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Location: Illinois
Joined: 07/09/2005
Posts: 60
I MISS ALASKA

I MISS ALASKA!!!! Cry

I lived in Alaska in 96-97, and was never able to hunt, and am really kicking myself for it now. I hope to someday get to return for a hunt, or maybe just maybe get to move back. That is if mama lets me. Anyway, all of you blessed ones who do live and hunt in the Great State, enjoy and be safe.

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Location: Grafton,Ohio
Joined: 12/02/2005
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I MISS ALASKA

Totally agree. I went up ther in summer/fall of 2002.
Spent alot of time working up the nerve to move there. got as far as moving to Montana but had to come back to the farm and family in Ohio. I was finally on my way when I met a girl and well, had to put the dream away. We are recently married and she wants the hell out of this state too but Alaska's weather ain't her thing. Now we're looking at South Dakota or Kentucky. Morale: Do it or Lose the chance!

Location: Colorado
Joined: 07/09/2006
Posts: 260
I MISS ALASKA

I hunted Moose and Grizzly up there in 2002 and took a nice 58" moose a black bear and 2 wolves man I cant wait to go back and get a grizzly I hope to do another unt up there in 2008 we'll see

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Location: NE Kansas
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I MISS ALASKA

Great White, Welcome to the site. You'll find some good company here Thumbs up

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Location: Kentucky/ Colorado
Joined: 06/23/2005
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I MISS ALASKA

Yes! TGWH....2008 Yes Welcome to BGH. Big smile

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Location: SE Alaska
Joined: 04/27/2005
Posts: 72
I MISS ALASKA

I'll tell you guys what... I drug my feet and drug my feet for 5 years while my wife tried to move us up here. I had to leave a career and move to a place where the job market is virtually non exsistent ( you need to be a teacher, law enforcement, or work in the health care field to find a steady year round job). However, it has turned out to be the best decision I have ever made aside from marrying her. We live in the Southeast on POW Island. Here we don't have the traffic or crime you find in larger cities such as Anchorage, Fairbanks, or even Ketchikan. You could go fishing or hunting for a week and never see antoher soul. The weather is a little on the rainy side but our winters are very mild compared to the interior, it's alot like a Seattle climate. The scenery is awsome and the fishing is even better.
We are on the remote side of things without such amenities as a McDonalds or movie theaters, but that kind of stuff would ruin the type of life everyone here has become accusotmed to. It's a very simple life and a great environment to raise kids. My daughters learned how to gut and clean salmon in kindergarten, where else do you find that???
Alaska is truley God"s country! Yes

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Location: Prattville, Alabama
Joined: 01/10/2004
Posts: 65
I MISS ALASKA

I can't wait till my time in the militrty is up so I can go back and hunt the last frontier. Hiker ...hopefully I can go with you guys!

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Location: Kentucky/ Colorado
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MtCop, How many more years until you're out? Maybe we can put the trip off a year or so. We'd would love to have you come with us.

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Location: Prattville, Alabama
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5 more years, but don't put it off for me. I should be able to go keep me in the planning phase. We are probably goign to retire in Alaska. Here is my new e-mail matkat4@msn.com

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Location: Kentucky/ Colorado
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Thanks for the new e-mail. If this one doesn't work out maybe down the road will. Where are you hunting Sheep? I'll e-mail you with the other question.

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Location: Prattville, Alabama
Joined: 01/10/2004
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I MISS ALASKA

Got drawn for the Delta controlled use Area. Using Golden Eagle Outfitters out of Delta unction for transport. Will post pics when I get back.

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