I am brand-new to Alaska; I landed in Anchorage on Saturday. I'm looking for any advice for getting started hunting up here. I'm fresh out of school, so I'm thinking big game tags are out of the question for me until I can claim residency next year.
Back in my home state I used hunt deer, turkey, coyote, bear, waterfowl, etc. Any tips on what the best route is to go until I can start chasing the big stuff up here? I've heard there are coyotes up here now and that's interested me a bit (I love knockin' down song dogs!). I also was thinking about waterfowl hunting..
Are there any groups or people (other than this forum) that I should reach out to? I don't want to be a free-loader, but if there was anyone that could kind of show me the ropes I wouldn't complain! I normally hunt everyday during deer season, so I have the itch to hunt pretty bad..
Also, I am looking to purchase a firearm of some sort up here soon. It will only be one for the time being (I need to buy a vehicle, rent a house, etc.). I guess it depends on what I'll be chasing, but what is a good all around caliber / firearm for up here?
Thanks for your help,