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    My brother has called and let me know he is going to come up from September 10-20th and would like to hunt caribou. I told him off the top off my head maybe the Haul Rd. or Kotz. I would probably take a caribou but would like to focus on grizzly fro myself. What are everyones thoughts? If it helps I have done several trips out of King Salmon for caribou and hunt moose out of Galena and Fairbanks. I have never done a float hunt but would entertain the idea as this will probably be his only trip and I think a float would make a great trip. I welcome any ideas or contacts that people are willing to give.

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    If float hunting, be sure to take a look at Michael Stahan's book. It is a great resource for anyone doing float trips in Alaska. Tons of info.

    http://www.alaskafloathunting.net/
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    IT all depends on how much you want to spend. The Mulchanta herd is at a low level but is still huntable. I'm going again in Sept. Going north to hunt the WACH is a little more expensive and more of a logistical challange. If you are going to hunt up north, you better hurry to make arrangements. If you are going to do a float, I would highly recommend contacting Larry Bartlett at Pristine Ventures to help with the hunt planning, he is very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill S. View Post
    IT all depends on how much you want to spend. The Mulchanta herd is at a low level but is still huntable. I'm going again in Sept. Going north to hunt the WACH is a little more expensive and more of a logistical challange. If you are going to hunt up north, you better hurry to make arrangements. If you are going to do a float, I would highly recommend contacting Larry Bartlett at Pristine Ventures to help with the hunt planning, he is very good.
    Sorry for sounding dumb... Up north as in?

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    WACH is western arctic caribou herd. Found up above Kotz. Drop hunt or float trip. Gets crowded up there in places. Only so many operators/bush services, so this is a hunt you want to plan early.
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    It is getting real late for a WACH hunt but we can still do it.

    Go to www.northwestalaska.com and let the trip planning begin!

    I am your best bet in Rafts, Camps and trip planning assistance for WACH hunts.

    Walt
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    33 miles north of the Arctic Circle

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    Walt,

    I was hoping you might chime in here. Thanks for the help you offered our group on the Kug. We had a blast!
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    You may have a problem booking an service out of Kotz this late, most should be booked up by now. You may want to look into Bettles as well GMU 26.

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    Hit some friends in Kotz or up Kobuk river , if you can.
    Hunting Caribou by boat that time of year is best. Aint nothing like it in the world.

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    Kotz is crowded and the bou unpredictable. I would recommend going out of Bettles into unit 26. Larger bag limit. Less crowds. More hunter friendly attitude in Bettles. Talk to Brooks Range Aviation and Bettles Lodge.
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