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Hunters out to fill the freezer

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Hunters out to fill the freezer
By Tim Mowry
Published September 1, 2007

There’s only been one year of the 23 years Darvil West has been hunting moose on the Tanana Flats that he hasn’t come home with a moose.

“It was 1997, I think,” he said.

Asked what happened that year, the 67-year-old supervisor at Flint Hills Refinery in North Pole grinned and replied, “I just didn’t run into one.”

Standing next to his airboat Friday at the Chena Pump wayside as he prepared to head down the Tanana River to his moose hunting camp for today’s opening of the 2007 moose season, West was hoping that wouldn’t be the case this year. He sounded confident.

“I went out the other day to drop some stuff off (at camp) and I could have shot two cows, but I didn’t,” said West, referring to the antlerless hunt already under way in game management unit 20A south of Fairbanks. “I’d rather have a bull than a cow.

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Post by basketcase0302 »


I'd love to do this just one time...
Even if I didn't make the kill, just to see that part of our country!



Post by gobblerD »

Amen Basketcase. Me too

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