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    Default Landing and Hunting on Kodiak

    I'm pretty new to AK. I have a Stinson 108 that I would like to use to fly to Kodiak for hunting deer. It's about a two hour flight from where my airplane is hangered. I understand that it's legal to land and hunt the same day there. I'm thinking that I could land on a beach and hunt from there. Is there anyone that has done this and could give me any advise?

    I've been told that the west end of the island is where the hunting is best. I'd like to do this late summer or early fall this year. I'm willing to make some scouting trips first but would like any guidance I can get before I go scouting.

    I have also heard that because of the rough winter last year, the deer population is down and this might not be the best year to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elliottruss View Post
    It's about a two hour flight from where my airplane is hangered..
    I assume that would be 2 hours over water in a single engine airplane. Do you really want to do that?
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    Not a good idea as martentrapper said. I used to own a 108-2. As much as I wanted to do this I never ever did or would. My 2 cents.

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    Actually, you can fly from OAK1 to PADQ and spend about 20 minutes over water. That puts you no more 10 minutes from land and even at that, there are small islands below.

    So, has any brave (or crazy) soul done this?

    Russ

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    Pick your days! On a clear day you can climb up to 10,000 feet and feel a little better about it. If you go early in the season, the bears are all down on the beaches getting the salmon and you have to hike up to get the deer. The hiking can be miserable through the brambles while you keep glassing your plane hoping the bears are not messing with it. The later you go in the season the less daylight you have. So trying to do a day trip from the beach gets tougher to do unless you really like flying over open water in the dark.

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    Well be sure and take pics so we can all enjoy the adventure.
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    Contact me, as I know alot about the West side......
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    Quote Originally Posted by polardds View Post
    The hiking can be miserable through the brambles while you keep glassing your plane hoping the bears are not messing with it.
    Bring a box of Moth balls and spread them out around your plane, put some on your tires, etc. Bears hate the smell of them and it's a cheap insurance policy. It has served me and others I know well over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Predator View Post
    Bring a box of Moth balls and spread them out around your plane, put some on your tires, etc. Bears hate the smell of them and it's a cheap insurance policy. It has served me and others I know well over the years.
    Must you harvest the whole moth to get these
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    Since you mention that you're relatively new to AK ... just a couple of suggestions. Get a lot of beach landing experience before this adventure. Many of the beaches will not have a high or solid enough area above the tide to leave your plane long enough to hunt. Get a lot of beach taxiing experience so you get a real good feel for what your Stinson can handle. A beach can be a nice landing strip one day and a kelp covered sand dune mess in one tide change. Just my 2cents. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    Must you harvest the whole moth to get these
    Nah, you can just clip their sack and let'em go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akoni View Post
    Nah, you can just clip their sack and let'em go.

    But you gotta catch a lot of'em to gather enough for a whole plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    Must you harvest the whole moth to get these
    This one just about had diet pepsi coming out my nose

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    Must you harvest the whole moth to get these

    Will, you owe me a keyboard.
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    I should add that my son flys air taxi in Alaska and has experience with beach landings. I wouldn't do it without him.

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