1. Sheep shape
2. Backpacking gear
3. Weapons & optics
4. Sheep behavior
5. Hunting strategies
Dimensions: 5.50" x 8.50" x 0.70" Copyright 2002 Softcover 108 B&W pictures 2 drawings 2 graphs ISBN 0-9639869-6-1 252 pages
(From the back cover, right) The Reference Book For Dall Sheep Hunters. Every stage of hunting is covered within these pages - from conditioning to hunting strategies to selecting a taxidermist. Caloric content of backpacking foods and field-judging the three styles of sheep horns are examples of the specific topics presented. Experienced sheep hunters as well as novices will benefit tremendously from this comprehensive guide.
About the author: A native Alaskan, Tony Russ was hooked on sheep hunting after taking his first Dall ram in 1978. He took several rams with a rifle, then started bowhunting for sheep in 1988. Since taking the World Record Pope and Young Dall Sheep in 1988 (pictured), he has taken four more Pope and Young Dall Rams. Tony also works as a guide spending up to six weeks each fall hunting for sheep. He spends additional time each summer hiking through sheep country with binoculars and a camera. His fascination with sheep is equaled by his knowledge of their habits and habitat.
Table of Contents
AcknowledgementsPart I - PREPARATION
Chapter 1 Why Sheep Hunt
Why Hunt Sheep from the first edition of this book. Reprinted by permission.
The Ram~Providing~A Trophy~The Challenge~Escape
Chapter 2 Sheep Shape
Cardiorespiratory~Conditioning~Strength~ Flexibility and Agility~ Stamina~Pain~Injuries and Therapy~You Are What You Eat~Water Requirements~Water Quality~Testing Gear
Chapter 3 Footwear and Clothing
Footwear~Socks~Foot Medicine~Clothing~Raingear~Tony's Brand-Name Footwear and Clothing
Chapter 4 Backpacking Gear
Backpacks~Tents~Sleeping Bags~Stoves~Cookware~Water Containers~Climbing Poles~First Aid~Etc.~Organization~Camouflage~Tony's Brand-Name Gear
Chapter 5 Weapons and Optics
Chapter 6 Food for the High Country
Nutritional Needs~Calories per Ounce~ Freeze-Dried Foods~Pasta~Ready-to-Eat Foods~Drinks~Wild Foods~Supplements~ Packaging.
Part II -- HUNTING
Chapter 7 Sheep Behavior
Population Dynamics~Social Behavior Patterns~Defenses~Feeding Habits~Resting Habits~Seasonal Movements~Lifetime Habits~ Movements.
Chapter 8 Hunting Strategies
Basics for the Hunter~Basics of the Hunt~ The Approach -- From Above or Below?~ Trojan Sheep~Bowhunting~Timing of the Hunt~Transportation
Chapter 9 Care of Meat and Trophies
Skinning~ Meat and Horns~Quality Care~ Preserving the Trophy
Chapter 10 A Trophy Sheep
Legal Rams~Record-Book Rams~ Field-Judging
Chapter 11 Where to Hunt
Information Sources~FNAWS~Dall Sheep management in Alaska~Brooks Range~ Alaska Range~Tanana/Yukon Uplands~Kenai Mts.~Talkeetna Mts.~Chugach Mts.~Wrangell Mts.~What do YOU want?
Chapter 12 Memorable Sheep Hunts
World Record Ram~Trojan Sheep Hunt~To The Limit...and Beyond~The Five-Hunt Ram~Her First Hunt~My Number Came Up-Again
Reflections on Hunting
Boone and Crockett Sheep Scoring Sheet
Range of Dall Sheep in Alaska
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