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09-Sep-15

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Just arrived back to Montreal from a incredible trip with JHA.

Story and many photos to follow.

Our group tagged out with some very nice bulls and a huge bear, ptarmigan and great fishing.

I can only start with this photo because I will be driving tomorrow.

From: PAstringking
09-Sep-15
Congrats Rich. Glad you had a great hunt.

From: caribou77
09-Sep-15
Awesome! Glad to hear it and looking forward to reading your story when I return! I'll be arriving in Montreal at 6 tomorrow! :)

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The trip up from Long Island was pretty uneventful other than once I crossed the border and got into Montreal, the traffic was crazy.

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After checking in the hotel, I drove around back and weighed my gear... 64lbs exactly, no extra fees. The parking lot was very secure and a " guard" did patrol it. Once that was done, off to the bar to meet some other hunters and see who was part of the " Green group "

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Up at 3:30 for the bus ride to the airport.

Thus far Chris, Dave, Greg, Tony and I were cabin mates for the trip.... But one was missing. I wil get to that later.

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The plane was loaded, then off to base camp after a quick breakfast.

The amount of gear was amazing and with us right inside the plane.

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As many have said before, the logistics handled by Richard and Amanda are second to none.

From: Shrewski
10-Sep-15
All I can say is why get Danish beer in Canada?!?

From: bigeasygator
10-Sep-15
Heineken is Dutch, not Danish, just as an FYI. Funny you mention that though, as I ordered a bunch of Labatt's when I was hunting with JHA, figuring when in Canada. Well, when we got into camp, I found out the Canadians we were sharing camp with preferred to drink Budweiser and Coors Light. Go figure!!

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Shrewski, the had no Labatts!! If you stay in that hotel, you will see what I mean!

We weigh in for the Beaver flight.

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A very nice license holder and cap, compliments of JHA!

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We ( The green team ) boarding the Beaver.

We had to wait a bit for another plane as its was delayed for inspection.

Our group never complained and went with the flow. Once you do enough of these hunts, anything can happen, we rolled with it.

From: cityhunter
10-Sep-15
how do u keep a truck so clean

10-Sep-15

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I wash it...

Big guys in a small plane! Dave, Tony and I, Gary up front as the co-pilot.

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Serg the pilot, hammered down to get us there quick.

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The hunts are about to start, and we got into them!

From: Medicinemann
10-Sep-15
I hope that you had ear protection....with those big DeHavilland engines, those suckers are powerful, but LOUD!! Everytime I fly somewhere in a small(er) plane, I am constantly scanning the terrain hoping to see an animal. In all actuality, they are probably too small to see until you get down to a few thousand feet, but that never stops me from trying!!!

Great thread so far!!

10-Sep-15

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Medicine, man are you right, I did have plugs but that is not enough.

I too was scanning everywhere looking for Caribou, seemed to be a bit high to really locate them.

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From: bigeasygator
10-Sep-15
I was doing the same when we were flying into our camp, Jake. I didn't see a thing and didn't think there were any around. Fifteen minutes after landing we climbed a ridge and just about every ridge we glasses had caribou. I clearly didn't know what I was looking for haha

11-Sep-15

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Off loading went very smooth.

We had one little pit stop on the way to the outpost camp. We picked up Rory, aka Rtkreaper.

Once at camp, we collectively knew it was too late to hunt, so we opted to get settled and take in the beauty of the Tundra.

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We met a great pilot by the way, Fred.

He would go between camps and deliver goods and fly meat back to the main camp.

Here is his plane. I believe he said it was built in 1961.

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Day 1:

Both Tony and I where off and running with Bobby who would give us the lead.

Our group was semi guided, which I was fine with.

Never hunted Caribou and knowing what the terrain held, It would be an advantage that proved well.

We climbed to our first vantage point to set up an glass, some 4 miles down the lake. As we crested the very first hill... Caribou.

I dropped my pack, Tony and I agreed to split up. If they came one way, I had a shot, the other way, he could have the shot with his rifle.

Here is where I realized we had a great group of guys. No egos, all willing to help each other.

Off I ran, to get some cover in front of me, the 5 bulls approached.

Although a bit surreal, I was ready, but they where not. They flanked me at 73 yards and I could only watch them go over the hill.

Not a bad start for us.

