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Caribou
Contributors to this thread:
AZBUGLER 06-Apr-15
flyingbrass 06-Apr-15
AZBUGLER 06-Apr-15
Nick Muche 06-Apr-15
AZBUGLER 06-Apr-15
BOWUNTR 07-Apr-15
Nick Muche 07-Apr-15
pav 07-Apr-15
wildwilderness 07-Apr-15
Nick Muche 07-Apr-15
HuntingNation 07-Apr-15
From: AZBUGLER
06-Apr-15
I'm in the beginning of the planning process for Alaska Caribou. I am considering a drop hunt for me and 2-3 others in Northern Alaska and looking for options. I stumbled on Gothunts.com. Anyone use them for planning a drop hunt? What other options should I consider. I'm looking at non-guided most likely.

From: flyingbrass
06-Apr-15
hire a transporter to get you off the haul road, they will fly you deeper where there is less pressure

From: AZBUGLER
06-Apr-15
Flying, thanks for the info. I've never stepped foot in Alaska. Do you have any recommendations for transporters?

From: Nick Muche
06-Apr-15
Arrowhead Outfitters or Brooks Range Aviation

From: AZBUGLER
06-Apr-15
Thanks Nick!

From: BOWUNTR
07-Apr-15
Talk to as many successful hunters as you can... you'll narrow it down to a specific hunt that fits your style and budget. I've done 8 successful hunts this way and will be back in the Alaskan bush this September. Can't wait. Ed F

From: Nick Muche
07-Apr-15
I would have recommended 40 Mile Air, but since it's very unlikely he'd be able to book with them, I didn't. Maybe Ol Ed can put in a good word for me for 2016 as I'd love to go into that country sometime soon, much closer to home.

From: pav
07-Apr-15
We flew with Brooks Range Aviation out of Bettles in 2012. Jay and Judy are salt of the earth.

07-Apr-15
If you have bowsite, no need to hire a hunt planner for just a drop hunt!

You can also look out of Kotz, with Golden Eagle

From: Nick Muche
07-Apr-15
Be sure to check bag limits for the area you have in mind. Most of the area near Kotz will be going to a 1 Bou area for NRs. That may matter, considering the cost.

Just be sure you know where they are flying you.

07-Apr-15
Hey guys,

My name is Trevor, and I work with the folks at GotHunts.com... I just wanted to make sure it's clear that any help or advice you get from us is completely free. If your question is about DIY or semi-guided caribou, I would highly recommend talking to Russ Meyer. He is our most accomplished archery hunter as well as the most experienced with that particular hunt. Besides that, he's a really good guy that won't steer you wrong.

Russ' email address is russ@gothunts.com, and mine is Trevor@gothunts.com incase you'd like to throw any questions my way.

Happy Hunting!

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