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Old 01-21-2011, 04:07 PM
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looking for info on best way to go about hunting moose on your on in alaska. areas to hunt,pilots to drop u off .we dont want to go with outfitter cant afford it.
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Old 01-21-2011, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by joemontana
looking for info on best way to go about hunting moose on your on in alaska. areas to hunt,pilots to drop u off .we dont want to go with outfitter cant afford it.
First thing you want to do is come up with a budget Joe. Alaska is huge, but there is very little road access (i.e. cheap) and hunt success along the road system is generally quite low. To increase your chances of success you'll want to fly out and possible do a DIY float hunt. I'd highly recommend you go with a hunt planner to help with logistics. Larry Bartlett of Pristine Ventures is a top notch guy who specializes in setting people up on quality DIY moose hunts. His fee is well worth his knowledge base and if you divide it up between two or three guys it's downright cheap. I've hunted with Larry and I can't say enough good about him or his operation. He's out of the country until mid-Feb. so don't be surprised if it takes a few weeks for a response, but he will get back to you.

http://www.pristineventures.com/adve...t-planner.html

Familiarize yourself with the regs too.

http://www.wildlife.alaska.gov/index...ations.hunting
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Old 01-21-2011, 05:13 PM
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thanks budgett is 3000 for 2 of us .
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First thing you want to do is come up with a budget Joe. Alaska is huge, but there is very little road access (i.e. cheap) and hunt success along the road system is generally quite low. To increase your chances of success you'll want to fly out and possible do a DIY float hunt. I'd highly recommend you go with a hunt planner to help with logistics. Larry Bartlett of Pristine Ventures is a top notch guy who specializes in setting people up on quality DIY moose hunts. His fee is well worth his knowledge base and if you divide it up between two or three guys it's downright cheap. I've hunted with Larry and I can't say enough good about him or his operation. He's out of the country until mid-Feb. so don't be surprised if it takes a few weeks for a response, but he will get back to you.

http://www.pristineventures.com/adve...t-planner.html

Familiarize yourself with the regs too.

http://www.wildlife.alaska.gov/index...ations.hunting
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:30 PM
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Lots of good info here http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/

BTW is that 3K for the whole trip? I think you have to take like 3 plane trips each way, plane to AK (usually anchorage) plane from there to a staging area, then a charter plane to a river head. I heard the charter alone is about 1500$ or more. then if you kill somthing early and want be picked up early its xtra, plus gear rental, licenses, meat packing & transportation, Ive looked into this several Xs I never came up with a number less than 8k DIY per person there and back and Im sure theres alot of unexpected expenses. you could probably do a sitka deer hunt for 3K though.

Ive also looked into a BC moose hunt, about 10K fully guided there and back 1 plane trip both ways.
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Old 01-21-2011, 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by joemontana
thanks budgett is 3000 for 2 of us .
You mean for each of you right? Not trying to burst your bubble by any means, it's just a DIY non-resident moose hunt will cost a minimum $3-4k per person. Transportation to Alaska and then transit in and out of the field will be the bulk of the cost. It's good to have a friend with a plane or a boat.
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Old 01-22-2011, 05:32 AM
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Huh......I didn't know you could do a DIY hunt in Alaska if you were a non resident,I was under the assumtion you needed a licensed guide.
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Old 01-22-2011, 07:24 AM
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A guide is required for non residents to hunt sheep, goats, and brown/grizzly bear in Alaska...

Other species may be hunted unguided...I've done 5 unguided DIY hunts for moose, caribou and black bear...
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:42 AM
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What area of the state would be best for moose and be one of the most remote, for a DIY float trip. Thanks Sean
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:46 AM
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we would drive up. the budgett would be for just the hunt. the plane ride to and back from remote camp .we have all the gear for a drop camp cause we pack in 2 weeks a year im montana for elk. im just looking for the pilot and place to be dropped off.we would even trade our guided elk hunt for someone to go with us moose hunting that goes in alaska and knows a area somewhat.
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Old 01-23-2011, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Reelhookedup
What area of the state would be best for moose and be one of the most remote, for a DIY float trip. Thanks Sean
"Best for moose" and "most remote" aren't necessarilly one in the same. One of the best places for trophy moose in Alaska is Fort Richardson which is on the north side of Anchorage. There's a lot of BIG bulls there, but it's just a few miles from the largest city in Alaska. The most remote areas of the state would probably be in the Brooks Range, but moose densities there are often quite low. Unit 20 around Fairbanks and Delta Junction has a generally high moose density, but there are antler restrictions and rather short seasons to contend with, not to mention quite a few other hunters.
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