I'm planning a Hunting and Fishing trip for me and a buddy of mine, and I'm looking for information. We're from around Missoula Montana, and are familiar with hunting around there, but have never made the trip up to AK. so far from what I've seen September is prime for Moose, how is the fishing around that time? We still dont have a location in AK ironed out yet either, but we do know that we'll be looking at making this trip un-guided since we dont have the disposable income available to throw at a guide. We will be driving up from MT, so I've already done the research on transporting firearms through Canada, I've also done the research on the price of license's and tags. Right now as i understand a non-resident is only required to have a guide when hunting Brown Bear, Mountain Goat, and Dall Sheep. our trip will likely encompass Moose, Caribou, and possible Black depending on seasons / time-frame, we will also plan on doing some fishing for King Salmon and whatever else we can manage to catch.
Any advice is much appreciated.
trip timeline will likely be for 2014 so we have more than enough time to plan and save accordingly.