Just want to thank all of you for your help and for welcoming a few of us from the lower 48. My friend Mike and I came up for a 24 day adventure that was our first visit to Alaska.
We fished for a week on the way to Fairbanks to start our moose/caribou combo. (another story) From there we flew to Ft Yukon and then on up to the Brooks range for a 2 week float. On sept 2 Kirk (our pilot) took us in with 2 trips and supplied us with NRS self bailers.
Heard alot of wolves the first 4 days but never saw them. We were there for an adventure and to gather some meat. We took a small caribou on day 4 and started trying to eat it all! Keeping meat cold was a chore, I dont need to tell you all how warm it was. Did alot of photography and fishing untill day 10.
Got lucky and found a bedded moose at 3 pm and stalked him to within 50 yards. MIke made a perfect heart shot and we started the butchering process. Moose was 58 inches. Worked on it till 11pm and had all meat in tag bags (worth the $) and layed across the willows. We moved the head about 50 yards from the carcas and packed out 1 load of meat each. Next morning we went in the quarter mile and made a careful aproach and continued packing out meat. By 6 pm we had all meat and caped the head and were back at camp. Never saw a bear. We called Kirk on the sat phone to see if he could come in a day early as it was so warm.(high 60's day/ 30's at night). We were tired from doing what we had to do to keep meat cold. Next day we did 26 line of sight miles to the take-out (35 river miles). Kirk came on time and the next day we were in Fairbanks at the processor.
This was our first trip to Alaska and a real thrill. I say it was a do it yourself hunt but the truth is this forum was a big source of information and conections. All of you helped us on this hunt and we thank you.
Ill try to figure out how to post the pix and congrats to all who got what you wanted out of this season.