Alright, here we go again. We begin the official thread for disseminating rumors, misinformation, opinions and wild speculation about the Nelchina caribou herd and the upcoming hunt for it. I talked to Becky at the Glennallen field office last week. According to her, the hunters last year came in almost 2000 under quota. That's preliminary good news. We may have a pretty good surplus this year with that. As weird as this winter was, remember that the herd actually grew in size over the 2011-2012 winter which was far worse as far as total snow. They should be flying the survey within the next week or two. I'll try and get someone on the phone as soon as possible and get a summary of how the herd is looking. It is confirmed that all the drawing tags have been converted to any caribou, not any bull. I hope they eliminate the boundary lines again, but we'll have to wait and see for that. Anyways, good luck, safe hunting and may God put meat in all of your freezers.