New Hunter on the Kenai lookin for advice
Hi... I am new to hunting for the most part. Grew up around firearms, but my dad couldn't hunt due to a disability.
Been out a few times since I moved up here, but I am looking for a few lively areas for the weekend. I am going to bring the wife out as well, so I'd like to make it worth her while. I know that sounds pretty cliche but it's worth a shot.
I am looking for grouse or hare. Also looking for any "advice" on Alaskan hunting. I am from the northern Midwest so things are pretty similar, just anything in general is good.
On moving to AK and I'm sure you are loving it. As for grouse find any gravel road in a LEGAL hunting area and scout that out, best times for grouse are first light and more so sunset. You will find them pecking around at the gravel. I would try a road that is heavily wooded with balsam poplar and spruce along the road. Which shouldn't be hard to find. I have had great success around the Stariski Creek area. As for hare find an area really think with underbrush and alder and stalk slowly and work it in a longitudinal grid pattern. If you are good with a .22 that is the best I think for both. Usually spruce hens will fly short to the nearest think tree, preferrably spruce. Hense spruce hen and there craw should be full of it. I'm not an expert but this has been how I have had my luck. Pm with any other questions.
You just got some good advice.
Just a FYI because your new here. First welcome to the state and to the forum. BEWARE, Alaska law, do not shoot on, from or across the driveable surface of a road. You may encounter a "stuffed" animal and be tempted. That's when MR. Trooper comes out of the woods. Be safe and enjoy this great country.