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#2949237 - 09/19/12 04:10 PM Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures
Stick'n'String
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Arrived in Kenai


WDS is ready


Not a chance in hell.


Rain delay for 3 days so...
We fish for Pink Salmon


And visit the locals


Game time




Lake Clark Pass





Camp set and tomorrow we hunt





Time to hunt



Lots of beautiful scenery






WDS hunting hard


Me hardly hunting


Snacks are everywhere


Success





Now the work starts and doesn't end for 2 days!!


1/2 way done and we need another 10x10 tarp


Now thats ALOT of back strap


These work alot better than boat paddles but are much heavier (40 pounds)


They worked and got this guy to swim the lake for a fight. But he winded us and got out of bow range for WDS.


Love it


This may have cost me my rental car deposit. Stuck out the window 10"


Time to clear out 66 inches wall space



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#2949245 - 09/19/12 04:17 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
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Congratulations and thanks for the great pictures!
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#2949292 - 09/19/12 05:18 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: scn]
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You big dingleberry! That's awesome! I'm proud of you Danielsahn. This thread has already cost me about $1500 in new gear wants....and Kim is sitting here shaking her head at me.
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#2949322 - 09/19/12 05:47 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: UPSman]
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congrats! Are guides or a resident guide required in Alaska?
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#2949343 - 09/19/12 06:12 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: trealtree]
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 Originally Posted By: trealtree
congrats! Are guides or a resident guide required in Alaska?


Only for grizzly, goat or sheep hunts. Moose, caribou and deer can be DIY which is the way we went.
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#2949346 - 09/19/12 06:20 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
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congrats ! Great pics.
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#2949347 - 09/19/12 06:20 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
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congrats.you couldnt talk him into taking your gun when the other wasnt going to get close enough..
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#2949352 - 09/19/12 06:22 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
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 Originally Posted By: Stick'n'String
 Originally Posted By: trealtree
congrats! Are guides or a resident guide required in Alaska?


Only for grizzly, goat or sheep hunts. Moose, caribou and deer can be DIY which is the way we went.


Very nice. It looks like you had a blast.

What was one thing that you forgot to pack or wish you had?
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#2949358 - 09/19/12 06:26 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: turk870]
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Awesome pics and congrats, thats a hoss!
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#2949374 - 09/19/12 06:39 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: tntaxidermist]
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Thanks so much for sharing. It is a dream of mine to hunt moose in Alaska with a bow some day. Thanks!
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#2949468 - 09/19/12 07:43 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: smstone22]
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WOW CONGRATULATIONS! !!!
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#2949527 - 09/19/12 08:11 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: smstone22]
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Very cool!
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#2949574 - 09/19/12 08:35 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: smstone22]
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Awesome story and pics
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#2949669 - 09/19/12 09:37 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: easy45]
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Thanks for the pics and sharing the story..!! On a side note.. about a month ago I was fishing from the walkway behind you in the picture where you are holding up the fish!!
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#2949726 - 09/19/12 10:19 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: trealtree]
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 Originally Posted By: trealtree
 Originally Posted By: Stick'n'String
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congrats! Are guides or a resident guide required in Alaska?


Only for grizzly, goat or sheep hunts. Moose, caribou and deer can be DIY which is the way we went.


Very nice. It looks like you had a blast.

What was one thing that you forgot to pack or wish you had?


Better chairs for camp.
Pruners for the alders (hatchet was too much work)
More whiskey and cigars
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#2949733 - 09/19/12 10:24 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
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For those wondering this was a DIY hunt and with the exception of the camping gear was accompolished for less than a moderately priced guided deer hunt in the lower 48.

I would highly recommend making the trip to anyone. The cost would be worth it just to camp in this wonderful area.
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#2949883 - 09/20/12 06:08 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
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Awesome. When did ya go. Looks like a fun trip. And congrats on the big moose
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#2949902 - 09/20/12 06:36 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: hunter drew]
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Awesome story, awesome pictures! I had to stop work and show my buddies...not that it takes a lot to get me to stop working, but nevertheless - thanks for taking the time to share in such detail.
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#2949938 - 09/20/12 07:30 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: BlountArrow]
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Awesome Daniel, Two years UPSMAN and I will be ready. You need to go back with us. Plus Bill needs to kill one.
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#2950008 - 09/20/12 08:22 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: richmanbarbeque]
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Great trip & thanks for sharing!!!
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#2950119 - 09/20/12 09:33 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: hunter drew]
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 Originally Posted By: hunter drew
Awesome. When did ya go. Looks like a fun trip. And congrats on the big moose


Drew,

The season was Sept 1-15 but we were delayed due to weather with 130 MPH winds and ended up hunting Sept 5-14. Got picked up early due to another storm coming in with 100 MPH winds.

