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Thread: Late winter fly-in Caribou hunt

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    Default Late winter fly-in Caribou hunt

    A different kind of hunt. Load up sno-gos and arctic camp on NAC in Anchorage and fly to Kotz, Nome, Bethel, or Dillingham. Ride sno-gos from airport to hunt location. Set up camp. Do a subsistence style hunt from camp. Fly it all back to town.
    I am thinking Kotz makes the most sense. Has anyone hunted from a sno-go from any of the regional hubs willing to share some info on finding bous and getting around?

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    Member Roger45's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    Palmer, AK


    I've always have wanted to fly "my" 4 wheeler to Adak as I trust its motor, tranny, and especially the rubber I have on it. Don't want to rent something I'm not sure about. Of the four communities you ask about, Kotz has had the best amount of snow the last few winters...
    "...and then Jack chopped down the beanstock, adding murder and ecological vandalism to the theft, enticement and vandalism charges already mentioned, but he got away with it and lived happily ever after without so much as a guilty twinge about what he had done. Which proves that you can be excused just about anything if you're a hero, because no one asks the inconvenient questions." Terry Pratchett's The Hogfather

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    Oct 2007
    NorthWest Alaska


    Mid Feb theres enough light again, here , to have a good days hunt.

    Bulls will be fairly skinny and antlerless.

    By then Cows will be fat, and they are hunted at that time of year, untill mid April when their fetus will accelerate in growth. A fat cow with out a calf can be some of the best eating Caribou meat, ever.

    Be aware of private lands and Fed lands that would have different rules for subsistence qualifications.
    If you can't Kill it with a 30-06, you should Hide.

    "Dam it all", The Beaver told me.....

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    You get past mid april and the ice out on Kobuk lake starts getting mushy. You can see down to the bottom of the ocean in the mid day light. Not the nicest stuff to take a sled on.


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