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A bull moose gazes at the photographer in this shot taken during the autumn rut in Alaska’s Kincaid Park. Photo by Ken Marsh. If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life. ~ Wumen Huikai Alaskans hunt and gather because it is our tradition and because the land is willing; even when times seem hard, say, in darkest, cold December, Alaska has a way of providing for her own. Yet of the seasons, none better define this culture of living off the country than the golden days of late August through October. Not even summer provides for its denizens more broadly or more certainly than do the days of fall. Particularly if you look beyond the belly and into the soul. A couple of Septembers ago, I went about my lifelong moose hunting ways, but with a camera instead of the old Remington…