Woman dressed warmly in camouflage and standing in marsh reeds aims a shotgun into the air

For hunters willing to put in the effort, Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge can be an excellent moose hunting destination. There is a registration for subsistence hunters and lottery for sport hunters, and hunters may access the best hunting areas by boat or plane. While guides are available, many hunters choose to hunt this refuge on their own. The Nowitna River is a wild and scenic river, and hunters float through a beautiful canyon and excellent moose habitat. However, some of the best hunting is found near grass lakes some distance from the river. These can be hunted effectively by hunters hiking in from their boat, or by fly-in hunters. Hunters who focus on these lakes can be quite successful, although it can take several years to learn the best areas. Overall, this is a low-success hunt. Refuge managers say that most hunters come here for the floating and the wilderness experience.