I am off to Alaska on September 8th for 8 days. Very much looking forward to it as I think it will be a great trip. I do, however, have a few questions that I am hoping my fellow dopers may be able to assist me with.
- I have to spend two days in Anchorage and the I am on my open. Here are some of the things that I am considering:
Driving to Valdez because I heard it is a wild drive.
Heading up to Denali and camping out for a few days.
Going to the Kenai and doing the whale watching thing.
I have managed to obtain a hunting permit through a friend of mine so I am curious as to whether it is worth it or not. My experience is strictly with small game (pheasants etc.) so this would be very new to me though I am a decent shot with a rifle. Any thoughts on hunting?
If I do decide to go after larger game then how do I go about getting my rifle & sidearm up to Alaska? I have never flown with guns before (always driven, I am in the midwest). Is there are protocol that I need to follow or should I just call the airline?
I have purchased a couple of books on Alaska and I think I am sorted for clothes etc. but any advice or suggestions would be very welcome. All the best.