Dates Hunted: August 12-20, 2010
Flights: To Alaska: Continental from Lafayette, LA to Anchorage, AK and ERA Aviation from Anchorage to Fairbanks; American Airlines from Baton Rouge, LA to Fairbanks, AK. From Alaska: Alaska Airlines from Fairbanks to Anchorage, Continental from Anchorage to Lafayette and, American Airlines from Anchorage to Baton Rouge.
Rifles: Browning .300WSM using 180 grain Trophy Bonded Bear Claw; .300 Win Mag using 180 grain Trophy Bonded Tip
Species Hunted: Central Arctic Herd
This hunt started with me departing from Lafayette, LA at 7:00 a.m. CST and going to Houston, TX then Seattle, WA, then Anchorage, AK on Continental then switching to ERA in Anchorage to Fairbanks arriving at 7:00 p.m. Alaska time; and, with my nephew and brother-in-law departing from Baton Rouge, LA at 11:00 a.m. CST and going to Dallas, TX then Seattle, WA and arriving in Fairbanks at 9:40 p.m. Alaska time.
The next morning we drove from Fairbanks up the Dalton Hwy arriving at Coldfoot at 11:00 a.m. to meet our transporter, Coyote Air. We were running a little late due to fog and we would not leave for the bush until 4:00 p.m. so after arranging all of our gear that was shipped up in advance we drove over to Camp Coldfoot for a burger and a beer. At 4:00 p.m., we left for the bush and upon arrival set up camp to begin our hunt the next morning.