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    Default RC566 caribou update?

    Was just sitting here with my harvest ticket planning our yearly trip to God's Country and wondering if Claude or any of you other guys had been driving the Denali Highway and noticed caribou migration. Are they pointing East, how do the calf numbers look, etc?

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    When will they announce the quotas?


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    Quote Originally Posted by limon32 View Post
    When will they announce the quotas?


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    Usually a week or two before the season starts, so soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Usually a week or two before the season starts, so soon.
    Awesome, thanks!


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    I heard that the quota was going to be half of the draw permit total. Guess the Yeti population is out of control due to the warm winter and hot summer. Apparently cub (are they considered cubs?) survival has been off the charts.

    Best of luck if you go, you'll have your work cut out for you. Those caribou are nearly impossible to find.

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    I ATVed into Eureka during the 4th July weekend. Didn't see any. Went about 25 miles in.

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    Thanks Bambistew, you know this is the easiest hunt in the state (if they are near the road and heading for Tok) right?
    Thanks Mammoth Hunter, even bad news is good to know. We are going to hunt up North by MacLaren so it's fine with me if none head down by Eureka!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jktimm View Post
    Thanks Bambistew, you know this is the easiest hunt in the state (if they are near the road and heading for Tok) right?
    I had no idea that it was "that" easy. I thought Alaska Range sheep hunts were the easiest in the state?

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    LOL! I know I would rather walk twenty miles on that nice moss covered tundra than climb just 50 feet of sliding shale!

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    Default Caribou update - RC566 Denali Highway

    Been out and about all summer doing tours and such. The caribou finally moved into our area about 6 days ago. A large migration moved from near Butte Lake, crossed the river, and most of them are going up the Denali Highway, going North at MP 70 and heading into the Upper Clearwater area, and then I assume they will be spreading out from there. We had seen only a few caribou all summer until that point.

    Also, everyone knows that the easiest hunt is Tok Sheep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denalihunter View Post
    Also, everyone knows that the easiest hunt is Tok Sheep.

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    I thought the easiest hunt was Denali Highway lynx?

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    Come everyone knows the easiest hunt is going to Carrs
    Is it opening day of duck season yet
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    Cheaper some times also! LOL
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    Come everyone knows the easiest hunt is going to Carrs

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    I think the Denali Highway Lynx is a close second to any sheep hunt. Just like shooting fish in a barrel!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jktimm View Post
    Was just sitting here with my harvest ticket planning our yearly trip to God's Country and wondering if Claude or any of you other guys had been driving the Denali Highway and noticed caribou migration. Are they pointing East, how do the calf numbers look, etc?
    And I'm just sitting here still waiting for mine to show up. Everyone I know got theirs already. WTH.

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    Yeti hunting is the easiest. You guys know this! .... Had a buddy spot bou in Eureka 2 weeks ago.

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    Any updates on herd migration or any sitings on the denali.highway area? Opening say is upon us!

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    Hey I was wondering if anyone had any updates on the herd movement or any sitings? Opening day is upon us!

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    Nothing new. Caribou in small numbers everywhere here. That early migration turned out to be only a few days of caribou coming through. They seem really spread out. You could probably sit anywhere for a couple of hours and see one or two. Did see two wolves today out by Roosevelt Lake. Caribou were pretty skittish out that way today.
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    Thanks for the update. How has the rain been up there this summer? Can I expect the trails muddy and rivers high or has it been relatively dry?

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