Re: Kenai, Alaska moose hunt
Well, as with any other high preassure area, if you can get up high and do a lot of glassing...you will probably do ok. I personaly havent hunted the kenai peninsula but I think its about like hunting the Mat-Su valley. I think there is more moose down there though. More hunters as well. Moose like willows and alders as well as spruce and swamps, basicsly, that sums up the kenai. Dont be afraid of looking for bulls in drainages that lead into the mountains at or above tree line, if you can find access such as a trail or landing strip. Quatering a moose is the same as any other big game, but it REALLY helps to bone them out before packing. Pack the meat in big game bags and tie 100#'s or so to a pack frame or pack board. You really need to concider how you will get one packed out if you shoot one and pass if you think you will have trouble. The troopers up here dont take kindly to seeing hunters with horns and little or no meat. Dont forget to leave evidence of gender attached to a big chunck of meat.
Dont worry about leaving AK without a shot. Enjoy the experiance and soak up the views. The harder you work at it and farther you get off the beaten path, the better your experiance as well as all the more moose you will see.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.