New here. Moose hunting advice needed
I'm new here. Looks like a great place to get some good info and talk to like-minded folks.
I've been to Alaska several times to fish but have never considered hunting there...just figured I could never afford it. After doing some research on DIY hunting up there, however, it looks like it is certainly a possibility. And so, I'm in the beginning stages of planning a do-it-yourself moose hunt for next year, or the following one for sure. I'm primarily a bowhunter, but would have no problem doing a rifle hunt if the conditions dictate.
Anyhow, if any of you could recommend some good books or other sources of info on the subject, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Alaska Wildlife and Game have a great video on moose. Shoot don't shoot, field dressing a moose.
Number of good books available, from Dennis Confer's Hunt Alaska Now to Chris Batin's book, to Marc Taylor's book, to Mike Strahan's Float Hunting Alaska's Wild Rivers. Do a search on any of those names, or on "alaska hunting books", and you'll get a number of good options.
First off Welcome,
Love Bull & Thunder is a great movie to start with. If you can watch that video series and not get excited then do not hunt.
Larry Bartlett's Float hunting Alaska is a favorite also. http://www.pristineventures.com/prod...lications.html
Learn to call moose. It works.
Michael Strahan just came out with a book as well
Marc Taylor's Hunting Hard in Alaska is another fine read
Buck Nelson is a legend
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I'll second the vote for Dennis Confer's "Hunt Alaska Now" Not only very informative but lists other references, gear, and everything that you need to consider when planning do it yourself hunts, which is alot.
I hate to make negative posts but I'd pass on Rick Hackenbergs books. *deleted*
By the time you finish Confer's book you'll feel like you've made a new friend. He truly enjoys helping others. Best of luck!
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I'll second Confer's book. Very good reading, and hard to put down.
Larry's book has great info also. This forum has been a wealth of
information for me. Look through the archives, and previous threads.
A lot of knowledgable people with a lot of experience. Knute
Sorry fellas, but I had to delete all of the comments about a certain author. It is one thing to suggest that someone not read a particular book, but the comments quickly became about the person and that is prohibited by our forum rules. Let's get this one back on track, eh?
No problem sir.... but I see many agreed. My apology and don't sweat it! ;-)
just some thoughts
Time flies--and before you know it, it will be Oct, you will want your travel routine booked by the 1st of the year--as good pilots book up fast. I know you only asked about books, but lets face--knowledge doesn't do you any good if you are sitting instead of hunting, just a small plug for Wright Air Charters--Excellent service to a decent area, as soon as I come home from Iraq I am booking for 2010===if obama has outlawed hunting