Funny thing they had 2 storms while we were there with winds over 100 MPH and they barely even mentioned it on the news. And they sure didn't call for the national guard or federal assistance. ;\)

Something about that state will make you want to live there.... every other person was wearing camo and every airport looks like a taxidermy studio. If it weren't for the winters I'd be packing my bags.
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#2950120 - 09/20/12 09:35 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: richmanbarbeque]
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 Originally Posted By: richmanbarbeque
Awesome Daniel, Two years UPSMAN and I will be ready. You need to go back with us. Plus Bill needs to kill one.


Count me in.... Sure will be easier packing one out with 4 people.

However since Bill and I did it alone, we will let you guys handle the first one by yourselves just so you can get the FULL enjoyment we experienced.
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#2950143 - 09/20/12 09:50 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
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That is awesome! Congrats on a great bull! I really miss that place haven't been up there in about 8 years...Gotta get back soon. I'd love to do a DIY moose hunt a couple years down the road.
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#2950231 - 09/20/12 10:58 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: TJS209]
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THAT IS AWESOME!
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#2950309 - 09/20/12 12:01 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: smstone22]
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Talk about some beautiful country! Thanks for posting those.
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#2950334 - 09/20/12 12:15 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: baller_9]
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That is awesome congrats. What air service did you use? Did you see any grizz? How far was camp from the bull?

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#2950400 - 09/20/12 01:11 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: pseshooter300]
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That is freakin' awesome. Congrats and thanks for the pics.
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#2950500 - 09/20/12 02:45 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: pseshooter300]
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 Originally Posted By: pseshooter300
That is awesome congrats. What air service did you use? Did you see any grizz? How far was camp from the bull?


High Adventure Air out of Soldatna

Only flying out. Did have a black bear encounter.

Luckily he came to calling at camp and the total packing was only .2 miles to the lake for pickup. I actually shot him at 150 yards while standing next to our camp fire. With hindsight being 20/20, I would have waited for him to walk into the campfire before shooting him again. Every yard we could save in packing distance would have been awesome.

When I first sighted him we were getting dressed to hike a mile to a real "moosey" spot we had found the day before. WDS had to snap me out of my trance to get my rifle that was still laying next to my bunk in the camp. Funniest 3 minutes of the entire trip. To say we were rattled is an understatement.

Of the 4 bulls sighted, 3 (still trying to determine if 2 were the same bull from photos) came to calling at camp on the lake. I attribute that to being the location we spent the most time consistently calling from. We called every 30 minutes whenever we were awake no matter the location. Grunts, thrashing, scraping and cow calls.


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#2950584 - 09/20/12 03:42 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
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Is the land you hunt open to just anybody or is it accessible to only a particular outfitter/guide service and the general public as well? Great photo's and congratutlations on such a great animal and pricless memories....
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#2950635 - 09/20/12 04:46 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: ChippewaPartners]
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 Originally Posted By: ChippewaPartners
Is the land you hunt open to just anybody or is it accessible to only a particular outfitter/guide service and the general public as well? Great photo's and congratutlations on such a great animal and pricless memories....


My understanding is it is public ground and can be accessed by anyone. However the outfitter we flew with has been putting hunters into this area for 35 years and are pretty secretive of "their" honey holes.

If you research we were in area 17B and was restricted to moose, black bear and wolf by non-residents. Caribou herd has been falling in numbers in that area.

The area we hunted does not allow any motorized vehicle except for planes delivering hunters. So float hunt or base camp /drop hunt are the only options. There are no roads and it was a 2.5 hour flight by float plane from Soldatna.
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#2950689 - 09/20/12 06:14 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
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Thanks for the info so you had a moose,bear,and wolf tag?
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#2950706 - 09/20/12 06:47 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: pseshooter300]
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Did not buy a bear tag. So we had wolf and moose.
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#2950753 - 09/20/12 07:40 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
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Was the draw in that area pretty much 100%? If you dont mind telling what was the price for moose tag and a bear tag?
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#2950770 - 09/20/12 07:54 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: pseshooter300]
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Not a draw area.

$400 and $30 respectively.
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#2950790 - 09/20/12 08:07 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
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$30 for a bear tag? Is that correct?
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#2950880 - 09/20/12 09:04 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: pseshooter300]
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No sorry. I didn't buy a bear tag. The wolf tag was $30.
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#2951127 - 09/21/12 03:28 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
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That is awesome. Congrats.
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#2951195 - 09/21/12 06:03 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Poser]
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Tell us about getting the meat and the paddles home. Did you ship them separately or check them as cargo? How much did it cost?
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#2951216 - 09/21/12 06:37 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Poser]
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Tell us about getting the meat and the paddles home. Did you ship them separately or check them as cargo? How much did it cost?


