We flew into the Coleen International airport on Sept.7th. There were 3 groups already camped in the parking lot when we got there lol. One group had been waiting there 3 days already for their raft to arrive, it showed up later that day and they inflated immediately and hit the river even though they only had a few hours before dark. They were hoping to get a jump on the hunting pressure that was getting ready to float down. We later found out they ran into 3 groups that were already ahead of them. On the 8th my buddy and I hunted the area around the airport for Caribou, we counted 11 planes that flew over 8 of which landed and dropped off more hunters and more gear. On the 9th we decided to start floating, hoping to get away from all the airplane traffic for a little peace and quite, we didnt count airplanes that day but the traffic appeared to be similar to the prior day with 2 more groups showing up. Once on the river we saw other people everday but one and heard gunshots every day. I probably heard in excess of 50 shots on the whole trip! With the trip ending on the last day with somebody shooting a moose that was in my buddy's crosshairs about 30 secs before he was going to pull the trigger. The moose was 45 yards from our tent and my buddy was just waiting for it to get completely out of the river before he fired. Wierd surprise when you dont think there is anyone around for miles! Nothing against anyone else floating the river, everyone we met were wonderful folks and we made some new friends, it's just I didnt spend a bunch of money and time to fly that far and see them and they didn't go there to see me either. I just wonder how that drainage can sustain that kind of hunting pressure, it won't will be my guess and it isn't the wilderness experience people are paying money to access. Next time we will probably hunt the 40-mile herd from the highway, something cheaper and less people. lol. I am not complaining about my trip at all, I had a great time on my first float hunt, had a great hunt and enjoyed the beauty of Alaska once again, I just wanted to bring to attention something I haven't heard much about and let people know what they might encounter on their dream trip after months or years of planing weather it's to the Coleen river, the Sheenjek river or whatever river you may pick.