I am posting this for my husband, who is planning on flying out to Fairbanks next week, Monday or Tuesday. (August 8 or 9, 2006.) He has been up in the Brooks range area hunting (previously) on two other occasions. Once, with a fellow hunter-friend, and the second time more as a "guide" to three other hunters. It has been 18 years since his last Brooks range hunt. He has decided that he is going back in August (next week!) and I am attempting to help him make everything fall into place.
Questions for anyone that may be able to advise is this. Previously he used Sourdough Outfitters (Dave Ketchum) as the bush pilot that flew him into the Brooks range area. Apparently this has been sold. My husband was very happy with all the Dave Ketchum previously did for him and is hoping that the new owners are just as reputable. Anyone know anything about the new owners of Sourdough Outfitters in Bettles? OR is there someone better that a person would want to consider?
My husband's plan is to spend a good two weeks (or so) out in the Brooks range, alone. .. And would be returning back to Michigan by the end of August. Is this done? Going out hunting for that length of time .. totally alone?? (Okay, I interjected THAT part as his wife!)
Anyway, any info any of you can possibly supply as far as a good (reputable) bush pilot would be greatly appreciated.