Re: Gun for Backyard Hunting
All this talk about being too crammed in with people? In rural Alaska, there is so much open country, everybody pretty much has their own hunting area. Usually a watershed down the Yukon a few miles. People respect each others hunting spots as it's all Indian, state, or fed land, not private usually. People will say, well so and so hunts there, thats his spot. When people develop an area, they will build a camp at mouth of creek then they control the trailhead up along the creek. Most trails only go a few miles anyway. You would think outsider hunters from Anch would encroch, but t hey don't; they usually want to shoot moose from their boat.
I have a trail from my backyard that goes back 5-6 miles, it's my trapline, woodlot trail, bearstand trail, and how I get to where I really like to hunt moose & caribou & wolves. A few years back, I heard a chainsaw going about a mile or so back there and was surprised so I jumped on the 4 wheeler and rode back. Here, there was this new guy that came to town and he was trying to develop a trapline and he punched trail in from the road a couple hundred yards then hit my trail. I run him off, tore down all the marten sets he had nailed to trees, and told him to stay outta my spots. He apologized and never came back. You see, he was one of these new guys that came to town, gonna live off the land, be a trapper, ect ect. Later he said he didn't realize how things worked around here. Kinda nice when there ain't millions of people where ya live and it can work that way. Back East, just too many people that would refuse to respect everybody else.