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    Hey anyone know where a guy could potentially find some caribou up the yentna?! There any mountain caribou in the alaska range up near the forks?

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    Don't think there are caribou up there or else there would be hundreds of people hunting them. the brush is so dense up there they would have to be right on the river bank to see it, it is the thickest brush I've ever seen up the west and east fork of the yentna

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    Thanks never been up that far so didn't know how thick it was up there have been told both ways that it's really thick up there but also been told it thins out up that way

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    The last caribou to be shot off the yetna was in the 1980's according to my father and his friends. There used to be caribou that would crossover from rainy pass and to where the cantwell herd is at, but that quit in the 30/40s. Read that out of an old bush pilot book. Now the rainy pass herd is small and hangs out over near rainy pass and farther south. In shem petes book the caribou would go clear down into beluga, mouth of alexander, and up the banks of the yetna clear up to collinsville and lake chelatna. The miners in petersville would hunt the caribou and that was probably the demise of them in the end.

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