My son was lucky and drew the YC833 tag, the youth caribou hunt in mid August, 10th-21 st along the Taylor Hwy. Only 13 permits. We've been up the Taylor Hwy on up to Eagle a number of times but have never hunted that area.
I've spoken with F&G in Tok and will be contacting them again here shortly. Anyway we're looking for any advice on hunting this area. We made a scouting trip up that way in June and located a few areas that looked promising.
We have atv's and can/will get off the hwy, I saw a number of trails but if anyone has any details about these trails or where you would look for caribou that time of year I would appreciate it.
My son has been hunting with me for years but has yet to harvest a big game animal and I'm hoping this will be a good opportunity. He's a crack shot, passed his hunters safety when he was eight and is ready to go today.
We'll both celebrate our Birthdays on this hunt and it would be the best B-Day present ever if he is successful.
Thanks in advance,