As an Alaska resident, I’ve chased sheep nearly every year of my adult life, and I have a clear understanding of how brutally demanding the hunt can be, even with a rifle. With a traditional bow, the challenge borders on foolishness. There’s a slim margin for success. But those long odds are exactly what makes it so irresistible. To give myself the best chance of killing a ram with my bow, I’d need to take my shooting to the next level. I’d need to be prepared, both mentally and physically, to shoot with control and confidence when it counts, because shot opportunities on a sheep hunt are fleeting, if they come at all. I knew I’d need a shooting coach.