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.
If you want to properly preserve velvet antlers, you will have to inject & brush them with formaldehyde or some of the new less toxic chemicals (4 in 1 solution works great as does Knobloch's antler in velvet tan) as its easier to use however, both will work.
First, using rubber gloves take a razor blade and make small incisions at the tips of all points about 1/8". Next hang the antlers upside down, allowing the blood to drain. Starting at the bases inject the solution into the...