Whether you hunt or not, Donnie Vincent’s ‘Winds of Adak’ will tease your sense of adventure and leave you yearning for wild places.
Alaska’s Adak Island is not your normal hunting location. About 1,200 miles west of mainland Alaska, this remote island sits on the edge of the Bering Sea. Powerful winds buffet the rocky slopes of this small island, where ducks, caribou, and ptarmigan teem.
It’s a dreamy place if you’re an adventurous hunter, and Donnie Vincent is just that.
Vincent traveled to Adak in 2019. Except for a now-abandoned naval base that once housed more than 6,000 people, it’s now a wilderness.
“Winds of Adak” chronicles Vincent’s exploration of the island, a hauntingly desolate abandoned military outpost, and three unique hunts — caribou, ptarmigan, and sea ducks. The unforgiving elements, the terrain, and the Bering Sea test both man and equipment.
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By Sean McCoy
Editor-in-Chief Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie’s Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.