This time of year I always get a number of excited hunting groups that pulled the Moose tag that they always have wanted and are hopeful that I can pull a hunt together for them right now. I laugh (to myself) when this happens because so few do their homework and just don't understand that pulling all of the pieces together is really a 9-12 month project, hell just finding a transporter in Febuary is very tough!
Well, last weekend A guy called me from down in the lower 48 and he pulled a Moose tag for one of out sub-units in 23 and started to do the research on what he put in for and now he realizes that that unit has a success rate of about 23% for bulls over 50 inches or 4 brow tines. He did not research where he was putting in for, only that he wanted to hunt out of Kotz. When he realized what it was going to cost and how low the % were for that area ...well lets just say he was looking for other options!
Moral of this story is do the research into an area way ahead of time, ask questions, contact guys like Mike and ask questions, use the forum member as a source of info and be careful what you wish for because sometimes you get exactly what you ask for!
Northwest Alaska Back Country Rentals
Float Hunts and Drop Camps-Unit 23