I'm planning a hunt with (2) other hunters coming out of Michigan. We want to find a transporter for an unguided hunt. We can start in Fairbanks or the Kenai to pick up a "reasonably priced Transporter" to a drop off point to hunt.
Not 100% interested in record bulls as much as wanting to have a good chance to see enough animals to make a decision. We want to bring the meat back, and a nice rack if possible. Here are my questions:
1. Would it be a shorter flight to get into good bou numbers from Fairbanks compared to Mulchatna area out of the Kenai? I know a year can change things, but where would be a good area to look at for a good hunt?
2. If we fly into Bettles for example, do they have somewhere to keep meat cool while we wait for a flight back to Fairbanks? I'm saying this because I'm not sure we will be able to have a transporter take us to Bettles from Fairbanks and may have to take a commercial flight instead with our dates already set.
3. Do the transporters have a system to keep in touch somehow so they know if you have an emergency or need meat picked up?
Thanks for your advice, I appreciate your replies.