in trying to plan a hunt for 2012l i am waiting on my books to arive that everyone has recomended. maybe they will tell me all i need to know but i doubt it. I have spent the day reading the moose population estimates for most areas of the state of alaska. seems like there arent to many moose-ie- moose per mile, in the more remote areas. I seem to like unit 18 for no restrictions but it dosent have a huntable caribou population for a non res. still in looking at the maps i like the look and smaller size of the atchuelinguk river wich comes out at pilot station.
Am I way off here? is the river to small to float?
Also after looking at the population est. the koyukuc controlled use area in unit 21d looks great but if i understand you cant get a plane drop in there. is there any other way to do a float hunt on this river?
Seems like lots on here like 40mi air float hunts. maybee thats what i should do?
It is going to be me and a friend and his wife. we have all done backpack elk hunts and have most of the gear except a raft. we are looking to spend $5000 each but are flexible because this is for 2012. we are mainly going for moose a but a incidental caribou would be nice.
we would like solitude or possibly only one other group on the river. we are not affraid of lots of work or portages if thats whats needed. trophy size is not what we are after just good hunting and oppurtunity
Also what are my options for raft rental?