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Alaska shed hunting?
« on: May 12, 2016, 10:56:10 AM »
Planning a trip to Alaska within the next couple years and was thinking about hiring a pilot to fly out and look for moose or maybe even Caribou shed antlers for a day. Anyone that goes up there know of any pilots to talk to or if it'd even be worth it? Seen a video in the past of guys flying around spotting antlers from the plane and then landing and getting them. Looked like it could be a fun adventure.
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Re: Alaska shes hunting?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2016, 11:02:41 AM »
When I did a float hunt a couple years ago I found tons of moose sheds and a carbou shed. That would be a pretty expensive shed hunt though if you're flying out. That's gonna be a $2k bush flight minimum round trip even for a short ride.

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Re: Alaska shed hunting?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2016, 11:49:14 AM »
My buddy that lives up there in Anchorage was telling me that its a pretty popular thing to look for sheds out of a plane. I found a ton of sheds on my float trip in the Brooks Range.

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Re: Alaska shed hunting?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2016, 11:54:46 AM »
So maybe a float trip might be the better thing to do? What's it take to do one?

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Re: Alaska shed hunting?
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2016, 12:00:57 PM »
Well I floated out to the Beaufort sea on the Kongukut river. Renting a raft, satellite phone, flight out and back was around $3500 a person. Was out 10 days, did lots of hiking, fishing(got tired of catching fish), and sight seeing. I will be doing it again

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Re: Alaska shed hunting?
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2016, 12:03:39 PM »
Yeah that wouldn't work to well with the time ill have for this trip. Ill only get 1-3 days time to do something like this and the rest of my time up there for other things.

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Re: Alaska shed hunting?
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2016, 12:10:20 PM »
Well you might look at calling one of the airlines where you are going and see what they have to say.

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Re: Alaska shed hunting?
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2016, 12:12:45 PM »
When I say "tons" of sheds I found, I mean about ten or so sheds over the course of 100 miles on a river. I don't think that would be considered a good haul of somebody was looking for just sheds.

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Re: Alaska shed hunting?
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2016, 12:48:37 PM »
Tagging. I was about to ask a similar question. it would be tons of fun to do it from a plane and be able to find the big herds but the price would be pretty steep just looking for sheds. I need a friend with a plane   :chuckle:

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Re: Alaska shed hunting?
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2016, 12:21:28 AM »
We found quite a few Caribou sheds and one small moose shed while hunting Moose out of King Salmon but flying to look for sheds would be expensive.

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Re: Alaska shed hunting?
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2016, 07:34:45 AM »
Talked to a pilot that said he'd charge $300 an hour of flying. How many hours does it take to get to good shed country? Lol

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Re: Alaska shed hunting?
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2016, 09:48:27 AM »
Years ago a local from King Salmon told us they found 2 huge moose dead that were locked together so they landed and took quads out to get them.