The area you will be hunting will consist mainly of the Ivishak River drainage and the Echooka River drainage. The terrain consists mostly of treeless, boggy marsh, and tundra covered flats. It is generally low-profile, rolling terrain with some gradually sloping hills reaching up to 800 feet in elevation. The river bottoms can be brush-choked with willows, but generally visibility is extensive. This region has numerous lakes and the ground has been compared to walking on a lumpy waterbed. In addition to the herds of caribou, there are over 200 species of birds, including geese, swans, seagulls, ducks and eagles. Other indigenous wildlife includes several species of fox, ground squirrels, grizzly bears, musk ox, wolves, wolverines and arctic hares.
Hunting options include occasional airboat trips on the river looking for migrating herds of caribou, drop off hunts in known migration paths or just walking right out of camp. All are productive approaches. Your last day will consist of packing and cleaning up, and will culminate with an airboat ride back to Pump Station 2 boat launch where your hunt ends. This is an active hunt with the emphasis on caribou, however there are frequently opportunities to harvest ptarmigan, and occasional wolf sightings. After caribou tag(s) have been filled or if hunting action is slow, there is the opportunity to enjoy excellent fishing for Arctic Grayling, Dolly Varden trout, and Arctic Char. Please be sure to have all appropriate tags and licenses for the species you wish to pursue.