how was your trip? we are planning on a fixed camp with willow in 2024.'Im going with Willow Air Sept 21' drop hunt. I was wondering if it is worth buying a bear tag for the trip? Also did anybody have any advice or a cost estimate on getting the meat back to the west coast?
Trailboy - sounds like you had quite the opposite experience then us. We harvested 4 large moose with 4 hunters this season. The weather was aweful but the moose hunting was off the charts amazing!. Like you, we had planned for an upgraded boat and motor and was explained to us that once the business was sold that the boats and upgraded motors were not included in the sale of the business - more specifically: Steve did not sell the boat and motors to Trace (that was in our contract). None the less - we did just fine with the set up and would strongly recommend hunting with Willow Air. Sorry to hear you had such the opposite experience. We booked again in 2026.Just got back from a hunt with Willow Air. What a disaster. Steve is who we booked with. Earlier this year, he sold to an individual named Trace. We booked a drop hunt with Steve that consisted of 5 miles either direction on the Innoko and 5 miles up the Mud River. We were supposed to have two 14 sleds with 20 HP engines. What we got was two 10 foot inflatable rafts with 3.5HP motors. We could effectively hunt 1.25mi from camp. If we would have gotten a moose, I have no idea how we would have got it back to camp. I don't mind not tagging out as it's hunting. What I can't tolerate is being lied to. I wouldn't allow Trace to outfit shoppers at Wal-Mart with shopping carts.