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Old 10-09-2019, 04:26 PM   #1
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Default Kodiak, Alaska*** Have you lived there?

My son just chose his next duty station for the Coast Guard. He will be moving to Kodiak at the end of the year. I expect to be helping them move. I am considering buying him a toy to deliver if I end up driving up there for the move.

What would he get more use out of 4wheeler, UTV, or snowmobile? I'm sure the answer is both because of the very distinct different seasons. If I can find a used combination for a great price I might spring for both but buying one is more realistic.
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:09 PM   #2
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Buy a UTV and tracks to put on in the winters
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:13 PM   #3
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Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher were both stationed there with the Coast Guard. I'll ask them.
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:22 PM   #4
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If I am not mistaken AtTheWall was stationed in Kodiak with the Coasties. I'm sure he can tell you all about it.
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:26 PM   #5
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Is he in aviation or boat world.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:19 AM   #6
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He is in aviation. Going through AMT school now.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:23 AM   #7
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Congrats to him!

If I first visited Kodiak before I had a family I may have never come back!
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:45 AM   #8
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Old 10-10-2019, 01:14 AM   #9
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You sir need to go hunt sheep goat and brown/Grizz as soon as he is a resident.


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Old 10-10-2019, 10:04 AM   #10
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We are excited about the move but have a lot to learn.
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Old 10-10-2019, 02:00 PM   #11
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I don't know the ins and outside of Alaska hunting. I heard from a friend that moved up there that he had to be a resident for a year before he was considered a resident for a license. I didn't know my son being a resident would impact anything about my hunting.
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Old 10-10-2019, 02:13 PM   #12
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Old 10-10-2019, 02:21 PM   #13
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I don't know the ins and outside of Alaska hunting. I heard from a friend that moved up there that he had to be a resident for a year before he was considered a resident for a license. I didn't know my son being a resident would impact anything about my hunting.


First of kin rule. If your son lives there you can hunt the big 3 without an outfitter


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Old 10-11-2019, 09:34 AM   #14
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A boat.
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Old 10-11-2019, 09:40 AM   #15
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Once he's a resident, yes. I think you only have to live there six months to be a resident if you are .mil. I love Kodiak. The only down side is that most of the island is only accessible by plane or boat. That's probably one of the most dangerous Coast Guard assignments though. He'll spend a good bit of time rescuing commercial fishermen in really bad weather. Thank him for serving for me.
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Old 10-11-2019, 08:02 PM   #16
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Its gonna be fun regardless. Hopefully we can get in a good hunt while he is there.
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Old 10-11-2019, 08:32 PM   #17
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Go to outdoorsdirectory.com. Its an alaska based website with forums about hunting. There are also many, many facebook pages specifically geared to Alaska hunting.

Ive been there once and we were dropped off via float plane and had a zodiac with us. There are deer that you can hunt on the road system, but as has been mentioned, much of the island is accessable only by plane or boat.

You can hunt deer without a guide as a non resident, but you will pay non resident licenses as will your son his first year. On page 9 of the hunting regs book(on my desk) he will need to establish his residency for 12 months immediately preceding his application for a license.
There are over the counter Bear and goat tags, it will take some research to find out where.

Kodiak is rough, I spent 12 days there in May of 18 hunting bears and the weather is not anything to be careless about. Things on the island are more expensive than Anchorage, but all of Alaska is expensive. Its about $400 to fly back to Anchorage but there is also a ferry service incase he gets sick of the island for the weekend.
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Old 10-14-2019, 07:27 PM   #18
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