I have come to Alaska from NC and chose to come here pretty much solely for the purpose of experiencing all the outdoors that Alaska has to offer. I am currently deployed as of right now, and will not return until end of Oct. 2012...both me and a friend of mine deployed here as well are looking forward to hunting/fishing/camping Alaska. I was wondering if you guys could give me some tips, will it be worth it to purchase a General Season license when we get back in late Oct? We both live north of Anchorage, I in Chugiak and he lives in Wasilla. Will there be some good areas to hunt close to home? We have been looking into the regulations book pretty well, so we have all the rules down, just dont really know if it would be worth it hunting close to home, or should we be hunting farther away? Also if anyone out there was in the same boat as me at one time, and now has the knowledge I am seeking, if you would please share it with me. We are both looking to purchase ATV's when we get back, as Im sure they will come in handy when hunting. Pretty much the only advice I have been given so far was, 'all you have to do is get off the ATV trails a little ways and you will see all kinds of wildlife'. Dont know how true this rings....ok well Ive talked enough, if anyone wouldnt mind giving two lost Army guys some advice on how to best tackle Alaska hunting, please let me know!