One of the truly remarkable things about hunting these days is the fact that new world record animals continue to be taken. The latest we have heard of is a possible new world record caribou taken last September in Iliamna, Alaska. The news reached us in a fax from outfitter Chris Goll of Rainbow River Lodge whose client, Dan Dobb of Glendale, West Virginia, killed the barren ground monster bull on his very first caribou hunt. An official B & C measurer net-scored the bull at a whopping 475-5/8 points!
Dobb took the huge bull after three days of hunting from a spike camp in the Katmai National Preserve. Dobb says he had never hunted caribou before and was trusting his guide's judgment. "He was more excited than I was," says Dobb. "When we got back to camp, I thought he and the other guys were just kidding me about how good a trophy it was." The current B & C world record barren ground caribou scores 465-1/8 points and was taken at Mosquito Creek, Alaska, back in 1987.