DIY moose hunts

Hunt Gone Bad

Hunt Gone Bad

The Alaska Peninsula had a large population of big bull moose during the late 60’s and early 70’s.  I had been told by an Alaska Department of Fish and Game biologist that that country was marginal moose habitat so the population was very cyclical.  I always wanted to go moose hunting in that country because of the big moose but felt it was just too expensive to get the moose meat back to Anchorage.  Plus, I enjoyed caribou hunting way more than moose so my buddies and I always chose hunting them.  We had three or four successful caribou hunts before I rotated to the Lower 48 the summer of ’74.  That fall a couple of airmen who had worked for me went on a moose hunt on the Peninsula.  They had a great hunt taking two moose over 65 inches.