Yeah CO lost it's spring season/dogs/baitingYou probably remember when baiting & hounds came under attack in the west. Alaska was on the hit list, as was Cali, Or & Wa.
I live here in Southern South East Alaska, and the guys that are telling you the HH or Grudgens rubber rain gear are not kidding at all. It can rain for weeks and 1 to 3 inches a day is not uncommon, and up to 7 inches in a day is not unheard of. May 10th as a general rule of thumb for bear, and may can be a hot month around here. Id be ready for both, but thats just me.Hey all,
A bunch of us drew POW tags. I think all 3 others have been multiple times but this is my first. I'm sure we'll start talking logistics like location and dates and gear needs in the coming months however I'm stuck at home with a bum leg so I need something to occupy my time. I have the standard gear but I think I'm lacking AK Essentials.
Anyone have a list of gear essentials for POW Spring especially clever "ah-ha" items?
On the "inhabited dwelling" rule (according to the bear baiting class I attended) even outhouse buildings are considered to be inhabited dwellings, by the troopers.@ Coveyleader... yes that is a strange rule. I only used a bait stand a few times and only when I had a disabled hunter. There is a USFS lab / cabin float house in 12 Mile Arm that sometimes goes a season or more without any one even there. Even when they are there it is only for short periods of time. I asked the Troopers if that would fall under the 1 mile rule as I wanted to put a bait across the bay just under a mile away. They said that the 1 mile rule would even apply to that cabin .... the hard one is that you must be 1/4 mile from the nearest road or trail. Old logging roads that are even grown over are considered (or were) a 'trail'. In many areas you cannot get 1/4 GPS mile from an old logging road before your within the distance of another old road bed.
And I agree sometimes 10 feet can be a long way on the Island.