My husband, father-in-law, and I traveled up to the Denali Hwy to fill our DC482 tags on Thursday night. We got in late Thursday night and were out in the Clearwater Creek CUA by 6am Friday morning. Spent most of the morning glassing hillsides until we saw a group of 6-8 cows and small bulls high up, a couple miles from us. We thought we saw a glimpse of a big bull, but we couldn't be sure. We traveled past them in the direction they were headed, in hopes of interception. Once there, we climbed up to a high vantage point. No less than 5 minutes later, 5 caribou crested the ridge line, with a massive bull in the mix. My father-in-law and I took off to intercept for a closer shot, while my husband hung back in case they traveled to where we were sitting. After several up-downs on small ridges, we popped over a ridge to see the massive bull and his two cows. The cows spooked and the bull gave us a nice broadside shot. I got a shot off and my father-in-law provided back-up. The caribou dropped quickly and it was official! Cleaned it and packed it out in one trip. It was a hard stalk but fast. My first caribou, so I'm thrilled. Hoping to make it a shoulder mount. We kept hunting the next two days, and only saw a few cows and occasional small bulls at a great distance. It was nice that we were able to get such a nice bull when the herd was so sparse.