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2015 Caribou Hunt

By Troutnut on September 19th, 2015, 3:28 pm
A week ago I returned from a hike-in, float-out, solo caribou hunt in the Arctic. I've posted the whole story in sections, but here are a few previews of the spectacular scenery.




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KvnfraleyDecember 1st, 2020, 8:20 pm
AK

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Thanks Jason! You were probably smart to line it. We ended up stopping after every other rapid to dump out water so running the whitewater didn't save us too much time.
TroutnutDecember 1st, 2020, 12:34 pm
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Bellevue, WA

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Wow Kevin, looks like you had an awesome adventure there! Congratulations on the nice bull and great dollies.

That is some exciting whitewater on the lower Ribdon, but on my solo trip I was very glad I just lined the raft down through all of it. :)
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
KvnfraleyNovember 30th, 2020, 12:37 pm
AK

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That lower ribdon had some exciting whitewater!
KvnfraleyNovember 30th, 2020, 12:06 pm
AK

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Hey Jason, I finally remembered to return to this comment. The trip went really well! We had crazy nice weather for the slope in August, pretty much sunny the whole time. Caught a ton of big beautiful dollies and a few good grayling. We weren't sure we would actually find any dollies so it was really exciting to hit the motherlode. Saw griz, caribou, moose, and musk ox up close. And got a nice bull caribou on the float out. Couldn't have gone more perfectly, hoping to replicate the trip next year. Some photos here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10222178697443911&type=3
TroutnutJune 29th, 2020, 10:07 am
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Bellevue, WA

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That should be a great trip Kevin. I'd love to see pictures when you're done. I did bring a fly rod and a few flies along on this caribou hunt, but floating out of there soaking wet in the snow I was pretty much focused on getting back to the car and didn't have the motivation to stop and fish.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist

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