I could probably search through this site and get the answers Im looking for but I would like to converse with some of you on here.
Myself and 3 others are in the very early steps of planing a hunt to the Haul Rd. next fall (2008) and I am just looking for some pointers.
One friend lived and worked in Valdez for 2yrs and has done the hunt once before but didnt have any luck, here is what he said the problem he encountered was
He said that he saw alot of Bou in mid-september but was not able to get a shot as they are very unpredictable and due to lack of cover stalking was not realy an option, he felt that the best way to hunt them would be to attempt to predict theyre movements and attempt to locate an ambush point ahead of the group.
My question is how feasible is this, Ive never been there so I have no idea.
Also I understand that there is a 5mi "bow only" zone from the road, how difficult would it be to access the area where a rifle is permitted.
I know there are no roads but are there small rivers that one would be able to utilize a canoe or small jet power boat to get to this zone, and if so what are the chances of Caribou even being there ??
I know that these questions may seem a bit dumb for those who know more about the area but I guess if Im going to make the trip I want to be as knowledgeable as possible on how to go about it before hand.
Any response would b appreciated
Im from the UP of Michigan so its gonna be a long trip!!