Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

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Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

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A couple caribou hunting pics from our recent trip on the Ivishak river in the Brooks range.
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Caribou camp on the Ivishak in the Brooks range.
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Badass!

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Some day I will do this..... we can all have our dreams can't we. AK is such an amazing place.

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Incredible. Got to go to Alaska once and now I'm determined to do it again someday.

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Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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awesome pics!! how far up river do y'all go? what type of range do you have on your boat??
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I have been to Alaska several times and I think it is the most beautiful place in America one of these days I hope to hunt there, if you ever need some one to hunt with let me know awesome pictures
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Do you gut them before taking them out? It looks like it . Just wondering if you gut and quarter.

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Cool Stuff love the skinning pole on the boat, great pics
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Brian Looks Like My Moose Picker Worked Great For Gutting Out Those Caribou To Bad The Taste Like Liver

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Brian, did you see any bears on the trip or have any approch camp. Looks like a good trip, nice to see the pictures. Bud
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Skip,
Your crackin' on this one....they are delicious. I'm gonna feed ya some unknowingly and fool ya!!
Downriver they whacked a nice grizz, but we didn't see any or I'd have pics of me skinning him too.

We were 34 river miles up from the launch, right at the base of the Brooks Range. No one around for 10 miles or more, it was awesome.
We field dress them with the moose picker, dunk them in the river for 5-10 mins (35 degree water) and then hang them as you see till we left. Get home, hang them again from the picker, skin, quarter, and toss into the fridge in the shop. Pull out a qarter and process. So far I made breakfast sausage, chorizo, pepperoni and spicy hunter stix. All of it is awesome!!

40 gallon tank = 80 miles roughly in the water and about 1mpg on dry ground. We carried an extra 50 gallons into camp with us which allowed us to do some cruising into the Brooks Range mtns and some exploring each day.

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For those that enjoyed the pics....here's a few more from the trip.
The char fishing is phenomenal. Carbon copies of this fish on every cast, literally.
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looks incredible..bout how cold is it during the day and night?
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First 2 days was in mid 40's then it dropped to mid 20's. Perfect for hanging meat. Snowed nightly but usually melted off by afternoon.
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send me some salmon will ya..can't wait to get up there one day
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Fantastic! I have a couple friends that hunt Moose on their hovercrafts. One is in Wasilla and hunts off the Talkeetna River, and the other is in Wrangell and hunts up the Stikine River.
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