Well looks like I have some time to share my 2009 Moose hunt so here it goes .
Like most trips planning starts a year in advance or more and the hunting partner I had planned to go along decided to do something else at the last moment so I was pissed .
Over the last 10 years or so I have had family members go along on these hunting trips I have put together and I have picked up the tab as at that time I did not want to do solo hunts here in Alaska for safety reasons .
On every trip we did they were chronic complainers from being cold , to hot,too many bugs ETC you get what I am saying .
So here I am at plan B because my hunt partner/Brother-n-law decides to back out on plan A .
So I tell my Bride of 29 years that I am doing this hunt alone and that's it ,I am not going to miss a Float hunt due to no partner.
My bride suggests that she would like to be my Partner on this Float trip !!!!
My Bride is not new to hunting as she went with me Elk and deer hunting when we lived in Oregon and deer hunting on Kodiak she is very tough to say the least .
I thought about it for awhile because I have been on this Float before and it is not easy due to Float Dragging back skinny waters .
So I agreed and she was smiling ear to ear .
I had already talked to Larry and bought a second Pro Pioneer early in the year for my brother-n-law to use so I kept with the Idea of two rafts on this trip.
The trip was for 10 days and about 120 river miles so my planning of getting my Bride outfitted for this hunt top to bottom went into gear .
She already has a 338 Win mag so I needed to get her good hunting clothes and some river gear .
She already had stick time on the Pro Pioneer on the Kenai and local lakes so I had all the confidence in her to handle the raft.
Fast forward to launch day .
We arrive at Wright air field for our flight . We were able to both go on the same plane to the river and our gear followed us on the second flight in.
I will take a couple days to fill in the whole story but to start it off here is our landing site on &^%$)*&^ river with about 200 Caribou all around us and walking through camp .
The day we arrived is was drizzling but I knew the weather would change as I have been watching the weather channel .
Second day starts out about the same with drizzle but come thAT afternoon a complete change in weather.
Here we are at our first crossing of a Beaver Dam , one of many .
My Bride was having a great time and we have only been on the creek for a couple hours !!!