Hunting Report 1541005131

Hunter Information
Hunter Name:Michael Miller
Contact Information:14 Main St Cooperstown,NY 13326 USA ; Phone: 6074375670 Email: Mtm1259@yahoo.com
Hunting Experience:Hunted through the Western States, Africa, Yukon, Kyrgyzstan.
Physical Condition:Can hike wearing a pack for a reasonable distance.
Date and Time of Hunt
Weapon Used:rifle
How Hunt Was Conducted:
Date of Hunt:08/11/2018 to 08/21/2018
Place of Hunt:Yukon - Not Found - 13
Hunting Area:Ceaser Lake
Outfitter, Guide and Booking Agent Details
Outfitter (or safari company):Joel Wilkinson ; Box 868 Watson Lake,Yukon Canada ; Phone: 8673351211 Email: Joelnwilkinson@gmail.org Website: http://www.ceaserlake.com/
Personal Guide (if any):Don Wilkinson
Booking Agent (if any): ; , ;
Trip Arrangements (if self-guided):
License Required:
Game Description
Major Game Animals Taken:
Game Sought But Not Taken:Sheep, Dall
Game Conditions Comments:
Service Ratings
Quality of Outfit:excellentGuide/PH Ability:excellent
Condition of Camp:goodCondition of Equipment:excellent
Quality of Food:goodTrophy Care:na
Name of Airline:Airline Servicegood
Airline Comments:
Costs
Hunting Fees:Amount:
Trophy Fees:Amount:$0.00
Permits/Licenses:Amount:$0.00
Commercial Airfares:Amount:$800.00
Charter Airfares:Amount:$0.00
Other Costs:Amount:
Total:$0.00
Summary Remarks
Problems of Hunt:Even though I did not take a sheep it was a good hunt. As always, my guide and his assistant were excellent at spotting game. We saw perhaps a dozen legal rams in our 10 days of hunting. I did have a problem with my gun. I had a new long range set up but when I got to camp it was shooting several feet low at 25 yds. My guess is the scope got bent at some point. I had to borrow my guide's gun, which was left handed but very light and accurate. The problem was the weather. This sheep hunting area of the concession lies on the border between the Yukon and NWT. The border runs right down the ridge line of the mountains. The feeding area is in the Yukon but the escape habitat is in the NWT and therefore out of legal hunting. The NWT side is now a national park as well. The first day I arrived we put on a nice stalk to within 600 yds of a band a sheep. There was one legal ram but he was just barely legal. I decided that since it was early we should look around more. The next 9 days we were plagued with 40-60 mph winds. The sheep would slip over the ridge to the NWT side to get out of the wind. We were within 75 yds of shooter sheep every day but they were beyond the territorial boundary so they were not legal. Last day on our way out the wind died down and we saw another band of sheep but when we got close we found they were all ewes and lambs.
Highlights of Hunt:Spectacular country. Huge moose.
Equipment Recommendations:Use Joel's gear list. I like Zamberlan boots. You can always pack less. It was colder than I expected with below freezing nights in August so a 0 degree bag would have been better.
Would You Recommend This Hunt to a Friend?yes
Why?Despite the weather my guide worked very hard to get me on sheep. He was knowledgeable, pleasant, never negative and has hunted these mountains for decades. Also, it is very easy terrain for sheep hunting so if you are older like me it is more practical than climbing very steep mountains. Transportation was with an 8 wheeled Argo so other than bouncing around and getting whacked with branches travel was a breeze.
Important Notes
Notified Outfitter?Notified Personal Guide?Notified Booking Agent?
Seeking any kind of restitution or other settlement from agent, booking_agent or guide?
If Seeking Restitution, What is Sought?
Additional Hunter Comments and/or Outfitter/Booking Agent Rebuttals
I plan on giving it another try there in a couple years.