Well I posted a few weeks back for some hunting tips for Alaska. Thought I would share my adventures and try to get some advice on if I am going in the right direction. As I said a few weeks ago I am a life time hunter in the military and am going to make Alaska my lifetime home.
The first problem I was having was just finding people who want to hunt hard, i.e.: backpacking miles and camping. I have found a few potential people who want to hunt but, most that are willing are in not so good of shape, which I know will be a problem. Anyways, I first started looking at bear baiting and went and checked out a spot near the Seward/Homer Spilt but, way too much snow still. I have currently been spending hours on Google earth and looking at the Fish and Game unit maps trying to find some more areas. I have really been thinking about trying to find some areas in Unit 14B and Unit 13.
In the last two months I have spent plenty of money on gear so I am covered there. It is just killing me becuase, I have never went this long in my life without hunting. Hunting is like my church, not killing things, just being outdoors away from everything. I am defiantly going to go north to hunt Caribou and maybe Moose when season rolls around but, only have August cause I am off to Iraq in September. In the mean time I am focusing on Black bear for some food and hopefully a Brown. I am not going to give up on finding a baiting spot but, really focusing on finding some decent areas for spot and stalk.
Just thought that I would share my preparation/learning adventures.