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    Default Bowhunter novice

    I am currently in the process of buying a home on the Kenai ( hopefully next year ). I would like some information about where and what species that can be hunted in Alaska. I am a fisherman at heart but would love to try and learn more about bowhunting. Thanks

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    Full curl in anchorage. Best place and costumer service in the state.... And good prices
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    Get lots of practice in and don't forget you need your IBEP to hunt.

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    Ibep ? Is that a licence

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    Yes it bow cert... You can get one in almost any state...
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    Actually, you can bow hunt just about any species without an IBEP certification as long as you are hunting in a general season (not weapons restricted). The hunts that require IBEP certification are the bow-only hunts. If you are just hunting with a bow during a season open to rifles, no certification is necessary. Having said that, the IBEP course is a great way to get some great bow hunting fundamentals and will open up a lot of options (such as the bow-only hunts). It is basically a course that shows you understand the basics of bow hunting and can make a clean, ethical kill. If you look through the ADF&G website, you can find a lot more information on it. As far as species open to bow hunting, the sky's the limit. You can essentially use a bow to hunt anything you can hunt with a rifle if you want to. I would say a majority of bow hunters are targeting moose, caribou, and black bear, but plenty of others go after a variety of other species such as sheep, elk, brown bear, etc...

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    Micky it would take me an hour of typing to answer the questions you will have about bow hunting and archery in general. I have quite a bit of experience with archery and also archery in Kenai as well as other things you may want to know. When you get settled in give me a shout and we can sit down over a cup or talk over the phone. Archery in alaska is a great sport and adds an element of challenge to any hunt but for some makes it much more rewarding.

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