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Alaska Moose Hunt!! Budget DIY!!!

Hey everyone, I have had alot of people ask me how to do a DIY Moose Hunt in Alaska on a Budget! Obviously if you live in Alaska you can do this very cheap and very easy! When I say easy I do not mean easy kill! I'm talking about the hunt, which is what all of us should focus on!

I know some of you have read the Moose Article that is on the website and there is alot of great information on there! This is a step by step process!

This is how you plan and execute an Alaska Moose hunt for under $2000 - DIY!

First if you want it to be cheap you do have to enter the Draw/Registration process to get a hunt that you can drive too!

The Hunt that I Draw for is :

DM210 - This is in Unit 7 and you can get there by taking the Sterling Highway!

You can also draw for Moose in Unit 15 which is accessible by roadway! I do not draw this Unit because I try and plan my trip from Aug 22nd to Aug 30th in order to make it back to Colorado for Elk Hunting Archery!

Since I plan on going to Alaska atleast once a year I also add a Caribou Hunt just in case I do not draw for the Moose hunt!

Caribou draws are:

DC001 - Unit 7
and
DC608 - Unit 15

Unit 7 and Unit 15 are the easiest Units to draw for Non-Residents that will allow you automobile acess.

When you enter for the draw at the Alaska F&G Website you will have to purchase your Hunting Licence which is $85! Then for every Draw Option it cost $5! Keep in mind when you draw the tag you will have the cost of the tag that needs to be remitted as well.

I buy my flight through Alaska Airlines which cost around $545 Round Trip!
I camp out for the whole trip so that doesn't cost me a thing!
If your hard core you can get someone to drive you out and drop you off! However, you can get a rental for around $55 a day at the airport!

Of course your trip can incur more cost if you have the budget by purchasing an RV and not roughing it like some of us do!

Here is a run down of the cost:

Hunting License - $85
Draw Costs       - $5  (Per Option)
Moose Tag        - $400
Flight w/ AA      - $545
Car Rental        - $500 to $800

RV Rental         - $1500 (If Desired)

 

As you can see an Alaska Moose hunt is very cost effective if you have the capacity to save your money! I enjoy it and hopefully some of you can use this information to see how easy it is to plan and enjoy it too!

I'm sure there are other Units you can focus on around Fairbanks that can give you great Auto Access but I focus on the Anchorage area because I have family and friends that live around there from when I was stationed at Ft. Richardson.

Thanks,

 

Korey

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Welcome to the forum!

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Thanks! I used to post on

Thanks! I used to post on here back in 2003/2004 but I dont even remember what my user name was, lol! Shoot I don't even remember what e-mail I used to sign up! So I just made a new one!

Glad to be back and sharing!

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Welcome back and thanks for

Welcome back and thanks for the info.

I'm looking at attempting to hunt moose in about three years so all information is greatly appreciated.

 

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I'would like to note ,a large

I'would like to note ,a large portion of unit 15 has been closed to nonresidents.To the north of Anchorage units 13, 14 and 20 , have the most road access. But like every where if there is access there will be crowds.You might be shocked at the number of vehicles parked at every access spot along the highway.Anchorage has about 300,000 +  and during season it seems as though every one of them is parked along the highway.There are a great number of ATV trails in some areas ,and those access points are easy to see by the small village that forms there every fall.Not trying to rain on any ones parade, I live on the road system and hunt mostly near home ,I do have some advantages , ATV , boat, Raft, and knowing the area. spending time in the woods all summer.Even with that I don't even come close to making a kill every year. A hunting or fishing trip to Alaska is something worth doing, maybe more than once,But spend a lot of time planing ,and don't come with the expectation of haveing a wilderness trip on the cheap.

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YEEEP!!!!!

aaalaska wrote:

I'would like to note ,a large portion of unit 15 has been closed to nonresidents.To the north of Anchorage units 13, 14 and 20 , have the most road access. But like every where if there is access there will be crowds.You might be shocked at the number of vehicles parked at every access spot along the highway.Anchorage has about 300,000 +  and during season it seems as though every one of them is parked along the highway.There are a great number of ATV trails in some areas ,and those access points are easy to see by the small village that forms there every fall.Not trying to rain on any ones parade, I live on the road system and hunt mostly near home ,I do have some advantages , ATV , boat, Raft, and knowing the area. spending time in the woods all summer.Even with that I don't even come close to making a kill every year. A hunting or fishing trip to Alaska is something worth doing, maybe more than once,But spend a lot of time planing ,and don't come with the expectation of haveing a wilderness trip on the cheap.

Everything he says is true! Remember I said easy hunt, not easy kill! LOL

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