Yeah, I've always wondered about that too!
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#2951241 - 09/21/12 07:02 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: BlountArrow]
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I wondered that also i here that is the one of the most expensive costs of the hunt
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#2951262 - 09/21/12 07:21 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: smstone22]
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that great! congrats on the fine moose!!
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#2951286 - 09/21/12 07:44 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: pseshooter300]
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I wondered that also i here that is the one of the most expensive costs of the hunt


Reason that I am asking is because it is my understanding is that it typically costs ~$5-$10 a pound to have it butchered and shipped and that many AK butchers offer this is a combined service. However, at that rate, $600 lbs of Moose meat and you are looking at ~$4,000. A lot of guys donate the bulk of their meat and bring home a 100 lbs, but I would have a hard time bringing home less than half of it and even leaving half of it would ne tough.

I'm guessing that the paddles have to go on a pallet and that's going to run you at least $500 to the lower 48, probably closer to 1k. I guess you could combine your meat and paddles into a single shipping pallet and save some money, but you are still looking at least $3,000, shipped 2nd day, I would think.

My first thought was that you could butcher yourself, but having the supplies on hand would be a whole other problem, plus you are going to need it frozen before you ship it anyway, so you would likely have to pay someone to deal with that for you... might as well get it processed at that point.
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#2951392 - 09/21/12 08:46 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Poser]
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Bone and trim - $0.89/pound

We shipped 3 boxes overnight for less than $500 which was right at 200 pounds of meat. Donated the rest. Dropped off ~600 pounds total.

Antlers are still to be determined. Cleaning and crating already cost me $300 and I anticipate another $300-500 for shipping. Could have carried on plane but would have to split skull plate due to size limits. UPS would not take them due to size either so they have to be sent freight.
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#2951431 - 09/21/12 09:06 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
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What an awesome experience, thanks for posting it up for us.
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#2951459 - 09/21/12 09:19 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
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 Originally Posted By: Stick'n'String
Bone and trim - $0.89/pound

We shipped 3 boxes overnight for less than $500 which was right at 200 pounds of meat. Donated the rest. Dropped off ~600 pounds total.

Antlers are still to be determined. Cleaning and crating already cost me $300 and I anticipate another $300-500 for shipping. Could have carried on plane but would have to split skull plate due to size limits. UPS would not take them due to size either so they have to be sent freight.


That's not bad at all on the shipping.
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#2951460 - 09/21/12 09:20 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
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 Originally Posted By: Stick'n'String
Bone and trim - $0.89/pound

We shipped 3 boxes overnight for less than $500 which was right at 200 pounds of meat. Donated the rest. Dropped off ~600 pounds total.

Antlers are still to be determined. Cleaning and crating already cost me $300 and I anticipate another $300-500 for shipping. Could have carried on plane but would have to split skull plate due to size limits. UPS would not take them due to size either so they have to be sent freight.


Sounds like...very roughly...that all this tacked on another $1400 to the trips overall cost. Somewhat right?
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#2951944 - 09/21/12 05:17 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
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 Originally Posted By: Stick'n'String

UPS would not take them due to size either so they have to be sent freight.


Bastages

UPS will ship most anything.....if your pockets are deep enough.
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#2952131 - 09/21/12 08:49 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: UPSman]
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think my buddy paid 1500 to get all meat and rack shipped from the moose he killed last year in newfoundland canada.which we just booked for next year.this will be my first moose hunt
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#2952345 - 09/22/12 06:05 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: turk870]
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You guys are lucky to find someone to go on a hunt like that
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#2952616 - 09/22/12 09:31 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: pseshooter300]
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 Originally Posted By: pseshooter300
You guys are lucky to find someone to go on a hunt like that


Still too early for comments like that. After 15 days in tents and hotel rooms together I don't think either of us were feeling too lucky. However I can say WDS is "special." \:D

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#2952673 - 09/22/12 10:14 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: smstone22]
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awesome pics, thanks and congrats
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#2958076 - 09/26/12 10:08 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: smstone22]
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What gun did you take
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#2958185 - 09/26/12 11:41 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: pseshooter300]
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What gun did you take


300WSM

I had a gun built by Red Hawk Custom Rifles that was based on the Remington Alaskan Titanium that is an absolute tack driver.
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#2958269 - 09/26/12 01:05 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: smstone22]
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Congrats. and awesome pics, thanks for sharing
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#2958690 - 09/26/12 07:41 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
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Thats awesome thanks for sharing!
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#2959212 - 09/27/12 08:33 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: baller_9]
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Those are great pics. Looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing with us.
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#2959989 - 09/27/12 07:05 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
Quiver
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Congrats Daniel. Great pics. Come see us sometime.
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#2960029 - 09/27/12 07:38 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Quiver]
pseshooter300
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Just curious how long was this hunt in the planning?
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#2960115 - 09/27/12 08:31 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: pseshooter300]
Stick'n'String
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We planned for 2 years but honestly one could do it with less if you already have the camping gear. Happy to help anyone that wants to learn from our experience.

