Re: Caribou Hunts??
You can hunt caribou in AK w/o a guide and it'll be less $$. Most of my experience is with the Mulchatna herd but their numbers have been in decline and the bull to cow ratio is not good. To make things worse, the number of trophy bulls is down to very dismal figures. For these reasons, I would have to recommend the WACH (Western Arctic Caribou Herd). The cost to get out there will be a bit more but your chances of taking some nice animals will be much better.
By relying on a good, reputable air taxi, you can be dropped in a productive area with good chances of success. You have to do your homework though, there are a few bad apples that will drop you on top of other parties. The good guys know where the caribou are and will do their level best to ensure you get dropped in a good area without too much competition.
I've not hunted this area so can't recommend any air taxi services but there are many to choose from.
Good Luck, Festus
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