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Old 08-21-2013, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default Eureka caribou run

4-day trip into Eureka. Went in the day before opening to get past the crowds and into the caribou before they got pushed out. Plan worked out well. Filled six permits, and had a great time with family and friends. Things got exciting when we had some minorities shooting over our tents. I thought my father in law was going to rip one of their heads off when they passed by our camp and watched their wounded animal get away...

Saw 500-1000 caribou. Ate some fresh caribou heart, sautéed with onions and it was bomb.













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Old 08-23-2013, 01:16 PM   #2
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I did the same thing from Paxon side, Whistle Ridge - got in early, we only saw maybe 20 - 30 caribou, but did fill 2 of 3 permits. And walked my butt off

Good job. Sure does taste good. My first caribou hunt, and used my grandfather's 1903 Springfield with open sights.
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:30 PM   #3
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The trails big enough for 4x4s or do you need those golf carts? Would like to have some meat in the freezer that didn't come from the store.
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How do you like the Ranger 6x6's? I have three older Big Bosses (96,97, & 98) and I like them but I'm seriously thinking about picking up a new Ranger 6x6 next spring. Any disadvantages over the 4 wheel Rangers?
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Nice report and congrats. Can't wait for moose now. Buddy's got a 13 ANY BULL tag so it'll be a good time.
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I did the same thing from Paxon side, Whistle Ridge - got in early, we only saw maybe 20 - 30 caribou, but did fill 2 of 3 permits. And walked my butt off

Good job. Sure does taste good. My first caribou hunt, and used my grandfather's 1903 Springfield with open sights.
Thanks. That is cool about your grandfathers gun. Feels good to have meat in the freezer doesn't it?


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The trails big enough for 4x4s or do you need those golf carts? Would like to have some meat in the freezer that didn't come from the store.
Yes the trail is plenty big enough for full size rigs. Lots of nodwells and hybrid roll agons use the trail each year. You do need a permit though?
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How do you like the Ranger 6x6's? I have three older Big Bosses (96,97, & 98) and I like them but I'm seriously thinking about picking up a new Ranger 6x6 next spring. Any disadvantages over the 4 wheel Rangers?
The old ones (like my 04) are pretty crude but they work well. Biggest tire you can run is a 26". They are a maintanance nightmare, but they go like crazy. The newer ranger is a trail cadillac. My father in laws 2013 runs the 27" xtr's and it is a brute. I drove it moose hunting for alot of miles this year and couldn't manage to get it stuck....
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I get a hunting and fishing license for free (disabled vet), is it on that or it's something else?

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I get a hunting and fishing license for free (disabled vet), is it on that or it's something else?
It takes either a drawing or registration caribou tag
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