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Old 09-08-2017, 03:39 PM   #51
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What kind of $$$ are we talking bout to DIY moose hunt, just curious.
If I come home with a moose, I'll be right under 7 grand for the whole trip.

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Old 09-08-2017, 04:08 PM   #52
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Sitting here at Wrights Air Service in Fairbanks waiting to be flown out to the bush.
Will be hunting Fred Bears old stomping grounds. About 50 degrees.
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Old 09-08-2017, 04:17 PM   #53
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Sitting here at Wrights Air Service in Fairbanks waiting to be flown out to the bush.
Will be hunting Fred Bears old stomping grounds. About 50 degrees.
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Old 09-08-2017, 05:07 PM   #54
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This is on my bucket list although I definitely want to take a good bull with my bow. Some of the hunting videos I've seen are incredible and I can only imagine having a huge bull moose up close and personal. Best of luck to y'all and please do a follow up hunt recap when you return to civilization. Man I'm jealous.
When are we going?! Been on my bucket list as long as I can remember.
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Old 09-08-2017, 05:28 PM   #55
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Do your brother in law and his father want to adopt me so I can get an invite next year?

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Old 09-08-2017, 06:23 PM   #56
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Ive done two and am on deck to leave for my third next Thursday. I can give you some insights as to cost from Anchorage out to the bush and back.

My first trip was to Dillingham then out to an unnamed lake/river. The flight to Dillingham was round $400 each plus $1,900 total for the Beaver flight. We shipped a raft out and back for about $120/each way. Food was a combination of Mountain House, and other durable foods that would keep for 10-12 days so figure another $400 total. Odds and ends like white gas, bear spray, etc maybe another $100.00. Grand total for two of us was $3,200.00.
We were not successful although we saw 6 bulls. I didn't see one that was legal and in range for my tag.

Last year we went to a cabin a friend of mine owns out of Kashwitna(near Willow) I drove to Willow, got in a float plane ($900) total and flew out for 10 days. Same food costs, plus we paid $500 for cabin improvements. Total cost for two was $1,900. Again no dead moose, we saw 10 bulls, only one was legal for me but he wouldn't cooperate.

The trip next week is $400 to Bethel each, then the bush flight is $2,600.00.00 Same food costs and odds and ends will double due to the logistics of "Bethel". We shipped a 2 hp kicker motor out for $300.00 So total for this trip is $4,600 split for two guys. This does not include a meat flight back if we kill a second moose, that would be another $2,600.00 to Bethel and does not include getting it back to Anchorage.

It also does not include things like the cost of the raft, motor, inreach, solar chargers, sleeping bags, cots, tent, stove, optics, bows etc.
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:10 PM   #57
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Sounds awesome good luck


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Old 09-09-2017, 06:06 PM   #58
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Do your brother in law and his father want to adopt me so I can get an invite next year?

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Lol I will ask them

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Old 09-09-2017, 06:07 PM   #59
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Nothing glamorous, but at the airport. The trip is starting...

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Old 09-09-2017, 06:08 PM   #60
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Can't forget the bow...

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Old 09-09-2017, 06:18 PM   #61
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Good luck.....dream hunt!
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Old 09-09-2017, 06:24 PM   #62
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Will be an awesome hunt.
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Old 09-09-2017, 06:34 PM   #63
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Thanks guys/gals.

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Old 09-09-2017, 07:04 PM   #64
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Sounds awesome good luck
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Old 09-09-2017, 09:41 PM   #65
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:47 PM   #66
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All gear accounted for, re-packed in smaller bags, labeled and weighed. Should make our weight requirements, but it will be close! Headed to Tok early tomorrow morning. The hunt starts the next day (Thursday) bright and early.

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Old 09-12-2017, 10:14 PM   #67
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Awesome Snow Moose!

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Old 09-12-2017, 10:42 PM   #68
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Good luck. Look forward to pictures.

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Old 09-13-2017, 10:29 AM   #69
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Ive done two and am on deck to leave for my third next Thursday. I can give you some insights as to cost from Anchorage out to the bush and back.

My first trip was to Dillingham then out to an unnamed lake/river. The flight to Dillingham was round $400 each plus $1,900 total for the Beaver flight. We shipped a raft out and back for about $120/each way. Food was a combination of Mountain House, and other durable foods that would keep for 10-12 days so figure another $400 total. Odds and ends like white gas, bear spray, etc maybe another $100.00. Grand total for two of us was $3,200.00.
We were not successful although we saw 6 bulls. I didn't see one that was legal and in range for my tag.