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We headed on for another hike and located another group of Bulls on the horizon.

They came down and we planned a intercept. Our approach was more in favor for Tony, so I held back to see if one of the Bulls would offer a bow shot.

We lowered down and the got within 60 yards or so before I heard Tony shoot.... perfect shot and that Bull ran right past us within 25 yards. The rest of the Bulls where curious and did hang around for a few minutes, but out of bow range.

Hi fives and the work began. Even while we broke down the Caribou, we could see them all around us, but no decent bulls.

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Day 2:

The suggestion came up that I sit a crossing at the lake, which I did. After about an hour, I spotted a tail flickering on a small island in the middle of the lake.

I kept my eyes on him for a few hours and radioed Bob.

I asked Bob to get me there by boat, which he agreed and the stalk was on. He shut down the motor and we coasted in, is in canoe paddles to get me close.

Stepping out of the boat and into the lake, my feet and boots got soaked but it didn't matter. I immediately saw the Bull at 57 yards and I wanted 40.

Within minutes, the arrow was gone and he almost ran me over before dying at the edge of the island, in the lake.

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Little did I know, a few of the guys watched the whole thing from camp.

Sure was great feeling to get a Caribou with the bow!

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I'm standing where he did and the camera shot is where I took my shot.

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Rory and Dave came out to the island and gave a hand with the recovery. A time enjoyed by all.

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Dinners where great, the soup was the best. Dee was a fantastic cook and was willing to make everyone happy.

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Special times in a special place.

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And the Northern Lights.

This photo does zero justice to what we witnessed up there.

From: Medicinemann
11-Sep-15
I hope that was supposed to read special times in a special place...LOL!!!!

11-Sep-15

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Best is yet to come, trying to get this out in between working.

From: sureshot
11-Sep-15
Great shooting! Keep it coming.

11-Sep-15

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All the guys where having great sucsess, Rory and Dave shot 4 in one day! Great Bulls I might add and they worked thier butts off that day. Greg and Chris also shot some dandies, what a hunt and special place.

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I have to hand it to Chris, he just kept hunting everything. He did well on the ptarmigan without question.

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Here is a photo of Tony and I looking out at Gary and Chris with thier Bulls in out boat.

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Another crappy day on the Tundra.

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I can't tell you what was better, the soup, the Northern Lights or the camp fires at night.

11-Sep-15
TO be continued, work to do!

From: Trial153
11-Sep-15
Great thread! Best Freudian slip I seen in a while!!

11-Sep-15
Great story so far can't wait for the rest

11-Sep-15
Thx Trial! Geez it's been a long day.

From: Bou'bound
11-Sep-15
work? work? we don't need no stinkin' work! there are stories to tell, photos to share, dreams to become reality, and you stop to work!

ridiculous!

From: Trial153
11-Sep-15
On a good note...this tread coincides with me sending a deposit in today for three spots for 2017......

Great thread!

11-Sep-15

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Ok, Keeping it going before Mrs. Wolf wants to go out for dinner! Have to keep the Mrs. happy after trips like these, because there will be more, lol!

I was very fortunate to touch Rory's orange good luck hunting hat. In fact , most of us did.

11-Sep-15
He's had that hat along time, let me tell you, I'm a believer.

Oh did I mention BEAR?

11-Sep-15

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He is a photo of our cabin where a bear did decide to take a bite.

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The same day I was glassing the island at my first opportunity, I watched a huge boar come right to our camp and enter the kitchen door.

Dee had quite a surprise when she turned around.

She yelled and he didn't care, out the front door she went with radio in hand, calling Bob. Bob and Tony abruptly end hunting and head for camp and the bear with rifles in hand! Here is a photo of them speeding by me heading to camp.

The little island in the back ground is where my first Caribou was during this whole thing.

He never budged, boat, float plane noise, nothing moved him.... Until my arrow.

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I did watch the bear go to the meat shed and he could not get in, but he cranked open his mouth and carried off a Caribou skull, no problem.

The guys set up near the last sighting and waited.

Then I heard BOOM...... BOOM, BOOM! Got him! I didn't get a photo but let me tell you, he was a 400lb bear easy and had a beautiful white Chevron on his chest. He was tagged and processed.

A true trophy by any standard.

