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    OK so I come humbly to request any offered assistance from anyone who has had this hunt before. Normally I would go to an area and do some scouting, walking, looking and getting familiar with the area. Unfortunately this is one of those areas I won't be able to access until the hunt actually starts because of access to the base. And since I am no longer in the service I can't just go onto the base anymore. I have searched all there is to search on here. So if anyone has any info on this hunt it would be much appreciated. Either way I'll be hunting it but any insight would be great.
    My dad drew this hunt about 10 or so years ago and needless to say it wasn't a good hunt, most of the areas were closed down due to a lot of training going on and most hunters having to be in only a few small areas. We only seen one moose and it was being chased by another hunter but we ran into bears everywhere, kinda nerve racking due to not being able to carry a sidearm. I am hoping for a better hunt this time. I love calling moose so that I am very much looking forward to.
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    I did this hunt in 2011, and got a 36" bull, not the biggest but I was spending every weekend in there and I was passing on alot of small bulls and my wife wanted me to get this hunt over with, I even took her in there with me and we saw two bulls right off the road behind the golf course, but I was looking for something bigger. Anyway that year, there was a lot of bulls going down. I rode my mountain bike in there, but once you bet a moose down and its all checked out by the game wardens you can sign out the keys from the range office and open the gate and access the area to get your bull.
    The orientation and the proficiency shoot was short and sweet, no problems at all. The game wardens saw me the first couple days and recommended me to carry a large revolver, You can get a permit to do it and it was easy and quick. There was a 9 foot brown bear running around and he was hitting all the moose carcasses in there, many have seen him. whenever a moose went down the wardens would string up police tape to let you know there was a kill in the area. Its a good hunt , you have a lot of areas to choose from, I even went up to a friends house off Basher and accessed the base area from there. PM me if you like ....good luck.

    I think you can scout it if you want once you get your rec pass, I went in early and checked out the place, but I also work on base, and have a military ID. The orientation will give you all the information.
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    There are a lot of areas in 424 that are open to anyone in the public. You just need a recreational access pass and to check to make sure the area is open before going out. Lots of areas you can scout ahead of time. You may not be able to get on the main base to the north of the Glenn, but there are lots of areas to the south of the Glenn in the Arctic Valley area to check out.

    Also, you are now allowed to carry a sidearm for protection. You will just have to get it registered with the base before bringing it on. I think this is fairly new in the last year or two.

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    PM sent. (OBTW, Range Control no longer signs out keys)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahahawai View Post
    I did this hunt in 2011, and got a 36" bull, not the biggest but I was spending every weekend in there and I was passing on alot of small bulls and my wife wanted me to get this hunt over with, I even took her in there with me and we saw two bulls right off the road behind the golf course, but I was looking for something bigger. Anyway that year, there was a lot of bulls going down. I rode my mountain bike in there, but once you bet a moose down and its all checked out by the game wardens you can sign out the keys from the range office and open the gate and access the area to get your bull.
    The orientation and the proficiency shoot was short and sweet, no problems at all. The game wardens saw me the first couple days and recommended me to carry a large revolver, You can get a permit to do it and it was easy and quick. There was a 9 foot brown bear running around and he was hitting all the moose carcasses in there, many have seen him. whenever a moose went down the wardens would string up police tape to let you know there was a kill in the area. Its a good hunt , you have a lot of areas to choose from, I even went up to a friends house off Basher and accessed the base area from there. PM me if you like ....good luck.

    I think you can scout it if you want once you get your rec pass, I went in early and checked out the place, but I also work on base, and have a military ID. The orientation will give you all the information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf1 View Post
    PM sent. (OBTW, Range Control no longer signs out keys)
    why don't they sign keys out anymore? Someone didn't bring them back? or do they do the escort thing now, thats a hell of a pack out , especially if you killed one way up bulldog trail. or up by the lake. It sure was nice to pull the truck up right next to the bull and load him up.

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    Do they allow you to take a bicycle into those areas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0321Tony View Post
    Do they allow you to take a bicycle into those areas?
    Yes , in fact you will see alot of hunters on their mountain bikes.

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    Two years ago a friend shot a bull just off Bulldog trail and after being checked they allowed him to drive his truck in on Bulldog to pick up his moose. I think hunters are required to carry bear spray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0321Tony View Post
    Do they allow you to take a bicycle into those areas?
    Yes, mountain bike. I used mine on the DM727 hunt in December 2009. Shot a 39" bull far back on bulldog trail. They didn't let me go through the gate with a vehicle. We quartered it and pulled/pushed it out on a sled. There is a gate behind the electric plant that sits off the Glenn near. Muldoon much closer, I found this out after.

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