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illing a Cana­dian moun­tain sheep is a lit­tle like climb­ing Everest. It’s ex­pen­sive and ar­du­ous and t yp­i­cally in­volves ter­ri­ble weather. Cloth­ing is crit­i­cal, but hun­ters can’t wear the gar­ish, down-stuffed suits that climbers in the Hi­malayas fa­vor. Sheep, it turns out, have in­cred­i­ble eye­sight: So­phis­ti­cated cam­ou­flage is es­sen­tial. “I’d say 80 per­cent of the hun­ters I know wear Kuiu,” says Bob House, who charges $40,000 for guided ex­pe­di­tions in the Yukon. “I ab­so­lutely love it when my client steps off the plane and is fully out­fit­ted in that stuff.” If pay­ing tens of thou­sands of dol­lars and trav­el­ing to a re­mote part of Canada to kill sheep doesn’t al­ready sig­nal how se­ri­ous some­one is, Kuiu does.

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