Having hunted in AK for the past 5 years -both srping and fall seasons , and having just returned from my first African safari , I wonder now why I kept going to AK? For anyone considering a "once in a lifetime" hunt or simply just an exotic hunting experience, I am of the opinion AK should be last on the list of places you should consider! While in Africa I hunted no less than a dozen different species and managed to harvest 22 animals for about 1/3 the cost of my AK hunts (brown bear)! So UNLESS you have a particular species (ei Brown bear) on that list, your money will go a lot further on an African safari! Oh, and airfare is about the same!