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    Can you take a jet boat up the killey river? If so, what restrictions besides the 50 HP kenai limit are there for the killey, if any? Anyone ever done it and if so how far up can you make it?

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  • #2
    I have heard it's over grown and impassable with many sweepers but have never been on it.
    http://sullcon.homestead.com/

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    • #3
      Unless it's changed from a few years ago you won't get very far. It would take a good chain saw and a ton of time!

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      • #4
        5 hp

        I had a moose permit for that area awhile ago and when I checked with Fish and Game, and then whichever path they sent me down, I was told there was a 5 hp restriction on that river. Maybe a canoe with a 5 hp would do it, but even that would probably take awhile.

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        • #5
          I did this with a jet ski some years ago and trust me this is no place for a boat of any kind. So many snags, shallow water, large log jambs, sweepers etc. Something I did years ago and would never try again. For get it.

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          • #6
            My dad's buddy used to talk about shooting the Killey in jet boats, but that was in the 70's. I think they went fast and hit lots of stuff, there may or may not have been beer involved.

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            • #7
              Here’s some epic footage of the Killey

              https://community.nrs.com/duct-tape/...p5-the-killey/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Birdstrike View Post
                Here’s some epic footage of the Killey

                https://community.nrs.com/duct-tape/...p5-the-killey/
                Very cool....thanks for sharing! It's great that these guys' skill levels are as such that they can do this with only a little "kinda nervous." I've only flown the Killey up at the headwaters so really had no idea what it was like besides that.
                I remember a story from years ago....These guys had a moose tag I guess and decided to float it in a raft. I have no idea of the particulars but heard they had the raft air dropped. But seeing this now, it had to be way down low. Anyway, they must have walked quite a ways from wherever just to get to the raft. The story goes that supposedly they flipped the raft and lost all their gear....rifles and all. Managed to save the raft and keep meandering downstream slowly but surely. The fun part was they said a large brownie was stalking them almost the whole way. I guess they barely made it out alive. I've often wondered if anybody else had heard this story and if there was any truth to it?
                Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Birdstrike View Post
                  Here’s some epic footage of the Killey

                  https://community.nrs.com/duct-tape/...p5-the-killey/
                  That's a great video.
                  Thanks for sharing the link!

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                  "The closer I get to nature the farther I am from idiots"

                  "Fishing and Hunting are only an addiction if you're trying to quit"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Birdstrike View Post
                    Here’s some epic footage of the Killey

                    https://community.nrs.com/duct-tape/...p5-the-killey/
                    I live on Browns Lake, about 2 miles from the confluence at Kenai River. I've ridden snowmachines up the river a ways, it is very bushy for sure! Never made it to those canyons though, wowser! That is amazing! Thank you for sharing. I can see the Killey River valley from my deck, I will respect it more now!

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