He was one of four bears I laid eyes on during my hunt.

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The Bears love these little suckers. Seems to be a blueberry of some sort.

Tony also loved them, everywhere we went, he picked them up and gobbled them down.

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From what I gather, we had a outstanding week of weather. One light rain day, a couple of freezing mornings, a little sleet one morning and lots of sun. Like others have said, the weather changes by the minute. Thanks to this site and the hunters before me, I was prepared. The rain gear is a must especially on the boat rides if the wind is up.

Glassing for hours, you need layers.

I'm very glad I wore gaiters to keep my laces protected, otherwise I'd be retying them every five minutes going through the brush.

One day, my rain jacket served as a wind block. It's deciding what the temp are on top of the ridges compared to below after sitting for hours.

I also suggest a but pad, I didn't have one... But I did fold up a small emergency blanket to take some of the pain away.

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That's it for tonite, dinner time. Leaving tonite with this photo.

Never a bad view on the Tundra!

More to come.

From: Owl
11-Sep-15
Looks like a good time was had by all. Congrats.

From: rtkreaper
11-Sep-15
Dave and Rich, just got home about an hour ago. I will be dead soon!!!!! Will write more tomorrow. Great story and pics Rich. Rory See you on the tundra.

From: rtkreaper
11-Sep-15
Rich, Bidding on my hat starts at a half a million dollars!!!! Rory

From: Medicinemann
11-Sep-15
TREESTANDWOLF,

If you ever head back up there again, I would like to suggest using the caribou moss to build yourself a comfortable seat...(if you forget a butt pad). I have used the moss several times, and have found it to be quite comfortable.....

11-Sep-15
Jake, that is a great idea, wish I thought of that.

Rory, glad you guys had a safe trip and the hat? That thing is priceless!!!!

From: ElkStalkR
11-Sep-15
They didn't call me the Hunting Machine in college for nothing. My buddies were convinced I couldn't possibly be human.

Chris

11-Sep-15
I'm convinced Chris!

From: SteveB
11-Sep-15
Congratulations Rich! This is awesome and I'm really happy for you. What a great trip!!

Makes me want to book one....

Thanks for sharing the story and the photos!

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Day 3 & 4 :

The migration through our area slowed a bit on these days.

Having warmer temps, the Caribou needed to bed during the day.

With all the hide and hair and racks they needed too.

At this point, I honestly was totally ok filling one tag, but I dreamed of having another opportunity while enjoying the scenery and sounds.

Speaking of sounds, it's very quiet on the Tundra.

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Day 5:

Certainly a day to remember.

With everyone tagged out, Tony and I still had a tag each. The night before, Bob wanted to get an early start to head way down the lake.

Of course we were ready as instructed and we where on our way.

Oh.... The orange hat... We both asked Rory if we could touch it before we left.

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That last photo was one of many Bulls we had seen on our way down the lake.

We where seeing Caribou everywhere, this just might be the day.

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We arrived at our area, coasting into a cove when Bob said there! On the ridge line!

2 Bulls following each other.... Game time.

We hurried to the waters edge, literally threw our packs on and needed to cut them off.

Again, I'd like to stress how unselfish all the guys where in camp. We beat the ground and tried to stay with Bob, he has mountain goat legs.

He would check to make sure we where keeping up and we where. We crested the first ridge and the 2 Bulls where gaining ground.

It's was now or never.... Run!

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Tony let me get up front and said take the shot if you have it.

He knew he could get a shot with his rifle regardless.

We cut them off and I got to close the distance to 30 yards. They both had thier heads down eating and I kept a small group of trees between us as I staedied for the shot.

In this photo, you can see the first group of trees. The Bulls where just below them.

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The first bull came out and he stood and gave me broadside at 30.

The arrow was on its way. I turned around and Tony was already in position and took the second bull.

The next series of photos require no caption.

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Tony's Bull,it has everything.

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My Bull

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Thank You Bob!

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Tony had a quote for everyday .....

"Today was a good day"

12-Sep-15
I will finish this up in a day or so as I upload some additional photos.

Ptarmigan with a bow is a blast and they taste good also.

From: BOWUNTR
12-Sep-15
Outstanding.... congratulations. Ed F

From: Bou'bound
12-Sep-15
great thread and perfect hunt. that place and those animals are so special

From: HUNT MAN
12-Sep-15
Congrats. Great hunt.

