My hunting partner and I spent 8 great days in unit 13 looking for caribou and exploring new areas. We didn't see all that many caribou, but managed to take two bulls.
My partner shot his bull at 175 yards and dropped it in it's tracks. I could only get to within 310 yards of my bull. The bull and his cows were bedded down and offered no shot. After settling in and getting my rifle steadied on a dry bag and coat, I made some noise in an attempt to get the caribou to stand up offering a shot. They finally stood up, but I think the wind switched about that time and his cows got spooky taking the bull out past 400 yards before he offered a shot. There was the "thwack" at the shot, nonetheless, he followed his cows over the hill and out of sight. Hmmm. After topping the hill, I could see the cows skylined on the next hill, but the bull was not to be seen. That was a good sign. The bull was leaving a very good blood trail in the snow. It turns out he doubled back and I finished him off at 189 yards. It turns out the first shot was low, taking out the bottom 3 inches of lungs and ribs. Even so, the the bull traveled a good 1/2 mile or more. My partner and I were very surprised to see an animal travel that far with a lung shot. I was shooting a 300 WSM with 180 gr Barnes TSX.