I currently live and hunt Alabama. My wife and I will be moving up in 1 year 11 months if our schedule holds. We STRONGLY supplement our diet with game both large and small. We will do the same when we come up. I understand good and bad days, but what do you guys consider a good season?
Here If we get 20 to 30 pounds of meat to can or freeze from small game we had a banner season. Two deer cleaned (and boned) out at around 75 to 100 pounds net meat each and a wild boar. This is like winning the lottery! Meat for the whole year.
I know that Alaska ain't Alabama but I can't seem to find alot of information about the actual REALISTIC average game harvest. I also know what subsistence hunting involves. In other words I have no romantic illusions about living totally off the land.
I am an accomplished stalk hunter and rarely need to take a shot over 100 yards even on our super skittish game here. It would be really helpful if you guys could give me some idea of an average game harvest where time is not an issue. I will be hunting pretty much full time. So long stalks are no issue. I am trying to find property 50 to 80 miles north of Fairbanks in the hills there. Any advise would be very helpful.
Thank you all in advance.