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    I can't find anything on line about how the herd did this last winter and if Fish and Game has done a count. Has anyone else heard or seen anything? It is quite possible I don't know where to look so I appreciate everyone's help.

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    I called the bio this week. They haven't flown the survey yet.


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    Thanks for the info.

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    Wifes got DC480 tag, Got to fly it the other day, good number of animals up real high, but they are there.

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    saw four last week, all bulls. ones gonna be a nice one. ones mine though.
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    Default Nelchina Caribou Herd

    I saw about 40 between tangle lakes and rock creek heading east 3 weeks ago. The bulls antlers were already standing out against the cows. The bio did tell me that the herd kinda split into 3 mini herds and one of them over wintered between eureka and lake Louise rather than travel northeast. I think this winter should have been a lot easier on then. And the early spring in particular should have hopefully made travel easier for the calves migrating back. The band of about 30 that I saw had to have been 40% calves. It's all anecdotal till they fly the survey and give us real numbers.


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    Also, Becky Shwanke quit so Frank is the guy in the Glennallen office to talk to. Whenever there is something official to know, he'll know it first.


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    I want to reserve one for my mom. At 75 she is determined to not just let the guys do it and wants one of her own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin L View Post
    I want to reserve one for my mom. At 75 she is determined to not just let the guys do it and wants one of her own.
    Does she have the permit already?


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    Yup she has her permit and has been out to the range practicing with her new rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highestview View Post
    Also, Becky Shwanke quit so Frank is the guy in the Glennallen office to talk to. Whenever there is something official to know, he'll know it first.


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    Becky quit? When did this happen, where did she go to? That will be a loss to that department..

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailblazersteve View Post
    Becky quit? When did this happen, where did she go to? That will be a loss to that department..
    Don't know, but when I called last Monday, they said she quit.


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    pretty sure she is pursuing her kids clothing line tuff kids or something like that?! i got a survey in the mail a while back about it.
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