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    I was planning on hiking into the area where one would generally hunt this herd. Any suggestions on how to get there? I won't be able to actually hunt there this fall (even if I did get drawn), but I'll be up this summer and looking to do a 2-3 day solo outing. I thought this might be a good hiking trip that would also be an opportunity to scout the area for a future drawing permit entry. I'd like to see how difficult it would be without having to pack out an animal if it were a successful hunt. Speaking of animals, what would the likelihood be of running into a black bear?

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    From what I have heard of this hunt you are more likely to see black bear than you are caribou...

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    Access would be Cooper Landing or Hope.

    http://www.wildlife.alaska.gov/GIS/m...ibou/dc001.gif

    Brian has hunted this draw, successfuly. He may be able to give you some pointers.
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    Thanks for the input, I figured I'd go in at Hope and come out at Cooper Landing. Somewhere along the trail I was going to head up into the valleys west of the trail toward the headwaters of Big Indian Creek but not sure though. I'd like to see some bears, and it would be way cool to see some caribou as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobblehead View Post
    Thanks for the input, I figured I'd go in at Hope and come out at Cooper Landing. Somewhere along the trail I was going to head up into the valleys west of the trail toward the headwaters of Big Indian Creek but not sure though. I'd like to see some bears, and it would be way cool to see some caribou as well.

    If you are hiking through the week you might find one of the public use cabins are available. I would check imediatly if you know the dates you will be in the area and you want to use one.
    It ain't about the # of pounds of meat we bring back, nor about how much we spent to go do it. Its about seeing what no one else sees.

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