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    Default partner wanted for 40-mile bou in Salcha River drainage this week/weekend

    I was in this area on Monday. We did not see any caribou, but did see old and fresh tracks. My partners snowmobile broke so our hunt ended early.

    I am looking for a partner with a reliable snowmobile to head back into the Salcha drainage with me.

    This is the first time I have hunted this area. I am still discovering the area. I want to travel about 75 miles on the snowmobile on this trip.

    Long story short--I am taking my .270 for a snowmobile ride. If we see bou--great--if not--it will be a great day in the Alaska Wilderness.

    I do have my own snowmobile. I do not have a trailer. The place I unload the snowmobiles at has a ramp for off-loading a pickup.

    I am available any day between now and the 21st of Jan. PM if interested. I am in North Pole.

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    The weekend temps are expected to be warm. I plan to take my son and gun for a snowmachine ride this Saturday. I would like to head out this Saturday if anyone else wants to go.

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    I am headed out Sunday if anyone wants to go along.

    I will Be available next Friday through Monday as well. PM if interested.

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    Hey did you go? And if so, how did it go? Would be good to get out this weekend. Anyone know trail conditions out that way and up the river?

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    I did get out in the Salcha drainage area a couple weeks ago. The area I went in had zero fresh sign of bou. Great day of riding and saw some great new country.

    I want to head to the Middle Fork of the Chena on Sunday 3 March if anyone is interested in going.

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    your box was full but yes to a snow berm and no to a ramp. i used the snow berm.
    Trying to play enough to make working for the money all worth it.

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    I made it out Sunday to the Middle Fork. Saw (almost ran over) a heard of 30-40 bou .6 miles from the Tuechet Creek boundary. We had the entire drainage to ourselves. The bou are in the Middle Creek drainage in decent numbers--200ish animals based on fresh tracks. We saw fresh sign from 3 miles in to about 40 miles in. The bou are low--down in the thick stuff and the moose are up on the mountain sides. Saw a lot of fresh wolf sign. Almost every bou track had a wolf track in it.

    We found two dead bou (one bull--one cow) on the river, the wolves had picked clean.

    If I went again; I would pack for a 2-day trip. You have to almost run into the bou on the trail since visibilty is limited due to terrain. The trail is a lil rough at the beginning, but overall a very easy ride in. 1.5 hours from pullout at MP 45.5 to the Tuechet Creek hunt boundary.

    Thank you much Kmagers for all your help.

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