Just returned from a road trip, up the Dalton Highway. It was only to see the sights and look at the scenery. What I saw was very disappointing to say the least. Dozens of would be hunters, driving up and down the road, trying to cutoff bands of Caribou and then march out to them. What a joke. If this type of behavior was done of this magnitude along any other stretch of highway in the country, non-hunting corridors would be implemented along every highway system in the land.
To me this is just plain lazy and not what the public expects from hunters. If hunters don't change their methods up there, I truly believe others will change them, for them.
Just a few of my observations include: Vehicles left unattended, in the roadway. Hides left on the shoulder of the road. Multiple groups of hunters stalking and closing in (competing for) on the same Caribou from different directions, within plain view of the highway. Trash left at a couple of the pull offs. Meat stacked on the ground, covered with a blue tarp. Makes me wonder about the ethics of the modern hunters.
This road hunt needs to be better policed by the hunters themselves. The antics will not go unheeded by the non-hunting public.
Oh Yeh, the road was rough, sloppy in some spots and the scenery was great.