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    Anyone hunted the Huslia River? I would appriciate any ideas or lessons leared .

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    I know someone that hunted it last year, two guys actually, they both scored nice bulls. I'm curious, how do you plan on accessing it? Also, did you draw a tag or are you planning on subsistence hunting it?

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    I party hunted with a friend so we both have a draw tag. He has some contacts up in the area. All I know at this time is we will have a boat.

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    bring a fishin pole and a shotgun. ive fished some killer grayling pike and even salmon. ducks hunting is pretty nice too
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    The hunting and fishing is outstanding.

    We hunted it for a few years before it was added to the Controlled Use Area.

    You'll have to bring all your own fuel. Huslia will sell you none.

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    Are you accessing from the Koyukuk or flying in, then boating?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ki-Ke View Post
    Are you accessing from the Koyukuk or flying in, then boating?
    We boated up the Koyukuk from the Yukon.

    It's a long, long, long trip..................

    If you're game to fly in with an inflatable, I'd highly suggest the Tagagawik River. I saw some racks come out of there. They were impressive.

    And there's much, much less hunting pressure there.

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    Much less hunting pressure? Not for long.

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    Perhaps on the lower Huslia pressure is heavy due to its proximity to Huslia and ease of access off the Yukon.

    From what I understand, the Tag is hit quite regularly from fly in hunters out of Kotz, and has been for some time. Might be a good area, but far from virgin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .300wby View Post
    Much less hunting pressure? Not for long.

    Yup.

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    Actually just a small portion of the Huslia (the last 30 miles or so) is in the Koyukuk CUA, it starts right where Billy Hawk Creek dumps into the Huslia River. I was wondering is the village of Huslia not a friendly village, is that why they will not sell an outsider any fuel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by .300wby View Post
    Much less hunting pressure? Not for long.
    On the Tagagawik?

    I think so. Can't boat there from the Dalton Hwy. Gotta fly over the Range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Troutbum View Post
    .....I was wondering is the village of Huslia not a friendly village, is that why they will not sell an outsider any fuel?
    Some in the village have been active in trying to discourage non-locals from hunting the area.

    They may also have limited fuel storage capability and need it all for their own use.

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    I'll second ak hippie! Its a love/hate relationship. The forums/internet is good for general questions about gear, footwear, food, guns, ammo, safety, first-aid, contacts, etc...

    Absolutely horrible for selling out/giving away areas that guys worked years to discover!!!! It just seems like its too easy to get information about nice areas that you used to have to find out about through good old blood sweat and tears- and then it was such hard work that you valued it more than any other secret!!!

    Sorry about the hijak- I'll cease and decist~!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Some in the village have been active in trying to discourage non-locals from hunting the area.
    An understatement in some cases....

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