Re: Hunting areas
One of the main reasons that I moved to Alaska twenty some years back, no joke. That & taxes, freedom, back East control of everything I even tought about doing, and peace of mind.
I watched outta town, even outta state doctors & lawyers buy up all the neighboring farms & woodlots & good hunting acreage. Houses going up on ever 5 acre piece of land along every road; and so much orange, orange everywhere I looked.
Wife one day made the comment that I wasn't happy anymore, and why? She then said that did I want to move out to Idaho (where I went elk hunting every fall). I said, ya know; I'd like us to move west but not Idaho; ALASKA I told her. She was shocked but we were on our way up the ALCAN the following summer and haven't looked back. I live out in the sticks along the Yukon, Orange? I never see another hunter for days and Alaska doesn't believe in orange anyway.
I remember all my so called friends & fellow workers tell me how could I be so dumb for us to quit good jobs mid life and throw it all in for a dream in Alaska. Sad reality is that all those back East friends were too terrified to take a chance to improve their lives in so many ways.
So nowadays, I hunt moose & caribou, can shoot as many bear & wolves as I care to; and the thought of not having a place to hunt; I mean my own watershed that is several miles across and 20 miles long doesn't cross my mind. And what is this orange stuff I hear about?
Just wish I had come here at 18, rather than late 30s. Life goes by too quick, don't let it pass ya by like most do & don't be scared to take the chance. Life is too good not to.