I am headed to Kotzabou for a caribou hunt in Sept. and looking for anyone whos " been there done that" to get a heads up on what to expect. First time on a hunt of this type ( drop off do it yourself)
the only thing i can really say, is that you will put a lot of leg-miles on, and you need to be prepared for WET weather. i'm going to have to say that you might even need hip boots.
i used to wear a tall goretex boot, sometimes, it wasn't tall enough. it made for a long couple of weeks when you're walking in soggy boots.
i've been thinking about doing a caribou hunt for a while, but havn't got around to it. i used to work for an outfitter up there, and i lived in SE alaska for a while. but, i havn't been back since my son was born.
I recently completed my first skull plate mount of my buck antelope from the 2010 season. I used a kit from Van Dykes, and I thought I would pass along the tips my dad shared with me, as well as one or two I figured out on my own. I have only completed the one antelope kit, but these tips should work for kits for other species as well.
1. Leave as much depth to the skull as possible when you remove the antlers/horns from the skull of the animal. This...