Hunted Caribou up on the Wulik and Kugururok Rivers (switched camps mid-week) from 8/30-9/7 (both rivers were very low, by the way). Rented gear from Walt and flew with NW Aviation, now run by Jim Kincaid. Both Walt and Jim were very helpful in setting up our trip and I would highly recommend them both.
Early cool weather moved some animals into areas accessible from Kotz a couple weeks prior to our arrival. Of course, the hot weather arrived with us and and usual, "we should have been there last week". We had honest 80 degree temps with little breeze and no clouds almost every day. Every caribou we saw was heading north and some were just doing full speed doughnuts trying to escape the bugs, which were another story.
We saw a total of approx. 75 head, with most of them on the first day. We were able to take advantage of that and one of my my partner's arrowed a decent bull on his first stalk. We were all bowhunting and were fortunate to go 1 for 3, given the conditions.
We saw a wide variety of big game species; Moose, Caribou, Musk Ox, Wolf, Grizzly Bear and Dall Sheep. We watched a large black wolf attempt to bring down a big bull Caribou, an event that lasted for hours and was a highlight of my outdoor experiences. We caught a great variety of fish including Dolly Varden (or Arctic Char?), Arctic Grayling and Salmon. The remote country, scenic views and great fishing more than made up for the slow hunting, it was the most successful unsuccessful hunting trip I've ever been on.