EDITION OF 26
SOLD OUT 2016
I have dedicated “Northern Pride” to the Tok Management Area [TMA]. I hunted the area in the late 60’s and early 70’s. I could see the potential of these magnificent rams making a great trophy. Their fancy style, fast growing potential easily convinced me that this block of the Alaska Range should be set aside as a trophy sheep area in 1974. I helped pushed for the creation of the Tok Management Area.
1977, my family & I moved from the Fairbanks area to the Alaska range south of Tok on the Tok Cutoff, which is the extreme eastern boundary of Tok Management Area. We have made our home & lived here since, raising our son, Matt Snyder here, hunting and trekking the sheep hills. Through months of mountain hiking & hunting with our backpacks, we have come to know almost every ram band and every square mile of this spectacular area. We have a great appreciation to these magnificent animals of God's creations.
Rams of the TMA have some of the most beautiful styled horns of sheep found anywhere, not so much in regards to their Boone and Crocket score, but by their sheer beauty and grace. The sculpture depicts a 14-year-old 42” ram I personally took in the TMA.
“Northern Pride” is a limited edition bronze that can be in traditional earth tones [buffed] or it's natural color patina of a Dall or Stone. “Northern Pride” measures 15.5” L x 15” H x 9” W in a limited edition of 26.
Issue Date: 2005. Current Price is $3500
Phone (907)883-2833 or 2830
Frank Entsminger HC 72 Box 800, Tok Alaska 99780
Tribute to the Tok Management Area
Frank Entsminger pictured with a Tok Management Area ram he took in 1985. The family of three, Frank, Sue and Matt had been out on the hunt many days when an early August snowstorm put them in a life threatening situation high on a mountain top where wind destroy the tent fly. At daylight, they had to abort the hunt. After recuperating at home a few days, Frank returned to the area to bag this 14 year old beauty on a sunny day. That is hunting for you. You can see the magnificent style of Tok Management Area rams.