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.
Just about every hunter who has hunted big game animals has used a rope to drag his game. Over the years I have seen many kinds and sizes used for this purpose. One of my friends brought a deer to my house to hang in my garage for butchering, and he had a 1” hemp rope that was at least 12 feet long on it. It was large enough to tow a truck! Another time I saw a guy stuffing an entire 50-foot coil of that stiff, plastic rope into his pocket to use as a dragging rope.I have found that the ideal...