CrackerJackShot wrote:Maybe this just my ignorance shining through but it feels to me that Alaska would be anything but limited on hunting areas.
There are tons of areas. Access is the problem. In the 100 square mile radius area that AkRay spoke of, there are 3 or 4 main marsh areas, so that's where all the bird hunters that live there will be. There are only 2 highways in/out of Anchorage. We have no grid roads to get out in the hinter boonies. If you are an avid duck hunter with your own Super Cub or 185, especially on floats, you will have virtually unlimited amounts of hunting all to yourself. But most of us can't afford one...
I have never hunted the refuge system "down south" with the drawings, waiting at the office at 4:00am for a blind, etc. but we are not near that crowded. There is definitely more people duck hunting than there used to be though, so the guys who have hunted here many years see the biggest change.
Another part of the issue is that there are more sportsmen moving here and less moose than there used to be, so many of them have shifted their focus to birds.