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    I have been out of kotz, three times now, and was wonderin about a float from kobuk down the kobuk, anyone familiar with that area? or the river and game there . the transporter says 100 mi float trip.... anyone done that, or similar ??? ( not going till 2008,so im trying to hook up the best adverture for my two soninlaws and my brother that lives in wasilla, six of us all told.... any thoughts or suggestions would be welcomed!!! thanks Sincerly James Nichols ,hoping to hunt caribou, moose , bear ect

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    Hi JamesinCo, welcome to the forum!

    This question gets asked alot. The Kobuk area is fantastic and full of wildlife and world class fishing.

    Aside from the responses you might get from your post, I encourage you to check out the vast archives here.
    Click on "old forums" and go to the archives from there.
    Probably several hours of reading and advice about that wonderful part of Alaska.
    I've been to the area and have posted in the past too.

    Enjoy!

    Frank

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    James: Are you looking for a bow hunt? If not we can move this up to Hunting and you will get more replies.

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    Your starting at the village of Kobuk? Don't need a transporter to fly there, any air service will do.
    I would suggest you check land ownership along the route, and the legalities of hunting on that land. Also check moose regs, as a non res you need to apply for and get drawn for a moose tag.
    You will have some competition along there with locals, sometimes alot of locals.
    Check bou movements for the last few years at the time of year you want to hunt. You may not be too impressed.
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    Dave in the bush= 5 bowhunters 1= gun hunter( couldnt convert my older brother!!)

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    Martentrapper,= the transporter is just the raft rental co, in kobuk, Havent committed yet, so just fact gathering now for using that transporter, would like to talk to someone who has used them or another to float hunt that river, thanks for the input, James in Co

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    Frank= thanks for the help,, I will chk out the old forms and arckives... James in Co

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    James I copied the Thread and put a copy in Hunting. There will probably be more answers for you there as far as transportation and equipment issues. The original thread should still be in Bow Hunting if I did this right.

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    You rentin' that raft from Joe in Kobuk? I see his wife in Anchorage about twice a year buying supplies for the store. I've hunted there once and did well... We got 3 caribou, 1 black bear, and a moose. I could have shot 9 moose if I wanted to, but was tired of packing meat out of the boat every night. We had a pretty good time, thats some beautiful country up there! Good luck!

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    Clint thanks for the info!! Were there any real rapids on the river?? as far as rafting did you encounter any real problems?? How many miles did you go till pickup? Daily average?? Also how was fishing? and one more question How many days??? thanks James in Co

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    100+ miles is a long float, something to consider.

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