Okay here goes... I am moving out to the Anchorage area in early September and would like some help with/info. What species of deer or like size animals are common to the area? I like to hunt but I'm not so sure I would have a need/want to shot something the size of a moose. As you all may have guessed I'm an east coaster and would like to get a feel for the area wildlife that fits this type of hunting. Any additional info someone would like to throw my way would be greatly appreciated.
Additionally, would a .45 caliber sidearm be sufficient while out fishing or hiking?