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marley
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Jan-26-17, 
02:45 PM (MST)
"DIY moose"

My friend and I are wanting to do a DIY moose hunt in September 2018. We have never done this before. We have some great info from an Alaskan guide on where to go but the logistics of this seem overwhelming. We need a bush plane pilot willing to take us in and drop us off. This place is within an hour flight of Anchorage but I don't have and exact spot to land as the guide drew a big circle on google earth that says "we landed somewhere here". Are there pilots willing to take us in without an exact spot picked out to land. Seems like most pilots have certain designated spots that they take hunters in and that's it. Anyone know how to go about this?

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: DIY moose  AKHUNTINFOOL      Jan-30-17   1 
  RE: DIY moose  marley      Jan-31-17   2 
   RE: DIY moose  AKHUNTINFOOL      Feb-02-17   3 
    RE: DIY moose  magpieinala...      Feb-04-17   4 
     RE: DIY moose  magpieinala...      Feb-04-17   5 
 RE: DIY moose  30Hart      Feb-07-17   6 
  RE: DIY moose  faultcurrent      Feb-09-17   7 

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AKHUNTINFOOL
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Jan-30-17, 
02:37 PM (MST)
1. "RE: DIY moose"

I would contact a few air taxi's in Anchorage or Willow and discuss the area you are looking at. They probably have a number of lakes they have used before. Ask them about costs per hour of flight time for each type of aircraft. Two guys should be able to fit in a 185 or 206 if you don't bring too much crap. Some air taxi's have a package deal that includes hauling your moose out as part of the overall cost. If you each kill a bull then additional flights may be needed or a larger plane like a beaver.

The logistics on a fly out drop off hunt are not that bad. Just remember with a moose you probably don't want to kill/pack one more than a mile from your camp.

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marley
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Jan-31-17, 
10:26 AM (MST)
2. "RE: DIY moose"

Thanks AKHUNTINFOOL. This would be a gravel bar landing a long a river. In that case we would need a super cub, correct?

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AKHUNTINFOOL
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Feb-02-17, 
12:35 PM (MST)
3. "RE: DIY moose"

Lots of airplanes that are not super cubs land on gravel bars. It depends on how long the gravel bar is, the approach, and the departure. Super cubs are great when the airstrip is short but there are lots of other planes capable of meeting your needs if the gravel bar is long enough.

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magpieinalaska
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Feb-04-17, 
05:07 PM (MST)
4. "RE: DIY moose"

Call mike meekins with meekins air. I bet you it is in his area. Good dude btw.

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Feb-04-17, 
05:09 PM (MST)
5. "RE: DIY moose"

We've packed moose back to camp from upwards of 6 miles away btw. Lots of guys dont kill chit because they hunt by the strip. My 2016 bull was only 400 yards from the strip though....

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Feb-07-17, 
10:39 AM (MST)
6. "RE: DIY moose"

If its only an hour from Anchorage it may have hunters there when you land. Anything that close to Anchorage is crowded. Just something to consider.

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Feb-09-17, 
00:00 AM (MST)
7. "RE: DIY moose"

Actually solitude can easily be found within a short distance of Anchorage. I've often felt more crowded in areas far away from "los anchorage".

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