New to the forum. Thanks for having me.
I was recently invited on a DIY moose hunt in Alaska in zone 17B. I know nothing about the terrain and what gear I should bring. I will be going hunting Sep. 3-15th. Seems that rain is very likely but is a little early for snow fall(???).
I will be having to make alot of decisions on what gear to bring. I can't stand going somewhere and not being prepared.
I realize this may get long winded,and I apologize
I assume I will be spending alot of time walking and hopefully stalking. This is why waders and boots are among the first things to discuss. I have duck hunted alot around the gulf coast. I have wore neopreme waders on many sitting hunts. Personally I could not imagine walking more that a mile wearing these. Do most of you put waders on to cross ditches and crossings and them remove them to continue the hike? Or what you leave camp with is normally what you return wearing? I love the Lacrosse hip boots, but personally my feet sweet so bad I could not imagine wearing them all day either. So I geuss there is breathable chest waders that could be worn with tennis shoes. How breathable are these? What is killing me is I do not know what the terrain demands. Sounds like wet feet is something that you can't get away from. Can you guys breifly descibe the normal hike that I should expect in this area. Like I said excuse my ignorance, but this trip was highly recommended from a friend of a friend. So....none of use are really experienced on what the trip will demand. Thanks