My wife, kids, and I are headed to the southwest end of Kodiak the second half of October to deer hunt. Tickets have been reserved (Alaska Air miles thankfully), the air taxi arrangements have been made, and the cabin reserved. The hunting part is pretty straight forward (hopefully). lol
For all that have been to the island, or live there, maybe you can chime in with some advice? We're using this trip as a chance to check out a beautiful part of AK that we haven't seen before. We've planned a day and a half in town at the front end and hopefully a day at the end of the trip, depending on weather. What should we see and do while there? The truck is staying home this trip so we'll have to walk, use a taxi, or rent a car. I know Kodiak is small, but what would you recommend doing while there and where would you eat?
A few other questions I have revolve around meat and antler transport assuming we're successful. I've used the search function on the forum and picked out bits and pieces of advice. If you've flown into & out of Kodiak, and were going back again, is there anything you would do differently?
I'm planning on taking two medium size coolers that will stay with the air taxi while we're in the field. The plan is for each of the boys to take a deer and possibly my wife or I a third. We just do not need more venison than that. I'll bone out the meat just before arriving back in town and fill the coolers for check-in as luggage for the flight back to Anchorage. What has worked well for antler transport for you?
Any other advice to optimize the trip? Many thanks.