Subscriber Jose Marti hunted for Stone sheep in the Cassiar/Colt Lake area of British Columbia this September with Scoop Lake Outfitters (250-491-1885; www.scooplake .com), taking a 157 SCI trophy ram. (See photo in our online Trophy Gallery.) Marti tells us that sheep were "abundant" in the area and that the weather "mostly cooperated." He was also looking for a grizzly, which he failed to take, saying they were "very scarce." He rates the guiding and trophy care as excellent, the camp and food as fair.
This was Marti's second hunt with Scoop Lake. His first (see report ID 7051) in 2008 produced a moose and a mountain goat, but he struck out on sheep due to bad luck and bad weather. Marti gives the total cost of his hunt including transport as $44,255. We have an article featuring Scoop Lake's sheep operation (See Article ID 2288) and six other entirely positive subscriber hunt reports on file on Scoop Lake (Report IDs 7463, 7097, 5676, 5824, 2294, and 1967) dating back to 2000. Three of these hunts were for Stone sheep and two were successful; the unsuccessful hunt was in 2000. James Helinger, Jr., made it clear that weather was to blame for his lack of success. He went back in 2006 and took a "massive 13-year-old trophy ram."&
Subscriber Robert Muckleroy also hunted Stone sheep in British Columbia in early August but with BC Safaris (250-964- 6595; www .bcsafaris.com). According to Muck- leroy, who reports taking a 35½-inch ram on this hunt, "the outfitter is topnotch, the country has lots of game and the staff works hard and knows what they are doing." The only problem he reports on the hunt is "horses at times being horses." Muckleroy gives the total cost of this hunt as $26,700, including transport.
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