Who has gone on an Alaskan Caribou drop camp/fly in hunt.

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  1. Bob L.

    Bob L. Well-Known Member

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    Who has paid to be outfitted or flown in for a Caribou hunt in Alaska? Seems like there are a ton of guides that will do this. Basically outfit the gear or fly you in and the hunting is on you. Please share people that were good and people to avoid and your experience. Seems like a somewhat affordable way to enjoy Alaska and Caribou.
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  2. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Try Talon Air Service.

    FYI, dont go when they are rutting. You by law have to salvage all the meat and it IS in-edible. At least on the bulls.
     

  3. jeff 300

    jeff 300 Well-Known Member

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    i'm booked to go this year i hope its a good time. sounds like the best bang for your $$$$$ to hunt in the USA.
     
  4. Bob L.

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    Thanks Michael.

    Jeff who you going with, if you don't mind sharing?
     
  5. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Michael, Talon hunts the mulchatna and I think that is resident only this year. That herd is way down might want to check and see what they are doing now for success. Sure easy access from the airport though.

    Send me a message and I will help you get on some caribou.
     
  6. Sully2

    Sully2 Well-Known Member

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    What could be a sweeter hunt? Unless you toss in a BIG moose along with it....:D
     
  7. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Well you got me on that one! It use to be 5 caribou limit for residents and 2 for non-residents. It has been quite a few years since the last time I was involved in the Illiamna caribou.

    Sorry bout that!

    M
     
  8. titeline

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    We went a few years ago we saw alot of boos the first day but becouse you can't hunt and fly the same day when we woke the next am we saw only a few we had one herd litterly come in to camp we all got our boos but it was tough packing them in the swampy muskeg if I may make some suggestions bring a satellite phone you can rent them cheep we filled all our tags in the first 3 days and waited for the plane for four more if we had a phone we could have called Alaska air taxi and been fishing instead of sunbathing also make sure you are around mountains or high.ground so you can see them coming and you are not camped in a swamp and sinking up to your knees all the time
     
  9. jeff 300

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    I'm booked with northern air trophy. it me n 5 other friends this is my first time so i don't know what will take place.
     
  10. Bob L.

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    Jeff,
    What Caribou herd are you hunting. That is the big thing I am worried about, what use to be great herds in years past might be a crappy hunt nowadays.
    Thanks