Welcome from Ky!
I'm sure you will like the forum. There's all kinds of great stuff to read in here. I would think that a bog bore small barreled revolver would fit the bill for you up there. Something like a 44 and up. There are a couple "Alaskan" models out there built just for what you are looking to get into. Check out a few of the revolver forums. You should find the info you are looking for