Just wanted to say hello and express my appreciation on what a great tool and knowledge base these forums are. I just got to Alaska in August via the military but, it has been my life-long dream to come here. I have been hunting Whitetails and Turkey since I was a little boy. I have quickly realized that hunting here is a whole different ballgame Anyways, is it possible to be successful without the ability to pay big $, no plane etc.? My problem is that I have not really had any luck on finding people on Elmendorf that is a hard core hunter as I am. And one thing I defiantly will not do from reading books and this forum is not attempt to go out solo. Anyways hope that I can gain a lot more knowledge from this site (think I have spent 8 hrs reading the last 2 days) and meet some people that will give me some pointers and possibly get the chance to get some hunting partners.