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huntinelk 20-Sep-17
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huntinelk 21-Sep-17
Trial153 21-Sep-17
huntinelk 21-Sep-17
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Kdog 21-Sep-17
huntinelk 21-Sep-17
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MPN 21-Sep-17
huntinelk 21-Sep-17
t-roy 21-Sep-17
loesshillsarcher 21-Sep-17
Rut Nut 21-Sep-17
iceman 21-Sep-17
PA BONES 21-Sep-17
APauls 21-Sep-17
huntinelk 21-Sep-17
OFFHNTN 21-Sep-17
Southern draw 21-Sep-17
Zackman 21-Sep-17
sticksender 21-Sep-17
kellyharris 21-Sep-17
huntinelk 21-Sep-17
SDHNTR(home) 21-Sep-17
huntinelk 22-Sep-17
Rut Nut 22-Sep-17
huntinelk 22-Sep-17
Kurt 22-Sep-17
Rut Nut 22-Sep-17
MSchoenfelder 22-Sep-17
MSchoenfelder 22-Sep-17
Dwitt2n 22-Sep-17
Kdog 23-Sep-17
Kdog 23-Sep-17
huntinelk 24-Sep-17
huntinelk 24-Sep-17
From: huntinelk
20-Sep-17
I'm returning from an incredible caribou hunt with Webbers at their Baralzon lake camp in Nunavut. I decided to make the 2000 mile drive from PA to Thompson, Manitoba. I'm now heading home with 2 racks, capes, and some meat in the back of my truck.

All 8 hunters tagged out on 2 bulls. I was the only bowhunter in camp , I killed on the second and fifth days. Guessing that I saw over 750 caribou total. The last 2 days, I saw well over 50 bulls each day. My shots were 74 and 25 yards.

Russ and his crew run a top notch camp and everything went very smooth.

From: huntinelk
20-Sep-17

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First bull

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20-Sep-17

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From: huntinelk
21-Sep-17

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Couple different angles of #1

From: Trial153
21-Sep-17
excellent, congrats !

From: huntinelk
21-Sep-17

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Second bull

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21-Sep-17

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From: Kdog
21-Sep-17
Outstanding bulls, great job Gene, congratulations!

From: huntinelk
21-Sep-17
I was a little slack with my picture taking, but have a few that are worth sharing, that I will post.

From: huntinelk
21-Sep-17

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From: huntinelk
21-Sep-17

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Daniel, my guide had to have an emergency extraction from camp, because of a purferated ulcer. He was flown to Thompson for surgery.

From: huntinelk
21-Sep-17

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These guys walked by while I was admiring my second bull.

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21-Sep-17

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21-Sep-17

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Sunrise

From: Kdog
21-Sep-17
Great pics, so sorry to hear that about Daniel. Not the place you want to have something like that happen. Hope he is ok.

From: huntinelk
21-Sep-17
Just happened to be a retired GI surgeon in camp that diagnosed him. Daniel put in one very rough night, but was operated on by the next night.

From: huntinelk
21-Sep-17

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A not so great picture of the northern lights

From: MPN
21-Sep-17
Beautiful bou! Congratulations! Thinking about booking this hunt in the near future. Would be interested in hearing more details of the adventure and how things worked logistically once to the main camp if no bou close...?

From: huntinelk
21-Sep-17
Russ could give you the exact details, but its my understanding that the decision on where to hunt will be made on change over day. The no hunting on the day you fly would make it very hard to do a mid hunt location change, I would think.

From: t-roy
21-Sep-17
Need more details on your hunt! Congratulations on two great bulls as well.

Caribou hunting is an absolute blast!

21-Sep-17
Congrats Gene!! I want to make it back up there now. And I will also drive it. lol

From: Rut Nut
21-Sep-17
Congrats Gene! Man, 74y is a POKE! ;-)

And the Good Lord was certainly looking out for your guide! What are the odds a surgeon would be in camp to diagnose him???!!!

