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Old 11-06-2007, 08:55 PM
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Sitka Blacktails 2007. The pix are in.

Below are a few photos of our hunting highlights from our Kodiak Island deer trip this fall. A full story will follow. I took 3 deer on this trip. One at 498 yards, one at 338 and one at 504 in a very stiff cross wind.


The line up.


My last day buck at 504 yards.


My 338 yard buck.


My buddies toad.


My buddies other toad.
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:09 PM
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those buck are really good sized for kodiak island arent they.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:24 PM
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nice bucks

Those are some nice sitka blacktails, what part of the island were you hunting and did you use a guide service? I guess i'll wait for the full story, Just got excited seing pictures that remind me of home.
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Congrats, sounds like a great hunt! I've been watching trying to see what came of your elk hunt on that island. How did that go?
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The elk hunt was very rough. Weather was horrifec and I couldnt get landed on the high country lake I needed to be on (again!) I ended up back on the salt water and hiked for 2 days and made it only 1.75 miles due to the thick brush and dead fall trees. I needed so much gear to survive such an enviornment and heavy gear for taking care of the elk should I get one that I only had room for 4 days worth of food. I still had over 3 miles to go to get to the elk. The math didnt add up so I went back to the beach and hunted the few elk that live in that area to no avail. It was still a cool trip. I saw seals and sea lions up VERY close and humpback whales. All in all I felt privledged to see such a cool place. I had one day of good weather but what a day it was.
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Some really nice Sitka's there, congrats!
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Old 11-07-2007, 10:07 PM
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Wow, that sounds like some of the roughest country around. Too bad you didn't make it through the trees. But glad that you make it back safe and sound.

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The elk hunt was very rough. Weather was horrifec and I couldnt get landed on the high country lake I needed to be on (again!) I ended up back on the salt water and hiked for 2 days and made it only 1.75 miles due to the thick brush and dead fall trees. I needed so much gear to survive such an enviornment and heavy gear for taking care of the elk should I get one that I only had room for 4 days worth of food. I still had over 3 miles to go to get to the elk. The math didnt add up so I went back to the beach and hunted the few elk that live in that area to no avail. It was still a cool trip. I saw seals and sea lions up VERY close and humpback whales. All in all I felt privledged to see such a cool place. I had one day of good weather but what a day it was.
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