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    TOK 8/11/19

    Awesome job Andrew and guys!! Can't wait to hear the story. Flying to AK on Saturday, and driving to Tok next Wednesday. Hope the weather is good to us!
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    TOK 8/11/19

    Great bull! Gotta love the 40 mile country!
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    Bear Fence?

    If you're flying with 40 Mile - haul the meat back to the ridgetop where they drop you, and give them a call on the sat phone. They can typically send a plane by the next day to pick up the meat and store it in their chilled boxcar until your party returns to Tok. If you're flying with Zach...
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    TOK 8/11/19

    Not necessarily - if they take you and your hunt partner into the field in a 206 or 207, those planes need longer takeoff and landing strips, and don't typically drop hunters off at your final camp spot. You may only go 10-15 miles in your cub flight, but the Cubs can land and takeoff on really...
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    TOK 8/11/19

    Good luck Nick, hope the moose are moving this year! We fly back to Tok on the 5th, hopefully with a couple of caribou already in the boxcar.
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    Rain sleet and snow?

    Like most things, there isn't one answer that covers everything... If you're camping or glassing from high ridges, many times when rain comes in the clouds and fog drop so low that glassing is impossible. If it's a light rain and the clouds don't drop so low, glassing can still be done, and...
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    Arctic Air Unguided Caribou Hunt

    "Anybody using the anchorage sat phone company? I'm still working on finding either a Garmin or sat phone to rent." Try Surveyors Exchange in Anchorage, 907-561-6501. They rent sat phones, have used them for years.
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    TOK 8/11/19

    One alternative to waders - I always bring a pair of old tennis shoes for wearing in camp at the end of the day. If we end up camped by a river, they can double as wading shoes, with my boots in my pack and stripped down to boxers for the crossing.
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    TOK 8/11/19

    Just a longer plane ride...many times 40 Mile (depending on your destination) takes you out of Tok in a 206 or 207, and drops you and your gear at a remote wilderness strip. Then the Cubs come and take you to your camp location. If you do end up heading farther north....that is really awesome...
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    TOK 8/11/19

    How long has the rain been going Vern? I remember the early summer was really hot and really dry...
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    TOK 8/11/19

    It should be open, think they may be closed on Sundays though. Mark (the owner) is usually there, he has done all kinds of remote AK hunting and is a great guy to chat with.
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    TOK 8/11/19

    Don't set up the blind and feeder too close to camp, when the griz comes to take it you don't want him right in camp... :) Good luck and have a great time.
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    Bear Fence?

    If you don't have much experience with bears - why not take one. Several of the guys who have posted saying you don't need one, are Alaska residents with lots of days in the field. It does typically take a few to several bear sightings to get more accustomed to them being around. I set mine...
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    Bear Fence?

    I hunt the 40 Mile herd about 2 out of every 3 years. We always take an extra gear load, so I always bring a bear fence, don't always set it up. My opinion - a bear fence (or a pee fence, or Pine Sol) is best suited for deterring a nuisance bear; I don't feel that it will stop a bear intent on...
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    Caribou gear list

    We bring 2-3 sections of a newspaper to remote camp; at night when we take our boots off, we place 1 full sheet of newspaper (loosely crumpled) into each boot. In the morning when we take out the newspaper, it is damp, but the inside of our boots are dry. Uncrimple the newspaper and leave it...
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