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Offline MikeWalking

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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #45 on: May 24, 2018, 03:24:01 PM »
Heading up there at the end of Aug.  For some of you guys that have been up there, can you recommend gear that made your hunt more enjoyable or was downright necessary?  Do you think a Pair of White's Pac boots would be a good choice?  What type, if not, would you recommend?  What lures should I take for fishing?  Any way recommended for fixing fish that we do catch?  What caliber do you recommend...is my 30.06 suited to that environment (tell me no, so I have to buy a new rifle...and then recommend a good caliber! :)  )  How are the bugs during late Aug and besides a Thermocell do you recommend a headnet?  I appreciate any and all advice, thanks!

I've done 5 solo backpack trips in the Brooks Range.   Didn't have the $$ to hunt that far from home.  I wore my Pacs for all of them.  Cabela's Trail Runners?  Not sure if they're still offered.  I caught good size Grayling on almost every cast with my favorite frog pattern lure, in fact they hit everything offered but a foam spider.  I liked to cut them into 3rd's and stand them up in a few inches of water with a good goop of clarified butter and seasoning for a quick boil.

One 2 week trip I killed 10 mosquitos, passed on the OFF.  Other years they were like black rain.   OFF seemed to work better up there too. 

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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #46 on: May 25, 2018, 05:54:28 AM »
Awesome, THANK YOU!!!!
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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #47 on: July 24, 2018, 08:31:13 AM »
T minus 29 days and counting down!!!! 
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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #48 on: July 26, 2018, 01:19:14 PM »
We are leaving the 22nd of August to head up to hunt with Ryan as well. PM me if you want to chat...

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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #49 on: July 26, 2018, 01:26:34 PM »
Where abouts will you be hunting?  I am working outside of Coldfoot now until August 3rd and will be North of Atigun Aug. 22-Sept 10.  I would be happy to keep you updated on weather conditions/animal sightings, if wanted.

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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #50 on: July 26, 2018, 03:04:05 PM »
We are flying in to Deadhorse and then driving south a bit to the Sag River and then taking an airboat ride in to the Ivishak River.  Unit 26B.  Thanks for any information on the weather or other conditions!!!
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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #51 on: July 26, 2018, 03:04:28 PM »
We are leaving the 22nd of August to head up to hunt with Ryan as well. PM me if you want to chat...

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PM in bound!  :)
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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #52 on: July 26, 2018, 07:00:51 PM »
I drove my truck up at the end of the school year to scout for my dm210 moose tag on aug 20. I fly back up next Thursday, Aug 2 and will be heading across the pass a couple days later. I have a PR49 packraft to float across the Sag river. PM me and I can let you know how it goes.


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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #53 on: July 26, 2018, 08:31:28 PM »
Machias, we spoke via pm earlier this spring. Iím doing this hunt as well with a few buddies this September. Iím gunna hit you up with another pm :tup:
Go hawks

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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #54 on: July 26, 2018, 09:58:32 PM »
 :tup:
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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #55 on: July 27, 2018, 05:49:53 AM »
Will you be hunting from a horse?

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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #56 on: July 27, 2018, 08:02:25 AM »
No, we are taking an airboat ride in and boot hunting from our drop off point.
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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #57 on: July 30, 2018, 03:28:28 PM »
Hey Fred, I sent you another pm.....Josh
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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #58 on: July 30, 2018, 03:49:57 PM »
Hey Fred, I sent you another pm.....Josh

 :tup:
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Re: Brooks Range Caribou Hunt
« Reply #59 on: August 15, 2018, 06:41:29 PM »
good luck!! this is on my bucket list for sure
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