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    float hunt for moose

    Alaska has always interested me and so have moose. I have twin nine year old sons and would like to plan a moose hunt possibly a river float style hunt for when they graduate high school. I know this is planning a little in advance but I figure better to soon than not soon enough. My question is, does this sound doable, preferably unguided? I guess I was thinking I could rent rafts and have someone drop us up river from our vehicle. would bow hunting or rifle be better, and why? I would prefer bow. I am open to any other suggestions. Thanks in advance.

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    Completely doable.
    Rifle or bow... Definitely have a rifle with you if you are bow hunting in case of bears.
    A rifle is good if you have failed with bow and you really want the one that is 3or4 hundred yards out there in the last day or two.

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    Do you have relatives up there to go with? I think as a nonresident, you either need a guide or else have to go with an Alaska resident. Double check that though, I'm not 100% sure.

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    Non-residents can hunt everything in Alaska unguided except sheep, goats, and grizz.
    Live to hunt, hunt to live.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonArrow View Post
    Non-residents can hunt everything in Alaska unguided except sheep, goats, and grizz.
    I stand corrected. Thanks for the correct info Crimson.

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    Completely doable. I would recomend buying the book Float hunting Alaska's wild rivers by Michael Strahan and the complete guide to float hunting by Larry Bartlett. Both books will give you most of the information you seek. Also a website owned by Mr. Strahan called Outdoorsdirectory.com has a forum that can be helpful but it would be quicker and less frustrating to just buy the books. I suggest you use the search feature on there before asking questions.

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    There are a couple instructional DVD's out there too you can buy by Bartlett. Watch them to get a feel for it.

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    Im planning a trip it is looking like it is going to cost about 1700 for everything once you get to alaska plus food

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky2283 View Post
    Im planning a trip it is looking like it is going to cost about 1700 for everything once you get to alaska plus food
    I'd be interested in the break down of your expenses for the hunt. 1700 seems like it's a super cheap hunt.

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    Thanks for the responses guys. I will check into the books mentioned. I know its a longways out but just thinking about it gets me excited.

 

 

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