Gear Review – Kryptek Camo

Testers at Hunt Alaska magazine review many products over a broad range of categories within each calendar year. From bullets and rifles to knives and packs, boots, layering and outerwear, and even on to GPS units and optics, we find Read More...

Gear Review – Kryptek Camo2021-02-10T15:11:32-08:00

10 Things We Love for Hunting this Year

  Kryptek Camouflage http://www.kryptek.com The Highlander pattern is awesome and blends into the tundra. The Koldo jacket and pants are waterproof, lightweight and have ample storage in multiple pockets. We like the zippered legs that allow for venting as well Read More...

10 Things We Love for Hunting this Year2021-02-10T15:11:32-08:00

Drake Waterfowl Systems

Drake Waterfowl Systems is a relative newcomer to the waterfowl having been around for only twelve years.  It's hard to become an industry leader in such a short time unless the products put out are simply outstanding in their field.   Read More...

Drake Waterfowl Systems2021-02-10T15:11:32-08:00

Bear Hunting with Crazy Feet

It all started innocently enough. Three friends exploring the island for fish and game. Crazy Feet held two black bear tags, while Mac was focused on the Prince of Wales blacktail. Wally was there to catch coho, and couldn’t have Read More...

Bear Hunting with Crazy Feet2017-10-14T18:14:02-08:00

Bowhunting with Paul Atkins: Caribou Success

Within the hour we had two very nice bulls on the ground. We were thrilled, thankful and excited. My BowTech bow and Gold Tip arrows preformed flawlessly and the big Arctic bull didn’t go 20 yards after the shot. After Read More...

Bowhunting with Paul Atkins: Caribou Success2021-02-15T10:28:03-08:00

On Point: Predator Control

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) recently concluded the second season of intensive predator control in a 534-square-mile area of Game Management Unit 19A. The program in the Sleetmute area was implemented after hunters and the local fish Read More...

On Point: Predator Control2017-10-14T18:34:31-08:00

Bowhunting with Paul D. Atkins

The bugs were awful, and even though my makeshift head net was pulled down tight over my collar, they were still finding their way in. After spending all night in a tree with nothing but a sleeping bag and a Read More...

Bowhunting with Paul D. Atkins2021-02-15T10:28:21-08:00

Duck, the Other Red Meat

“What’s your favorite way to cook duck?” I asked the old duck hunter who I had gotten to know casually over the years. He said, “Well, I put the duck breasts in a bowl and then I take a bottle Read More...

Duck, the Other Red Meat2017-10-14T18:55:56-08:00

Adventures of Mac Lightfoot: Kodiak Tightrope

Sniper earned his nickname honestly. He and Mac were on the stalk of a nice spike-fork blacktail deer and needed to close from 500 to about 200 yards before attempting the shot. Problem was the deer was sitting on the Read More...

Adventures of Mac Lightfoot: Kodiak Tightrope2017-10-14T19:09:28-08:00

A Good Solution

Every fall hunters take to the Alaska bush in search of animals. For many, it’s about feeding the family for the year. I fall within this category and prefer to feed my children wild game over store-bought meat. It’s a Read More...

A Good Solution2017-10-14T19:15:17-08:00

Mosquito Protection

Some jokingly refer to the mosquito as Alaska’s state bird. The size and ferocity of our state horde is notorious, annoying and, if you’ve happened to check out this infographic making the social media rounds, a little worrisome. It’s true, Read More...

Mosquito Protection2021-02-10T15:11:32-08:00

On Point: Action Items for Alaska Hunters

On April 22, 2014, the Center for Biological Diversity sent out an email in protest of brown bear hunting on the Kenai Peninsula, specifically on the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge (KNWR). The statement in the email falsely claims that Kenai Read More...

On Point: Action Items for Alaska Hunters2021-02-10T11:34:22-08:00

On Point: Preserving Our Heritage

Of course it seems we take hunting in Alaska for granted; after all, isn’t that why most of us are here? It certainly isn’t the climate, although this year one could make that argument. Taking things for granted is a Read More...

On Point: Preserving Our Heritage2021-02-10T11:34:26-08:00

The Emerging Huntress

19,000 women cannot be wrong. In 2011, resident hunters in Alaska purchased 95,896 hunting licenses. According to numbers available from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G), females purchased 18,770 of those licenses. That equates to female hunters comprising Read More...

The Emerging Huntress2021-02-10T11:34:29-08:00

It’s in the Air

It usually happens around the end of July or during the first week in August. You step out the door early in the morning and suddenly the air smells like hunting season. I cannot account for the change, even admitting Read More...

It’s in the Air2017-10-14T19:35:18-08:00

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