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    Default DE323 Etolin Island hunt

    Has anyone hunted this permit before? It would be nice to get some insight into this hunt. Thanks in advance.

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    I've never hunted Etolin before, but I've been there. I have numerous friends who have hunted it but never saw a thing. It can be a bruiser.

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    I think its well hunting by those that drew the july permits,Zarembo also.

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    I can't get drawn for that tag to save my life! But, a few of my friends have killed elk over there. Very tough hunting, and not many of them want to do it again. Seems the elk have wised up and are hard to find. When I finally draw that tag, I'll be heading up the biggest mountain on that God forsaken island..

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    Thanks for the information. How did your friends get to the island, boat or plane? If plane, did they fly into a lake?

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    They take their boats across from POW.

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    My friend from Ketchikan did both.

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    Default I have numerous friends who have hunted it but never saw a thing?

    Oh thats right, Kim says Bob ain't a friend.
    Even a jackass won't stumble on the same stone twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACNDHO View Post
    Oh thats right, Kim says Bob ain't a friend.
    Annnnnnnd, I also have a couple of friends who have seen elk.
    Last edited by kingfisherktn; 04-11-2010 at 20:55. Reason: added

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    Default july permits?

    Huh? A little early aren't they?
    Even a jackass won't stumble on the same stone twice.

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    Default Kingfish

    elk /PM sent
    Even a jackass won't stumble on the same stone twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACNDHO View Post
    Huh? A little early aren't they?
    Subsistence,rural preference

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    They have a subsistence elk season on Etolin?

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    I hunted Etolin last year for 10 days. It was a rough hunt to say the least. We did end up seeing a cow and a calf, but that was IT, nothing else but seagulls. I didn't think I would ever go back, but unfortunately my hunting partner drew the first rifle season this year. So I'll probably be back up there this year. Plan on putting some serious miles behind you.
    Alpine is awesome...

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    I sent you a private message.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beauhunter View Post
    I hunted Etolin last year for 10 days. It was a rough hunt to say the least. We did end up seeing a cow and a calf, but that was IT, nothing else but seagulls. I didn't think I would ever go back, but unfortunately my hunting partner drew the first rifle season this year. So I'll probably be back up there this year. Plan on putting some serious miles behind you.
    Knowing you I'm surprised you didn't stick one of those seagulls.

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    I'll be going on my third hunt to that Island this year. Once was enough.......

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    I'd like to hunt it for deer honestly. The genetics in there are great.

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    Read the ADF&G Elk management report. It's going to be a difficult hunt. Get up in the alpine and do a lot of glassing. Most of the Elk I know of coming off that island are either way up high or people got lucky and saw them on the beach. One thing to glean from the management report is where on the island the elk are located. It's a big island and there's not a ton of elk. The report will tell you where they have seen the most elk.

    http://www.wildlife.alaska.gov/pubs/...8_elk_m_13.pdf

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    Looks like some great information in the report. Thanks again for the post.

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