I just returned from Camp today, needed gas and I ran into a friend from Noatak at Crowley. We were both enjoying paying the $236 a drum for gas and trading stories as I have not seen him in about 3 months.
The uasual question arose around hunting and he tells me that he took 5 caribou yesterday about 2 miles out of town. The story is that there are a number of small bands (8-10) between 15-40 animals each hanging around the Noatak area. They were fat and healthy. I also talked with Jim Dau from AF&G and he tells me that almost the entire herd is wintering between Candle and Nome. “This is the largest number of animals I have ever seen on the Seward Peninsula.” Sorry for the poor quote Jim! Interesting that the bou are that far south this early and in such number. Caribou are unpredictable animals!
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