Adam Foss is the youngest archer to have taken all four species of North American Wild Sheep, but he'll be the last to tell you that. He quietly practices his shot with friends and charges mountain trails to get into what he calls "sheep shape," driven by the thrill and effort of backpack hunting.
Growing up in the Alberta Rockies, he comes from a family of accomplished archery sheep hunters. Together, Adam, his dad Tom, and brother Cam have been scaling Canadian cirques and headwalls since they were old enough to hold tags.
Friendly and self-deprecating as he is, Adam is fiercely competitive. He relishes being pushed and pushing others. Growing up, he was a scrap boxer and talented lacrosse player. He applies the same team philosophy to tackling big days in sheep country.
"It's hunting with somebody, for somebody, that pushes you through some tough situations in the mountains. The other guy encourages and carries you on his back, and he knows you'll do the exact same."