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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2018, 10:26:39 AM »
I would not bring whites pac boots! I have a pair but I would not want them up there

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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2018, 09:26:31 PM »
Awesome, thank you each and every one of you!!
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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2018, 10:24:38 AM »
You may want to listen to the hunt backcountry podcast's, they have two different episodes where the crew headed to Alaska. Once for Moose and then again for Caribou. Not sure the area, but they did cover in detail the items that made their hunt successful and the things that they may have forgot that made certain parts miserable.

The Meateater also had an episode on hunting caribou you may find some tidbits in that one too.

Hope you take lots of pictures and share with the HuntWa crew. Love to do the same trip one of these years!

Wish you the best of luck. I bet you're getting excited.

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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2018, 10:31:27 AM »
Thanks and yes, I'm already getting excited about this trip!!
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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2018, 10:44:07 AM »
I wouldn't mess with the packs on any level. I would get a good set of hip waders that you can actually hike in and a set of danners that are broke in. The area I hunt is EXTREMELY marshy tundra so I never take off my hip boots but I'm on my wheeler most the time too. You will be fishing mainly for grayling but char as well. I really like small mepps with feather tails or any size zero or one spinner with a feather tail. Char love size two and three virbrax, reds, blues, pinks, silver, rainbow trout colors are good. Fillet the grayling and fry them up! Amazing white flaky meat. The char will be like eating brook trout. The 06 is a great rifle but realize you are in PRIME griz country. The interior bears rarely break 500 lbs but have attitudes like wolverines. Sleep with a can of bear spray lol. As for bugs a thermacell does very little on the white socks. 100% deet does OK. You absolutely want a bug net and gloves. Finally in your mind its easy to think your heading up during the summer but every time I'm in that country that time of year it seems I get dumped on by snow at least one night. I've had snow up there first week of August.
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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2018, 11:54:37 AM »
Remember he will be on the North Slope of the Brooks

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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2018, 02:12:28 PM »
Hey dude,
   I did a moose/caribou combo way out in the brooks.. I would definitely bring some hip waders for sure! I wore mine most of the time as the Tundra was suuuuper wet and boggy. We crossed rivers and creeks all day everyday and without them Id have been completely screwed. I brought my nice leather hunting boots and they were completely soaked (from the top stepping into a hidden bog) within the first two hours of the trip.
    We had some really cold weather too! Id make sure your sleeping bag and pad are up to the task as well! Id bring the bug headnet for sure as they weight nothing and take up zero space for just in case, but while we were there it was just the little tiny biting flies that got to us the first few days, then everything was frozen solid! Have a safe trip man!
   Oh, Id bring a few xtra pairs of warm socks too. The little chemical hand warmers were life savers too!

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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2018, 03:10:53 PM »
Thanks everyone!!  I have a GREAT sleeping bag, no worries there.  Not supposed to be very many bears in the area we will be hunting, BUT I am a bear magnet, so I'm sure if there is any in the area I will see them.  Thanks for the fishing tips!!
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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #23 on: March 29, 2018, 03:48:52 PM »
'06 should be perfect, good optics and knives too

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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2018, 10:06:03 PM »
Is your .30-06 stainless? If not it seems like time for a new gun


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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2018, 08:52:07 AM »
Is your .30-06 stainless? If not it seems like time for a new gun


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Nope and I agree!!!  :)  :)
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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2018, 06:15:49 PM »
Little slow here, absolutely, new stainless 6.5x?.  Optics to match!!!

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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2018, 09:32:38 PM »
 :drool: :drool:
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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2018, 06:24:17 AM »
Hey Fred what did the air fair run you if you don't mind me asking?
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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2018, 06:47:39 AM »
I've hunted the two rivers you'll be hunting 4 times since 2011.   If you have any specific questions, feel free to PM me.   Bugs usually aren't bad in late August or early September but can be if the temp is above 50.  Make sure your rain gear is quality rain gear!  Are you rolling with the guide service that works that area or going in with friends?

 

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