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    Video and pictures of some caribou from my recent drive... Not much going on here so I thought I would post a few pictures and video...



    The first picture was on a superhighway where the caribou were coming down the mountain. After the herd on top passed, I went up it and found how super steep it really was. I hid behind a rock and waited for the next herd to come down. Several hundred passed me from a few feet away, it was awesome.


    These caribou were headed north, but it got too steep. They turned, headed south then wrapped up and around the mountain to get to the top.


    All in all I estimate that I saw 15,000 caribou that day. Rough estimate, but they were strung along for nearly 30 miles and partitioned off in large groups all over the place. I think the bulk of this herd was located in these valley's.

    I scored a hat trick along the way too.

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    Jerod, you know the Awsomness of Caribou....Caribou are sooooo frikking Cool......
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    Saw a pic of five woods caribou taken up the Stikeen a few days ago. Said he also saw a few Stones but could not get any pics where you could see them.Critters are out there for the man that can still do it in the ruff stuff.
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    Sweet! That is so cool! Nice looking fox!

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    Quote Originally Posted by strangerinastrangeland View Post
    Jerod, you know the Awsomness of Caribou....Caribou are sooooo frikking Cool......
    If anyone should know, it would be you, Stranger. Is a rutting caribou really that bad? People hunt whitetails and blacktails and all sorts of other ungulates during the rut, so why would a caribou be so much worse?
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    I am curious like SkinnyD - I have shot a lot of game during rut and can't say it was any worse than non rut.
    Took these two little chaps Sunday with bow and they are def in the rut - steaks and roasts so far have been excellent!
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    Very cool pics Jerod! What did ya shoot the foxes with?
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    Jerod that is awesome! What a sight that must have been to see! I have up there where I say about 1500-2000 over a course of some miles, but that would be amazing to see!

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    Rutting caribou are different than other members of the deer family. The bull I shot on the 4th of November was done with the rut, but was obviously thinned out from not eating for several weeks. Since they lap up cow urine during that time, and their adrenaline is so high, it taints the meat. I haven't personally experienced rutty caribou meat, but I've read way too many reports to ignore it.

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    My dad shot a caribou in rut years ago, the meat was basically not edible unless you mixed it with alot of spices and made sausage.. I know sucess rates might be higher in rutting season, as for caribou I would hunt them before or after. Its not a good feeling when you put in the time and hardwork to harvest an animal and all you get out of it is gnarly tasting meat.

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    The rut is over. It was over as of October 26th when I was up there. All the bulls we saw were by themselves or in bachelor groups. I saw no rut activity, no fighting, no bulls chasing cows, etc. The two giant bulls I killed were by themselves feeding and they had zero fat on them. They also taste just fine.

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    Nice bucks, Smokey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GD Yankee View Post
    Nice bucks, Smokey!
    Thanks
    I posted a story in the Out and About section on this forum if you are interested - exciting day!

    Only caribou I have shot were during first week of Sept near Hudson Bay - they were great to eat - not sure when the rut hits that area?
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