There are about 5 million caribou distributed throughout the world, and an impressive number inhabit Alaska's interior. This quiz will help you discover if you've got what it takes to identify and track this beautiful (and delicious) game animal.
When you've got a caribou with antlers in your sights, are you looking at a male or a female?
Totally male, dude.
No, definitely female.
Could be either.
Is caribou another name for reindeer?
Yes, but only around Christmas.
No. Reindeer are smaller bodied.
Yes. What Alaskans call caribou, Europeans refer to as reindeer.
In Alaska, what's the caribou's most aggressive natural predator?
the gray wolf
About how many wild caribou are there in Alaska?
more than 3 million
Are caribou shy and retiring or bold and territorial?
Caribou are so shy and hide in the boreal forest most of the time.
Caribou are incredibly bold and territorial. They will fight to the death.
Caribou are very shy and travel in herds, preferring the open tundra most of the year.
How much does an average adult caribou buck weigh?
700 to 850 pounds
350 to 400 pounds
250 to 300 pounds
While you're tracking Alaskan caribou, what other popular game animals might you see?
brown bear, moose, bison, and Dall sheep
grizzly bear, wolf and wild turkey
Bighorn sheep, brown bear and mountain goats
Caribou hunting is a big tourist draw in Alaska. If you're scheduling a trip, in what season will you be traveling?
late summer and fall
Which of the locations below are not open for caribou hunting?
Caribou have seasonal migratory habits. What triggers a change of residence?