Any of you guys use the public use cabins to hunt out of. There seems to be alot of them in SE Alaska. It seems to me they would be good to base a blackbear or blacktail hunt out of. Any opinions on this would be welcome
We'll be basing a Mt. Goat hunt out of one on Baranof this fall. Most guys fly into higher lakes, so we'll have a hard pack to a spike camp, but there'll be someplace bear-resistant to sleep if we get meat, and to warm up when we're really wet.
We use them for ducks on the Stikine Flats. They are also used for goats at the higher elevations. Most of them are in places not necessarily considered good for hunting or very specialized (ie. Steelhead fishing). Several would be wonderful for bears, but they are in areas close to bear hunting. If you are going to get one check out the hunting regs before you choose which cabin you want to go to. It doesn't hurt to call the District Ranger's Office to ask more pointed questions. Jim