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Has anyone hunted Unit 13E in Alaska for moose? I am in no way looking for spots to hunt, just general info on the unit i.g. how crowded was it, were you seccussful, how was the weather.
Thanks in advance!
Isnt 13E a draw for NR? DM339. There were 25 bull tags issued in 2017, 12 hunters participated, and 5 were killed.
From the research Ive done, the AFG has done extensive predator control in all of 13 and moose populations is rebounding
You’re correct, it is a draw unit for a NR. I should have stated that I drew a tag in the unit and will be going hunting in September. I will be going with someone that knows the unit, just looking for some personal experiences/stories....again not asking for spots to hunt at all.
I’m super pumped as this will be my first trip to Alaska and first time to hunt for Moose.
In my opinion, all of 13 is good. However, anywhere accessible by vehicles is going to see some pressure. Guys spend years up here trying to find that honey hole and then hope noone follows their trail in there. Lots of expensive rigs that still make logistics of getting there a multi-day/multi-rig affair. If I was coming up blind and having not hunted up here--spend the money on an air taxi--get away from the crowds and enjoy. But, you better start looking for transporters. The good ones fill up fast--most probably already full for this season--keep calling though. I definitely wouldn't count on being successful by hunting from the road. That is a good tag you have, but you will be working for it to find a legal bull. You will increase your odds of success (if success is defined as harvesting a legal bull) if you can find someone to fly you out. Good Luck!
Here’s a 13 bull. Not 13E but not too far away
Thanks for The info gentleman! I cannot wait for this hunt!
That’s a heck of a bull! Great fronts and palms
Has anyone been out to the 13’s this summer?
That’s a nice haul!
What temperatures should I be planning on first 10 days of September. Would you guys recommend insulated or uninsulated boots? Rubber or leather?
Thanks for the info!
If you're going to be walking, you don't want insulated boots in September. IMO, insulated boots are for under 10 degrees F and you won't see those temps in September.
Have you figured out the location you’ll be hunting? Flying, walking, boating or four wheeler at any rate it can be miserable that time of year. Have fun it’s a awesome place. Take plenty of gear both waders and good leather boots. The Native Cooperation own big tracts of land, look at the location before you venture out. Good luck, there’s some huge bulls in the area.
Cnelk... 12 people hunted and 5 were killed! So the bears have nearly a 50% success rate on humans. I’m hunting somewhere else!
I’m still do not know exactly where we will be Hunting. I do know the closest town is Healey.
We will be driving in the. Taking a side by side.
The weather looks like it’s going to be good.
Is it possible to get away from the crowds in this u it without flying?
Did that fire affect this area?