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    Here it is. Annual Hunting Thread 2010 Version.

    No I haven't started hunting yet. I will be in the mountains at my moose camp come September 1. I hope to have some good pics shortly thereafter. I likes my hunting camp. If you have been out hunting for some tasty critters this year start posting up the pics. I am champing at the bit to fly into my moose camp.


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    Here is too, hoping that we all come back safely, with some meat.
    Tim

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    My hunting is like a country song...

    Bow came apart

    Plane failed annual

    Silver cubed devil backed out (imagine, work emergency was more important)

    second hunting partner backed out

    supposed to leave today

    have not gotten plane back

    may get to go next week


    On the sunny side- Thank you Jason Garard for such a quick repair! I owe you a fishing trip up here!


    STAY SAFE ALL
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!

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    Annual Hunting Thread 2010 Version.

    Made an early start and bagged two unit 16 Caribou and a Black bear last week, Great way to start out the season.



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    Nice Randy---so that's where the good weather was!

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    That's funny...... I didn't know that they allowed same day airborn hunting in Alaska still. Haha had to say it after out conversation earlier. Nice pics buddy.

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    Had to get some Deer burger.



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    Nice Deer Jerry...When? I made it out the 3rd...now school is in full swing...and well...gotta work! Had some luck on the thirds...nothing big but saws some nice ones...

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    Took this shot from the back porch a couple days ago...7 bucks showed up at once.

    Not sure if I need him to grow another year or not.. He could get poached by someone around here.. I need to shoot his horns off and let him grow another year..

    What do yo think..?


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    Hi Ron,

    It was today. I chased him all the way to the tip top of the mountain, shot him and then he did the mile slide all the way back down to where we started this game of cat and mouse.

    Glad You had some luck earlier.

    Jerry
    If it looks smooth...it might be

    If it looks rough...it is!!

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    Eaton, looks like you need some help with some exterminatin'. They look nice.

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    Some really great pics already. Glad some have had some good success. I like seeing the pics. Thanks for sharing your pics. Steve, your deer herd looks good. Lets all head down to Steve's and drink beer and hunt off of his porch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveE
    What do yo think..?
    Shoot 'im while the getting is good. Someone else is watching him too!
    Then show us a good close-up pic.

    No fair cheatin' on the (first) pic tho.

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    Never trust a fisherman or hunter with Eaton's photoshop or BS skills. Your Friend , Rick
    Never stay level!!!!!

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    No photo, but my pup of almost 11 months retrieved her first bird. (took that long for me to hit one ).

    She actually found it, flushed it, and corssed the stream to retrieve it for me!

    Looks like I have a bird dog comming!
    I don't know where you've been me lad, but I see you won first Prize!

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    yahooooo!

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    Well done, Roger. Very well done. Was hunting easier when you're in climbing shape? Those rams never had a chance.

    Stewart

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    Thanks Stewart. I had let myself get so far out of shape, I actually thought I was done sheep hunting. Best thing I've ever done was to loose 50lbs. I did two sheep hunts back to back. Felt like a kid again! Moose hunt in September and a goat hunt in October. Can't wait!!

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    Nice sheep Roger, glad to see someone got out. I'm going to go try for mine this weekend. I have a tag for the Chugiaks, can't wait.

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    Congrats to everybody with early success. I love this thread every year - thanks for kicking it off as usual Torch. When you guys post up your pics could you maybe include the make, model and caliber of rifle used and ammunition (bullet weight and type) if you think of it. Just curious what folks are using and what's obviously working.

    Again congrats to those who have been out and good luck to those who are going out!!

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    Gunny that sounds like a great idea about the gun/bullet specs. Roger, dayum nice sheep. I bet you are happy. I am headed out to set up my moose camp tomorrow evening.

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    Gunny that sounds like a great idea about the gun/bullet specs. Roger, dayum nice sheep. I bet you are happy.



    Ya Torch, I'm very happy. I used a .270 with a 130 grain Core lock at 250 yards. Big fun!!!

    Roger

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    Brought this guy home for dinner.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 68Papa
    ..... I used a .270 with a 130 grain Core lock at 250 yards. Big fun!!! Roger
    Roger - congrats again on the nice looking sheep. Judging by the large version of your backpack photo the rifle is a Ruger??

