Tag Archives: Caribou

Caribou Down

HUNT REPORT: Russ Meyer and Rusty Smith

Our trip to the Arctic to hunt caribou was EPIC! The pictures, videos and stories will never be able to do it justice. After flying into camp and being set down within a couple miles of several hundred caribou… our excitement level was through the roof. Not being able to legally hunt until 3 AM […]

Camp stove and table

Camp Gear Rental and Food Package

PLEASE NOTE: Items may change slightly, subject to seasonal availability. If you require any special medicine and/or foods associated with your daily diet and health routine, you will want to make sure you pack it yourself and bring it with you. Camp Locations Our goal is ALWAYS to place you in a location where you […]

Donate Your Caribou Meat to the Village of Kotzebue

Donate Your Caribou Meat

You can donate your caribou meat to locals in the village. A “whole half” minimum is required to show respect to local natives who receive the donation. This ensures a fair distribution of prime cuts and is just more respectful. Previously, there have been disrespectful hunters who have disposed of spoiled meat in dumpsters and […]

Shipping Your Meat and Trophy Back Home

Shipping Your Meat and Trophy Back Home

When it comes to shipping your meat and/or antlers and cape back home you need to plan ahead. You should either make arrangements with an expeditor, or plan to use ours. Size, time and expense all play a major role getting big game meat and trophies from Alaska back home. The species harvested will greatly […]

Hunters holding up antlers next to the plane while getting picked up

Pick Up Day – What to expect.

Getting picked up from the field can be the most frustrating part of your hunt. On the afternoon/evening prior to your scheduled pick up day, you’ll want to check in with us back in the hangar with your inReach We’ll let you know if we are still on schedule, or if the weather will permit […]

In-Field Meat Care and Salvage Requirements

In-Field Meat Care and Salvage Requirements

Field Dressing Hunters should know how to field dress and care for meat before going afield. Some hunters waste a lot of valuable meat because they simply do not know the how to properly field dress game. There are several good methods of field dressing. You will be successful with any method as long as you […]

Caribou Meat

Rough-Processing Your Meat Back at the Hangar

We have limited space to store meat in Kotzebue, however, once you harvest an animal and have it field processed and back to your pick-up location, you should send us an inReach message. We may may be able to pick up your animal prior to your fly-out date. However, you should plan for meat to […]

How to identify a legal caribou.

Identifying a Legal Caribou

Know your target! Every year a few illegal cows are shot by hunters. Only bull caribou are legal on your hunt. Identifying a legal caribou can sometimes be difficult because both sexes have antlers. Identifying a Legal Caribou Most cow caribou have antlers from June through April of the following year. Bull caribou have antlers […]

Alaska Locking Tags

How to Get Your Alaska Hunting License, Harvest Tickets and Locking Tags

Alaska resident hunters, ages 18 years or older – and all nonresident hunters – must possess and carry in the field a valid Alaska state hunting license, locking tag(s) and harvest permit. Locking Tags In addition to a hunting license, nonresident hunters must buy appropriate locking tags to hunt big game in Alaska — this […]