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"Last Minute" Alaska Trip

One of my buddies is going to be doing some temporary work in Palmer from July to September.  His company has given him a house and car for the time he is there.  I have always wanted a chance to go to Alaska, so I have decided to take a few weeks off work this summer to visit him.   

I plan to use his house as a base, and take a few trips from there.  I would like to go on one hunt while I am up there, probably lasting 5-7 days.  I have considered carribou, moose, Sitka deer and black bear as possible species as I have missed the draw and will need OTC tags.  I am a very experienced outdoorsman and have done many backcountry trips in the past.  I have all the needed gear, but will be limited on transportation.  I will have access to a SUV, but no ATVs/Boats... etc.  I don't mind driving a far distance or doing a lot of hiking, but this hunt will primarily need to be accessible from a road.  I am trying to do the hunt for a reasonable cost, and cannot really afford a guided hunt.  I would consider a transporter (either plane, boat, atv...) if they can be found for a reasonable price - maybe under $2500 round trip. It seems like a lot of these services are already booked, as people usually plan trips like this WAY in advance.  Does anyone have any experience with this type of service? Any recommendations? 

Really, I am just looking for a great adventure.  The species doesn't really matter as much as the experience.  I am OK working hard, as long as there is a reasonable chance of success.  Any guidance is really appreciated.

Also, I would like to do some fishing while I am there. I currently live in FL and mainly fish saltwater, but grew up fishing for trout.  I fish all styles - spin, bait, fly.  ANy recommendations on DIY fishing opportunities.  Again, I am OK with travel and hiking. I would prefer not to be shoulder to shoulder, fighting other anglers.  Trout or salmon preferred. 

THANKS!

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PM me ,I live 3 mi from

PM me ,I live 3 mi from Palmer, for the last 25 years.

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Deer hunt fishing trip

I am doing hunting and fishing trips from my boat in Afognak Is. A 5 day trip from Kodiak is $2175, I am available after the 12 of Sep. Chek website polancobearhunts.com for more information phone is 907-350-4214 Joe Polanco

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Deer hunt fishing trip

I am doing hunting and fishing trips from my boat in Afognak Is. A 5 day trip from Kodiak is $2175, I am available after the 12 of Sep. Chek website polancobearhunts.com for more information phone is 907-350-4214 Joe Polanco

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