Re: Close up pictures of LIVE trophy bull moose.
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It looks like you found a moose haven. Hopefully it will be your secret spot for a long time before it gets "discovered" by a few guide services.
Hey, 7mmMag Man, congrats on joining the Air Force. I was in for 24 years and enjoyed them all. Alaska was my #1 priority when I joined and it took me 14 years of waiting before I got an assignment there. I got to spend almost 6 years up there. They closed my unit and shipped me out just prior to me being able to retire in Alaska.[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif[/img] Once people get assigned to Alaska, they never want to leave, so it's really hard to find an opening. I hope you don't have to wait as long as I did.
As for which is a better place to be stationed, Anchorage or Fairbanks, it depends on what you like to do best, hunting, fishing, or both equally. I was in Fairbanks, the hunting was great and you have easy access to the whole state, north and south. The local fishing was just ok, mostly small species. There is some salmon fishing around Fairbanks but they're pretty beat up by the time they get that far inland. Anchorage would be the better location if you like hunting and fishing equally. Truthfully, ANY PLACE in Alaska is a good place to be (except maybe Shemya [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]) and I wouldn't turn down any assignment, whether to a major base or a remote outpost.
A word of warning: as a hunter, once you've lived in Alaska, nowhere else will ever measure up. There are places just as beautiful in the lower 48, and the hunting may even be better in some places, but once "Alaska" is in your blood you'll be hooked for life.