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    i drew a moose tag in dm769 and i was wondering where the best place to cross the river is? If you have any tips on the area that would be great.

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    More info. There's alot of rivers in this state.
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    DM 769 is south of Fairbanks across the Tanana river. I'm guessing that is the river he is interested in.

    How are you looking to cross the river? 4 wheeler, on foot, raft?

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    yeahthe tanana, and were most likely gonna cross on a 4 wheeler

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsonp2 View Post
    yeahthe tanana, and were most likely gonna cross on a 4 wheeler
    well you need a boat to carry it across.. your NOT driving a wheeler across it..
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    The Tanana is a large fast moving river, it is not something to underestimate. It has many channels with large islands in the middle. Some of the channels run into shallows or mud with little warning. If you are not familiar with running Alaska's large rivers find someone that is to take you.

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    I, too, won the DM769 permit and was planning on heading up there. I know very little about Fairbanks (I live in Kenai). I have all of my hunting equipment and a 20 ft sled (prop). I was planning on hunting the first week of September as I have to be back on the slope on the 9th. Anyway, if anyone is looking for a hunting partner please PM me. (Sidenote: I was a Kenai River guide and am offering a free trip for kings on the river if someone is willing to point me in the right direction for hunting the Central Tanana Flats!) Also, very easy to get along with, and in good hunting shape. Have harvested 4 prior moose on the Kenai Peninsula.

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    well if the fire keeps going the way its going there aint going to be much to hunt there anyhow. hopefully this rain helps.
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    Default Dm769

    Best way to hunt the area is by airboat, but it can be done with a jet boat or even a prop boat (I personally would not use a prop boat, but can be done). You can haul your wheel on a boat and then use it on the dry spots, but keep in mind the "little streams" in the area are usually really deep and you run the risk of sinking your wheeler.

    Good luck and I will be there again this year as well.
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    Had this tag a couple years ago. Tried with my jet and just couldn't get into where we needed to be. Did have a guy between Delta and Salcha that would ferry my wheeler across for a couple bills, sorry I don't have his number but found him on one of these forums. Wish I would have gone that route. You will need to get back to the foothills for decent numbers of moose.
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    Excellent advice! Thank you! I'll try looking for that posting to see if there's someone that ferries wheelers.

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