    Jerry - sweet looking deer!!! Can we get a weapon and ammo employed on contact debrief on that mission Skipper?

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    Judging by the large version of your backpack photo the rifle is a Ruger??
    It's a lightweight Winchester with a custom synthetic stock. I had it built the first year Winchester brought back the "pre '64" action. The quality of the stainless steel is pitiful, but it shoots pretty good; everything I shoot at seems to fall over dead - so I'm not complaining.

    RD

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunny
    Jerry - sweet looking deer!!! Can we get a weapon and ammo employed on contact debrief on that mission Skipper?
    Hey Gunny - Glad to see you are back at it. I'm not a bullet guy but here is my debrief.

    Weapon - 300 Ulta Mag

    Ammo - Remington Premier Scirocco Bond 300 Ultra Mag 180gr

    Ranged at 275 walking away. I tried to kill it a couple of times with the safety on then luck happened and at the cost of one bullet I had dinner made.

    Jerry
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    Good hear from ya Gunny! From deer to moose, bear and everything in between...I use a old 270 my dad bought for me when I was born in 1966...Like Jerry...not a big ammo guy...Fred Meyer???130 grain///once in a while 150 grain...

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    I want to get me next moose with open sights. That means my 16 1/2" 45/70 guide gun. That should give the critters a better chance but it'll be fun trying just the same. Next week I get to take a good buddy's 17 year old son hunting and fishing while his folks visit friends in Oregon. With any luck I won't need to shoot.

    SB

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    I will be using my Winchester Model 70 .375 H&H. I use 300 grain sierra boattails with 64 grams of IMR 4064 behind it. It hasn't failed me in the last 27 years.

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    Here it is. Annual Hunting Thread 2010 Version.

    My son Jeremy with a little more PWS deer action. What a great day to be alive!! Greg
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    that comes from bad judgment. will rodgers

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    Here it is. Annual Hunting Thread 2010 Version.

    OK, so I still have not mastered the mystery of how to post a picture. Stewart tried to walk me through it but I have failed again. I will try again later, Greg



    Yeh Stewart!! I did it with your expert help. Thanks, Greg
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    that comes from bad judgment. will rodgers

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    I should let Ron tell the story of this hunt. Ruger .338 Rifle, Rem. Core-Lokt 250grain cartridge. 1 of these pills in the lungs removed this amourous little fellow from the running for his 2 cows.

    Ron did the multiple shuttle loads out of the pond, but let me have the last flight home with the last load of the day.

    We are blessed to have this kind of opportunity in life. Thank You God, the United States Constitution, and Alaska Fish and Game managers.




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    Dave,

    Were you flying that Cub yesterday landing West at LHD while I was taxiing out in the Beaver and I said, "Beautiful Cub"'???

    And then the girl in the very pretty blue and black cub said, "I think he was talking about ME"

    RB

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    a nice moose Dave.

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    Congrats, Dave C. get 'er done early and go for a late sheep?

    Those pics look like warm weather. Did it go well?

    SB

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    Andy, no, Ronny did the shuttle loads and unloaded a bunch of meat alone on the Lake Hood end. I had my own meat loads on my end of the run.

    Man, does that 215 HP Lycon/SteveTubbs motor get them Aerocet floats on step FAST with a load!! I am impressed.....and sorta jealous.

    John, small, but a very good eater, verified by tonights dinner.

    Stewart, earliest I have ever hunted for the freezer. It went well, neither of us got hurt, and the difficult processing work is over. Now I've got the rest of the season until end of December for some easy Black Tail hunting.........just like going for a day of fishing.

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    Huntn' around here doesn't start till mid October. I carry a Thompson Center 708cal and shoot 120 grain barnes triple shock bullet. Haven't killed my first deer yet, but good things come to those who wait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by True North
    Huntn' around here doesn't start till mid October. I carry a Thompson Center 708cal and shoot 120 grain barnes triple shock bullet. Haven't killed my first deer yet, but good things come to those who wait.
    Thats cause your sneaky Dad is not putting you on the deer... He told me that at New Holstein...

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    Becky, remind me not to piss you off

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    Thats cause your sneaky Dad is not putting you on the deer... He told me that at New Holstein... [/quote]

    I know...he just puts me in trees so I'll make enough noise to push them onto him.

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