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Hungry Country
Posted by Michael Strahan on Apr 20 2006
Chuck,

I've floated the Stoney before and perhaps can give you a few tips.

I don't know where you're dropping off or taking out, however that part of GMU 19 is currently experiencing low moose and caribou numbers, in case you didn't know.  The upper river above the Necons River is pretty rocky and can be shallow.  I'd fly it before you drop off.  Of course you have to be on wheels up there to get dropped off.  You can take out at the confluence of the Telequana on either wheels or floats, depending on water levels.  Below the Telaquana you run into some rapids; If I remember correctly they run about Class III or so (again, depending on water levels).  The lower river is huntable, but vegetation is thick.  Here, you're competing with locals for the few moose that are around.

You'll know if the water is low when you fly over, by looking at how clear it is.  The Stoney is a glacial river.  When the weather gets cold in the fall, the glacier stops melting and the river clears up (many of the tributaries are clear).  So if the water is clear, it will also be low and you may have to drag your boat in the upper river.

Don't drink out of the river.  One of my hunting companions did and lost 17 lbs. because of giardia.  Filter or boil all your water.

-Mike

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