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    2019 Alaska Caribou Journey DIY

    I got a phone call a few weeks back from a friend in Alaska asking me if I wanted to join them on a Caribou hunt north of the Brooks Range. I figured it would be fun to share the experience from the start of planing, logistics and getting to Alaska from the Midwest and everything involved to do a DIY Caribou hunt!

    My PTO is approved for two weeks off and getting ready to book flights! I do consider my self still a rookie at Western hunting and enjoy learning from my mistakes!

    This will be a rifle hunt from the Dalton Highway via a Airboat!


    This is from the trip in 2013. It?s been too long!

    See where this Journey will go! Alaska is a adventure in its self!


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    Flights

    So for plane flights, Alaskan Air flies out of KC. So that will provide great flights from KC to Seattle to Anchorage in August. I got a Alaskan Airlines card which you give you reward miles, than you put a little money on the card. Believe $500, you would spend anyways gas and groceries; since I have kids that was easy. $75 annual card fee and $12 fed tax and that?s it for flight to Anchorage! I?ve flown with them before and they are great! Even flown a dog with them!




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    Awesome. I look forward to reading along as you plan your adventure.

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    I'll be reading too! Caribou and Char in Alaska are on my bucket list

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    Looking forward to following this adventure. It?s on my shortlist!
    Hope to make the trip with an EF member(s).


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    I'm on board, Dream hunt.If I went I would disappear never to be heard from Again!

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    Sounds fun! Take your fishing gear too, some nice grayling and char in that river!

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    Good luck on your hunt!
    I have the card also and will be flying from Denver to fairbanks in august.
    Saved me 600 as my son flies for free on the annual companion fair offer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKaviator View Post
    Sounds fun! Take your fishing gear too, some nice grayling and char in that river!
    Fishing gear is a must for the river hunt! Char are fun to fish for.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter25 View Post
    Good luck on your hunt!
    I have the card also and will be flying from Denver to fairbanks in august.
    Saved me 600 as my son flies for free on the annual companion fair offer.

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    Hunter25, can?t wait to here your trip report too! Feel free to add to the post if you like. I the companion ticket is awesome when two people are flying. We used one in 2017 to go fishing up there. What type of hunt you guys doing?

    I will admit since I?m going with a few AK residents and we are hunting from a airboat, we are not counting ounces. But, I should have all my own stuff. So I?m going to keep the weight down in hopes to bring Caribou meat back. Most of my gear works in the Midwest too. I will make a rough draft gear list and what I plan to add! My outer jacket and pants need replaced.


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