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    Thumbs up Caribou IN Kotzebue!

    I thought that you guys would enjoy this report. Last week we had 2 large groups of Caribou walk through down town Kotzebue. Well ok, they were about 200 yards from the down town area but it was cool to watch! Group 1 which numbered about 800 bou walked off of the frozen sea and over the top of a hill just out of town and the next day group 2, about 400 bou took a break just off of Front Street. It is good to see som many healthy animals in the winter!

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    Cool stuff man. I was working in Kotz for six months in 2004. I will never forget the day I walked out of the post office and saw a few hundred caribou walking along the frozen ocean. For a southern boy, those kind of memories stick with you.
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    See any trophy racks? Did you get one?
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    Racks????

    Those things are RUUUUTTTTTYYYYY by now, surely. Cows are still pretty tasty, but not as fatty and tender. Glad my bulls have been in the freezer since sept.

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    I would have a tough time pulling the .270 out on front street and bagging a bou, I am a private hunter. There were bou taken by some people. I had some students shoot 2-3 out of town near Lockhart Point on Sunday. I will be heading out to Ambler this weekend and will let you know if we see game. Lots of Moose up the Kobuk!

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    Quote Originally Posted by northwestalska View Post
    I would have a tough time pulling the .270 out on front street and bagging a bou, I am a private hunter. There were bou taken by some people. I had some students shoot 2-3 out of town near Lockhart Point on Sunday. I will be heading out to Ambler this weekend and will let you know if we see game. Lots of Moose up the Kobuk!

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    Default Heading up this weekend!!!!

    Weather in the PWS is down, so Im heading north to help a friend fill his Moose permit...and yes there are lots of Moose on the Kobuk!!!! Andy
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    I for one would love to retire in Kiana.
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    Default Moose on the Kobuk

    In the spring time I see groups of moose up near Ambler. I have seen groups of up to 25-30! No ****! The mouth of the Kobuk whick is in the Seliwik WR is thick in the fall. We have about 3 outstanding float hunting rivers that produce big bull and we send a few groups out each fall.

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    I believe it. I've seen bands of 30 as well on the Kugarouk
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    Default Nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by TWB View Post
    I believe it. I've seen bands of 30 as well on the Kugarouk
    Now you are talking about some of my faverote rivers Shuuuu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northwestalska View Post
    In the spring time I see groups of moose up near Ambler. I have seen groups of up to 25-30! No ****! The mouth of the Kobuk whick is in the Seliwik WR is thick in the fall. We have about 3 outstanding float hunting rivers that produce big bull and we send a few groups out each fall.
    I once counted 50 with a friend back behind Ivik, back when you could take Moose in the spring.
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    Default Kobuk

    I used to live in Kobuk. That is amazing country! I shot some incredible caribou and a 62" moose with 7 brow tines on one side and 5 on the other. 19 points total on one side and 21 on the other. It has a drop tine coming from underneath the paddle. It would have been more like 65" if it hadn't broke some major points off. I shot it thanksgiving day in 2000. What a day. I wish I had a pic to share.

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