Two Hunter Reports on Alaska Caribou with Deltana Outfitters


Published: May - 2012

Parker Shipley reports on a hunt in the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) north of the Brooks Range, where barren-ground caribou were the primary target. Shipley hunted from August 21 to 30 with Deltana Outfitters (907-895-5006; http://deltana.com/) and reports taking two trophy-quality bulls.

"This was a hunt I will never forget. A friend and I chose Deltana Outfitters for a fully-guided caribou hunt. After bad experiences with guides in both the Lower 48 and Alaska, we made sure we did our homework. We took the time to check out the outfitter and references. All the references were excellent. (Editor note: this is the sixth positive report on Deltana we have received, going back to a sheep hunt in 2005.) Ralph Miller and Jim Weidner were very easy to deal with, straight forward in answering questions and most of all, very honest. They provided prompt and personal service to and from the airport, with a great meal waiting for us when we arrived at base camp. Ralph and Jim were true professionals who knew all about the caribou herds in the ANWR hunting area, and they put us right where we needed to be!

"Deltana's base camp was excellent, with great food and permanent cabins for the hunters before and after hunting out of the spike camps. One thing that impressed us was that both Ralph and Jim were at the base camp for the entire caribou and sheep hunting season to ensure things ran smooth. Their pilots were highly experienced, safe and very knowledgeable of the area we were hunting. All the equipment supplied by Deltana, from the aircraft to the back packs and camp gear, was in excellent condition and of high quality. The packing list from Deltana was perfect with no excessive or unneeded items. The spike camp was in a great location, surrounded by beautiful terrain, and it was very comfortable.

"Deltana has exclusive rights to a portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). Because of this, we had no hunting pressure from other hunters for the entire........(continued)

 
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