5 replies [Last post]
Offline
Location: Aleknagik Alaska / Ozello Keys Florida
Joined: 07/05/2004
Posts: 186
Self guided Alaskan Moose/Caribou Hunt

So It's getting late but I still have to make enough posts to get this "Newbie" tag off my screen name here ! Josh had never killed a moose or caribou so we jumped in the truck and left Montana for Alaska. We stopped at Tok, AK. first place to get over the counter non-resident tags. We continued to Fairbanks, stopped at fish and game and asked a few questions and headed up the Steese Hwy. towards Circle,AK. The following URL(caribou hunt) will take you on a photo tour of the caribou hunt with a map at the end. He took the Moose on Peters Creek. Total spent was under 1500.00 for gas, food and tags for two guys. Every where we went the camping was free..Neither of us had ever been in the area before this hunt. I follow alot of different hunting forums online and there always seems to be people making posts reguarding how they wish they could hunt Alaska. It don't have to cost you a mint to go. Take note in the photos of the clothing worn while we were hunting, Jeans sweatshirts, rubber boots in short nothing special. I see too many guys waste a ton of money on gear for a one time hunt.If you don't need a guide to hunt where you live now,With a little research and some outdoor related smarts you will do fine anywhere you go..............
If you have interest in the areas we hunted and have a question, just ask i'll help if I can.

~Jeff R Johnson~

caribou hunt
http://jeffalaska.com/galleries/birch_creek/index.html

PreviewAttachmentSize
BirchCr24.jpg
BirchCr24.jpg89.96 KB
birch_creek.jpg
birch_creek.jpg241.48 KB
Offline
Joined: 08/27/2004
Posts: 1964
Self guided Alaskan Moose/Caribou Hunt

HAHA thats sweet that pic made me laugh as soon as i seen it must have been an awesome trip by the way beautiful caribou man

Offline
Location: Fenton MI
Joined: 08/14/2005
Posts: 17
Self guided Alaskan Moose/Caribou Hunt

Yeah, nice caribou. I didn't catch it, but did you take along rifles or "stick and string"? I know almost nothing about caribou, but would that one make P&Y?

Offline
Location: NONYA,thats in MONTANA
Joined: 07/21/2005
Posts: 242
Self guided Alaskan Moose/Caribou Hunt

might want to take a larger canoe next time...lol

Offline
Joined: 08/27/2004
Posts: 1964
Self guided Alaskan Moose/Caribou Hunt

MIGHT WANNA TAKE AN ALUMINUM

Offline
Location: Aleknagik Alaska / Ozello Keys Florida
Joined: 07/05/2004
Posts: 186
Self guided Alaskan Moose/Caribou Hunt
Quote:
Redrabbit2009

Yeah, nice caribou. I didn't catch it, but did you take along rifles or "stick and string"? I know almost nothing about caribou, but would that one make P&Y?

Josh shot him with his 300 win mag. It's was an involved event and he could have well taken him with the bow he had with him. He (Josh) got excited and pulled out the rifle, that's the short of it.

He was no where close to a record book animal, the photos are quite complimentary of his actual size.

PS:
I could not recommend a canoe for this river; there are some rapids that I doubt the average guy in the average canoe could negotiate. It is most often run with whitewater rafts

Related Forum Threads You Might Like