All: Some of this topic was covered in a separate thread a few weeks ago. This is the URL that comes up when I go back to that thread, so I suspect it will work for you, too: http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/...ghlight=Noatak
I responded a couple of weeks ago at the bottom of the thread. My answer is still accurate to the question that was asked at that time. I don't know enough to say whether the answer, which appears below, addresses questions noted above that pertain to the NPS. Send me a pm or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have a specific item for Noatak National Preserve that you'd like me to track down.
"Sorry to be a little late replying to the initial inquiry, but wanted you to know that the National Park Service has eliminated the client cap for fly-in caribou hunts (there never were any for other species).
"This change goes into effect for the 2012 season. There is a time restriction on flights into the far western portion of the preserve. Commercial use authorization holders will be authorized to transport non-federally qualified subsistence caribou hunters into the far western portion of Noatak
National Preserve after September 15, unless an earlier date is authorized by the superintendent.
"I would recommend checking with your air taxi or the preserve office (442-3890) for specifics on locations & timing."
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