Several of you have helped me gear up for my 1st trip to Alaska. I was successful finding a new hunting partner after the first one had to bail. Deposits are in, airlines are booked, and the gear list is nearing completion. We'll be bowhunting caribou in either 23 or 26A from August 28th through September 3rd. Been reading and digesting the regulations....and just want to make sure I'm on the right track.
- First, it is understood that everything I've learned will need to be re-visited after June 30th.
- Both of us have bowhunter certification cards.
- Archery equipment meets requirements.
- Intended purchases include: annual hunting license, two caribou tags, wolf tag, 14 day fishing license.
- Small game covered by annual hunting license.
- Can't hunt big game same day we fly in.
- Could take black bear or wolverine (beginning 9/1) on a caribou tag. (although told black bear unlikely this far north)
- Harvest tickets only required for caribou. (not black bear or wolverine)
- Keep licenses, tags and harvest tickets on person while hunting and fishing.
- Tag big game and fill out harvest ticket immediately upon kill. Keep harvest ticket until meat is processed.
- Black bear (skull and hide), wolf and wolverine (hide only) require sealing within 30 days of harvest
- Caribou meat in 23 must be left on the bone. Caribou can be boned out completely in 26A.
- No proof of sex necessary on caribou during this time frame.
- Get meat back to camp first. Head and hide are last out.
- Photos of kill sites and meat cache are a good idea.
- Meat flown out by transport prior to the end of hunt requires transfer form.
- Donated meat requires transfer form.
- Report big game harvests after hunt.
So, am I missing and/or misunderstanding anything here?
Appreciate you guys!