Mapping Your River
Released: March 6, 2019
Length: 0 minutes
Certificate: Finish lessons
One of the critical components of your hunt plan is a set of paper maps marked with the drop-off and take-out locations, along with alternate landing spots, river hazards, potential campsites, and the best hunting and glassing locations from which you can spot game. These sessions coach you through how to collect all of that information, and they finish up with how to mark all of it down on your maps. These maps are essential tools for your success.
Hi folks, my name is Michael Strahan. I first developed an interest in Alaska float hunting in the late 1980’s, and quickly noticed a lack of information for Alaska float hunters, but a very high level of interest.
In 1991, I had a chance to teach float hunting at Alaska’s largest outdoor show, and so began several decades of float hunting instruction that continues to this day. My initial seminar was titled, “Float Hunting Alaska’s Wild Rivers”, and by today’s standards it was pretty basic. But over the years both the popularity and the content of the seminar series grew, and I eventually wrote a book by the same title, which was published in 2007.
I became a Registered Guide in Alaska in 1995, while I continued to add to my storehouse of knowledge about float hunting. I eventually became a consultant to hunters who wanted to plan their own hunts, but who lacked the knowledge or expertise to do it themselves. I developed my Alaska Hunt Planning service to meet this need, and especially to equip hunters so I could get out of the way and turn them loose on this without any guidance or dependency on someone else. I used much of my seminar material to develop my hunters, and I used much of what my hunters were learning to develop my seminar material. It seems that together, we all became better at what we do. And now, it’s time to take it to a new level.
This seminar series kicks off with four modules that embody my best and most comprehensive material on Alaska hunt planning, and though it runs under the same banner as the earlier seminar series and the book that came from them, it includes techniques equally applicable to float hunters and to drop camp hunters. It is the most comprehensive material ever produced on Alaska hunt planning, and includes 36 sessions, comprising over 30 hours of instruction.
The seminars include everything involved in focusing your hunt, figuring costs, and cost-savings, finding a place to hunt, and developing a hunt map that has all the access points, known hazard areas, mileage, and all the hunting hotspots for moose, caribou, and bear. If you master this material, you will be able to put a hunt together in any open area of Alaska, whether you’ve been there before or not.
There is no question that this series, “Float Hunting Alaska’s Wild Rivers”, will provide you with the knowledge and insight you need in order to put together a safe, enjoyable, and successful Alaska float or drop-camp hunt.