My wife has informed me that she wants to go hunting in Alaska. She feels that I need to get a moose and that she wants to shoot a black bear. I've hunted the Mulchatna area for moose and caribou, taking a really nice caribou. The moose where there, but either on the wrong side of the river, or too small to mess with. There where also quite a few other hunters in the area. I hunted sheep in the Alaska range and shot a nice full curl ram. And I hunted moose out of Aniak with poor results. Miserable time dealing with the canoe, beaver dams and too many other hunters in the area.
After reading on here and other sites, I keep coming across 40 mile air out of Tok. Looking at their website, they seem to have a pretty good deal for moose and reputation for doing what they say they will. I haven't spoken to them yet, so I don't know if they have black bear for the wife or not.
We went to South Africa this past summer, so it will take a little while to have enough money to pay for this. As of right now, we are thinking Sep 2016. Dallas Safari Club show is next month and we will be there. The cost of fully guided is more then I feel its' worth. Anybody paying $16,000 to $20,000 for a moose is at a level of wealth that I cannot comprehend.
My questions concern getting to Tok. How is the drive there and back in September?
Would it be worthwhile to get there a few days early and go up to Denali and Fairbanks, then to Tok before the hunt, and they drive from Tok back to Anchorage?
What are the mosquitos like there? When I hunted the Mulchatna River, they where horrible!!!! It was too cold for them in the Alaska Range for the sheep hunt and the Aniak River hunt.
Are there any regulations or laws that we should know about that we probably don't since we live in Texas and I haven't been there in ten years?