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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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