I'm Tired. So here is the short story.
We made a rather last minute call to try this hunt soley to fill our freezers. My dad and I had hunted the Rex the 2 previous years with track rigs during the regular bull season but have never tried the winter antlerless hunt. This is how it went.
0545 Monday Got home from work.
0730 Monday left Kenai
1600-ish Monday check in with Vixie at the Rochester. ( I slept part (most) of the way on the drive up as I had just got off working nights - see line 1)
We offloaded the snowmachines and hooked up the sleds.
0700 Tuesday left the Rochester headed toward Zone 4
1300 Tuesday Two cows down
2100 Tuesday Arrive at the Rochester. Loaded up and order 2 bacon cheese burgers to go from the Clear Sky lodge.
0630 Wednesday morning Arrive in Kenai.
47 hours round trip from Kenai and succeeded in filling both our tags!!!
Biggest chunk of advise I can give is "get as high as possible." We saw.....are you ready..... 15 moose in Zone 4. (13 of which we could have got in range of) Most of them above green treed areas hanging out in alder patches. 6 we saw were HUNDREDS of yard from any standing vegetation. They were way beyond tree line, scratching at the tundra like caribou. ( No I wasnt drinking). We talked to several people that had hunted close to the trail all day and never saw a single moose. If you are going to go. Be prepared to put in the effort to get above tree line.
Best of the Outdoors to you and your Family.
PS At least 4 of the moose we saw where Bulls that still had their horns, including one little spike. BE CAREFULL.