Backpacking Meal Plan: 50-pound Pack

Story by Larry Bartlett By now, us backcountry hunters have dialed in our gear lists for this upcoming season. We use high-tech gear and eliminate redundancy from our Read More...

Backpacking Meal Plan: 50-pound Pack2023-07-03T13:19:55-08:00

Moose Hunt in Icy Bay

Moose populations in Alaska are strong, with estimates of up to 200,000 moose roaming the Great Land. But since the state is extraordinarily large, there’s not a moose in every pond.

Moose Hunt in Icy Bay2021-02-19T11:10:28-08:00

Raspberry Island Elk Hunt

The last pack out is usually the best. © Brian Watkins by Brian Watkins I’ve hunted goats while balancing on cliffed-out peaks in Alaska. I’ve spent 22 Read More...

Raspberry Island Elk Hunt2019-03-12T20:00:12-08:00

Muskox Redemption

Aaron with his muskox 2018. © Sam Hancock By Aaron Webber The three muskox bulls were getting anxious and it appeared that they were about to run Read More...

Muskox Redemption2021-02-10T09:57:21-08:00

A Far Walk From Here

A Far Walk From Here: Hunting Mountain Goats and Deer on Kodiak Island “In order to arrive at what you do not know. You must go by a way Read More...

A Far Walk From Here2021-02-10T10:02:22-08:00

Farewell Bison Hunt

Farewell Bison Hunt by Rick Birch Crossing a swift, two-foot-deep stream, fortunate to have thrown on my Caddis Waders that morning, I tried to advance as far as possible. Read More...

Farewell Bison Hunt2021-02-10T10:03:06-08:00

In Fruitless Pursuit of Moose

By Marcus Weiner Mac decided that he would obtain a Tier 1 caribou permit in Unit 13, which would allow him to hunt caribou early and take either-sex animal. Read More...

In Fruitless Pursuit of Moose2017-10-14T17:54:32-08:00

Mountain Goat

Alaska's Mountain Goat Alaska's other species of all-white, hoofed, large mammal is the mountain goat (Oreamnos americanus), inhabiting steep and broken mountain terrain from southeast Alaska to Prince William Read More...

Mountain Goat2021-02-10T10:14:02-08:00

Dall Sheep

Alaska's Dall Sheep Alaska's Dall sheep (Ovis dalli dalli) are found in relatively dry alpine country and frequent a special combination of open ridges, meadows and steep slopes with Read More...

Dall Sheep2021-02-10T10:14:37-08:00

Sitka Blacktail Deer

  The Sitka black-tailed deer (Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis) is native to the wet coastal rain forests of southeast Alaska and north-coastal British Columbia. Its range has also been expanded Read More...

Sitka Blacktail Deer2021-02-10T10:29:14-08:00

Moose

  The moose (Alces alces) is the world's largest member of the deer family, and the Alaska subspecies (Alces alces gigas) is the largest of all the moose. In Read More...

Moose2021-02-10T10:29:35-08:00

Caribou

  Distributed across Alaska in 32 different herds, caribou (Rangifer tarandus) are the only member of the deer family (Cervidae) in which both sexes grow antlers. Antlers of adult Read More...

Caribou2021-02-10T10:15:38-08:00

Black Bear

  The smallest of North America's bears (an average male weighs approximately 180 to 200 pounds in the spring), the black bear (Ursus americanus) occurs over most of the Read More...

Black Bear2021-02-10T10:16:11-08:00

Brown Bear

While formerly listed separately by taxonomists, Alaska's brown and grizzly bears are actually classified as a single species, Ursus arctos. That includes the famously oversized bruins of Kodiak Island, Read More...

Brown Bear2021-02-10T10:16:40-08:00

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