I'm new to this forum and never have hunted in Alaska. I live in Washington state. A couple of my buddies and I are planning a trip to POW for a Sitka blacktail hunt next year in August. We are driving up there so we can have a truck to get around in. We are also looking at renting a forest service cabin to stay in. Where we are at a loss is figuring out where on the island we should hunt. I'm not looking for anyone's honey hole or specific locations, just a general area or direction. We are also wondering what are some must haves as far as gear for alaska in August. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.