Looking for a Hunting Buddy or Two?
Hello--I am looking for a hunting buddy or two.
The seas are very calm for the next 4 or 5 days out in Prince William Sound, and I want to go to Montague Island on a deer hunt. Weather this nice is uncommon out there this late in the year, so I hate to miss the chance.
I have a 1986 26' Olympic cabin cruiser with a new engine, Mercruiser 350 with an Alpha 1 outdrive. It is seaworthy and dependable. It is pretty comfortable for up to 3 people to camp on. The boat gets 1.5-1.9 miles per gallon, at 22-27 mph. Montague is about 85 miles from Whittier, so it will take as much as 135 gallons of gas to make the trip. It also costs $20 to take it through the tunnel, about $20 to launch the boat, and $40 to store the truck and trailer in Whittier while we are out.
I used to hunt up here with some younger guys, but marriages, jobs, girlfriends, etc. have basically moved them on, so I have spent the last couple of years with no one to go hunting with.
I have a tight retirement budget, but I can afford to go on a few fishing and hunting trips each year with no problem. My wife is very understanding after 34 years. I am originally from Wyoming, and I have been hunting since I was 7 years old. I really enjoy rifles, and I always have. I own good equipment for back country camping, and lots of fishing and hunting gear that has been steadily upgraded over the years.
I definitely don't mind going along on a bear hunt, but I will only be hunting deer. I am pretty good help when it comes to gutting, skinning, boning meat, and packing hides, horns, and meat back to camp, in spite of my advanced age.
If you have a boat that you would rather use, I would be happy to pay my way in fuel, etc.
If you are interested, send me a P.M. through the Forum, with your phone number and email address, and we'll discuss getting out.
When are you thinking about heading out?
Blacktail is my new whitetail
Jim, my name is Clint and I am from West Virginia. My wife and two children and I moved here in April. Living the dream. I plan on going blacktail hunting on one of the Islands next fall. Im going back to college and can make time. I would be more than willing to help with fuel. Sorry cant do this year. I will be considered resident next year. I miss deer hunting. Let me know. firstname.lastname@example.org