Eric Larson, DIY Caribou Hunt Report
The Hunt Rating
Brooks range is a remote / beautiful area.
This DIY caribou hunt was all we could hope for. Day 1 was spent setting up camp and glassing. Day 2 was spent glassing…could see I would guess a mile in all directions. Saw a few caribou…nothing close. Day 3 more hiking…glassing saw a few more caribou. Day 4 saw at least 50 caribou…they can really cover ground.
Day 5 we both shoot our caribou…awesome experience. Spent the balance of that day and part of the next packing meat and antlers back to camp. We flew out out of the bush on day 7. We saw a few grizzly…they stayed away…all was well. Saw a few ptarmigan too!
Thank you Russ for setting up a great trip that made a lifetime of memories!