I've been in AK for about a month and enjoying what the state has to offer. I got busy and did some salmon and halibut fishing and now some folks are inviting to go along on a caribou hunt in Adak island.
Has anybody hunted there before? I want to get as much information as possible so I do not look too much like a green horn to my "hosts" and to make sure I have all essentials. I've done alot of hunting in MO for deer, but from what I have been reading, hunting in AK is at times a logistical challenge. The only thing I know so far is that we will be staying in some type of cabins and have access to off road vehicles.
First of all, what is Adak like? are there any places to eat or buy food, or do I need to bring my own grub (or kill something quickly)? How about water, do you bring your own too? How do you bring the meat back (we are flying over there)? do you take a bunch of coolers with you over there and haul the meat back in them? From the pics that I've seen, you do not hunt from a tree stand. I assume a .308 will do the job, but how far, on average, will I be shooting. Do a I bring a scoped rifle or use my peep-sighted one? If I use a scope, do I sight it in at 100 yrds, 200 yds or 300 yds?
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, is there a liquor store or do I need to budget some space to bring my own booze.