Hello Alaskan Hunters,
I own a Maule M-4 210 HP with 29' tires and oversized tailwheel too. Anyway I really enjoy your forum, and am planning on a August 2010 "Do it myself" caribou hunt.
After reading reading everything I can from this, other forums, and books I think hunting upstream from the Villige of Noatak would be my best bet for caribou. I had considered hunting off the Dalton Highway, but am not familiar with landing areas there and think the gravel bars on the Noatak would be a better option.
The time frame I'm considering is the first three weeks in August flying flying up from North Idaho. So far I have an Iridium sat phone, and a possible wingman in another Maule. It would be great to tag along with some local pilots, or just get some realistic advice. Thanks in advance!