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 am NOT an expert. But I'm too cheap to pay for anyone else to do the job (local shop wanted $200 to tan my coyote hide). I've used this recipe for rabbit hides, deer hides, a moose skin, and a coyote pelt. I've adapted this recipe from one I found online. Feel free to use it but use this tip at your own risk and comply with all local laws wherever you are. When butchering: Cool the hide as soon as you can get it off the animal. Remove the hide form the...