2022 Haul Road Caribou Hunt. Who is going????

jdvanstar

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Will you be hunting those days or is that from fly in to fly out of AK? Our truck rental is from Sep 1 to Sep 9. So we will only really hunt a max of 7 days I would imagine.
I'll be getting in on the 4th of August and hanging around in the south for a few days (checking things out in the Kenai area for a while). Driving up thru FB and then headed to hunt 8th-16th
 

Jeffweaver4

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881D3844-6ED9-467A-85C3-88869B6E50F9.jpeg We did this hunt in 2021, if you plan on bow hunting my best advise is to still pack in 2-3 miles. The caribou were a lot less skittish the further from the road you got. You will have no other hunters to deal with either. We would just kneel down and they would circle us at 70ish yards often.

As for optics I used my 10x42 swaro’s a 65mm spotter will be money if your packing it around.

I took this picture while hauling meat back to the RV, they were around the 70 yards mark from us. We went the first two weeks of September and had a good time, most of the decent bulls were all out of velvet
 
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View attachment 367783 We did this hunt in 2021, if you plan on bow hunting my best advise is to still pack in 2-3 miles. The caribou were a lot less skittish the further from the road you got. You will have no other hunters to deal with either. We would just kneel down and they would circle us at 70ish yards often.

As for optics I used my 10x42 swaro’s a 65mm spotter will be money if your packing it around.

I took this picture while hauling meat back to the RV, they were around the 70 yards mark from us. We went the first two weeks of September and had a good time, most of the decent bulls were all out of velvet
That is an awesome photo... Did you guys walk in to the 2-3 mile mark each day or did you spike camp out there?
 

Jeffweaver4

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That is an awesome photo... Did you guys walk in to the 2-3 mile mark each day or did you spike camp out there?
We used rifles so we actually camped 6 miles in from the haul road. From the 2+ mile mark the caribou got a lot less weary. When I go again I’ll bring the bow and spike camp in 3 miles from the hwy. parking along the road can be a pain at times, the banks are pretty steep (10-15’) so just pulling off it can be hard at times.
 
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We used rifles so we actually camped 6 miles in from the haul road. From the 2+ mile mark the caribou got a lot less weary. When I go again I’ll bring the bow and spike camp in 3 miles from the hwy. parking along the road can be a pain at times, the banks are pretty steep (10-15’) so just pulling off it can be hard at times.
Got it. Thanks for the advise.
 

jdvanstar

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View attachment 367783 We did this hunt in 2021, if you plan on bow hunting my best advise is to still pack in 2-3 miles. The caribou were a lot less skittish the further from the road you got. You will have no other hunters to deal with either. We would just kneel down and they would circle us at 70ish yards often.

As for optics I used my 10x42 swaro’s a 65mm spotter will be money if your packing it around.

I took this picture while hauling meat back to the RV, they were around the 70 yards mark from us. We went the first two weeks of September and had a good time, most of the decent bulls were all out of velvet
Great pic!

I've heard hiking is tough - did it take you a while to get back in that far?
 
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