I want to take an opportunity to come clean with all you guys on this forum. It may appear that I have been doing a lot of complaining and whining and may even appear as a negative individual. Some of you guys know me well and some of you guys merely know me from posts and stances on other posts. That is not who I am. So hear it is.
I love Alaska as much as many of you do and maybe more than some. I have ben very forunate to have harvested almost all animals that I have seeked while hunting up here. I attribute my success mostly to hard work and rive. When I came to Alaska in 1995 and asked guys "Wheres a good place to hunt moose?" the answers I got were "Inthe Woods!". I have assisted many friends in their first moose,bear and caribou and its a great feeling to be a part of that, just as I intend to share the same experience with my 9 year old son. This past year was my most unsuccessful year hunting and I did things totally different than I usually do, I spent a lot of money and experienced some really discouraging events. It has left a bad taste in my mouth and this forum has been a place to express those feelings. With their being so many non-res hunters and guides on this forum than there used to be, sometimes their responses just escalate the venting. Times are changing for sure and theres not a lot a fella can do about it or so it appears. So with that said i want to wish all of you (non-res and guides alike) a Happy new Year and that you should recieve all the tags you wish for in this coming coming year and or success you seek!