I am investigating the possibility of coming to Alaska with my father for big game hunting. My father always wished to do an elk or deer hunt in Alaska, but we never had the money to go there. Soon it will be his 65th birthday and I would like to take him to the hunt as a gift. He started to have some knee problems in the last couple of years, he is even having some problems in walking more than 2 hours in his upland bird hunts. There is no way he can stay overnight in the woods. Thus I am not sure if he could do the hunt in Alaska, I need some advice.
I have checked some guided hunts on the web. It looks like Kodiak Island is a good place, with many guides there. Also there are some boat charters, but could not figure out how it works. They dont shoot from the boat, right? I guess they go to the hunting location with the boat, and walk from there. Do you think these hunts require a lot of experience and physical strength?
What is the approximate price for 3-4 day hunts, and the success rate?
Also I will appreciate if you can recommend some guides that I can get in touch with.