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    Default Power boating limits Upper Yentna?

    How far up the Yentna River can a jet sled be operated? Anyone ever gone above Donkey Slough vicinity any distance? Always looking for new areas to explore. Any opportunity of making it to where there might be a caribou reachable on the hillsides????
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    No power restrictions but the water can get really really low if it gets cold. I have seen the water level drop over a foot in a back slough we were hunting. The ride in was tight, the ride pull out sucked in more ways then one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BackwoodsJoe View Post
    How far up the Yentna River can a jet sled be operated? Anyone ever gone above Donkey Slough vicinity any distance? Always looking for new areas to explore. Any opportunity of making it to where there might be a caribou reachable on the hillsides????
    Used to live on the Yetna back in the 80's and my cabin was just a few miles from the mouth of Donkey Slough. Spent a LOT of time running the boat all over North of there and flying my Cub around up there hunting moose, bears and sheep in the AK Range. Sorry - no help on how far you can still run since the river will be so different. But I will pass along one thing that MAY still be true. In all my time hunting up there, I never saw any bou that was huntable from the Yetna from a boat. This may have changed since then. But thanks for the trip down memory lane .

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    Default Thanks for the information guys.

    One of my hunting partners just got a SportJon and wants to test the teflon bottom.

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    Thumbs up Skinny Water

    No Bou on this side.

    Some skinny water but that is why we owe jets. set up a base camp and go explore! Take a come-along. Then you can float down rive in "quite" mode.

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    Sounds like something we should do. We do carry two come-alongs and a chain saw winch with 400+ feet of cable.

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