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The Last Alaskans
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Thanks Jim!  Would love to see some of your photos if you get to posting them!  I need to do some home work for hunting up in those areas.  I've heard that some of the areas north of the range to the west may have no fly zones when hunting but haven't confirmed it yet.  I don't think I'll get that far north this year but trying to make it a goal over the next couple years.  Thanks for the feedback!!

 
Moose can still be found east of Bettles, but you have to be prepared to pack for a ways.  Lots of Caribou can be found along the north side of the Brooks Range, to the north and northwest of Wiseman.  Although it is a lot further to fly, the west side of the Brooks Range contain great numbers of both animals, but you need to plan your fuel carefully.  If I can locate some previous photos, I will post them.

Jim Hill
N2393C
54'180
 

Cool story, thanks for sharing!  I'll have to tune in and watch the show.  I haven't been to that area yet but am hoping to do so in the next couple years!  Would love to get up north of Bettles and Coldfoot for some hunting!  

 
If any of you have been watching the new series on Animal Planet, called "The Last Alaskans", filmed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, which is located in the northeast corner of Alaska, you will see Heimo Korth and his wife Edna.  My 54' 180 used to be based in Fort Yukon, Alaska, where it worked for 3 different mining companies.  It also, back in the late 80's and early 90's, flew some flights up to the Coleen River, in the eastern Brooks Range Mountains, to the Korth's gravel bar, bringing supplies to Heimo and his wife and two daughters.  Now that I am retired from Alaska Airlines, I have been able to fly out of Coldfoot, Alaska, to the east, to their cabin to see first hand where my 180's past was birthed.  Had I not been married, that would have been my choice of lifestyles to live; hunting, fishing and trapping in Bush Alaska.  Having spent a couple of months plying around the Brooks Range Mountains, I can truly say that it is fantastic country.

Jim Hill
N2393C
54'180
 
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