Check out all the great hunting articles our experts have written about their experiences over the years. They offer great insight and advice for the novice Alaskan hunter.

Shotguns for the Season

Shotguns for the Season By Steve Meyer With the waterfowl opener nearing the 100-day countdown mark, some hunters might be considering a new shotgun. The new autoloaders put out Read More...

Shotguns for the Season2017-11-04T20:10:38-08:00

Gutless Field Dressing

Story and photo by Scott Haugen Gutelss field dressing big game is an essential part of the hunt. If going after moose or elk, I’ll take a small folding Read More...

Gutless Field Dressing2021-11-26T13:18:54-08:00

Sausage Making

Sausage Making By Tom Claycomb “Why make my own sausage?” you may ask. Here’s how I’d answer: If you shoot an animal and take it to the processor, your Read More...

Sausage Making2021-02-10T10:10:29-08:00

Getting It Home

Getting It Back Home By Paul Atkins Whether you’re a resident just completing a successful hunt and want to get your meat and hide to a local processor in Read More...

Getting It Home2021-02-10T10:11:09-08:00

Life on the Ledge: Judging Yardage

Life on the Ledge: Judging Yardage Story and photos by Lon E. Lauber Shooting at Alaska big game presents a unique set of problems for the bowhunter. They live Read More...

Life on the Ledge: Judging Yardage2017-10-14T19:03:12-08:00

Youth Archery

Youth Archery Story and photos by Melissa Norris Clear! A group of kids ages 6- to 16 walk down the 10-lane, 20-yard indoor archery range at Full Curl Archery Read More...

Youth Archery2021-02-10T10:12:44-08:00

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

Hunting the Competition: Predators in Alaska

Hunting the Competition: Predators in Alaska by Steve Meyer The vapor trail from the 55-grain Nosler Varmint Ballistic Tip bullet was clearly visible in the dazzling light of a Read More...

Hunting the Competition: Predators in Alaska2017-11-04T20:41:20-08:00

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