*names removed* are thieves to say the least. They told us that they would fly one week in advance over the phone many times to spot the herd and make sure that the caribou were migrating. When we arrived in Kotzebue, *names removed* did not even pick us up and we had to go to the Nullagvik Hotel and spend the night as they had told us we were going to be picked up by someone upon our arrival. The next day we flew out and *names removed* was scouting the area with 2 of us (as he should have done on his own time at least a week before) and nobody saw any caribou from the plane. He landed in a place with absolutely no animals and told us to call him in 2 days to relocate us if nothing had been seen. We hunted all around for over 14 miles per person each day and no caribou were found in any direction. Two days later we called and she lied to us saying that the DFG had sent a plane to spot the herd and that they would for sure drop us into a better place when the report came in the next day. Fine. We waited another day and called back to hear her tell us that the weather was bad and she bull****ted us again (it was sunny in Kotzebue every day that week unfortunately). Everyone of us knew that we were **** out of luck with *names removed* at this point. So it was 4 days into our trip and we were to be picked up 2 days later... but seeing that even if we were to be relocated, we would have no time to hunt (since you get dropped and are not allowed to hunt the same day leaving the last day to get picked up), we called to be returned to Kotzebue. *names removed* did not pick us up as expected at this point and we called them many more times until they got out into the air to get us. Once back in Kotzebue we tried to get some of our money back from these thieves and barely got anything out of it. We then went to the DFG and asked about them sending the plane out and they said they had not done such a thing. The weather was very warm and sunny unfortunately which meant that the caribou migration was going to be a slow one, and this is an understandable fact about hunting, but after all of our efforts of trying to be relocated farther north we really understood what terrible people we were dealing with and saw that they would not help us if our lives even depended on it as it seemed. They used us as guinea pigs to tell them on the other side of the line if we found anything as well it seems. On the side note, *names removed* told us not to interact at all with the natives in Kotzebue because they were unfriendly and rude, but this was BULL****. They were all very nice people for the most part and we had absolutely no trouble. I think she said this so that the hunters don't interact and get hunting information and help from them as they were willing to share their knowledge with us. Be careful of transporters like *names removed*.
If anything else comes to mind I will keep updated.