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    States where Alaskans can purchase rifle or shotguns?

    Hi all, I was considering an elk hunt in Colorado. Like most everyone else I just got my dividend and was thinking of getting a Mark V deluxe for the Elk trip. My buddy in Colorado told me I could save about $400 if purchased down South. However, the folks at bass pro shop, Dicks, and Gander...
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    Any thoughts on Rem 700 mountain rifle LSS

    It is almost dividend time and I have been eye balling the mountain rifle in .270 win (already have a 7mm and a 06). Does anyone own the rifle and what are your thoughts?
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    Any circumstances for taking game illegally and under what circumstances?

    I was curious what others thought about taking game out of season and under what circumstances you would consider the activity, such as the family is hungry?
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    Sling shots

    Curious if others have recommendations for a "quality" sling shot. I carry rubber tubing in my pack, in case I have to make one under a worst case situation. I have been looking online and most appear to be under $30 with a stabilizer. I have not shot one since I was 12 or so. I used round rocks...
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    Turkey shotgun?

    A buddy has invited me to the lower 48 for a turkey hunt. I presently have a 20 ga mod, but was considering upgrading to a Rem 870 express super mag 12ga? Anyone have any other shotgun choices to consider (I am happy with the 12ga choice as opposed to a 10ga or 8ga) for turkeys?
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    Found tackle box at Tailrace

    If you lost or forgot it -- send pm identifying contents
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    Deshka River king salmon go missing
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    King run slow, about right, or burning hot?

    Curious if others are viewing the run as slow, about right, or burning hot?
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    Recording a dipnetted fish and other statues for dipnetters

    5 AAC 77.540(a)(2) Failure to record salmon on personal use permit (Upper Cook Inlet) -- -- Fine (bail) $100 5 AAC 77.591(d) Failure to record salmon on personal use permit (Chitina Subdistrict dipnet) -- Fine (bail) $100 NOTE: You must immediately record all retained fish on the subsistence...
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    Joe Republican's day

    Joe Republican's day: Joe gets up at 6 a.m. and fills his coffeepot with water to prepare his morning coffee. The water is clean and safe because some tree-hugging liberal fought for minimum water-quality standards. With his first swallow of coffee, he takes his daily medication. His...
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    Paint recommendations for painting Vibrax and Pixies

    Over the past couple of months, I have been repairing the gear I found last year. I collected over a 1000 pieces, much of what could be fixed with a little repair, and/or by boiling them in water and putting a new hook (siwash) on them. Others need some bending and other enhancement such as a...
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    Goal is to save dwindling species through use of surrogate parents

    Here is something of interest. It appears Japanese researchers have been able to get cherry salmon (masu) to carry rainbow trout eggs and/or milt and create rainbow trout offspring? WASHINGTON – Papa salmon plus mama salmon equals . . . baby trout? In a quest to preserve endangered fish...
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    U.S. Halts Commercial Salmon Season

    Federal regulators, worried about sagging runs up and down the coast, agreed Thursday to cancel this year's commercial and recreational catch of chinook -- the prized king salmon of the fish market -- off California and Oregon. The ban adopted by the Pacific Fishery Management Council after a...
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    Mat-Su, Kenai fish war brewing

    Any thoughts? SPORT VS. COMMERCIAL: Legislators want more salmon for northern Inlet. By WESLEY LOY Published: April 7th, 2008 12:01 AM Last Modified: April 7th, 2008 08:50 AM JUNEAU -- Mat-Su legislators who say people in their area are getting shortchanged on salmon are...
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    AK fish survey compete it or not?

    I got a AK fish survey today. I was curious if others complete these surveys or not? If so, why or why not?
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    Found male wedding band at Trailrace

    I found a wedding band at trailrace today. If you lost one there, send me pm and identify it. It has markings on the inside.
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    Receiver & bolt action assay for husqvarna Vapenfabriks

    I picked up a Husqvarna Vapenfabriks Ab Nitro 7mm Rem at a yard sale. However, I only got the stock and barrel -- both in great shape. The price was too good to pass up. I think the receiver & bolt action assay I need to find is a mauser-type actions, but I am not completely sure. Anyone have...
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    More AF&G and trooper dipnetting incompetence

    It appears that the the AF&G and troopers are unable to determine an imaginary line upstream on the Kenai. However, they do give out tickets to dipnetters unable to find the imaginary line. See Craig Medred ADN article at:
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    Probable cause, fishing, and troopers

    I thought I would throw this out for others to consider. The request for a fishing license by a trooper without probable cause may be a violation of our fourth amendment rights. For example, just because you have a license plate on your car is not sufficient grounds for being pulled over and...
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    Dipnet recording after every fish?

    Yesterday, on the Kasilof the troopers showed up to checked out everyone. I do not have a problem with the troopers checking things out and upon being checked I had clipped the tails and had my license and permit on person. However, I learned something interesting from the trooper. First, I was...