Whitby- I'd love to make it out to cathole and see you boys. Might even carry some moose steaks. Tell Alice to call me with the schedule.
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#2960370 - 09/28/12 06:38 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: smstone22]
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I would be interested in a list of your camping gear and things you wish you would have brought for camping
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#2960743 - 09/28/12 12:36 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: pseshooter300]
Stick'n'String
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 Originally Posted By: pseshooter300
I would be interested in a list of your camping gear and things you wish you would have brought for camping


Main Items:
Cabelas XPG 4 man Tent (really 2 man)

Katadyn Base Camp Water Filtration (bring reserve manual pump as some times you don't want to wait for the slow drip, drip... drip)

MSR Firefly stove (fuel)

Big Agnes Faraway Mummy Bag and Pad (need synthetic bag because everything gets wet)

Cabelas Alaskan Guide pack Frame

XXL dry bags for all gear

Montana Saw and Gerber Hatchet

Panasonic FZ-150 Camera - Shoots 12MP stills and 1080p video (We used 3 battery packs over 10 days)

Iridium Sat Phone and Solar Charger (We prepaid for 180 minutes which was too much)

Assorted Mountain House Foods (We planned for 1/person/day and that ended up being more than necessary)

Items we would add:
We were limited to 125lbs/person and ended up at 180lbs combined so had alot of room for comfort items that we would have brought
Better chairs (something full height)
Folding camp table
Cooler and more fresh/frozen foods
Ratchet pruners to clear trail for packing meat

Items to leave behind:
Less clothes - Only need 1 good outer layer and rain gear. Only need to change base layers daily.

Eberlestock J1 Dragonfly - This was my pack and worked great but we only used the packframe which was much better suited for carrying loads.
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#2960744 - 09/28/12 12:39 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
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The sat phone did you rent that?
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#2960805 - 09/28/12 01:30 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: pseshooter300]
Andy S.
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Looks like an awesome trip and experience. Congrats on your kill and thanks for sharing.
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#2960811 - 09/28/12 01:35 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: baller_9]
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Now that's awesome, congratulations!
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#2960858 - 09/28/12 02:27 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: pseshooter300]
Stick'n'String
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 Originally Posted By: pseshooter300
The sat phone did you rent that?


Yes. Outfitter Satellite is based in Nashville and also has a location in Anchorage.
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#2966603 - 10/03/12 07:33 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: tellico4x4]
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Very, Very, VERY Cool!!! Congrats!!!
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#2992681 - 10/22/12 07:03 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Stick'n'String]
deerslayeror2
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a pic is worths thousand words congrad !!!!!
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#3013584 - 11/03/12 07:05 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: smstone22]
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awesome bro congrats
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#3034578 - 11/15/12 11:57 AM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: rutdog]
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On my list to do before I am 40 for sure. Going to have to save though, seems like it's about a $3000-$4000 trip in total.
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#3034636 - 11/15/12 12:27 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: htnseymour]
scn
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Congratulations and thank you for the great pictures!
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#3044882 - 11/22/12 12:04 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: smstone22]
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Amazing! Only in my dreams!
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#3060486 - 12/02/12 09:51 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: smstone22]
TheBrokenArrow
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awsome
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#3063142 - 12/04/12 01:56 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: TheBrokenArrow]
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Simply awesome and on my short list as well. I did some checking late Summer but was way too late for this year. I am planning to take my oldest Son (14 now) in a year or so and would love to get any and all info you guys would care to share about this hunt! Congrats again!
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#3063852 - 12/04/12 08:12 PM Re: Alaskan Success - A Story in Pictures [Re: Winchester]
Stick'n'String
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 Originally Posted By: Winchester
Simply awesome and on my short list as well. I did some checking late Summer but was way too late for this year. I am planning to take my oldest Son (14 now) in a year or so and would love to get any and all info you guys would care to share about this hunt! Congrats again!


Feel free to ask as many questions as you like. I would highly recommend you work with a hunt planner but it can be done without on as we did. Larry Bartlett of Pristine Adventures or Michael Strahan of Outdoor Directory are two of the best and both have written great books.

PM me if you'd rather jump on a call and talk.
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