Returned from our hunt on the Canning River 80 miles east of Happy and am pleased to report lots of caribou moving west. They are spread out in groups of 5-300. We saw probably a couple thousand in 7 days. If weather stays "hot" it may slow their progress some, as they seem to hang out in the mountains when that happens, but in any case they should be to the Dalton any old time.
Like many others on this forum have mentioned, kudos to Ralph at Deltana Outfitters, who, though we had our own plane and were not using his services, was very helpful about where the animals were, places to land, relayed satphone messages when our plane got stuck in Happy and we were still in camp, etc. A good outfit. It furthered my confidence in Deltana to discover that the former fish and wildlife officer from Coldfoot is now flying for him.