Michael did a great job on his post of our hunt. He was kind enough to leave me room to boast as well and for that I'm thankful.
As Michael said, we began planning early this year. We exchanged numerous e-mails relating to food items, gear lists and logistics. I was in Maryland on business a few months back and we had the chance to have dinner and put a face to the e-mails. He bought so we ate like kings.
Michael mentions that our hunt seems like Club Med compared to others-he deserves a lot of credit. No detail went unnoticed as he was VERY thorough.
I'll not repeat EVERY detail but will hit a couple of points he may have missed or I'll expound on some he mentioned.
For instance: Car rental agencies in Anchorage lie, lie, lie. I have rented a 4x4 SUV on 5 separate occasions in Anchorage from 4 separate agencies. Each time I go to pick it up I'm told none are available-I get a van-EVERY time.
We did sight in our rifles and the $9 apiece was definately worth it! We set up targets at 100 yards and we both missed totally. I was 3 feet high and 2 feet right (this after bedding my rifle 3 months ago and shooting a group at 100 yards I could cover with a nickel!)
We headed to Tok and on the way we saw a few antlers and ate at the cafe in Glenallen-the caribou something or other.
Upon arrival in TOK we hooked up with Dick at the hunters desk who told us to be ready to fly at 7 am. Next morning we waited til early afternoon then the adventure began in earnest.alaska2011caribou 1ht.jpg