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Ursus Horribilus……even the Latin name sounds sinister. If there is one clear and present danger in sheep country it’s the grizzly bear. The high mountain habitat where rams live is also a grizzly feeding zone, full of berries, ground squirrels … Continue reading
Combing through journals and photo albums of my early guiding years the other day I came across a picture and thought….hum, this is certainly worth 500 words. The photo was taken in July 1976 at Grave Lake, which is in … Continue reading
What is the definition of a truly great sheep guide? Basically, it’s a guide that can be sent into any mountain range containing sheep and come out with a full curl ram and smiling hunter. Great sheep guides do not … Continue reading
Chris in Levi’s about 1977. How has the life of a sheep guide changed over the past four decades? Wow….then and now! Here is what a typical spike camp accommodation looked like in the 1070’s. Camp shelter … Continue reading
My grandfather George Dalziel was a very tough “old school” outfitter. He walked into the north by himself, on foot from Telegraph Creek, around the time of the Great Depression. He certainly had an interesting life; one of the original … Continue reading
Felix Johnny (left) caping Chris Widrigs (right) first ram, August 1974 My formative years in the sheep mountains began and ended with horses. Roundup at my grandfather George Dalziel’s Horseranch Lake camp was intense. Long hours of tracking and … Continue reading