You should always expect the unexpected in Alaska, but nobody saw this coming.
Enjoy the amazing scenery and incredible hunting. Keep watching to see the hunters become stranded in Alaska with little food for over a week.
This story begins as a spectacular hunt, with four hunters each shooting a huge bull moose. When their outfitter fails to pick them up, the outcome looks pretty grim. A day goes by, and then another.
Then five days have passed, with no word from the flight service. The satellite phone battery is almost drained; food supplies are dwindling (except for moose meat, of course!). The hunters consider walking out–58 miles.
They save their last burst of battery power for calling in search and rescue.
Finally, ten long days after their designated pickup date, the plane shows. They are rescued at last.
Talk about a character-building experience!
It’s fairly common for hunters to get stranded in Alaska for a day or two, due to inclement weather. But nothing like a week and a half.
Also of note: as most moose hunters know, you never want to shoot a bull in the water. However, as so often happens in hunting, things don’t always go according to plan.
This video contains a useful tidbit for those times when your moose gets into deep water before dying: a dead moose floats! And that carcass is FAR easier to float than drag if you need to move it.