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REALLY annoyed in Alaska!!!

Discussion in 'Hunting' started by EZ CZ75, May 6, 2007.

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  1. EZ CZ75

    EZ CZ75 Member

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    Picture this. It is spring time in beautiful Valdez, Alaska! The five feet of snow have dissappeared off my lawn and the mountains are quickly following suit. The waterfalls have thawed and there are over a dozen streaming down the mountains just behind my work and along my ride to work. The black bears are out and many are only 50-100 yards from many of the paths and trails in town, making for some great viewing. Hunters have taken to the woods behind my house and set up bait stands for the beautiful blackies to indulge in.

    Now, all of this may sound like a hunters utopia for bears. Hey, it is probably close. I, however, have a huge problem with all of this!

    I moved here last August, thus I CAN'T GET A RESIDENT LICENSE until August!:banghead: :cuss: :fire: This is just killing me!

    Feel free to send funds for a non-resident tag to ease my pain. My pocket book appreciates YOU!
     
  2. koja48

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    I feel for you & am also envious . . . one of the places in which I always wanted to live, but the years flew by & now it will never happen, so things could be worse. This, too will pass . . . in the meantime, take lots of pictures, learn the country, and enjoy where you are at.
     
  3. armoredman

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    Do you need a special stamp for skeeters?
     
  4. ID_shooting

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    One of my close friends is from Anchorage. He plans to take us "home" for a visit. Out of curriousity, what does a non-resident permit with say a bear or moose tag run?
     
  5. 308win

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    Deliver thee among them; maybe one will cause you to be in fear for your safety and you can defend yourself if you are quick enough.
     
  6. EZ CZ75

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    http://www.admin.adfg.state.ak.us/license/prices.html
    This will show you the prices for hunting here. Any non-resident must purchase an $85 hunting license as well as the tag. For moose you will pay $400, $225 for black bear and $500 for a grizz/brown bear.

    Remember, if you come for grizz/brown bear that you must have a guide. The only way around this is if you have a close relative (sibling, parent, child, uncle, aunt, grandparent, grandchild, neice, nephew) that will take you out. The guide is where you spend the real money. Some approach $20,000 for their services but that includes EVERYTHING; food, tags, flights, etc. Many can be had for closer to $10,000 or cheaper.

    :confused: I hope not! I might have already had my limit for the year!:D The skeeters here sure are slow, though. They fly slowly and give you plenty of time to swat before they bite. There are a lot, though.

    Scouting! I have a trail that goes right out my back yard with nothing but forest and mountains to explore. I have taken the wheelers back there lots and plan for lots more.
     
  7. 12GA00buck

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    I really understand what your saying, I moved to Juneau in August and had to settle for a small game licence during deer season. :banghead:

    Do you know if you have an Alaskan Driver's licence, if that qualifies you for resident tags, or if you have to have the licence for a year before they believe you?

    Cheer up, only three months away....
     
  8. musher

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    I really hate to break it to you, but those are the species of mosquito that overwinter as adults. You gotta think of them as practice for the real ones.

    In a couple or three weeks the smaller ones that overwinter as eggs will start to break out and you'll find yourself getting farther and farther behind when you swat.

    Best thing you can do, is get yourself down to the prospector and buy a bunch of deet, cause when you really need it--it will all be gone. (I like the REPEL pumps, but it's all good if it has the magic chemical).

    Look on the bright side. By the time you can't catch the mosquitoes, it'll almost be time for salmon. Just get out on the water and fish until September!
     
  9. musher

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    Sorry 12ga, but ya gotta stick it out for a year, fair and square!
     
  10. EZ CZ75

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    Well, at least the mosquitoes give me a chance to practice.:rolleyes: :eek:

    Well, the year thing does really suck but I guess rules is rules.:fire:
     
  11. musher

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    Well, ya know we gotta be sure you'll stick before we let you in the family!

    Next year you should go after one of those blackies. My BIL shot a big one in sawmill bay. Rolled 300' down the mountain after he shot it! Tender!
     
  12. TheDisturbed1

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    those are used for stinger targets at the army base, right? :D

    its so funny to see my shepard try to eat one of these misquito-boeings from mid flight :D
     
  13. bclark1

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    i've got a buddy moving up there in july. i have told him i'd happily subsidize his relocation if he agrees to become a guide ASAP (although i understand that's not easy). talk about an investment though.
     
  14. Art Eatman

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    You think they're big up there? We got some down on the coast that think little kids are Carry-Out...

    Art
     
  15. Librarian

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    Everybody says the local mosquitos are the biggest (and some truly are big).

    From memory, James Michener has a story from Chesapeake: Two mosquitos steal a lamb and take it into the woods to feed on it. One mosquito says, "Why don't we take this down by the river? It will be much more pleasant to eat there.' The other replies, "Oh, no! If we do that, the big mosquitos will take it away from us!"

    Don't know Alaska myself; northern Ontario has its bugs, though....
     
  16. grizz

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    EZCZ: Get me a job up there, darn it! How did the gun transportation work out? I'm interviewing at the Native Hospital next week.

    I will go for sure if they give me the nod.

    Have you found any good SD rounds for your RSRH .44 mag? Or have you loaded up some perhaps?

    ETA: Does anyone know if there are special seasons in AK for muzzleloader or archery? I've read the regulations, but I didn't see any mention of different seasons for "primitive" weapons.
     
  17. aufevermike

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    I too feel for you

    Just enjoyself as best as you can and soon the snow will start to fly and next spring you will be ready. The best times are yet to come my friend.......
     
  18. arctictom

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    It takes a couple of years to scope out a new territory anyway, load up your 12 gage and check out the growlers with a spotting scope. Practice estimating size and the hide of each. Mark the territories on a map , try and find small river valleys where the big old bad boys hang out. And you will be ready for next year.
     
  19. jeepmor

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    You live in Alaska, quit yer snivelling. No traffic, no smog, very few, if any, whiny libearals. It's nirvana man. This time next year, we'll expect pictures.

    I feel for ya, but sitting here in a suburban neighborhood, it's hard to feel too sorry for you because I am sooooo jealous.
     
  20. JackOfAllTradesMasterAtNone

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    Quit your dog-on snibling!

    Salmon, Halibut, Big A$$ Crab, More Salmon in the rivers. Big A$$ Trout, Black Bears... Big ones! Caribo, Deer... Brown Bears as fishing partners.

    The Mosquitos are just Bush Pilots in training.:D

    Four men to every woman? = Less women to complain about the mounts on the wall!:neener:

    SIGN ME UP!!!

    -Steve
     
  21. AZTOY

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    Well in PCSING to Alaska in 2 weeks (Fort Wainwright) and will have start the 12 month count down.:banghead:


    I was told by a girl from Alaska that it hard to find nice guys up there .

    She said, most guys look like Paul Bunyan:neener:
     
  22. V00DOO

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    no 12 month wait if you have mil ID
     
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