We were able to do our first "haul road" caribou hunt this year and it was a neat experience. While I come from midwest deer hunting background I am used to lots of people and seeing goofy things, there were a couple of strategies I watched and simply laughed at:
1. We set up on a nice group of bulls where we thought they were going to cross the road. Our set up didn't work, but a couple guys is a red pickup drove quickly south down the road when they saw the group wasn't headed for us. They got out of the pickup and quickly tried to get to an ambush spot. They were a little slow and the animals saw them and started veering away and back up a hill, with a little quickness to their step. Well one of the guys, instead of realizing he was made and should give up, started running after the caribou! He looked like a wolf running up toward the animals which were increasing their pace every second. He must have run after them for a good 15-20 seconds. I hadn't laughed so hard in a while.
2. We (along with a bunch of others) were spread out using the pipeline as cover waiting for a herd to decide where it was going to cross. When one guy figured out it was not going to be anywhere near him, he proceeded to hold his bow over his head like a set of antlers and started walking toward them. Again I laughed real hard.
Are these typical strategies?
Our trip results: