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Just a little more on my Caribou Hunt, They are not the smartest beasts,probably because most of them have never seen a Human,but it is a fantastic Bow Hunt. They would migrate by in groups of 2 - 12 with the Bulls in the back every 1/2 hour or so.As I said before, because of weight restrictions we ate Canadian army food and bread.(the BEST bread that I have ever tasted). We shot flu-flu's at a bird they call a Fool's Hen,they are small like a Quail and stupid but very tasty.After the first Caribou kill we ate backstraps.Caribou meat is deep red and fantastic! We stayed on an island in a double wall tent with a floor and a woodstove.The water came from the Lake.We had a screen house to hang the Quarters in which was visited a few times by Black Bear at night.The camp manager had a Beautiful German Shepard named Hidi that kept us safe and was a trailing Dog if needed.I had a lower bunk bed and she woke me up every morning with a big wet kiss.

I wish EVERY Bowhunter could experience a Caribou Hunt!

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What a cool experience toxo.  And to do it all with traditional equipment makes it even more amazing.  :up: :up:

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11 minutes ago, Rusty said:

What a cool experience toxo.  And to do it all with traditional equipment makes it even more amazing.  :up: :up:

Thankz! I Hunted with recurves for 35 years,Sure do miss it! Thank you for turning the pictures!:up:

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Awesome hunt again. Great pictures. Oh yea I forgot we had wolves howling outside our camp and what about those northern lights did you see them. That was awesome. The guide woke us up in the middle of the night to see them. This guide was amazing never slept and could run circles around anyone. Meet great people on these adventures too. 

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2 minutes ago, Live to Hunt said:

Awesome hunt again. Great pictures. Oh yea I forgot we had wolves howling outside our camp and what about those northern lights did you see them. That was awesome. The guide woke us up in the middle of the night to see them. This guide was amazing never slept and could run circles around anyone. Meet great people on these adventures too. 

No Wolves or Northern lights DAM,I want to see them someday! Thankz for the tip on taking a picture of a picture,it works!

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Oh you did good taking pictures of your pics. If you have more adventures post them brother 

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Yea I saw them there and NWT . They are always different. Looks like you need to plan another adventure 

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5 minutes ago, Live to Hunt said:

Oh you did good taking pictures of your pics. If you have more adventures post them brother 

I have a few more but not as many as you I'm sure! The next rainy day,don't want to bore the guys on here! lol

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1 minute ago, toxo said:

I have a few more but not as many as you I'm sure! The next rainy day,don't want to bore the guys on here! lol

Never a bore but yea when you have time. Best part is sharing your adventures with others.  

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5 minutes ago, Live to Hunt said:

Never a bore but yea when you have time. Best part is sharing your adventures with others.  

Did you ever read "Into The wild" about Christopher Mc Candless living in a school bus in Alaska.Before he dies,In his book he realises that anything you experience alone has less value without someone to share it with.Its like hitting the bulls eye at 50 yards with no one around to witness it!

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awesome bull and getting it done trad style!    Looks like a fantastic hunt and experience.

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13 minutes ago, toxo said:

Did you ever read "Into The wild" about Christopher Mc Candless living in a school bus in Alaska.Before he dies,In his book he realises that anything you experience alone has less value without someone to share it with.Its like hitting the bulls eye at 50 yards with no one around to witness it!

No but I guess I have to. I agree

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I took a hike by myself above the tree line glassing for Bear.The loneliness ,solitude and wind where amazing! I forgot to mention when the Caribou come out of the water they shake off like dogs.When they walk all their ankles make a weird loud clicking sound. Thankz for looking!

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18 minutes ago, toxo said:

I took a hike by myself above the tree line glassing for Bear.The loneliness ,solitude and wind where amazing! I forgot to mention when the Caribou come out of the water they shake off like dogs.When they walk all their ankles make a weird loud clicking sound. Thankz for looking!

What beautiful country up there.  :up:

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3 hours ago, toxo said:

I have a few more but not as many as you I'm sure! The next rainy day,don't want to bore the guys on here! lol

Looking forward to it toxo, keep them coming.  :up:  :up:

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Great hunt. Congrats and especially with traditional equipment :up:

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NICE!!!!  now that's the trip I'm talkin about

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Looks like a Great Hunt!!!

Congratulations & Thanks for sharing!!

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You took some beautiful caribou, although I have to say, they are probably not one of the brightest big game animals. Really fine eating, very close to good beef from what I remember, but I hope it wasn't ptarmigan that you shot. Unless it was the Icelandic crew that we had in our camp , that prepared Ptarmigan for dinner. That had to be the worse game bird I've ever had. 

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10 minutes ago, Jerzguy2 said:

You took some beautiful caribou, although I have to say, they are probably not one of the brightest big game animals. Really fine eating, very close to good beef from what I remember, but I hope it wasn't ptarmigan that you shot. Unless it was the Icelandic crew that we had in our camp , that prepared Ptarmigan for dinner. That had to be the worse game bird I've ever had. 

Thankz! No, they where a small bird,Quail  like called a Fools Hen.Very stupid.They would land in a tree and let you shoot flu-flus at them until you hit one.We grilled them over an open fire.They where yummy!

I don't think Some of the Caribou have ever seen a Human in Camo,thats what makes it a great Bow Hunt,you can get real close without them spooking.

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2 hours ago, toxo said:

Thankz! No, they where a small bird,Quail  like called a Fools Hen.Very stupid.They would land in a tree and let you shoot flu-flus at them until you hit one.We grilled them over an open fire.They where yummy!

I don't think Some of the Caribou have ever seen a Human in Camo,thats what makes it a great Bow Hunt,you can get real close without them spooking.

If I told you about the caribou bull I shot with a rifle, it would prove their stupidity or their lack of understanding danger. Although they must feel vulnerable when crossing rivers, cause the large group that we tried to head off, came out at a full run. 

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