Sportsman Channel’s “Sheep Shape” Gears up for Grizzly

Sportsman Channel’s “Sheep Shape” Gears up for Grizzly on Thursday, August 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT 

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DENVER ( – Just a few miles separate hunters Kelsie Burford and Rick Carone. Both are in bear country with one goal in mind – harvesting a grizzly during their final days in the Yukon and Alaskan mountains. Meanwhile, Patrick Scrogin and Chad Hall reflect on their successful hunting journey, their passion for the great outdoors and what it takes to make it through some of the most treacherous landscapes in North America. Sportsman Channel’s Sheep Shape is closing in on the final days of an extreme high mountain hunt – but not without a fight.  Tune in to Sheep Shape on Thursday, August 27 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT exclusively on Sportsman Channel.

Burford and her team have been experiencing a band of bad weather. No matter their location, rain and fog continue to follow. While the team awaits clear skies, Burford’s guide, Rebecca, recounts her most memorable hunting endeavors. Eventually, the hunters emerge from their tents and the hunt for grizzly begins. The team sets its sights on a giant bear and begins closing the distance. This leaves Burford little room for any missteps. Amidst the adrenaline and the dense fog surrounding the bear, she takes aim.

“We were a few hundred yards out [from the bear] and the wind was good. The rain was coming down and we were getting soaked, but that’s what hunting is about. It’s an adventure,” commented Burford.

Rick Carone is on his own hunt for grizzly bear in the Yukon.  Carone and his guide, Jessica, will push themselves to work through the dangerous and unforgiving terrain. With luck, a bear is spotted in the distance and the goal shifts from discovering a worthy bear, to closing the distance and propelling lead downrange.

“No matter what type of area you’re in in the Yukon, you’re going to come across uneven rocks, trees, blown down spruce, pines,” said Carone. “You’re constantly doing high knees, up and down. The sides of your feet are just getting hammered.”

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