Airboat/Small Boat Dropoff Wanted

tlyonker

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Greetings,
I'm looking for an air boat drop off, or a small boat that can navigate the river, and maybe pick up (or we can float out via raft) in the 20 Mile River/Placer River area around August 25 or Labor Day weekend or whenever you have a day available during the season. We an any bull permit for that area. If there someone, private or commercial, that you know or can recommend I would appreciate it.
 

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Don't need and airboat to get to were the moose are.... In either drainage.... Hike up the mountain till you can see the hole drainage.... Spot and go get your moose.... I get a small inflatable and go up 20 mile 4 or 5 miles and you find them in the middle of the flats.
 

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I've run both rivers successfully and harvested a moose in a jet boat on the Placer.
Neither are difficult to run if you have some experience.
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Thanks for the info

Thanks for the info

I have a flat bottom river boat... 22 feet with a jet unit. So you think that would make it up the river?
 

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Easy as pie!

Easy as pie!

Yes, no problem at all. I was running an 18' Alumaweld stryker w/a jet.
You'll do fine. Why not make a couple runs before season to do a little scouting and test your skills?
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Skip the idea of going up the 20 Mile for Moose, turn around and look to the left at the Portage River and bag a Bison at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center 5 minutes away.

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Yes, no problem at all. I was running an 18' Alumaweld stryker w/a jet.
You'll do fine. Why not make a couple runs before season to do a little scouting and test your skills?
BK

Just be careful going over the falls on the Placer Rv. (60 48 23/148 59 43)
 

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Roger that, it's only there at low tide though......jumped it with a moose in the boat coming out.
Its do-able.....:)

TLY, there is a 2' tall "waterfall" on the Placer overflow side just a short ways up from the bridge. The guys with Extreme shallows can jump it going up river (wouldn't recommend it hough if your going hunting). Just run in/out on the high tide and you'll be fine.

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Thanks BK for all your information. It is very helpful. And yes I will make a run up the river before season.
 

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I wouldn't run an Alexis up there. It's a tight river, braided, and would be a real bummer to get unstuck.

I'd run something smaller a guy could manhandle around and runs slower on step.

BK
 

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