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David Petersen
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Based on 5 trips up there: If you hunt AK I would recommend a float trip vs. a drop camp. There are so many hunters up there now, and so many bush planes to service them, that you could easily get dropped on a small lake with another camp in sight right across from you, as I once did. Too many flight service companies will promise you what we all ask for — a remote camp all to ourselves amidst great hunting — then just drop you “by the numbers” for their own convenience. That’s the norm in my experience. With a float, you can move as often as you like or stay put and explore more deeply into the surrounding country. Not long ago Don Thomas — who lived there and had his own plane — wrote an article for TBM about this very topic. You’d do well hunt chase it down. Good luck, dave