Brooks Range Giant

In 2012 I was able to accompany client and friend Bill Crowley to the remote wilderness known as the Brooks Range in AK,

by
Jay & Kimberly Platt

First posted Mar 19 2015 Last updated May 9 2015

This was a true backpack hunt. Heavy loads and picturesque miles in pursuit of Dall sheep.

We didn't see as many sheep as I imagined we would. However, having the chance to lay eyes on a ram over 44" was much more than we bargained for.

Two unbathed hunters in a one man tent was pretty tough, but has since given us plenty to laugh about.

Cabot Pitts is as good as guides get. There are plenty of unprofessional, ill-prepared, un knowledgable "guides" in this business. It was refreshing to hunt with a professional. He now owns and operates an Alaskan guides service called Alaskan Wild Wind Adventures.

We also harvested this black wolf and an inland grizzly.

This photo sums up the adventure. Truly, a picture is worth a thousand words.

3 COMMENTS

  • Jay & Kimberly Platt

    Jay & Kimberly Platt

    Schnees wilderness boots are my go to boot and didn't let me down. I used Sitka rain gear, First Lite base layers and Kuiu external layers. Everything performed well.

  • Hank Seale

    Hank Seale

    Jay, Wow! What an adventure! How many days were you hunting? How physically demanding was it? Was there any gear that you were surprised how bad/well it performed?

  • Bryan Koontz

    Bryan Koontz

    Great story!