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    I am planning a 2009 Caribou hunt for me, my brother, and my dad. A flyout and float hunt seems to be what I keep coming back to in my research, so I have decided to purchase an Alaska float hunting book. The two I see are by Strahan and Bartlett. Looks like purchasing both would be silly due to overlap...let me know if I am wrong about that...I have never been to Alaska so this is new research for me.

    1. Which book should I purchase to get the best research tool? Don't mind spending $45 on Strahan's book, but if I can get the same info for $25 from Bartlett's book...my inclination is toward the Strahan book.

    2. Is it reasonable to find an area that contains good caribou (caribou will be the prime objective) and at least a chance at a stalk on a black bear? I don't see much discussion of opportunities in the same area for both species...if not, I'll quite looking...I would love to put my dad on a blackie as he has been skunked on his three bear hunts (two in Manitoba and one in Idaho).

    3. It looks like I need to have it planned by November/December as it appears that some outfits fill up quickly. Looks like Seih was not taking new hunting parties by January 2008 out of Kotz. What goal should I have for having all the planning complete?

    Thanks in advance for the help...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lampasashunter View Post
    I am planning a 2009 Caribou hunt for me, my brother, and my dad. A flyout and float hunt seems to be what I keep coming back to in my research, so I have decided to purchase an Alaska float hunting book. The two I see are by Strahan and Bartlett. Looks like purchasing both would be silly due to overlap...let me know if I am wrong about that...I have never been to Alaska so this is new research for me.

    1. Which book should I purchase to get the best research tool? Don't mind spending $45 on Strahan's book, but if I can get the same info for $25 from Bartlett's book...my inclination is toward the Strahan book.

    2. Is it reasonable to find an area that contains good caribou (caribou will be the prime objective) and at least a chance at a stalk on a black bear? I don't see much discussion of opportunities in the same area for both species...if not, I'll quite looking...I would love to put my dad on a blackie as he has been skunked on his three bear hunts (two in Manitoba and one in Idaho).

    3. It looks like I need to have it planned by November/December as it appears that some outfits fill up quickly. Looks like Seih was not taking new hunting parties by January 2008 out of Kotz. What goal should I have for having all the planning complete?

    Thanks in advance for the help...

    You will get the usual responces about hunt planners some will say strahan, Larry Bartlett , Marc Taylor or various air services might set you up with a plan & some gear. I have used Larry @ http://www.pristineventures.com/ I must say I really dont know what else one could ask for. The logistics are covered, the gear he has is first class, his knowledge speaks for itself. I havent heard 1 bad thing in the 4 years I have used him & his company. I would say talk with your group decide what kind of hunt you want & then get a hold of Larry & share your thoughts & type of hunt you are looking for.

    I have hunted caribou & other game as well using Larrys company & am doing so again this year. As they say happy customers are good for buisness.

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    For the book purchase... go with Strahan's new one.... it is far more comprehensive that Bartlet's book (though I have both and use both for cross reference).

    I have never spoken to Larry but have heard good things. I have spoken to Strahan extensively and he is a top rate fellow. You can't go wrong with Mike...

    Good luck, Caribou is my main species I hunt and I love it... tons of different options. have fun in your research.

    Greg

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