Now I've never hunted Chiken during the opener (Aug 10) for the Registration Caribou hunt but I do hunt in the general area (within 80 miles) for moose. I've also worked several SAR missions doing MEDEVACs for folks injured during this hunt (various causes for injuries ). I would however like to take the wife up there this year for the Caribout opener and have a few questions for those of you who have done this hunt (at that time).
1. Do ya pretty much have to be there within the first few days of the opening, or is it hit or miss for a few weeks?
2. Is Chicken ridge the best bet, or are there other areas? I know of a few other spots (Taylor MTN, Past Boundary Cutt-off) but have always heard that there's always Bou on the ridge. I heard something about American Summit as well.
Again, my biggest concern is due to working a few missions where folks were injured on the ridge from a combination of wild activities, 4-wheelers and alcohol. Not making any judgements just my observations/experience while doing the "SAR thang".
ANyway, any info would be appreciated. This will (hopefully) be the wifes first big game animal and I want to do my best to make sure she has a great experience.