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    Default March Haul Rd caribou

    Has anyone ever hunted the haul rd for bou in March, was thinking of heading up for a couple days. I have taken a couple bou so far. But I have only been up in November. If anyone has been up then, please let me know if it is even worth making the trip. Should I still expect -30/-40 temps? Is the herd generally north or south of the pass, and are they anywhere near the road then? Any information would be greatly appreciatted. Thanks

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    I went up last year and shot a cow on March 5th. Temp was 8 above, unseasonably warm but I pretty must just watched the forecast and took the first warm weekend I could find. Awesome hunt, we had thousands of caribou to ourself, south of the pass. Seen 11 wolves and missed a red fox with my bow. Cold for the tent but it wasn't to bad.

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    went up mid apr one year -20 phase 3 blizzard first night plans to tent camp changed to sleeping in the truck plenty of daylight then as i recall we had 6 hrs of darkness. expect and plan for -30 temps. was fun hunt but completely different
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    just remember... at that time of the year... the ones with antlers are the pregnant cows. you should do well just watching the weather channel and planning your trip accordingly..
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    I shot a nice little antlered bull in mid to late March this year south of the pass. Plenty of young bulls still have their antlers then. Weather was nice, but I was just driving north to Prudhoe and took advantage of the opportunity and stalked a herd a couple hundred yards off the road.

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    So what kind of camo do you Wear? Like overwhites, or do most people even worry about it. I'm heading up there around the end of march. I got a new bow, so I'm gonna go try it out.

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    White cover ups, and camo is extremely important up there. I have had 2 bou with in 4 yards of me, while set up for a shot. Got both of em. goodluck and dress warm.

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    I've hear there is about 12 hours of daylight at the end of march, is this true? So I should try and get in front of them and setup for a pass by shot. I'm sure I'll be trying about everything. Just trying to get some good stalking ideas.

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