Softcover. Copyright 2005. Second US Edition. 58 Color photos. ISBN: 0-9788260-2-7. 114.pages. 1 Drawing.6" x 9" x .50"
(From the back cover) I found this book an engaging account of one man's arduous, long-term, and respectful relationship with Dall sheep as observer and hunter. It is not a biology or management book or a scientific or historical treatise. Rather, it is a collection of stories about human interactions with Dall rams wherein Ace Sommerfeld reveals himself as a well-rounded Dall sheep aficionado in the very best sense of the word. -W. Heimer, Dall Sheep Biologist, Fairbanks, Alaska
Ace Sommerfeld has managed to both intrigue and scare the livin' daylights out of me. Any outdoorsman with an adventurous spirit and love of horn is drawn headlong into his Alaska. A burning love of high-country and all things sheep bleeds from his prose, yet Ace doesn't mince words: the land of Dalls is not from the physically unfit. Thought I might dream of sharing a tent with him someday, I don't fancy hikes that'll reduce muscle or jelly, or worse, bones to shards. Fortunately, I can hunt rams vicariously through this master storyteller's exploits.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: A Couple From the Kenai
Chapter 2: Lessons From Mr. Big
Chapter 3: Getting Weaned Off the Kenai
Chapter 4: On to Denali
Chapter 5: Weekend Retreat
Chapter 6: Phantom
Chapter 7: Too Late to Change the Schedule
Chapter 8: Another Kind of Gold
Chapter 9: Tim's Ram
Chapter 10: Planes, Pains & Oddities
Chapter 11: Swan Song