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  • Little Delta River Moose Hunt

    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!

  • #2
    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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    • #3
      What time of year is the hunt? You should find someone who knows the area to go with you.

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      • #4
        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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        • #5
          Well, my dad has an airboat... i was mostly wondering if the little delta river was doable in an airboat?

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          • #6
            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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            • #7
              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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              • #8
                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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                • #9
                  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.
                  Last edited by squab; 04-08-2011, 12:45. Reason: Not sure how to add sarcazim.
                  squab (probably of Scandinavian descent; skvabb, meaning "loose, fat flesh") is a young domestic pigeon or its meat

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                  • #10
                    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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                    • #11
                      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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                      • #12
                        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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                        • #13
                          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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                          • #14
                            Well just to let you know, Death is heading to the little delta

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                            • #15
                              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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                              "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell

                              Before taking any of my advice for granted on here research the legal ramifications thoroughly I am not the Troopers nor am I the Judge that will be presiding over your case/hearing. Please read the hunting and sportfishing regulations and feel free to interpret their meaning on your own.

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