Today I am joined by First Lites own Taggart Spenst, a very very lucky guy. I First met Tag at Sheep Show, he was working at the First Lite booth and really had only been with First Lite for a week or two. Tag had very little hunting experience but actually was interested and wanted to learn. Two days later at the <1 Club Taggart was drawn for a Dall Sheep Hunt. If he thought he kinda wanted to get into hunting before he was all in now. In this podcast Tag shares his journey from googling what a Dall Sheep was to having the experience of a lifetime. Tag is such a great guy and I don’t think they could have drawn a better guy to be drawn.
Tag’s Career at First Lite – 0:06:18
Tag’s Background & Experience – 0:10:33
Expectations Before Sheep Hunt – 0:15:01
Tag’s Story on Winning His Dall Sheep Hunt – 0:16:50
From Chair Lift to Mountain Climbing – 0:25:47
Learning to Shoot & First Pack in the Backcountry – 0:31:18
Emotions & Fears as Hunt Nears – 0:36:33
The Journey Begins: Destination, Alaska – 0:41:58
Chaotic Day Closing the Distance – 0:52:48
Big Decisions Come with Big Rewards – 0:56:36
Looking Back on the Experience – 1:04:00
Tag’s Goals for Next Year as New Hunter – 1:14:28
Where to Watch the Dall Sheep Hunt Series – 1:16:16
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