I suggest taking the baby. We did it when Molly was 7 months old and it was way easier than the next year at 19 months because she wasn't walking or eating real food yet. I'd be glad to talk to you and Ashley about it more if it's helpful. We did a lot, but in retrospect I wish we'd done even more trips when she was tiny.I would rather do a fly out hunt, but my wife is adamant about going and she'll be giving birth to our first kid in may. We had originally planned to fly out and leave the baby with my mother. But after discussing the plan with friends that have little ones they said that momma isn't gonna leave her 5 month old baby for a week. So now the plan is to take the baby and my mom with us to kodiak and just hunt the road system, that way momma will be with her baby atleast a little every day. We live in soldotna and will take the wheelers with us. I appreciate all the responses guys. Any further help with hunt or kid will be a great help!