I would like to rifle hunt caribou and utilize the haul road and then fly in to a good location. I may have a partner who will be bowhunting, but I plan to rifle hunt. I would like to hunt the western herd (are they within range of the haul road?) since numbers are doing good, and limits are often 2 for NR. Basically I would like a hunt where one can expect too see a lot of bou. I am willing to pay for a midhunt move in case animals are not there.
I would like to use the haul road simply because I really want to drive it and see everything. I would rent a vehicle, drive the haul road, possibly hunting, to a prearranged spot and get flown into bou. A chance at a moose or black bear would be a huge bonus.
Any suggestion to add to my plan? Any suggestions on who to fly with? I am willing to work hard but hiking the 5 miles off the haul road to gun hunt bou seems like a little much.
My priorities are getting into a lot of bou, then seeing a large part of your spectacular state (hence driving the haul road). Last but not least some chance at an additional animal (not blacktails).
Float hunts are also an option. Another idea, if feasible would be have someone pack us from the haul road to a good spot with bou, with horses.
I do not want to hunt guided, strictly DIY with my own gear most likely. Yes I have a good idea what that will entail.
Thanks DonV Ohio