I posted here a few months ago before I moved up. It was my dream to come to Alaska, to see the vast expanse of wilderness and to experience the hunting and fishing. Perhaps I was naive in this regard because it's been almost half a year and I haven't done any hunting or fishing, but it's still been a life changing experience. It is by far the most challenging thing I've ever done. So far the cold weather hasn't been that bad either. I'm going to stick around.
What would be a good way to ease into Alaska hunting? I'll get my residency in June, and it's pretty overwhelming when you look at all the big game possibilities, especially when you consider the cost of getting there and back.
I was looking at starting with deer hunting, which would be about a year from now. Is it worth it for the trip alone, or is that something most people do as an added bonus during a bear hunt or elk hunt? Or would it be easier to do a caribou hunt?