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    My wife drew dc481 and I am wondering if anyone knows of any trails that are 4 wheeler accessible where you could possibly get to where the caribou would or is it all airplane access, any help would be appreciated

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossfoxAK View Post
    My wife drew dc481 and I am wondering if anyone knows of any trails that are 4 wheeler accessible where you could possibly get to where the caribou would or is it all airplane access, any help would be appreciated
    I drew the same tag. I know folks try to access DC481 from Eureka via the monument trail, but you have to cross the big O and the Black river. I do not believe it is safe to cross with 4 wheels but cannot say for sure because I have never been. I have two track rigs (M76 Otters) and will be going to the area last week in Sept. We could make arrangements for me to fairy you across? I am considering coming down from the Denali Hwy and crossing the Maclarene River and then crossing the Big O and then the Black. I am looking for the most direct path that has the least amount of rocks. I have heard the Monument trail is full of rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M76 Otter View Post
    I drew the same tag. I know folks try to access DC481 from Eureka via the monument trail, but you have to cross the big O and the Black river. I do not believe it is safe to cross with 4 wheels but cannot say for sure because I have never been. I have two track rigs (M76 Otters) and will be going to the area last week in Sept. We could make arrangements for me to fairy you across? I am considering coming down from the Denali Hwy and crossing the Maclarene River and then crossing the Big O and then the Black. I am looking for the most direct path that has the least amount of rocks. I have heard the Monument trail is full of rock.
    Don't the Nelchina herd hunts all close between Sept 20-Oct 20?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frostbitten View Post
    Don't the Nelchina herd hunts all close between Sept 20-Oct 20?
    Yep...it gives the dates right on the info that you got with your draw tag. Don't know of anyone that would want to harvest some rutting bou meat.
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    Looks like it closes for moose in Unit 13 on the 20th as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tearbear View Post
    Looks like it closes for moose in Unit 13 on the 20th as well.
    Thank you for the heads up, I do see the hunt re-opens 21st of Oct depending on snow fall that might be my chance to harvest a bou.

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    M76 Otter - Good luck to you on your hunt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by M76 Otter View Post
    Thank you for the heads up, I do see the hunt re-opens 21st of Oct depending on snow fall that might be my chance to harvest a bou.
    Keep an eye on the quota. The hunt will be shut down once 2200 bulls have been harvested, 700 have been shot so far.

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