View Poll Results: Are you going to chase some Forty-Mile caribou?

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Thread: Forty Mile Caribou on Thursday

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    Default Forty Mile Caribou on Thursday

    Just wanted to know how many folks planned on chasing some 'bou this weekend?
    "He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and he who rules his spirit is better than he who takes a city." ~ Proverbs 16:32

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    I think alot of us have shot our one caribou on different hunts mine was shot up on the Haul road, others did the tier or draw hunt in unit 13. I'm willing to bet this 40 mile herd (this hunt) will be hunted primarily by the folks up north no need to worry about the Anchorage/valley crew showing up.

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    If I dont go out to PWS to whack a bunch of deer this weekend I may load up the snowmachines and take my daughters out to salvage a bou or two..

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    Besides why waste time with a caribou when 20A winter moose registration hunts are going on right now!

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    Default Ummm

    323, I already got a Moose, and my son and I got caribou.. and goat..

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    Looks like warm weather, so I might???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoytguy View Post
    323, I already got a Moose, and my son and I got caribou.. and goat..
    Well take you daughters moose hunting then...

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    Better call the hotline, It has been closed in Zone 1, only part of it is open. Here is the EO:

    http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/static/ho...s/03-13-11.pdf

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    Nope. Already got one and no big antlers to be had, anyways.

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    And now you can burn a lot more gas since you have to be north of the 40 mile river! Good luck boys!

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    Yup, missed the Aug hunt; so going to at least give it a shot.

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    Am planning on trying. I have never harvested a caribou, ever time I have been given the oppertunity- I had just shot a moose. Got invited on a hunt for this weekend- so am going to give it an effort. Not sure about driving north of the 112 mile bridge- seems like a long trip even with temps in the teens (as forecast).
    Good luck to those who try.

    Stay warm,
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    I've actually been calling around to determine if a person can even drive that far north. Never really got a solid answer from DOT, Tok State Troopers, or Tok office for Alaska Fish and Game. After looking at driving there from North Pole, I just decided to head up the haul road instead. Its the same distance and at least that way I know I can get somewhere I can hunt since it looks like the 40 mile herd is offlimits to anyone without a snowmachine.

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    Road conditions aren't the best. Obviously the road is closed so your aren't going to get someone to tell you that it is driveable. Very few caribou north of Mile 121, but I am sure some will give it a shot. Bring extra gas, shovels, chains, winter gear, etc. Been snowing yesterday and today.

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    Red face

    This hunt is for the adventurous type. Only seen one Caribou in the legal area and that was a small cow. Best atlers seen was in back of a State troopers truck on way back. Seems it was shot too far south of legal area.....
    Did see a wolf, several fox, and a sharptail on the trip. All in all, had fun, and came back safe with out harvesting a caribou.

    ROAD Conditions were BAD.

    Chris

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