My brother and I are trying to set up a DIY moose hunt this fall on a tight budget. FortyMile air has a couple of small lakes that they can fly us into and I was hoping to get get some more info from the folks on this website. They would be dropping us off via float plane into the small lakes so we have a 700# gear limit. I have done web searches but I can't find anywhere to rent camping gear in TOK. Do I need to fly up all of my own camping gear (tents, stoves, cots etc) or is there a place in TOK to rent it? We would be flying into Fairbanks then flying into TOK via Fortymile air. On that flight they have a 70# limit.
How are meat and horns usually shipped from TOK? I found the website for a guy who drives a trailer from anchorage to the lower 48 and charges 700$ (varies with fuel cost) for meat and horns? are there any other options out of TOK?
Hunting on a small lake for moose is a raft or inflatable canoe required/desired? Are there places to rent those in TOK also?
FortyMile Air seems to have a great reputaion with members on this forum and they have answered all my questions qickly so far, but does anyone have other ideas for a inexpensive DIY hunt? We are trying to stay under 4K total including 600$ airfare to Fairbanks.
Thanks in advance..