Bighorn Sheep Hunts in Alberta & British Columbia!
The undisputed monarchs of the Rocky Mountains, Bighorn Sheep are among the most sought after trophies in the world. Total Outdoor Adventures has two guide areas, one in BC and one in Alberta. In BC our guiding territory holds two distinct sheep herds with stable populations. Due to the full curl restriction on rams the hunter must understand that they may see a number of rams that are not legal. A full curl Bighorn ram is a prestigious trophy as legal rams are smart, wary and dwell at high elevations in rugged terrain. Hunter’s must prepare themselves physically and mentally for what is believed to be one of the most challenging yet rewarding hunts in North America. Be prepared to hike into remote basins where you may camp for several nights and you will be spending many hours glassing/spotting for this illusive trophy so good optics are a necessity. Typical rams harvested in this area range from 160″ to 180″ class. Our British Columbia Bighorn Sheep hunts are 9 days long and we recommend you hunt Mountain Goat as well.
In Alberta we have 4 tags in the Kakwa region west of Grande Prairie on the BC/AB border. The country is big and so are the rams, this area holds plenty of resident sheep. It is big country where most of your time will be spent behind a spotting scope, main camp is a wall tent camp in the bottom of the drainage. From there we pack out via quads and back pack and stay in Hillenberg tents. Bighorn hunting requires you to be in great physical shape as well as keeping a positive mindset if the hunting is slow or the weather is bad. This is your best bet to get a ram. In Alberta rams to be legal must be 4/5th curl, thus allowing a heavy broomed off ram to be legal. Since of this regulation success in Alberta for sheep is better then BC. Our guides are in this area preparing and spotting August 1st allowing our clients the best opportunity found. What puts us at one of the top of sheep outfitters in Alberta is that we allow our clients to come back after their scheduled hunt dates incase they weren’t successful. Our Alberta Bighorn Sheep hunts are a 12 day hunt, the season starts Sept 1st and ends Oct 15th. Rams taken out of our area are in the 160” to 180”+ range.
Tags are limited and advance booking is required. Bighorn hunts are structured on a trophy fee basis with optional tags available. Join Total Outdoor Adventures on a quest for the ultimate North American trophy, the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Ram!
So give us a call now at 724-316-3584 to book the Bighorn Sheep Hunt that you’ve been dreaming about!
Bighorn Sheep Hunting FAQ's
I can’t say enough about the experience I had on my hunting trip with Total Outdoor Adventures. I hunted out of Bull River Outfitters’ north camp. I did not take any animals while in British Columbia but this did not distract from the pleasures of the trip and was not the fault of anyone connected with Total Outdoor Adventures. Due to my physical conditioning, I limited myself but my guide hunted at my pace and did everything he could to make the hunt successful getting me within shooting range of two nice bulls that turned out to be five points. During the hunt, I saw at least one of every animal that I had a tag for along with many other species of big game. In a weeks time, I saw grizzly bears, black bears, 5 bighorn rams, moose, mule deer, whitetail deer, wolf, elk and approximately 25 mountain goats. My hunting partner, Terry Gaither, took a large 6 x 5 bull along with two other successful hunters in our camp who harvested nice 6 x 6 bulls. A 50% success rate is pretty good. The scenery was beautiful, the food was excellent and the guides were all professional and fun to be around. I left there feeling like I had made many new friends and I would recommend Total Outdoor Adventures to anyone. In the future, I plan to return and make another trip with Total Outdoor Adventures. Sam Sneed Conway, Arkansas
This was my third trip to B.C. to hunt with Vince and Total Outdoor Adventures. I keep coming back because I know Vince and the TOA Team will do everything in their power to make my hunt successful. I arrived in Kalispell, MT and got picked up at the airport. This time I was going on a black bear hunt with hounds and felt that I was prepared both mentally and physically. As any houndsman knows the chase is very rarely easy, especially with big B.C. bears on dry ground. I met Vince and Nate at V-Bar Ranch and we then packed up and headed to hunting camp where we met another guide/houndsman Dusty. On the second day of my hunt the strike dog sounded. It sounded like the scent was hot so Vince and Dusty decided to turn out the pack and the chase was on! Many miles later the dogs sounded like they had finally treed so Dusty and Nate headed in first as Vince and I were a few mile away. They arrived at the tree first, Vince and I arrived shortly after to find a big beautiful black bear in the tree. I was able to arrow the bruin with a good kill shot and it was dead when it hit the ground. This black bear measured out to 6 feet 6 inches and was estimated between 500 to 600 lbs. The skull has yet to be officially measured but should have no problem getting entered into Pope and Young book. I then expressed my goal of taking a colored phase black bear. Three days later after some long and grueling chases everything fell into place. The dogs treed a medium sized brown phase black bear. I again was able to arrow the bruin and harvest a 200 lbs. bear. As any houndsman knows, the dogs deserve all the credit. Vince has some of the best I’ve ever hunted with ! thanks again to Vince, Nate and the TOA Team. Sincerely, Gerard ‘Jerry’ Devine Leraysville, PA