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    Just got drawn for a DM772 Moose hunt for the little Delta River in unit 20A. This is new territory for me and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions or tips or stories??? Thanks!

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    Your joking right???? If not I would guess your 1st obstacle is getting across the tanana river. Or you fly into the area... That would probably be the best option... There might be guys who will ferry you and your wheeler across the tanana to the mouth of the little delta ... Anyhow best of luck

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    What time of year is the hunt? You should find someone who knows the area to go with you.

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    The area is mostly fly in. You may have some early season success floating the Tanana from Delta Creek to the Little Delta. Most of the moose move away from the river or go nocturnal after the first couple of days of hunting pressure. If you are interested in flying in, the success rate is very high. Contact Golden Eagle of M&M in Delta Junction.

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    Well, my dad has an airboat... i was mostly wondering if the little delta river was doable in an airboat?

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    Fly in with M&M or Golden Eagle and hunt later in the season and in the upper river. Good success rates for those who take that approach. Have a few friends who have flown into this area with M&M and I've used them for other hunting. Thiy're a good operation, but so is Golden Eagle. Use of your airthingy (if even possible) would like lower your success rate relative to those who fly.

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    Good Luck. There were a couple four wheelers that made it in there last year and tore the hell out of the country side. Their meat poles were full. They drove right into the breeding grounds and were taking hunters to blinds and tree stands on 4-wheelers. They did not just access the area, they drove all over it. That land will be scarred for years to come - 100's of years.

    The area has been getting hit hard since about 2005. What I assume were guides had been in the area with camps and they had been hunting the breeding grounds but not until this year did it get tore up and a major population of breeding bulls were killed. The cow permits in that area never should have taken place - not the whole GMU, but this particular drainage. I am not saying that the 4-wheelers were a guided camp - I do not know that information at all.

    I was concerned about the bull population in the area before, but now - it got so hard hit that there is no longer reason for concern. Fred Bear and Glen St. Charles did some somersaults in their graves this year.

    There are only a couple lakes in the area can be landed on. The tundra is pretty rough, but with tundra tires some good pilots can land - all you really need is a boat to get your 4-wheelers across the river and you can drive right up the new ATV trail. Good luck finding a shooter bull - -

    I am still bitter....can you tell.

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    One of the air taxi operators has kept a three wheeler in there for years for the use of his clients. Not sure if it is still around, but apparently they didn't put in too many trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullelkklr View Post
    I am still bitter....can you tell.
    I suppose when i was younger, we should have fought harder, to keep that Pesky Parks Highway from punching north. That sure would have saved a lot of trouble for young folks today. Would be great to get back to the old days where only the people that could afford the cost of the plane, got to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squab View Post
    Would be great to get back to the old days where only the people that could afford the cost of the plane, got to go.
    Yes, that seems reasonable.

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    You guys wth there is a freaking airstrip back there saw it this past February. I'm going to stop I'm not giving up anymore info but you guys would fall over if you knew what was back there at split of the little delta. Anyhow keep assuming you know what they say about assuming it is a mother ****er!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 323 View Post
    You guys wth there is a freaking airstrip back there saw it this past February. I'm going to stop I'm not giving up anymore info but you guys would fall over if you knew what was back there at split of the little delta. Anyhow keep assuming you know what they say about assuming it is a mother ****er!
    Bingo! This area is no secrete, and to say that (not you 323) this area did not just start getting hit hard in 2005, is just lame. If you every flew the area and just looked around, been like a city for some time. Dozer's, tractor's, swamp buggy's, boat's, wheeler's, camps, air strips............

    Not like the area just magicaly "popped up" out of no where, in 2005.

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    I did not exactly say magically popped up.....or did I?

    I only flew it a couple times - but when YOU fly it this year come back and tell me how many MORE ATV tracks are in the area. Of course it has been hunted for years....Bear and St. Charles hunted it a long long time ago and they weren't the first.

    Driving into an area with ATV's is one thing. Hunting off of them is another as is tearing up Tundra like was done last year.

    The area that I am talking about is about 10 miles from the airstrip that is on the LD.

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    Well just to let you know, Death is heading to the little delta

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    Quote Originally Posted by skeet396 View Post
    Well just to let you know, Death is heading to the little delta
    What is that suppose to mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by broncoformudv View Post
    What is that suppose to mean?
    Sounds like he has a RANGER tab as well...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullelkklr View Post
    Good Luck. There were a couple four wheelers that made it in there last year and tore the hell out of the country side. Their meat poles were full. They drove right into the breeding grounds and were taking hunters to blinds and tree stands on 4-wheelers. They did not just access the area, they drove all over it. That land will be scarred for years to come - 100's of years.

    The area has been getting hit hard since about 2005. What I assume were guides had been in the area with camps and they had been hunting the breeding grounds but not until this year did it get tore up and a major population of breeding bulls were killed. The cow permits in that area never should have taken place - not the whole GMU, but this particular drainage. I am not saying that the 4-wheelers were a guided camp - I do not know that information at all.

    I was concerned about the bull population in the area before, but now - it got so hard hit that there is no longer reason for concern. Fred Bear and Glen St. Charles did some somersaults in their graves this year.

    There are only a couple lakes in the area can be landed on. The tundra is pretty rough, but with tundra tires some good pilots can land - all you really need is a boat to get your 4-wheelers across the river and you can drive right up the new ATV trail. Good luck finding a shooter bull - -

    I am still bitter....can you tell.

    I am a big Fred Bear fan and collector. I am sure that not only Fred and Glen would be doing "somersaults" Bob Munger would also be. The reason that I ended up looking at this forum is because of my passion to go places that Fred had; less Africa. It's a shame what people on wheelers are doing to this sport. The past few days I have hiked in 2 miles to my deer hunting spot in my home state of Vermont. This is a place that wheelers are not allowed on state land. Had 2 guys come in park, and one of them sat down roughly 100 yards in front of me. He never knew I was there. The guy sat for a little while, and then ran back to his wheeler to drive a little ways and stop again. No respect!!! I head out at 4 a.m. to make it to the spot just before day break. Then have this happen! I am disgusted. What a shame that these things are happening on sacred hunting grounds! Best of luck to all hunting "The Little Delta" I hope to some day have the privilege to hunt such a great place as Fred did.

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    I'll see Bob on Friday - maybe I'll ask him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear_Ridge_Archery View Post
    The past few days I have hiked in 2 miles to my deer hunting spot in my home state of Vermont. This is a place that wheelers are not allowed on state land. Had 2 guys come in park, and one of them sat down roughly 100 yards in front of me. He never knew I was there. The guy sat for a little while, and then ran back to his wheeler to drive a little ways and stop again. No respect!!!
    Did you do your civic duty and report them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear_Ridge_Archery View Post
    I am a big Fred Bear fan and collector. I am sure that not only Fred and Glen would be doing "somersaults" Bob Munger would also be. The reason that I ended up looking at this forum is because of my passion to go places that Fred had; less Africa. It's a shame what people on wheelers are doing to this sport. The past few days I have hiked in 2 miles to my deer hunting spot in my home state of Vermont. This is a place that wheelers are not allowed on state land. Had 2 guys come in park, and one of them sat down roughly 100 yards in front of me. He never knew I was there. The guy sat for a little while, and then ran back to his wheeler to drive a little ways and stop again. No respect!!! I head out at 4 a.m. to make it to the spot just before day break. Then have this happen! I am disgusted. What a shame that these things are happening on sacred hunting grounds! Best of luck to all hunting "The Little Delta" I hope to some day have the privilege to hunt such a great place as Fred did.
    well don't come up here if you don't want to see wheelers lol...

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