A buddy and I planned on taking the day and going out for caribou down on the Denali Highway looking to fill our Fed tags, we knew several good spots and both of us had been successful there in the past. We loaded up the boat, gassed up the truck and headed down there at 0'dark hundred for a day of fishing and looking for caribou around the Tangles and Paxson Lakes.
Well at 7:00a as we rolled down Denali Highway we spotted a small group of bou about 300 yards from the road in the first Federal area...by 7:15 we had two skillet size down and by 8:15a we were headed back to town with two gutted bou in the pickup. By 12:30 we had the skinning and butchering chores done and 300 pounds of critter dropped off at Delta Meat. By 2:00p we had lunch eaten, gear put away and the truck hosed out. Thankful there's a little less air in the freezer this winter but I kinda wished we had had to hunt a little harder for it...I won't look a gift bou in the mouth though. From dropping the hammer to dropping off the meat took 5 hours.
Boat never even made it to the water.
Probably the quickest successful hunt I've ever had.