Dall sheep hunting isn’t for the faint of heart or short of breath, and your food is what keeps you going when the hunt gets long.
However, carrying extra food or food that weighs too much can slow you down and make you tired when you should be fresh. Learn what Kuiu founder Jason Hairston packs for a 10-day dall sheep hunt and compare it to your backcountry menu. You might learn a thing or two or discover a tasty backcountry snack that you never would have thought to pack.
You might be saying to yourself, “Whoa! 4,000 calories a day?!”
It’s important to remember that dall sheep hunting is extremely physically demanding. It is nearly impossible take in the number of calories you’ll burn while chasing these critters through their rugged and sprawling habitat.
With that in mind, it’s important to choose food that won’t weigh you down but still provides you with the calories and energy you need to keep hunting hard. Hairston is one of many backcountry hunters who have started gravitating towards more “real” food items like candy bars, bagels, and fritos corn chips rather than simply surviving on meal bars that can leave you wanting more.
Use his tips to help you pack your mountain hunting snack bag and hunt harder and farther.