From: iceman
21-Sep-17
Awesome trip! Congratulations.

From: PA BONES
21-Sep-17
Congratulations and thanks for posting. Two great bulls! Great photos. How long did that drive take?

From: APauls
21-Sep-17
Congrats - those are a couple of real beauty bulls!!!!

From: huntinelk
21-Sep-17
Ned,

Not sure if it is normal for caribou camp, but I took part in a conversation that involved you and your choice of undergarments....

Rut,

Not only a surgeon, but one who specialized the exact problem that Daniel had.

About 30 hours of driving each way.

From: OFFHNTN
21-Sep-17
Great couple of bou! CONGRATS!

21-Sep-17
Congrats on your bulls !

From: Zackman
21-Sep-17
Great bulls!

From: sticksender
21-Sep-17
Congrats Gene!

From: kellyharris
21-Sep-17
What does a hunt like this cost?

From: huntinelk
21-Sep-17
Kelly,

Check out Webbers website, they list cost along with what is and isn't included with the hunts they offer.

From: SDHNTR(home)
21-Sep-17
wow. That looks fantastic. Congrats on great bulls!

From: huntinelk
22-Sep-17

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I installed this inverter in the bed of my pickup just before I left on the trip, I took a 7.1 freezer with me. This set up worked perfect coming home, I had plenty of freezer space for meat and capes and didn't have to worry about finding dry ice. I need to get some protective boots to cover the terminals to finish the installation.

From: Rut Nut
22-Sep-17
Gene- how much meat did you bring home? I just noticed on their website Hunter's are only allowed to take back straps and tenderloins- the rest goes to "the northern communities in need"

From: huntinelk
22-Sep-17
I brought more home than what you could have checked in a single bag if flying. I am happy with the amount of meat that I brought. The meat that is left behind goes to the village where the guides are from. After seeing how careful they are and the fact that they take every piece that could possibly be eaten and even a few pieces that I doubt I could eat....I have no problem with leaving some of the meat behind.

From: Kurt
22-Sep-17
Very nice caribou!! Glad they came thru this year!

From: Rut Nut
22-Sep-17
Well, I guess that's not bad then. I understand giving some of the meat to the locals, but if I spent $10,000+ I sure would want to bring home more than a couple back straps and tenderloins!

22-Sep-17

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Mark's 1st Caribou 40 yds
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Mark's 1st Caribou 40 yds
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Jonah's 2nd caribou
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Jonah's 2nd caribou
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Hope Daniel is ok. He was a hard worker and wanted to please. We had a good hunt with him and got 2 caribou w rifle and 2 with bow during the last week of September.

22-Sep-17

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Jonah's 1st Caribou, 300 yds. Daniel was guide
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Jonah's 1st Caribou, 300 yds. Daniel was guide

From: Dwitt2n
22-Sep-17
Looks like you had an outstanding camp - congratulations..........

From: Kdog
23-Sep-17
Rut Nut - The funny thing is about the meat is that different people have different expectations. When I was there the first week there were 2 hunters that didn't bring home the meat or antlers. (I'm talking they took 2 caribou each.) Seems odd to me, but hey that is their prerogative. I am having my antlers and cape shipped to me. Caribou meat is good, but not in the class of of elk or moose, just my opinion. So I chose to leave the meat donated. I got to eat some caribou while I was there, and it's good meat. But not as good as some other animals (moose, elk, axis deer). I would classify it closer to whitetail venison. Good to eat but to me not worth the trouble to bring home when you consider the cost versus just donating it to those who will put it to use.

From: Kdog
23-Sep-17
Great pics Mark. Hopefully Daniel is ok. I am definitely going to be pinging Russ to find out.

From: huntinelk
24-Sep-17

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Teeth from my second bull. Do caribou wear teeth down fairly quick or would this be an older age animal?

From: huntinelk
24-Sep-17

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