Alaska Hunting GuideWritten by TravelMake.com
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AIRCRAFT CHARTERS: Many hunters choose an air charter service to fly in to prime hunting areas to hunt these species. The air charter operator is licensed by state to charge for flying hunters and their game meat. The drop-off hunt is less expensive than a guided or outfitted hunt because air charter takes care of transportation and may throw in some planning tips. The hunter provides all of camp gear and performs all other functions on his own. Before you contract with an air charter operator, you should have a clear understanding of costs of services and know exactly which services to expect. Prices and services vary considerably. Air charter operators may charge a flat rate or by hour for flight time. When calculating costs on an hourly rate, you have to take into account “dead-head” time, time a pilot spends flying back to base after dropping you off and time spent flying out to pick you up. Again, be sure to ask whether package includes flying out meat and antlers. Some package deals also include being checked on at least once during hunt to bring out game or move you if you haven’t been successful. The cost of air charters also depends on size of plane and number of hunters sharing cost. Make sure you explain number of hunters in your group and amount of gear you will have. There are two ways to go — you can pick a specific site and ask pilot to take you there, or you can choose a general area and ask pilot for a good hunting spot within that area. When planning your trip, keep weather condition in mind. Besides making your hunting miserable, poor weather may disrupt your flying plans. Allow time on both ends of your schedule for weather disruptions — how much time depends on normal frequency of bad weather for area at that time of year. Ask air charter operator for references. You can search online for licenced transporters in your area. Check also this extensive list of Alaska Aircraft Charters, Bush Pilots, Air Taxis. FIREARMS: State law prohibits following: Fully automatic firearms Rifles with a barrel less than 16" Shotguns with a barrel less than 18", Rifles or shotguns less than 26" in total length Rifles, shotguns and handguns are legal for hunting in Alaska. Rimfire cartridges generally maybe used only for small game. You can read this informative article on how to choose a Firearm, Cartridge and Bullet. WEATHER: Alaskan summers are cool, average temperature is +14 deg.C (58 F) in summer and -12 deg.C (11 F) in winter but it can vary greatly between different regions of state. Winters are cold and dark. Early spring can be cold, but often days warm to above freezing with a lot of sunshine. It receives midnight sunshine during part of summer and goes into 24-hour darkness during part of winter. Summers are wettest time of year, south regions are well known for their dampness. You can check next week weather forecast for Anchorage here. GETTING THERE: You can fly to Anchorage direct or one-stop from most major US cities. From there Alaska Aircraft Charters, Bush Pilots, Air Taxis will help you to explore America's greatest playground. Many small villages and towns have all weather airports and served daily by small air carriers. LODGING: Depending on your preferences it can be a small camping tent or a luxurious hunting lodge with all modern conveniences and comfort. There are also some primitive cabins for private use maintained by government. These can accomodate 4 to 8 people, cost from $20 to $50 (USD) per night and have to be reserved in advance, ususally- a month. You need to contact proper agency directly to book a cabin. TRAVEL TIPS: Northern weather can be unpredictable. Consider taking with you and wearing multiple layers of clothes in response to a wide variety of temperatures and weather conditions. Obtain detailed maps of area beforehand. Do not forget to pack first-aid and survival kits as well as bear repellents. Be sure you check available information, understand all guidelines for hunting in Alaska before you leave home. We wish you a successful and safe trip! Visit us at www.travelmake.com for more information and useful links.
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Save Lots By Booking Your Travel OnlineWritten by Lilly B. Fortunato
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While many vacations are meant to be relaxing or enjoyable, making all of arrangements required for an entire family can be time-consuming, expensive and sometimes a little frustrating. Taking advantage of online travel booking will free up your time that can now be spent daydreaming about your vacation or planning family outings. Online travel also means you can take advantage of discount packages and you can do an enormous amount of research on these before you even leave home.
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Of course, a major selling point for a majority of things is convenience and affordability. Online travel booking provides both. You will find excellent deals and offers for vacation you always wanted or for your business needs.
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