Well i bought my two first alaska hunting books hoping to learn some tips from them and so far have not been happy with them.
Here is my first thought of A Complete Guide toFloat Hunting Alaska by Larry Bartlett. I am not trying to bash this book by any means but here is my 2 cents. well I am trying to figure out the best raft to buy in the spring season for fishing and hunting. so i bought this book and read it front to back. First of all was not looking for an exact spot but more of techniques used so i have some general knowlege of float hunting. this book does not talk about inflatable boat selection nearly enough. it gave me no insight on what was out there besides rafts and catarafts. there were a bunch of interisting facts though and the one that caught my attention the most were about the bull caribou will drink in large quantities the cow's urine... wow and there would be the taste that everyone refers to after hunting a bull during the rut. haha
i read it and im sure i will read it again in the years to come but it is not what i expected. i did like how much he talked about each species and what their general habits are. for a second addition it just did not seem to be all that complete. larry has put extensive research and knowledge into this book and i am not saying it is a bad book by anymeans but it was not all about FLOAT hunting like i expected. really did not give me as much info on what to do while out there as i would like. i mean i am an alaskan hunter and i will be out there with my hunting partner in the seasons to come figuring it out myself so i dont want anyone to think im just looking to do some shooting.
now im reading Moose Hunting in alaska, the secret to success by Rich Hackenberg but im only 100 pages into it so before i put in my 2 cents i would like to finish reading it. so far all he has talked about is the success he has had with all of his hunts. and i can definately tell he favors his .375
but my main point was that i would like to see what other books about alaska hunting should i read. i am interested in all species in alaska and just want to learn about them. so anybooks would be great thanks and sorry if i upset someone with my thoughts. vance