Planning a 2009 float hunt and working with Walt at northwestalaska in Kotz.
Doing lots of research for my trip and ran across a few items I have questions on:
1. Reading Larry Bartlett's Caribou Hunting, A Guide to Alaska's Herds, it mentions using moth balls to help interfere with a bear's sense of smell. I only found one article on the web about this and it was trying to refute the idea--but they were selling bear spray. Has anyone tried this method?
2. Planning on bringing my meat home, hopefully fresh. Larry discusses double bagging meat in plastic and submerging when in camp, then transfer back to dry bags on a cargo net when floating, then back and forth. I would expect this to help with preservation (and defeating a bear's sense of smell?).
I haven't bought any of the float hunting books yet, but I'll get to those also.
I'd prefer to not to encounter a bear at my camp. Any ideas besides these?