From: bigeasygator
12-Sep-15
Brings back memories! Congrats! Great thread and great animals! Thanks for sharing!

12-Sep-15
This was awesome! God Bless men

12-Sep-15

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Thx all

From right to left:

Rory, Tony, Dave, Chris, Me and Gary

From: ElkStalkR
12-Sep-15
Rich,

Its Gary not Greg, but he is from WV so he probably used to being called all sorts of other names! :)

Half way thru processing my meat. Will do the other half tomorrow!

12-Sep-15
Good deal Chris, you had tons to process.

Thx for the heads up in Gary's name, you know where I am, doing this on the phone... lol!

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The racks minus the velvet. Interesting process, they where just about to start stripping as we left.

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Crystal clear water however I didn't drink straight out of the lake even though most of he guys did.

Chris and I would call it a " Cup of Death"

13-Sep-15
CONGRATS on doing it with a bow! I just knew YOU could do it!

You are a different hunter now after the life changing experience getting to see and hunt the tundra personally.

The terrain so diff...the deep tundra moss...more water than land in a lot of places...sunsets are huge and gorgeous...the tundra quietness is hard to describe...the cold blue lake water is a diff blue...how buoyant caribou are when swimming in the water...and how graceful they look when they tilt their antlers back while trotting away...the camp life w/ a good group of guys is so cool...the neat campfire talks each night...the wonderful northern lights!...(how can one describe the northern lights to someone who has never seen then before??)

Next year a life changing mountain hunt experience...yes life is good...

From: Dwitt2n
13-Sep-15
Rich....it was great hunting with you, Rory (again), Tony, Chris and Gary. We all talked about what a special camp it was - and I would consider it an honor to share camp again with any of the guys. Our guides - Bob and Jamie (its ok to relax for 3 minutes you two) were the definition of caribou guides. And Dee should open her own restaurant. Richard and Amanda and Terry set the bar for how these hunts are done. I'm sitting back home in my easy chair having coffee, remembering silence has a sound and glad our paths crossed.

From: rtkreaper
13-Sep-15
The tundra kicked my ass this year. I have to thank guide Bob and the rest of the gang for pretty much carrying me thru the hunt this year. I was whipped and in a lot of pain. May have to reconsider my quest for 20 JHA hunts. Getting to beat up or becoming a sissy or some thing. Anyway, It was a great hunt, great adventure, Fantastic camp and guys. Once again, Richard and Amanda proved that they are the best in the business. Rory. See you on the tundra.

From: Kdog
13-Sep-15
Great hunt, congrats!

From: tradmt
14-Sep-15
Sweet hunt! I was there 2 years ago, missed the migration pretty badly. Still had a good time and Bob was a hell of a good guy!

Just FYI....those are not Beavers you all were flying in, they are DeHavilland DHC-3 Otters that have been upgraded with turbine engines. They were originally powered by Pratt&Whitney Wasp radials, the retro-fit turbo props are likely Pratt&Whitney also. Cool planes, as are the smaller Beavers which is what that white aircraft you snapped a photo of appears to be.

Anyway, good stuff! Thanks for sharing.

From: Bear Track
14-Sep-15
Loved your story man! Well done!!!!!

From: Cheque
14-Sep-15
Thank you for taking the time to post all this. I enjoyed it very much!

From: Rut Nut
14-Sep-15
Great story and pictures Rich! But next time you really should take more! ;-)

15-Sep-15
Rut Nut, oh I have more, lol. Just tried to bring the highlights in the event anyone wants to do this trip.

Dave, we will keep in touch, maybe that antelope hunt we talked about!

Thx again all, I highly recommend JHA if your considering a caribou hunt.

From: Dwitt2n
15-Sep-15
Rich, we'll keep in touch... ...going to meet my new Grandson tonight :)

From: Dooner
15-Sep-15
Awesome story. Brings back memories:-)

Thanks for posting!

From: Doc06
15-Sep-15
Congrats Rich! Glad you had a good trip and an amazing experience. Thinking long and hard about a Caribou hunt in the next couple years.

From: Garymc
17-Sep-15
Great write up Rich. It was definitely a great group. It was great to read your post and relive the week.

Gary

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