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Re: Thoughts about moving to Alaska [Re: run] #7653394
08/19/22 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by run
I assume you meant Boco by Robert, white17? He's on vacation.



No. Robert, the guy who started this thread.

Re: Thoughts about moving to Alaska [Re: robert.d12] #7653395
08/19/22 02:03 PM
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Thank you, Sharon.


wanna be goat farmer.
Re: Thoughts about moving to Alaska [Re: robert.d12] #7653398
08/19/22 02:04 PM
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Opening day 2022 Steese Highway caribou hunt had just a few vehicles 760 and the caribou had moved to the upper Salcha area. Air boat or airplane is the only access!

Not unusual for Salcha boat ramp to have over 100 vehicles. Everyone running for the upper river and I had the lower river almost to myself. Farther better LOL.

Last edited by Oh Snap; 08/19/22 02:08 PM.

I love the smell of burning spruce---I love the sound of a spring time goose---I love the feel of 40 below---from my trapline I will never go!
Re: Thoughts about moving to Alaska [Re: white17] #7653430
08/19/22 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by white17
What happened to Robert ? Hope we didn't scare him off. Sounds like just the type we need here



Hopefully he's packing his stuff

Re: Thoughts about moving to Alaska [Re: robert.d12] #7653443
08/19/22 03:46 PM
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Re: Thoughts about moving to Alaska [Re: white17] #7653463
08/19/22 04:26 PM
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Originally Posted by white17
The land ownership along the Denali highway is mixed up. On the Paxson end there are about five miles that are closed along the Gulkana drainage. Further west, but on the south side of the road is a lot of federal preserve type land. On the north side is the Tangles Lakes Archeological Areas.

Along that whole corridor mechanized travel is pretty much restricted to established trails. Most hunters you passed were likely far off the road.

We should have taken our shotguns. While a buddy of mine decked the only bull we saw, the waterfowl numbers were incredible. I've never seen so many ducks in my life.

Re: Thoughts about moving to Alaska [Re: robert.d12] #7653919
08/20/22 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by robert.d12
So Iím a 21 year old guy thatís always wanted to move to Alaska but never thought I would. The past week or so I started thinking why not. I guess my problem is I just donít know enough about what itís like up there. Iíve boiled it down to a couple question for those that have experience there.

What would be the best area to move to? Iím sure everyone has their own opinions but a little guidance would be great. A little research I did pointed me towards Anchorage but Iím by no means set on it. What are pros and cons to other areas?

Secondly, what hunting, fishing, and trapping opportunities are available? Here in NY Iím used to being able to during fall walk out my back door and hunt white tails any time I want to. Or I could take a boat to a few different lakes within a half hours drive and go fishing. It seems like from what I read online that the outdoorsmanís opportunities are great there but are more like taking a weekend or week off and making a trip by boat or plane to very remote areas. It seems like these trips could be a pain and expensive and I end up spending less time in the woods. I guess it boils down to just asking what opportunities are available?

Any input or guidance guys and gals have would be greatly appreciated! Thanks


Well a lot of good advice here. At 21 your still probably not sure of your future and coming up here is a big decision. I donít know if your experiencing the deep urge for change. I can offer this!

We have everything here everyone else have in other parts of our country EXCEPT IMO more freedom. Yah a lot of people hunt fish and trap but Alaska is huge. In my over 50 years I have found that one thing is common. It all requires WORK! Willingness to work opportunity is here. We need the next generation of outdoors individuals to keep the flame alive!


I love the smell of burning spruce---I love the sound of a spring time goose---I love the feel of 40 below---from my trapline I will never go!
Re: Thoughts about moving to Alaska [Re: white17] #7654005
08/20/22 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by white17
What happened to Robert ? Hope we didn't scare him off. Sounds like just the type we need here


Iím still following, Iíve just come to the realization that if Iím going to go I need to sooner than later. Iíll ask more questions as I come up with them. Iíd love to make a trip up this fall but Iíd have to see if I can swing the expense of a plane ticket and find out what I should do and see while Iím up there. If I made a trip up, what do you guys think I should do to see what Alaskaís all about?


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Re: Thoughts about moving to Alaska [Re: robert.d12] #7654020
08/20/22 03:39 PM
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You canít make a short trip here to find out whatís it all about. The road system area of Alaska isnít that different than the road system areas of the lower 48. If you can get training where you are now, get that done first. Come on up after that and plan to stay.

Re: Thoughts about moving to Alaska [Re: robert.d12] #7654390
08/21/22 12:45 AM
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I would definitely go if I were you. Wish I would have made some brave decisions when I was your age.

Re: Thoughts about moving to Alaska [Re: robert.d12] #7654649
08/21/22 11:24 AM
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Like martentrapper said. Anybody can move up here and make it on the road system of Alaska. That is the civilized part. Just come up and get a job and observe what goes on for awhile. Takes money and toys to access the more remote areas of Alaska and things are much different than civilization when and if you move to a remote village and even worse if you move to a remote place where you have to provide all your own utilities and know how. Better to do when you are 21 than 60 like the current crop of retirees doing it.


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Re: Thoughts about moving to Alaska [Re: robert.d12] #7654676
08/21/22 12:15 PM
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FYI Alaska industries
Commercial Fishing
Gold and Coal Mining
Oil Patch, Prudhoe Bay
Military
Alaska State Troopers.
Construction
Tourism
Trapping
Dog mushing
Support For all the above.


I love the smell of burning spruce---I love the sound of a spring time goose---I love the feel of 40 below---from my trapline I will never go!
Re: Thoughts about moving to Alaska [Re: robert.d12] #7654735
08/21/22 02:08 PM
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Better start saving money now Robert if you are worried about the cost of a plane ticket. A short visit will just glaze your eyes. That happened to my wife and I back in 83. Three weeks with a pickup camper on the road system from the Yukon river to Homer and all places in between. Even interviewed for a job in Tok.
There's no place on earth more beautiful and few places more dangerous to the unprepared. A good plan that's adaptable to changing circumstances will lead to success. We came up the following summer to stay.

Re: Thoughts about moving to Alaska [Re: robert.d12] #7654746
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I don't see any problem with coming up "sooner than later", even for a short visit.
Although, I agree with Dirt you probably won't really figure it out unless you spend more time up here.

Re: Thoughts about moving to Alaska [Re: robert.d12] #7654753
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Might be a bit cheaper after Labor day or before Memorial Day


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Re: Thoughts about moving to Alaska [Re: robert.d12] #7654770
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I came here with no job and not enough to go back! Best move I ever made, not one regret!


I love the smell of burning spruce---I love the sound of a spring time goose---I love the feel of 40 below---from my trapline I will never go!
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