DIY Alaska Caribou Hunt and Float
Experience the wilderness and adventure of a Charley River float trip while hunting caribou from the growing Fortymile caribou herd. We offer an affordable and convenient way to hunt along the Charley River. 3 1/2 hours driving from Fairbanks and a 50 minute bush plane flight places you and your hunting companions at the beginning of an exciting and enjoyable hunt.
Just Northwest of Tok, in Yukon - Charley Rivers National Preserve, Charley River is classified as a class II-III. Many types of wildlife can been seen along the river including peregrine falcons, sheep, caribou, moose, bears, and wolves. The river passes right through prime country for harvesting from the Fortymile caribou herd.
From our location floating to Circle is about 185 miles. One should plan on 9-13 days. It can be done in less time but that's a comfortable pace and allows for extra time to hunt. If you wish to be picked up at the mouth of Charley River, at the Yukon River, you save around 10 hours, and 70 miles of floating.
You can arrange a pick up on a Yukon River gravel bar, or leave a vehicle in Circle and float for another day or two down the Yukon River saving money. The Charley River has a gradient of 31 feet per mile and makes for a comfortable pace when hunting interior Alaska. We work with Larry Bartlett at Pristine Ventures for boat rental. Feel free to contact us with any questions you might have about this adventure.