Moving Hunt Camp


Alaska Hawke Hunt – Moving Hunt Camp


Following the last adventure where a black bear unexpectedly wandered onto a nearby ridge near the camp, the first task of the day is to head out and locate the bear. The route to the bear takes the team through a dense carpet of willow, but it is low enough that they can navigate around the bushes rather than needing to cut a trail through them. They ascend the bright red berry patch that provided the backdrop for last nights encounter and onto the alder patch into which the bear disappeared.

Now the search begins. It comes down to old fashioned fieldcraft and the team must use all of their experience to find and follow the trail. They breathe a sigh of relief as they successfully recover the bear, but time is not on their side today.

It is  time to return to camp and get packed up ready for the move to a new hunt camp where the team hope to find Caribou. Once back at camp, it is an exercise of military precision to get all of the equipment packed and stowed ready for transport.

A masterpiece of aviation logistics... ...In the right hands, the Piper Super Cub can land on crazily small landing strips.

The journey to ‘Caribou country’ is a masterpiece of aviation logistics. The team’s next hunt camp is just a few miles across the Alaska range. Once at their new camp, the team must now begin erecting tents, organising camp, fetching water from the creek and preparing for the next phase of the hunt.

 

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