JF, Homer sits near the southern tip of the Kenai Peninsula which forms the east shore of Cook Inlet. The whole western side of the inlet which is loaded with rivers and streams, good moose and great bear hunting is on average about 80 miles away but the inlet can get real rough real fast. Of course, you have the whole Kenai Peninsula to play on but a lot of the hunting is by drawing permit. If you head southwest out of Homer across the mouth of Kachemak Bay you come to the true southern-most tip of the Kenai, Point Bede, about 30 miles away. If you swing south and east around the Point you have the bays, inlets and islands of the Kenai's south side but you're exposed to the Gulf of Alaska. If you push 40 or so miles past the point you come to the western edge of Kenai Fjords National Park. A phenomenally beautiful place! No hunting but you can fish.