First let me say I like your site. Second, let me say I love Alaska. I've been there twice and if I could afford it I'd go every year.
I am in the initial stages of planning a bou hunt and wanted to throw it out here and solicate (sp) any advice. Here is what I'd like to do.
I plan on driving, along with 2 friends to AK. We would be bowhunting caribou, possibly ML also. To save on cost we would prefer not to fly in. So driving to some point and hike in and out is what I am thinking. Or hike in for two or three days then back out. We plan on a week to 10 days. Thats basically it. I know thats not alot of info but at this point we are pretty flexible. As I mentioned, I've beeb to AK twice. Both times were a flyin hunt in the lake Clark area. They were not guided but I was with a friend thats been to AK over 20 times in the bush so he is quite knowledgable. At least I think he is. The first time we packed out 3 caribou about 2 miles and 2 moose almost as far. Second trip was not as successful as far as animals but I did climb a mountain for a black bear. Both trips were about 15 days in the bush. I say this only so you know that I do have a good idea what to expect. I don't concider myself a wilderness expert but I do have enough skills and confidence to handle a fews days at a time. I have a bunch of questions but should only ask a few at a time. Here is the 1st:
What I would like to know to start with is in your opinion, what areas should I be looking at for a DIY hike in Caribou bowhunt that gives us a decent chance for success?