So a couple buddies and I are going to go do the rifle hunt for caribou up on the haul road this coming August. All of us are rookies to this hunt and are going to drive up from Anchorage. I have been quizing some friends who have done it before pretty hard about the logistics, but was curious if all you guys that have done it before would share with me what you wish someone would have told you before you went the first time.
There seems to be a lot of info on the forum about bowhunting up there (we are bowhunters too and will have our bows, but are going to focus mainly on the rifle hunt), but little on rifle hunting. I suspect it is because most people are scared of the walk. I know the trek is going to be difficult (especially to pack meat out) and I know about the tussocks. We are all young and looking foward to the challenge, so anything about animal behavior, meat preservation, gear, water, etc would be appreciated. Thanks all.