My Wife and I have had a long dream of heading to Alaska and have decided that next year is going to be it! We are just starting the planning and step one (determining what to hunt/fish) has been completed. We are going to target Blacktail Deer with maybe a chance to do some fishing in nearby creeks/rivers.
Now in order to figure out where to go, we have been doing some research and locating an area with a solid amount of public is key to us since we are going to doing this adventure on our own.
I was wondering if there is a good way to find out whether the land I intend on venturing off to is private or public. I started with using the MVUM's that the Tongass National Forest produces and it is a good point to start with as they show where the "national forest land" is within the "national forest". I'm curious though if there is a way to find out who owns the "non-national forest land" in case it is owned by the state and is open to public hunting/fishing (see the white land by Indian creek road). I have attached an image to help describe my point. I took the snip from the craig district area on Prince of Wales Island.
Where I live in Wisconsin, each county has a "GIS" mapping platform that clearly breaks down each land parcel with information about taxes and ownership. Is there anything like this that I can use for Southeast Alaska? I can't seem to find anything.
Thanks for any help in advance. I look forward to networking on this forum as from all of research so far, it seems every google search leads me to this website with a lot of the same helpful forum users providing quite helpful and insightful information.