No luck drawing a lower 48 tag? An Alaskan float trip might be your next best affordable moose hunting option for the bowhunter that’s on a budget. Here’s everything you need to know about about taking on this life-changing adventure.
FLOAT YOUR WAY TO MOOSE
Still burning to bowhunt Alaska moose on a budget? Book a self-guide float trip. This involves hiring a floatplane to drop you off at the head of a large river, retrieving you a couple hundred miles downstream (normally at a predetermined point) and a couple weeks later. This gives you room to maneuver and eliminates the possibility of a limited patch of ground being picked clean. You make camp, have a look around, move on if no game is in evidence -- stick around if it is. It’s wonderfully carefree and often productive. And if the hunting sucks, you can always catch grayling, dolly vardens, rainbow trout or salmon; in some areas find a caribou or black bear to shoot at.