I'll be in Alaska next week for a short trip, but will be returning for a non resident unguided moose hunt with 40 mile in September. I'd like to pick up my license, or at least the "regs" as they are popularly referred to and the video "How to Judge a Legal Moose." I think I butchered the latter. Anyway, I'm assuming I can pick them (video, regs, and license) up at any licensing agent? Does pretty much every sporting goods store sell licenses? I'll be in Juneau (first time there).
Next terrain. We are getting dropped off by 40-Mile on a lake. I have the topo map and we are in a 5 mile valley with 3-4 lakes and an area with lots of <1 acre puddles, and hills on both side. The hill to the east has about 500' elevation gain and is treeless at the top. There is a bigger hill to the west with trees. To the north is a very minor drainage that might be empty when we are there. On the other side of it is major mountain. Here's my question: Where do I expect to find the moose? I read that they are up in the trees, in the elevation, but then I also read they eat in the bogs (our valley). We have 3 of us, which we know is too many people. Is it a bad idea to split up? 2 hunt one area, the 3rd hunt another? Myself and 1 other guy are in very good shape, we run half marathon trail runs. Right now, being a newbie, I'm not scared of shooting a moose 3 miles from our pickup point, especially considering we have 10-12 days in the bush. Is hauling a moose really that bad?