Scoop Lake is home to some of the largest populations of Stone’s Sheep in the province of British Columbia. Stone’s Sheep are primarily found in Northern B.C. Our exclusive guide area encompasses 2,560,000 acres in the Cassiar Mountain Range. This is the area that Jack O’Connor hunted and last wrote about. This guide area has produced many record-book rams in past years. Stone’s Sheep can be very elusive; they will blend into the terrain making them difficult to spot. They will find spots to hide where it is difficult to climb, or simply disappear into the brush. These elusive and majestic animals, once viewed in their natural habitat, get the adrenalin pumping.
All Stone’s Sheep are on a quota. Scoop Lake Outfitters has successfully harvested 87% of its quota over the past ten years. With average horns of 37″ with bases of 14 1/2″. Our sheep have true Stone’s Sheep colorings and you will find that our capes are quite dark. Even so, you will find a variety of color tones. 50% of our rams are broomed off, this is typical of older rams. Our policy is to harvest only rams over 8 1/2 years in age. This can be frustrating for the guide and hunter, especially when viewing a nice ram that’s only six or seven years old, however, the end result is larger rams for our clients and a healthier breeding population. On a typical hunt a client can expect to see Sheep every day.
Our Sheep hunts consist of one guide and one hunter and are usually assisted by a wrangler and/or a cook. Our Sheep are spread throughout our entire guide area. We have 21 different camps with cabin facilities, which we use for hunting all species. Our Sheep hunts begin from one of these cabin equipped spike camps. If a client is not successful in the early portion of the hunt, however, it may become necessary to take a tent and spike camp out further from the cabin camp.
Our guides are some of the best. Sheep hunting for the hunter and the guide becomes a passion. Our season for Sheep hunting starts August 1st and ends October 15th. Our first hunt of August is for Sheep and Wolf. The second hunt can be for Sheep, Moose, Goat,Caribou, Black Bear and Wolf. During our September hunts all species are open, including Grizzly Bear.