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    Question Eureka during the "OFF" season?

    Would like to do some ATV riding around Eureka when the trails are less crowded.
    What's it like in that area between the early/late caribou seasons (9/20 - 10/20)?

    Thanx, Dave.
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    Count on snow. EVERY year coming out from beyond monument, You will encounter snow when coming out Sept 21st. By mid oct the higher elevations will be tough going for wheelers. And closer to the highway, not enough for sleds. Of course that can all Change in a day. But this is a pretty typical late Sept early to mid oct scene.

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    There is lots of good riding in the Eureka area, between June and July. There used to be a group of us that would play back there during this time frame. No hunters to bother and trails were generally good.

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    Spent the early Caribou season up on the Denali Highway with our new ATV's. Now, hoping to scout both trails and animals on the Glenn Highway side of GMU-13 before the late season opens on October 20. Looks like only ten DM325 tags were issued for that cow moose season beginning October 1, so, most of the crowds should be gone for about a month. If we don't fill our tags before the deep snow falls, we may switch from wheelers to snowmachines?

    But, that all depends on where the 'bou decide to wander . . . . .

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    We too will have one tag to fill on in the late hunt. It's a play it by ear thing with the weather. Either older fan cooled sleds, or the 6X6 with cab and heater. Can go either way. But I wouldn't be taking liquid cooled sleds.

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    We have done a bear hunting/ camping trips up past horse pasture pass in early October and have run into some snow but nothing the wheelers could not push through.

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    Is it likely (not just possible) to find caribou within a half-days ride from the parking area, where we could stay in a camper?
    Or do you have to ride at least a full day in, away from the highway and then tent camp, in order to find meat for the freezer?
    Not trophy hunting, just want the wife & daughter to fill their tags and have a fairly comfortable hunting experience.
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    I intend to camper hunt. Especially if on sleds. Only cuz they travel further faster and easier. I too will just be looking for the first large body Bou.

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