A throwback from the last Ice Age, muskoxen represent all that is wild about Alaska. Found in only a few limited areas of the state and available on a drawing permit basis, they are popular for hunters looking for something on the exotic side.
Few sounds evoke the image of truly wild places like the sound of a wolf pack hunting in the distance. The clear, quavering howl heard in the stillness of a crisp fall morning brings on a chill that has nothing to do with the temperature. The untamed wilderness is alive; breathing, slipping silently through the riparian willows. Stalking, killing and eating. The wilderness is an apex predator that cares nothing for your thoughts about it, or your hopes and dreams. It is hungry.