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  1. alaska80

    Cutting leg “in half” for bone-in pack out…????

    I have packed a lot of moose over a lot of miles, still have not figured out it makes more sense to shoot them by the river than 1-3 miles off river. Anyway, cutting the quarters in half is legal (assuming you are cutting the bone in half), but not smart. Depending on the time of year it will...
  2. alaska80

    257 Weatherby for Moose?

    It will do the job on moose assuming you are not taking a 300+ yard shot. It would be the bears in moose country that would give me reason to evaluate my choice more closely.
  3. alaska80

    Float hunters: how do you load your raft?

    Your method is fine. Load the tubes not the floor. The biggest thing to pay attention to is to evenly distribute the weight between the front and the back and if you mess it up, it is better to err on too much weight in the front. Greater weight in the back will cause the raft to want to...
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    Which rifle should I take on my Alaskan moose hunt in September?

    Yeah, guess it could have been some lot defect. Definitely rattled my buddy though as the bear was headed straight for him and died in a pile literally less than a paw swipe away. He wont take anything less than a .308 now.
  5. alaska80

    Which rifle should I take on my Alaskan moose hunt in September?

    They were something very close to the Hornady 143 grain precision hunter. I do not remember exactly though.
  6. alaska80

    Which rifle should I take on my Alaskan moose hunt in September?

    People are so emotional on caliber selection, makes me chuckle. Here is my .02. I stopped counting the number of moose I or my kids have shot at 28 and that was a few years ago. I have killed them with a cheap savage American youth model 7mm-08, .270, .308, 30-06 and .300 WM. All of those...
  7. alaska80

    Mountain Hunting Workout...What is Yours?

    Looks like a great plan. I am a huge fan of uphill athlete and Training for the New Alpinism. Agree on the base building, as it does take years to build. The one thing I have found though with uphill athlete is that they bias more toward light and fast. Which requires a lower bodyweight...
  8. alaska80

    Mountain Hunting Workout...What is Yours?

    Over the years I have developed this workout (piecemealed from others) to hunt Alaska's backcountry. It has served me very well and at 41 I have less injuries and am in overall better condition than when I was a 25yo Infantry Officer training 2-3 hours per day. Attached is the workout and the...
  9. alaska80

    Hunting Alaskan Moose

    Larry is the master and he did that just to experiment. He also blew a hole in that boat with the antlers and had to repair it. Lastly he was on a flat river. A grown man can make whatever decision he wants, but I have quite a bit of float hunting experience, especially with the PR-49 in...
  10. alaska80

    Hunting Alaskan Moose

    We used two PR 49s. The Forager will work, but you will need definitely need 2. One packraft will not float a moose out. You could line it, but not float it, unless it is flat class I and even then you would get wet probably.
  11. alaska80

    Hunting Alaskan Moose

    There are numerous opportunities in Alaska to bag 2-3 legal bulls with one realistically being 60+. However, you will most likely not achieve that without work and lot's of it. Too many people want to come to Alaska, be transported to X location and have the animals come to them. My family...
  12. alaska80

    How far away was your moose when you shot it?

    I stopped counting how many moose I have shot at 26, that was a few years ago, over 30 now for sure. Longest shot was 714 by rangefinder and the shortest was about 20 by guesstimation. The average has probably been a 100 or less. Except in very rare circumstances moose are pretty easy to get...
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