HUNTER: Todd Strayer – Twin Falls, ID
HUNT: Alaska Unguided Caribou Hunt
CONSULTANT: OUTDOORS INTERNATIONAL
We took a caribou hunting trip of a lifetime booked through Outdoors International this past September, 2018.
We did the Alaska caribou hunt out of Kotzebue, Alaska and couldn’t have asked for a better trip. Our main goal was spending time together….Dad, sons and son-in-law. In addition, we are all die-hard hunters and we were all able to fill our tags. The whole trip was very organized by the outfitter. Not only did she answer a lot of questions leading up to the hunt, she made sure everything was in order when we arrived and then all the way through the trip. We couldn’t have asked for more.
The float plane ride out with our pilot was amazing and since my son is training to be a helicopter pilot, he quickly bombarded him with lots of questions and it didn’t take long to find out he has over 22,000 hours of flight experience…..we were in great hands. The flight alone was worth the trip.
The tents, cots and gear were brand new, we had tons of food and we were in a perfect spot on a lake and river. The warm weather made the hunt a challenge and kept the caribou from doing a lot of moving but we hunted hard and covered lots of miles, killing 2 of our 4 bulls at the very end of the hunt 3 soggy, nasty miles from camp. What a blast!
My only regret is that I got nervous at the end and shot a small bull and then in the last few hours of the hunt my son-in-law shot a really great bull and he was accompanied by another big bull that just danced around out on the tundra after the other bull was down…I guess he knew I was tagged out. Overall it was an awesome experience and we are already planning our return trip! Oh, and did I mention the fishing was great? We caught lots of grayling and lake trout to top it all off.
- Overall, my trip was amazing, I couldn’t have asked for more.
- My outfitter’s communication before, during and after the trip was perfect, I couldn’t have asked for more.
- Physically, the trip was difficult.
- The food and accommodations were amazing.
- My consultant’s communication before, during and after the trip was perfect, I couldn’t have asked for more.
- My consultant was very knowledgeable, and a pleasure to talk to.
- Would you book another trip with us in the future? Yes.
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The outfitter is a fantastic man and incredibly hard working and knowledgeable, there is no doubt he will do everything within his power to make peoples hunts successful and enjoyable. I plan to do it again with him next year for sure.
Our hunt was excellent.
We saw bucks every day along with all other sorts of wildlife. Mountain goats, bears, and foxes were common sights. Fishing and crabbing was special bonus. The food was excellent, the crew was amazing. Outdoors International did a great job of finding exactly what we were looking for.
What an amazing experience!
The hunting lodge was out of this world!, Rooms, food and the scenery were all A+. Our guide was exceptional and had us on Shiras moose all five days. We saw over 30 total with at least 10 bulls. They had a plan for everything including taxidermy and game processing.
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