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    Default Chicken

    Anyone have any word on Carribou movement around Chicken?
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    Fish and Game said they would be doing a fly over and then would update the recording (267-2310) on Thursday or Friday.

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    Default Chicken bou

    A friend flew in that area yesterday and saw lots of singles. No real groups. Sounds like people will really have to hunt.

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    Default Watch the EO

    If the EO comes out to close the hunt the day after the hunt opens, then you know the bou are there. If not, then good luck guys.

    I have called the hotline and for me it was not very usefull. Maybe it has been better for others.

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    Default Chicken

    Thanks for the bou report. I figure we will at least get to hunt through the weekend before fish and game receives enough reports to close the hunt.
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    Default Chicken Run

    Everybody wear your Kevlar and Body armor.

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    Default Well????

    So did anybody go? Would love to hear how it turned out.

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    Bobby, Give me a call, I got some info for you....

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    Default 8/12/08

    I just listened to the caribou hotline and no closures yet (isn't digital phone wonderful? - no long distance fees).

    Looks like hunters may actually have to hunt for their caribou.

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    Default Tough Work Out There

    Spent 2 full days out in the Chicken region, saw some limited sign and heard rumors that at least a dozen or so had been shot on opening day. I must say though, it was pretty awful with how many people were out there, I have never in my life entertained the idea of wearing hunter orange until this hunt. Probably won't do it again, the fortymile caribou seem just like fishing for Kings, anywhere you have decent odds of hooking into something, there are tons of people. Getting snagged by a hook is one thing, but shot... don't think I want to be able to compare the two based on experience...

    Keep posting, would love to hear some success stories from out there..

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    I'm heading up tonight and was wondering if its better up towards Eagle on the walkin side or to say south and do Chicken ridge. Any suggestions would be great and I will let you know how I do.

    Good hunting to all.

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    Default 2 kills

    I spent 3 days back there in chicken and managed to kill two things, my 6 wheeler and my 4 wheeler. It was a complete disaster. WAY WAY WAY TOOO MANY PEOPLE. I have to agree completely with what Limetrude said, never in my life have i considered wearing hunter orange. I was 22 miles back on the opener and only hear 4 gun blast. Not to many were taken where i was at. I saw about 2 dozen back on a ridge, but no one wanted to get off thier 4 wheelers to go get them. I heared that Summit is where they were at.

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    Thumbs up 2nd Year in a row!

    No complaints here! Saw plenty of Caribou, shot a big bull opening day second year in a row, and my Son passed on 3 because they weren't "Bigger than Dad's"! Ha Ha Ha. We stayed away from chicken ridge of course, but in the vacinity of Mt Warbelow. Trails were terrible to say the least with all the rain. The weather kinda sucked (Rain/sleet/hail), but enjoyed packing the meat back to the quads in the cool weather. Still plenty up there..... be safe and good luck!
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    Awesome bou! I'm jealous....
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    Default ____ Days and Counting

    that's OK MN, you'll be on the bou next fall, and on the hares and ptarmigan in a couple of months!! how many days until you're in AK?

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    just came rfom my Taxidermist and a fella showed up.Said weather sucked and they only saw two caribou.Left here Fri and by Monday everyone was leaving,they stayed behind Monday and ended up shooting two animals.Two little ones I might add.

    He also told a story about a couple fellas stalking a couple of really nice animals and where 100 yards out only to have a couple of yahoo's see them and rush down to get 3-400 yds off and started shooting over there heads at the Caribou.

    I know its a 2nd hand story,but take it for what its worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdhunter View Post
    that's OK MN, you'll be on the bou next fall, and on the hares and ptarmigan in a couple of months!! how many days until you're in AK?
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    CONGRATS ALASKN MTN MAN. Nice Bou. Let the killing begin. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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    Default Bou-less Chicken

    Just back from Chicken Ridge. Saw nothiing in Range in 3 days of glassing. Was about 20 miles in. Heard very few shots compared with previous years. If you are thinking about driving up, save you gas or try the Steese or something. Chicken Ridge is bou-less.
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    Default steese

    closes @ midnight thursday. you have 24 hours

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