Moose Float Hunt on Yukon Delta (2010)

Read about the Moose Float Hunt adventure (coming soon)

In 2008 I had the opportunity to test fish an area near the Yukon Delta for Pa Pa Bear Adventures, an air taxi transporter operating out of Bethel, Alaska. As a result of that a colleague of mine and I booked a moose float hunt with them for September 2010. Below is a picture log of that adventure.

Pa Pa Bear Base Staging Area
Pa Pa Bear Base
Staging Area
   
River we were going to float
River we were going to float
   
Drop off First night's camp
Drop off First night's camp
   
Calling spot Mike blood trailing Jim's moose across tundra
Calling spot Mike blood trailing Jim's moose across tundra
   
Found Jim's moose dead Jim's first Alaska moose
Found Jim's moose dead Jim's first Alaska moose
   

Getting Jim's moose ready to pack out
Getting Jim's moose ready to pack out
   
Mike dragging raft upstream Read 1/4
Mike dragging raft upstream Rear 1/4
   
Front 1/4 - Jim is still smiling Raft loaded and ready to float downstream back to camp
Front 1/4 - Jim is still smiling Raft loaded and ready to float downstream back to camp
Cleaning knives Floating moose back to camp
Cleaning knives Floating moose back to camp
   
Sweepers - downed spruce trees - an obstacles on the river Mike's first Alaska moose
Sweepers - downed spruce trees - an obstacles on the river Mike's first Alaska moose
   
Field dressing Mike's moose Mike headed across tundra to the raft loading spot
Field dressing Mike's moose Mike headed across tundra to the raft loading spot
   
Rest - this is not easy work - nearly 250 steps from Mike's moose to the raft load out point
Rest - this is not easy work! Rear 1/4 250 steps from Mike's moose to the raft load out point
   
Rest break - 2nd trip dragging raft up river Raft load out location - Mike's moose bagged and ready for pickup
Rest break - 2nd trip dragging raft up river Raft load out location - Mike's moose bagged and ready for pickup
   
Mike's moose loaded and ready to float downriver Getting ready for air taxi pickup
Mike's moose loaded and ready to float downriver Getting ready for air taxi pickup
   
Mike's moose and our gear ready for pickup Meat tent at Pa Pa Bear's Base Lodge
Mike's moose and our gear ready for pickup Meat tent at Pa Pa Bear's Base Lodge
   
Successful Alaska moose hunt Termination snow - just north of Anchorage - First snow of the season terminating summer
Successful Alaska moose hunt Termination snow - (end of Sept) - just north of Anchorage - First snow of the season terminating summer
   
Example of grayling we caught while moose hunting  
Example of grayling we caught while moose hunting