Last year we went to a cabin a friend of mine owns out of Kashwitna(near Willow) I drove to Willow, got in a float plane ($900) total and flew out for 10 days. Same food costs, plus we paid $500 for cabin improvements. Total cost for two was $1,900. Again no dead moose, we saw 10 bulls, only one was legal for me but he wouldn't cooperate.

The trip next week is $400 to Bethel each, then the bush flight is $2,600.00.00 Same food costs and odds and ends will double due to the logistics of "Bethel". We shipped a 2 hp kicker motor out for $300.00 So total for this trip is $4,600 split for two guys. This does not include a meat flight back if we kill a second moose, that would be another $2,600.00 to Bethel and does not include getting it back to Anchorage.

It also does not include things like the cost of the raft, motor, inreach, solar chargers, sleeping bags, cots, tent, stove, optics, bows etc.
Good info for DIY
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:53 AM   #70
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On the way to Tok now. Stopped in Palmer for breakfast. The sun is wanting to show itself. We ended up renting a 16 passenger van. Perfect for hauling all our gear.

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Old 09-13-2017, 10:54 AM   #71
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"The Noisy Goose" has some great Biscuits and Gravy by the way.

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Old 09-13-2017, 11:47 AM   #72
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go tyler go....
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:32 PM   #73
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shoot, I could have had breakfast with you! I work a mile from there! When you get to the first light in Palmer, turn right, go two blocks to my office!
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Old 09-13-2017, 12:56 PM   #74
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shoot, I could have had breakfast with you! I work a mile from there! When you get to the first light in Palmer, turn right, go two blocks to my office!
No kidding! Wish I would have known. We were there pretty early.

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Old 09-14-2017, 10:40 AM   #75
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Just finished breakfast at Fast Eddie's. Got the gear loads weighed yesterday. 10 pounds under weight. Checking in at 40 Mile Air in less than an hour.

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Old 09-14-2017, 10:45 AM   #76
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Up to date and following. Good luck.
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:59 AM   #77
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I will be texting rsquared through inReach daily with updates to be posted to the thread. Just saw a truck pulling out with a monster bull. I'm pumped!

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Old 09-14-2017, 11:07 AM   #78
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good luck. This sounds like a hunt/adventure of a lifetime.
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:27 AM   #79
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Old 09-14-2017, 11:37 AM   #80
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Old 09-14-2017, 12:51 PM   #81
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Good luck hunting. Hope yall get plenty opportunities.

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Old 09-14-2017, 01:27 PM   #82
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Old 09-14-2017, 02:40 PM   #83
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:39 PM   #84
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Good Luck....
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Old 09-14-2017, 05:40 PM   #85
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You killed anything yet?!?

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Old 09-16-2017, 08:45 AM   #86
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My son and I hunted last week in Moorcroft, WY with Trophy Ridge Outfitters. First class operation-highly recommended. Anybody willing to post a pic for me if I text it to you? I got no clue. Thanks in advance.
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Old 09-20-2017, 01:46 PM   #87
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Anyone got updates on this? Rsquared ?
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Old 09-20-2017, 03:03 PM   #88
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No but I sure hope all is well and they are having a great time. Killing something would be an added bonus on a trip like that.

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Old 09-20-2017, 03:23 PM   #89
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IN for an update!
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Old 09-21-2017, 09:14 AM   #90
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:23 PM   #91
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I am getting some texts from Tyler, looks like they have been putting in the miles and seeing a lot of bulls, some legal, some too far away, etc...

but the last note I got said he connected on a 59 1/4" wide old bull with all kinds of character and they are packing him out

he will post pictures when he can...

other than that, he keeps mentioning something about getting wet... and beavers... the texts are not real clear on that last part
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:24 PM   #92
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Heck yeah!
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:27 PM   #93
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Sweet! In for LDP's
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:29 PM   #94
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nice. Congrats to him. Can't wait to see the LDPs
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Old 09-22-2017, 03:49 PM   #95
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:31 PM   #96
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Awesome. Looking forward to pics.
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Old 09-22-2017, 04:53 PM   #97
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I am getting some texts from Tyler, looks like they have been putting in the miles and seeing a lot of bulls, some legal, some too far away, etc...

but the last note I got said he connected on a 59 1/4" wide old bull with all kinds of character and they are packing him out

he will post pictures when he can...

other than that, he keeps mentioning something about getting wet... and beavers... the texts are not real clear on that last part
Looking forward to pictures of the moose.......and the wet beaver.
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Old 09-22-2017, 05:00 PM   #98
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Awesome!!Congrats!Waiting on pics and story!


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Old 09-22-2017, 05:25 PM   #99
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Old 09-25-2017, 09:30 AM   #100
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