Summer 2012Summer 2012 Hunt Alaska Magazine
The Other Guide to PWS

Editor’s Tracks 6
Hunting for a Compliment 8
Gear Shop 12
Technical Talk 14
After the Shot 18
Ballistics & Ammo 22
In the Field 26
Hunt Alaska Recipe 80
Advertiser Index 81
Last Shot 82

Special Sections
Field Notes: Alaska Waterfowl 36
Longtime bird hunter Don Thomas shares his decades of knowledge with fellow Alaska waterfowl enthusiasts.

How to Preserve Grouse Tail Fans 42
Bird hunter Jim McCann shares his method for keeping grouse tail fans.


The Other Guide to PWS 30
Author George Garrison likes to hunt in Prince William Sound. Here he shares the affordable alternative to hunting for black bear and what you need to bring.

How to Shoot a Legal Moose 38
It’s a hunter’s nightmare. Andy Couch tells his story of the moose that fooled his eye and what to do if this terrible experience occurs to you.

Tongass Black Bears 44
14 million acres of hunting paradise. Avid hunter and author Joe Byers shares the best of the Tongass.

Hunters and Science: Zeroing your Rifle 50
Steve Meyer explains how to zero your rifle.

Moose Calling 56
Lon Lauber is a world-class hunter and photographer. Learn his moose-calling technique that results in some outstanding bulls.

Hunting Mountain Grizzlies 64
Expert hunter Bob Robb returns to Alaska to hunt Interior grizzly. He shares insight on how to successfully harvest this apex predator.

A Rookie Runs Through it 72
Ted Bryant shares his experience of doing a float hunt down the Gulkana River.