Where abouts are you heading and when? Are you drop camping it or floating? If I don't draw a elk tag for Afognak I may be interested. I drew a goat tag for the island here, but I should be able to fill that on a weekend hunt or two.
I know some guys that went out of Dillingham a few years back. The first year was a bust, but the second year they got into em and got some real nice heads. My dad was up in Wood Tikchik brown bear hunting last fall. Didn't see anything over 8' so went home empty handed. Not really sure how my vacation time is going to pan out this fall, but I'm interested. Shoot me an e-mail. email@example.com
Hinge-cutting serves several purposes in regard to improving both whitetail habitat and your hunting experience. There are two main types of hinge cuts including a cut for screening and funnels and a cut for bedding. Hinge cuts for screening and funnels should be done somewhere between the knee and waist to block a deer's vision as well as block a travel path. Hinge cuts for bedding should be done around chest high so that there is room for a deer to bed underneath.