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Alaska hunting

Postby marshstalker83 » Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:56 am

Hey guys I'm in the army and I've always wanted to see alaska so i put in the paperwork to come up there when I return from the deployment I'm currently on. Most likely I will be stationed near fairbanks. I am an avid hunter originally from Pennsylvania currently residing in Washington state. Just wondering about the duck hunting up there. I am all about big game hunting but I have 2 labs and I think it might break their hearts if they dont get to hunt haha. So I guess what I'm looking for is some reassurence from the locals that I'm making a good choice.
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Re: Alaska hunting

Postby Chen_caerulescens » Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:30 am

You should be able to find some good hunting around the fairbanks area in Sept/Oct. Get ready for a short season and some brown ducks. If you are willing to travel to the coast you can significantly extend your season.
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Re: Alaska hunting

Postby canbakchaser » Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:40 pm

my uncle was stationed in fairbanks and anchorage
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Re: Alaska hunting

Postby waldo2382 » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:19 am

Definately ducks around. in September. Having the toys to get to the spots is the real challenge. Usually 4 wheelers or boats to get there. Freeze up at the end of Octoberish is the end of duck season around there. Down here in Homer I'll hunt to the last day of the season and still get mallards in December...but it is in the salt water. Good luck. Lots of hunting opportunities. I'm just not that familiar with the Fairbanks area...never had to go that far.
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Re: Alaska hunting

Postby AK Ray » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:26 pm

Lots of ducks and geese up there. This year the geese migration was a little off I heard and only about a week long so a lot of people missed it. All along the river corridors there are sloughs and ox-bow lakes that you can hunt. Geese, when passing through, can be taking from islands in the rivers. Need a good boat for that.

There are places in or out of town to hunt at. You will need to hook up with some locals to find them. There has been so much development since I lived there that many of my hunting spots are now subdivisions.
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