Month: January 2016

ALASKA FRESH WATER FISHING

Southwestern Alaska is full of winding and converging rivers that are plentiful with fish and surrounding wildlife but few are not overrun with other fisherman. The beautiful Holitna/Hoholitna and their numerous tributaries are easy flowing mostly flat-water rivers and streams offers you the opportunity for the best secluded fresh water fishing trip in the region. You will pass through forests of black and white spruce, poplars, birch, and cottonwood trees. The river begins in the Alpine […]

MOOSE HABITS AND HUNTING TECHNIQUES

In the Spring and Summer, the bulls are mostly loners that spend most of their days feeding on willows, birch and aspen twigs in the higher mountain valleys. The lush forage, which is abundant during the summer months, gives the necessary nourishment to aid in the trophy size growth of their antlers, which are covered with soft velvet. Their antlers begin to harden in late August. With the shorter days and colder frosty nights the […]

ALASKAS PREDATOR CONTROL PROGRAM

Over a 12 year time frame, from 1990 to 2004 Alaska’s Predator Program was put on hold statewide. This resulted in a proliferation of Wolves by some calculations, of up to 4 times the average number which provides a healthy and stable eco system for wildlife. During this time the prey quarry of Wolves, such as the Moose, Caribou, Beavers, River Otters, Squirrels, Ptarmigan, Grouse and many more species took a huge hit and over […]

FLOAT HUNTING TIPS

There is a big misconception that float hunting is done primarily by floating the river looking and waiting to harvest Moose as they are spotted along the way.  Whereas this is a possibility one should not rely on it happening that way and it is not the best use of your hunting time.  It’s important to take your time, making and breaking your camp only a few times along the way.  Hunting the area around […]