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  • "WILD FIRE" any impact on your hunting/fishing.

    Has the wildfire activity effected your hunting/fishing....??? Any "Special" survival preparations.....???
    "Life Is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing" - Helen Keller

  • #2
    Stay out of the woods if you have asthma.
    My child was inmate of the month at Mat-Su pre-trial Correctional facility.

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    • #3
      I'm keeping an eye on the fire situation for sure. There was one small-ish fire close to where we hunt but I think the recent heavy rain north of the park knocked it down. For sure we will be a lot more firewise with the campfire this year. Might just be a no campfire year this year.

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      • #4
        In view of what's happening on the KP, I think it might be time the State of AK sued the US Dept of the Interior over their wild fire management plan.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Gary View Post
          In view of what's happening on the KP, I think it might be time the State of AK sued the US Dept of the Interior over their wild fire management plan.
          Just let it burn! Clearly if it wants to jump the highway shes gonna do it! Especially when hotspots have been just smoldering on the hillside above jean lake for months.

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          • #6
            One huge issue is that you can't glass. Long ago, was doing sheep hunts out of Anaktuvuk Pass, in 26A And for a month could only see the valley floor about 8 days out of a 10 day hunt because of the smoke.
            "Life Is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing" - Helen Keller

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            • #7
              The fires might make hunting this year a real challenge. But I would suspect that the next few years, these areas might be good for moose. There should be lots of new browse for the moose!
              One thing that a lot of people do not understand is that fire can be good to clean out old trash on the ground. As long as peoples homes and lives are spared, fire is good!

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              • #8
                He some hazy conditions flying back from a sheep hunt a week ago, but nothing that got in our way. My wife has the Talkeetna Mountains caribou tag, though, and this smoke might create issues on that one.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AK Bearcat View Post
                  One thing that a lot of people do not understand is that fire can be good to clean out old trash on the ground. As long as peoples homes and lives are spared, fire is good!
                  Exactly! The area where it's been burning here on the KP "USED" to be one of the best moose areas around. But for many years now 15A has been about the worst. It definitely needed this fire to start a new regeneration of the forest. It seems like it's burned hot and deep which is what's needed to get it back to what it once was. Moose should be back in there in good numbers again in a few years. As long as no people or homes are in danger, I've been in total agreement as to how they've handled this fire. The only thing bad I can think about it didn't happen years ago, and that they didn't do enough controlled burns in the area when needed.
                  Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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                  • #10
                    Good insight 👍

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                    • #11
                      Good for the mushroom production also.
                      "Life Is Either a Daring Adventure or Nothing" - Helen Keller

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by iyouktug View Post
                        Just let it burn! Clearly if it wants to jump the highway shes gonna do it! Especially when hotspots have been just smoldering on the hillside above jean lake for months.
                        Right on! While I agree there is a time and place to let it burn the hotspots that were allowed to smolder and then take off from Jean Lake hillside were ridiculous! The entire river from Kenai Lake to Skilak is shut down until September 17, Russian River Campground and the Ferry all had to be evacuated and Cooper Landing is being threatened. Mismanagement in a big way.

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                        • #13
                          The mismanagement for these fire came from years gone by, not the management from this year. Millions and millions of acres have been allowed, by mismanagement of stopping too many fires, to become overloaded with fuel. If these relatively minor fires were stopped in their infancy next year or the year after or the year after that they would have exploded and caused far more damage. Fire is a part of nature, it destroys but it also replenishes. To try and manage these fires in a year without rain and with record heat, we should all be happy that our homes haven't burned down and that countless lives haven't been lost. A couple smokey days this year will pay benefits for a generation or more.

                          Think of all of the morels and moose that will come from this in the years to come. Will the fire impact my hunting, you bet it will, it will be better than ever!
                          I would rather have questions that can't be answered than answers that can't be questioned. Physicist ― Richard Feynman

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                          • #14
                            No homes have been threatened and moose hunting will come back. No mismanagement this year....
                            I come home with an honestly earned feeling that something good has taken place. It makes no difference whether I got anything, it has to do with how the day was spent. Fred Bear

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                            • #15
                              Things are so dried up we can drive atv's and pickups places that would not be possible most years. I'm thinking some of the hunters from Anchorage and points north may avoid the Peninsula for a while. I'm o.k. with that.
                              Hunt Ethically. Respect the Environment.

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