I've lived in Alaska over 40 years and the sheep bug was planted early on. Bought my first scope. A Bausch & Lomb Discoverer and a Barney's pack frame, per recommendation from a sheep hunting co-worker in the early 80's. Yet I've never gone. Life happens, families form. Moose, Bou, Bear and fish, is what I've spent most of my outdoor time with. Joining this forum, and reading the stories, the dreams, adventure, with trophies won or lost, rekindled that sheep bug within me. Inspired, by sheep posts, Randy's and Marcus success, Bambi's. I bought a couple of Tony Russ books, watched every video on the subject, updated some gear, and hit the mountains this summer for a first hand look. Best part is, being an Alaska resident greater than sixty, life time hunting & fishing. No fees. Mrs Bearfoot says I've retired but haven't told anyone.