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August '15 caribou hunt
Archery caribou hunt August '15 in Brooks range out of Bettles? Need 1-2 to help with a beaver load. Thanks!
This should be interesting... I'd help but I'm happily married.... Ed F
LMFAO! That was funny. Shuber, What are your plans for this trip? Travel, camp, etc? My dream hunt has been caribou, but I haven't made any plans. The distance just seemed too far to me, but these days travelling to hunt is almost necessary for me.
One option is to fly into Bettles and have Brooks Range Aviation fly us north to catch the caribou coming out of the mountains. I have flown this outfit before and they are reliable. Drop camp for a 7-9 days. May reposition if needed. I have killed a couple caribou, one in the Mulchatna drainage, the other in the ANW area, the Porcupine herd, both with rifle. Will take a take down longbow this time but also a take down rifle just in case. It's a long way to go, expensive, time consuming to plan. I intend to get an animal considering the effort involved.
A beaver is expensive, 1-3 people are optimum considering this cost Thanks for the response, Scott in Reno.
Well I hate to say this but....what is a Beaver?
It's an airplane. Fairly large for bush planes so it can carry a lot. Takes a lot of fuel so the cost is higher. So splitting the flight makes sense
Are the tags OTC or draw? What are the approximate expenses if you put together 3 people?
Most areas folks go it's OTC.
I suggest you head on over to AKF&G and do some reading on areas and costs. Lots of info there.
Can't go....but will 100% vouch for Brooks Range Aviation out of Bettles.