Good morning guys. I want to apologies to you as my report has been very “Generic” in the past week. I have had poor communication with the guys who I rely on for the report and hopefully this will give you some better info.
I talked wit 2 flight services and NPS law enforcement last night and all report that the country has very good numbers of bou moving through it. The Kug and the Kelly are both thick with scattered groups, most numbering in at 50-75 animals. The upper benches in the Squirral and most of the passes are running with continuous streams of caribou but they are very thick with hunting groups. This is normal and if you don’t mind hearing other camps in your area you should do fine but I personally would not like it. The Aggi and Ellt which are referred as the Noatak Flats, are also getting hammered with hunters but there are large numbers of bou working through that area also. I had a group of hunters who hunted the Ohmar River last weekend And bagged 6 bulls with one scoring 373 B & B and one scoring 325. They had to work very hard as the animals were spread way out and they put about 8-10 miles of boot work into these animals but they saw some very high quality bulls in 4 days.
I do not have any reports from the upper Noatak but I will work on that soon. The Kobuk river and Selawik Refuge is seeing lots of animals coming through. I talked with some friends who are from Noorvik and they report that the animals are passing with in 5 miles of the town and heading towards Spud Farm (Selawik area), might consider the Selawik Wildlife Refuge as a possibility.
The one area that if empty is the Wulik River. Almost no caribou up there but the Moose are coming in for sure.
Well there you have it, the forecast is good hunting and the temps are seasonal but no crappy weather!
Good Luck and let me know if you need anything.
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