This was my wife and I's first hunting season as Alaskan residents and it was one for the books. First off let me start that this website is the sole reason that our season was such a success. Without all the help from other forum members this season would have been very tough.
Last January my wife drew a kenai pen goat tag (DG 363, port dick). Immediately I got on here and researched previous post of the same hunt, PM'd the OP's and got as much information as possible. With all the info I received I made a plan. My wife wanted to go in August since we had a moose hunt planned in mid September. So we decided to go the opener. The hike up was terrible and the hike out was even worse. We went in two days early to scout and had an incredible hunt, we had fantastic weather and saw tons of goats. Ashley was able to harvest a billy on day 2. She was adamant about taking a billy.
Last October a forum member posted about a fly out moose hunt that was really successful. I reached out to him and received a ton of information about his hunt. I contacted the same transporter he used and he was booked, but I told him to call me if an opening became available. He called me in December and said he had a spot, I mailed him a deposit check that day. So my wife and I were set to fly out September 9 and spend 10 days in the bush.
We had another incredible hunt, weather was great and animals were everywhere. Ashley was able to harvest an exceptional moose on the first morning 100 yards from camp and .15 mile from the air strip.
After cutting up and packing the moose we went to bed. We slept in the next morning, I crawled out of the tent at 9 am and 5 caribou bull were walking by. I found one I liked and harvested him. By day 2 we were tagged out. The transporter was able to get us out on day 4 before some bad weather hit.
Like I said before without this website this season would not have happened the way it did. Thank you to all the guys that helped me out and thanks to the moderators for keeping this site up and running.