• Moose Hunt DIY

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.

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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 continuous days chasing sheep with a bow. I’ve hiked over mountain passes chasing moose, but it all pales in comparison to Read More...

  • Hunting muskox in Alaska

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 again. I had chased this particular bull several times from a larger herd, but after several failed attempts to get a Read More...

Cold Bay Emperor Goose

© Hugh Clark Story & Photos by Hugh Clark President of Alaska Waterfowl Association in Anchorage. It was September in Alaska and waterfowl season was in full swing, those days that every serious waterfowler anticipates. The cool crisp mornings, the fall colors changing the landscape, and whistling wings Read More...

Float Hunters’ Most Common Mistakes

by Larry Bartlett Waders: hippers vs. chest-high Dry bag selection Floating more and hunting less Check your ego at the counter (think water character not antlers) Bring more money! I’ve been planning do-it-yourself float hunts in Alaska for 20 years, and the lessons from hundreds of clients has revealed a Read More...

Calorie Counts

Backcountry Hunting Blog by Larry Bartlett of Pristine Ventures Backcountry Hunting Health Study pinpoints caloric demands on arduous river hunts Dating back about 40k years ago, hunters were actually survivalists. They developed projectiles and knives from stones, bones, ivory, and antlers. With these tools, they sought out river Read More...

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How To Take Better Hunting Photos

You’ve just shot a big-game animal. The adrenaline is pumping; you and your buddies are stoked, and then the reality sets in that the work is now upon you to butcher and pack-out the caribou, moose, bear, sheep, deer, goat, elk, bison or musk ox. In the haste to get Read More...

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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 which is the way of ignorance.”  - T.S. Eliot, from East Coker Part I – Getting There I’m staring at a Read More...

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. My hunting partners, having no waders, watched anxiously from behind. I attempted to duck behind a chunk of driftwood and a Read More...