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    Hello all,

    I am preparing for a caribou hunt and I am asking for help. I have hunted in 20a before, off the Rex Trail for moose. I have not seen much in the way of caribou signs there so i'm looking for other options. I'm asking if anyone can point me in the right direction this year for caribou?

    I spoke with the unit biologist and he suggested going in on either the Ferry Trail or the Healy Creek Trail. He said the animals were scattered about in the foothills of the AK range and that these locations might be my best bet, short of flying in which is not an option this year. I understand the railroad bridge on the Ferry Trail is a little narrow as not intended for atv's. I have a 13 Sportsman 500 and a double axle pac-rat. Can I make the bridge?

    Thanks for any info folks can offer!

    Chris

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    It's been awhile since I have been over the rail bridge at Ferry, but I am pretty sure the catwalk is only 44" wide. My 13 year old son pulled that permit, my challenge right now is that none of my rigs will fit on the bridge. Looks like I might have to give Healy creek a look.
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    Are either of you guys opposed to walking in from the Parks? I used to guide from Cantwell before I relocated to Sheep Mountain and I'm really familiar with what those caribou in GMU 20A do in August, September and October. If you're just hell-bent on using your quads, then you're on your own. Good luck!!!

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    Sent you a PM.

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    Jason,

    tried to to reply to your PM but said you're full. Clear out a message and I'll resend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maverick940 View Post
    Are either of you guys opposed to walking in from the Parks? I used to guide from Cantwell before I relocated to Sheep Mountain and I'm really familiar with what those caribou in GMU 20A do in August, September and October. If you're just hell-bent on using your quads, then you're on your own. Good luck!!!
    We are not opposed to walking. The only time I have spent in the area is on the Ferry trail when I had the 827 permit about 12 years ago. Any general guidance on starting points would be helpful.
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    Hiring a transporter and flying in will get you into a lot more bou from my research fyi. I flew in years ago.

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    I believe you can access ferry trail from the Rex trail side parking area, but you have to ride over the mountian. It was a decent trail last time I was on it. Coupla big hills to climb and desend.

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