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Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:06 pm
by bkmail
A couple caribou hunting pics from our recent trip on the Ivishak river in the Brooks range.
BK

Re: Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:18 pm
by Gas4blood
Badass!

Re: Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:57 pm
by BigJakesrq
Some day I will do this..... we can all have our dreams can't we. AK is such an amazing place.

Re: Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:06 pm
by Striker543
Incredible. Got to go to Alaska once and now I'm determined to do it again someday.

Re: Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:40 pm
by alligatorplace
Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

Re: Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:44 pm
by HomesteadGator
awesome pics!! how far up river do y'all go? what type of range do you have on your boat??

Re: Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 6:58 am
by Sniper
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

Re: Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 7:39 am
by gobblerD
Do you gut them before taking them out? It looks like it . Just wondering if you gut and quarter.

Re: Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:47 am
by HuntingBigun
Cool Stuff love the skinning pole on the boat, great pics

Re: Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:24 am
by skip olsen
Brian Looks Like My Moose Picker Worked Great For Gutting Out Those Caribou To Bad The Taste Like Liver

Re: Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 2:42 pm
by akblackdawg
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

Re: Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:42 pm
by bkmail
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.

BK

Re: Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:08 pm
by bkmail
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.
BK

Re: Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:14 pm
by Rich Andrews
looks incredible..bout how cold is it during the day and night?

Re: Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:50 pm
by bkmail
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.
BK

Re: Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:52 pm
by Rich Andrews
send me some salmon will ya..can't wait to get up there one day

Re: Caribou hunting the Brooks Range in Northern AK.

Posted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 5:11 pm
by jchovernut
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.