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    Question Best Hunting/Fishing Place to Live in Alaska

    If you were able to live anywhere in Alaska (ON THE ROAD SYSTEM) and hunting, trapping, fishing (in that order) is your main recrational activity, where would you live???

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    Default well.........

    It's not on the road system but I'm looking at relocating to Dillingham, Fairbanks is getting just to crowded for me...................

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    I cannot say on the trapping but i have been playing on the denali Highway since 1980.
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    Kodiak.
    It's got its own raod system and its an outdoorsman's paradise.
    Trapping? The fox are thick and plentiful.

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    Wink Best place?

    Why just the road system? That's putting some real limits on your choices. Why not say... Best place to live where you can hunt and fish in the state and earn a living! Earning a living is the key for most of us!

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    Gotta agree, I cant think of anywhere on the road sytem I would want to live besides anchorage where I can make my living and make the wife happy by not moving her out to the bush.

    I have cousins in Bethel (they are pharmacists) and they seem to do some real nice outdoor activities. Im not sure about the fishing there, but they always have pics of succesfull hunting and fishing adventures.

    Also Kodiak would be a good choice. Your a little limited on the hunting, but Still ya got deer, fox, ptarmigan, rabbits, bear, goats. Fishing is Out of this world. And so what, if you want to do a flyout trip to the mainland you only got to spend a couple hundred extra to get to anchorage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fullkurl View Post
    Kodiak.
    It's got its own raod system and its an outdoorsman's paradise.
    Trapping? The fox are thick and plentiful.
    I'm with you on Kodiak!

    All it takes is a boat, and you can access the moose and big bou on the mainland almost like it's just another island. Kodiak Island Borough actually includes a big chunk of mainland Ak Penn.
    Nobody's mentioned the waterfowl on Kodiak either. Some of the best duck hunting anywhere.


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    Glenallen or tok. Sheep, bou, bear (both kinds), small game, wolves, and moose everywhere! Reasonable distance to FBX for bulk supplies. Not to mention they still have a high school hockey team! Oh and there is always the positive of living in a hunting community where anti's are the absolute minority.

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    forgot delta junction, then you can add in buffalo though good luck getting a permit...Those are my choices the next step would be getting a JOB.

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    Cantwell!!!!!!

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    Talking Anchorage?

    Anchorage isn't in Alaska, close to it though!

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    Default Anchorage

    The saying goes: "Anchorage is the closest you can get to Alaska without actually living there." Even though I work in Anchorage I would have to agree. You can get to Alaska from here though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    Cantwell!!!!!!
    No hockey so didn't make my list...I do go there to hunt though

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    Healy is close...they have hockey!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    Healy is close...they have hockey!!
    Just gotta convince the women folks thats the place to be though!!!

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    Kodiak? Stay calm folks, nothing to see here, keep moving

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    Default Glenallen to McCarthy

    I think I would pick one of the federal subsistence communities around the Wrangell-St. Elias. Then you can hunt those poor sheep that are dying of old age there (world records abound, but I don't think you can enter them into the record book-who really cares though if you can put a 44"er on the wall). Plus, you can't beat the scenery and lots of fishing close by.

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    I'm not going to say because I don't live there yet, and when I do, I don't want more people there. It's on the road system, but that's all you get.

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    Default Agree on Kodiak

    I don't think my wife could handle Kodiak, but I agree, If she could, we'd be gone. The only reason I ask, thinking about a 2week on/2week off position on the slope, so, no need to stay in Anchorage (for the job) if I took the position.

    Anyone else, actaully in the same position (work on slope, can live anywhere in alaska because of rotation, hunting/fishing a priority), also, continue on with your dream spots in AK road or not. Thanks

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    Default Kodiak for sure

    Gotta agree with the Kodiak folks. But, If I was limited to the mainland road system, I would choose lake Louise.

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