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Looking to do a diy sheep hunt in canada
Any suggestions on a do it yourself sheep hunt in Canada. Where would be the best Alberta or BC. How much$. If anyone knows anything that would be great,
Not much hope for your quest in BC. First you'd have to have a hunter host, then you'd have the near impossible task of convincing the wildlife department to allow you a sheep tag. It has happened, but almost never. The guide outfitters have a lock on sheep for non residents.
The easier part would be finding a host.
The fact that you are a Canadian resident is a huge plus. I would reach out to Tom Foss for his input....
Tom foss ok thanks a lot guys hope to get some info.
No BC, Yukon or NWT DIY (Non Outfitted) non resident tags are available. Alberta awards 2 Bighorn tags per year to non-resident Canadians, which have to have a Hunter Host accompany them. IF you are just starting to apply for this draw, expect a wait time of about 160 years before you will have enough points for a chance to draw.
walking buffalo - he lives in Manitoba according to his info. Craig, best of luck!
OFFHNTN, There is still no DIY option for Canadian NR other than the Alberta draw, which will still require that he is accompanied by a resident Hunter Host. Unless the current priority system or the number of tags offered changes in Alberta, he is statistically looking at a 160 year wait before having a 1% Chance to draw one of those two tags....
Unfortunately, going guided through an outfitter is the only real current option for any NR )canadian or alien) that wants to go sheep hunting.
walking buffalo - Why do you keep bringing up NR status when Craig IS a resident of Canada?
Because in Canada, the individual provinces typically use three classifications for residency when determining access to most big game licences.
-Resident (Resident of that particular province) -NR Canadian (Not a resident of that province, but a Canadian citizen) -NR Alien (Not a Canadian)
BC, the YuKon and the NWT do not offer any DIY sheep licences for NR Canadians and NR Aliens. Alberta does not offer a DIY licence for NR Aliens, but they do have the two draw licences available to NR Canadians for use with a Hunter Host.
Hope that answers your question.
Ok thanks for the info guys my sibling lives in Alberta so s host is not the problem, but I geuss if it's that hard. Any suggestion for doing this in the us? Maybe a better chance out there?