Hi everyone. I used to be a regular at Jessie's hunting outdoor forums, but they aren't so good with Alaska stuff over there.
I know people come & go on these boards and it is the regulars that make it great. I am sure that you get sick of people like me coming on & posting questions. I did spend a few hours on here looking at old threads before I posted.
Anyway - this is where we are at.
I would like to hunt a bull moose in Alaska in 2010. I have at least one friend coming with who will not hunt. We are from Pennsylvania. We have extensive hunting experience (elk, black bear, deer, and Africa plains game). He is 48 and I am 33. We are in very good shape. He has done drop hunts for caribou twice in Alaska. I lived outside of Palmer (at Victory Bible Camp) for two summers.
We are open to plane, boat, or car trip. We are talking about an unguided trip, booking a month and staying until we kill a moose. We are ok being dropped off in the woods for a month. Then changing the flight after we have a moose down or going and doing some more hunting (caribou maybe) or who knows.
Anyway we are looking for a local or a company that would help us plan the trip or maybe even go with? We'd be happy to pay all the expenses. We'd be happy to take home a quarter of the meat and the antlers. If you or someone you knew wanted the meat, we'd be happy to donate most of it. We get all the whitetail meat we want here. Really, we are just looking for the experience. We tend to have a good time wherever we go, under any circumstances and we both just love the outdoors. We are extremely dedicated hunters and outdoorsmen.
Right now we have an $6,000 budget for the hunt itself (not including transportation to or from Alaska). That's the money we have on hand now, so our budget will go up till next year. He is not hunting, just along to help.