Our caribou hunts are conducted in the Talkeetna Mountains. You will be provided transportation from Anchorage north to Palmer where you will be flown in a piper super cub to the hunt area. Caribou are largely a foothills and mountain animal, found at or above tree line. Thus this is a spike camp/backpack type of hunt. Anyone considering this hunt should be in good physical condition and be able to carry 45-50 lb pack.
Caribou are the only member of the deer family in which both males and females grow antlers. Bull caribou have large, massive spreading antlers with brown tines pointing over the forehead. The antlers of cows tend to be much shorter than bulls and more slender and irregular in shape. Bulls weigh between 300 and 400 pounds when mature and females average 155-225 lbs.
This hunt requires drawing a permit. To apply for the drawing you must have a current Alaska hunting license and the application deadline is mid December of the year preceding the hunt. The season for the Talkeetna Mountains hunt area is August 10 to September 20th. This is a 7 day hunt and can be combined with a sheep or grizzly hunt for an additional trophy fee.
Please contact us, we will be happy to walk you through the permit application process and answer any questions you may have about the hunt regarding gear, references and cost.