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I'm a college student in Michigan.
This winter, for an informal research project, I'm going to the Selkirk Mountains with a small group to attempt to track and photograph woodland caribou. I know this isn't a hunting question, but I was wondering if anyone has seen one or has any information on the area.

I'll be going in late December. Does anyone know what kind of weather to expect? Will enough roads be open to get near the Salmo-Priest Wilderness?
Will snowshoes or skiis be necessary?

Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.

Location: sultan, wa
Joined: 07/30/2006
Posts: 27

My recommendation is to contact the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

That area is region 1 and here is the link to their individual site.


I spoke with a Mr. Dana Base, wildlife biologist, at that location reguarding elk hunting last spring, and he was very helpfull. My suggestion to you is to try and speak with as many game biologists, botanists, and locals that you can prior to your search.

Also, it would be a good idea to get a DeLorme's Atlas of Washington State, as is shows a great deal of the area, roads, and so forth.

Last but not least, contact the Colville National Forest ranger station. They have a map (it's not a topo) of the area for about $9.00, not to mention that they can give you information about roads, conditions, and access. Here is their link.


Hope this was helpfull, and happy hunting with your camera!! Big smile

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