I don’t think most of us who migrated north to Alaska came just for the hunting and fishing opportunities. We had other reasons: a job or college or a military assignment. Regardless of why we came, we all decided to take advantage of the rather cheap world-class hunting and fishing Alaska offered its residents. However, it’s only world-class if you’re in the right place at the right time.
Many of us have had success in our outdoor endeavors. I readily admit that it was my good fortune to be single and uncommitted in my early years in Alaska, allowing me to take advantage of several transfers around the state in my job with Fish and Game. As a result, I lived in some remote places where the hunting and fishing was nearly pristine and didn’t cost a small fortune to reach because I was already there.