One of the main reasons I loved our Western Alaska area so much was hunting the Mulchatna caribou. In my opinion the white maned bull caribou is … Fish and Wildlife Service, and he laid out the stakes. The Mulchatna Caribou Herd is half the size it was three years ago. The Mulchatna Caribou; Take your moose hunt to the next level! The Alaska Moose Hunting Guidebook is now available. I guided some caribou hunters up north that used to hunt the mulchatna herd, the last year they hunted there they said flying into their hunting area from the air you could see dead caribou everywhere and sick ones staggering all over the tundra.
BETHEL, Alaska - The Alaska Department of Fish and Game announced an early closure of the hunting season for the Mulchatna caribou herd. I remember the late 90's f&g was almost begging people to go shoot them and even lifted the same day airborne regulation. After reaching a peak of nearly a quarter million animals in the late 1990s, the herd crashed hard and within a decade was estimated to be only around 20,000 strong. Three years ago, there were over 27,000 caribou in the Mulchatna Caribou Herd. Now there are less than half of that, only 13,500, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game surveys. We need to get those wolfs out. Purchase and Download for $19.95 through this link (PayPal and Credit cards accepted.) I remember the late 90's f&g was almost begging people to go shoot them and even lifted the same day airborne regulation. This population estimate is well below the Alaska Department of Fish and Game’s minimum population objective of … Information collected over the previous few years identified good calf productivity with high pregnancy rates and good calf survival indicating that the Mulchatna herd’s range is healthy and not limiting. The closure will take effect at 11:59 p.m. Friday, KYUK-AM reported Tuesday. The population of the Mulchatna Caribou herd has dropped, and so has the bag limit for harvesting the animals. Three years ago, there were over 27,000 caribou in the Mulchatna Caribou Herd. I have always enjoyed caribou hunting and the scenery during the September season with all the beautiful fall colors. Sometimes caribou will leave -grazed over areas expanding their range for areas of better forage. Caribou population objectives are based on the number of animals a given range can sustainably support. Now there are less than half of that, only 13,500, according to Alaska Department of Fish and Game surveys. The Federal Subsistence Board is considering a request to reduce harvest limits of the Mulchatna herd on federal lands from two caribou to one. All five caribou herds in Southwest Alaska – the Northern Alaska Peninsula herd, the Southern Alaska Peninsula herd, the Nushagak herd, the Mulchatna herd and the Unimak herd – are experiencing declines.