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Terry Green
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My bad....I must have had someone else on my mind.

Who wrote a book named Baker...maybe Bill Baker?

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Just did a search...it was Bill Baker that passed.

My mistake.

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Terry Green
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Just did a search...it was Bill Baker that passed.

My mistake.

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My hunting partner was suppose to hunt the moose John area with Yote Robertson a few years ago. The hunt fell through I believe from a plane wreck. The guide that Yote worked for lost the area. More to that story.
We are moose hunting the interior this year. 0nly four months to go. I imagine other PBS'ers are going this year.

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The book is "Born To The Bow" Bill Baker. A great book that's still available from Sioux Archery
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Terry Green
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Yes...I have Bill's book....a friend gave it to me.

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Been A dream hunt of mine since I read a story about the Moose John in a Archery mag in the 80's.

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Jay Campbell has been a couple of times. Maybe he can advise you.
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Be careful with dreaming about float hunts these days. There are so many folks on the rivers both floating and running with jet boats that the wilderness experience of yesteryear is all but gone.

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There's a lot of ways to get to moose and nobody is better at it than Alaskans. I've seen airboats and jetboats over 90 river miles from the nearest launch. If there is navigable water with good moose hunting, it's been found and exploited. You can float beautiful scenic rivers in prime moose country and never know that a dozen hunters have already been down the river ahead of you...and possibly with firearms. Though it's often romanticized and talked about in traditional circles, the true wilderness float hunt (with good moose hunting) is a very elusive animal.

I purposely go out of my way to avoid navigable rivers and all areas accessed via land or water. Aircraft is the only way I go as it gets me in places where I can be alone and never see another hunter, unless it's a partner.

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Bill Baker use to run some amazing 'Buff hunts here in Oz, sadly he passed away some years ago now . A giant in the Australian hunting archery community whose footsteps will be hard to follow .

Mick Baker, no relation , has had an outfitting business and also owns Widowmaker B'heads and shafts . Not sure if he is still outfitting.

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In 2013 we floated DIY for two weeks without seeing a fire ring, a piece of charcoal, a human footprint or a log or piece of wood that had been touched by an axe or saw. It really was the pure wilderness I had wanted.

We didn't kill anything but spruce grouse but it had nothing to do with opportunity.

That said, if I go to AK again it will be for a DIY fly in camp where hopefully the wilderness experience will be the same.

OTOH, there is another float waiting where an equally wild experience could be had.

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This would be awesome.

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quote:
Originally posted by FerretWYO:
This would be awesome.

Well.....lets do it.....
We're only getting older....

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The Moose John hunt is no longer available. I've done the Moose John twice, the first time with Jay and the second time with Ernie Holland, who took over the business after Jay died. I don't know the details, but Yote Robertson was working for Ernie when Ernie crashed his plane.

BTW my partner and I did not get a moose on the first hunt, though my partner had an opportunity. We both got nice bulls in the 60-inch class on the second hunt.

I highly recommend a float trip for moose in Alaska.

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