As I promised, here is my report of our moose drop camp in Unit 9E.
As far as I can figure out, the moose population is really low where we hunted (around Half Way Lake, next to the Kjulik river). We saw 3 moose on the flight in - ALL were in Katmai National Park. After leaving the park airspace, we did not see any moose or even any recent evidence of moose activity. We did, however, see plenty of brown bears.
All the bears we saw were doing what bears are supposed to do at this time of year - that is catch salmon out of the nearest river (in this case the Kjulik). Because we camped about 1/2 mile from the river, I can't honestly say whether or not the electro bear fence was effective. We kept it turned on most of the time but I have no evidence of bears being near our camp. Obviousely we didn't have meat to deal with.
My assessment of the area? Lots of bears, few moose, typical Peninsula weather (rain, wind, & more rain). I won't be going back soon.
Before anyone feels sorry for me (maybe I'm kidding) - this was my 11th hunt in Alaska and I have killed 10 big game animals. Not only that but I got to enjoy another 2 weeks in Alaska (even considering the weather) and the trip over Katmai National Park with Rolan Rouse was worth EVERY bit of the expense of the trip. It was SPECTACLUAR!!!