documentation, go over communications, transport of game meat, leave no trace camping, and other important information. Before you depart you must make sure that you have your gear including food, supplies, hunting equipment and camp equipment organized and packed according to Arrowhead Outfitters LLC’s size and weight limits. Each person’s items will be weighed to make sure they are in within their allowed (per person) weight limit of 70 lbs.
When it is time for your departure, from our base camp, you will drive five miles north to Grayling Lake where you will board one of our Maule float planes and depart for you hunt. After you depart, our crew will drive your vehicle back to our base camp, where it will remain “safe and secure” until your return. If you need to re-fuel for the trip back to Fairbanks, you must drive 25 miles north to Cold Foot. There are also rooms, hot showers and food service at this location.
GUIDED DALL SHEEP HUNTS / BROOKS RANGE, AK
Arrowhead Outfitters LLC does not offer “guided” hunts in Alaska. For quality guided Dall Sheep hunts in the Brooks Range, Alaska, we recommend that you contact Joe & Crystal Miller of Alaska Statewide Guides Phone: 907-978-1148
*Ask about our trophy sheep/caribou combo or trophy sheep/moose combo
For information on current fees and license information please refer to the Alaska Dept. of Fish and Game.
This section has important information regarding very important aspects of your hunt. Please review these documents thoroughly. You can view them online or print out for future reference.
Dalton Highway Map. Click for larger view.
General Information for All Self-Guided Fly-out Hunts
Please Read Carefully!
Number of Hunters in Party: Unlimited, but typically 2-6.
Length of Stay:
Unlimited (the price remains the same no matter the length of your hunt), but typically: 5-7 Days (Caribou), 10-14 days (Moose) and 14 days or more (Sheep). For a combination package you should allow approximately 20 days. We highly recommended that hunters allow ample time for their hunt and allow for poor weather days on either end of their hunt. Weather in the Arctic can be unpredictable and we will not fly in unsafe conditions.
Weight Limitation: 70 lbs per person including camp equipment. Typically, in smaller aircraft, you’d be limited to 50 lbs! You will be flying in a small aircraft with strict weight limitations; due to this, we ask that you be mindful when preparing for your trip. Additionally, pack your gear, equipment and food in small, waterproof dry bags (not garbage bags), as these are much easier to transport in the plane. Items that exceed your weight limitations such as: suitcases, large duffle bags, hard gun cases, cases of soft drinks and other similar bulky/ heavy items that exceed our aircrafts carrying capacity can be transported for additional cost. Bear Spray is allowed, however, it is critical that you advise our crew and your pilot that you have it. It must be safely stored (for the safety of our passengers and pilot) in the float compartment until you arrive at your camp location.
Field Communication: There is limited to no cell phone coverage in most backcountry Alaska and no cell phone coverage after you depart Fairbanks. The only exception is in Prudhoe Bay, which has some cell phone coverage. Prior to your hunt, it is mandatory that you rent and bring an IRIDIUM Satellite Phone (do not rent another brand, as it will not work). These phones are your best means of communication with our base camp and are a life-savers if you have an emergency. IRIDUM satellite phones can be rented from a number of different sat phone rental companies locally or online. They are fairly economical with an average rental rate range from $50 to $90 per week.
Weather Conditions and Climate
Northern Brooks Range (July 1-September 3)
Southern Brooks Range (September 1-22)
Weather conditions are generally good, with temperatures ranging from lows of about 30 degrees to a highs of 65 degree Fahrenheit. In the later part of the season, on both sides of the range, be prepared because temperatures can drop to freezing.
Bugs: Black Flies and Mosquitoes are almost always prevalent in the Alaska backcountry and can be encountered during the spring, summer and fall. Although, dryer years are less buggy. We recommend hunters take ample supplies of bug spray, head nets, etc. toprotect themselves from these pesky critters.
Booking Information: To book your hunt call 907-746-7744, Howard’s cell 254-217-5161, or email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking. This deposit secures your booking with us and guarantees the hunt dates you select. Deposits are non-refundable, however if an emergency should arise preventing you from participating in your scheduled hunt, it can be used toward another hunt with us. 1-YEAR CARRY OVER ONLY.
After payment of your deposit we will provide you with a receipt, hunt contract, and itinerary letter.
The balance of your hunt is due per the hunt contract. Personal checks will only be accepted 90 days prior to the start of your chosen hunt. All final payments that are submitted 60 days or less before the start of your hunt must be paid by Cash, Direct Deposit, or Electronic Check. We also accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover Credit Cards.
Book Your Hunt Early!
Due to high demand, our hunts book up fast and we have limited openings. Don’t delay, book your hunt with Arrowhead Outfitters LLC today and look forward to the experience of a lifetime!!!