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Unread 12-05-2010, 03:23 PM
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Re: My Old Alaska Hunt Pictures

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Speedo,
I noticed you guys were using blued/walnut rifles. What kind of care did they get to make sure nothing bad happened (rust etc.) while hunting out in the bush? Do you ever plan to switch to stainless/synthetic?
They are wiped down and oiled frequently, but I hate to think what the moisture has done to the stocks while we were out hunting. We are switching to stainless/synthetic. My wife has a Remington 700, 300 saum, RMEF version, and I currently have a 700, 300 RUM stainless SPS that I plan on making a few simple upgrades to. I also have a 338-378 Weatherby Accumark on the way. I plan on keeping the 375 H&H but will change it to a synthetic stock and get some kind of coating on it to make it more weather resistant.

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    Unread 12-08-2010, 03:34 PM
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    Another random picture from a past hunt. Our hunting partner invited a friend out, this is his bull, circa '05.

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    Unread 12-12-2010, 07:35 PM
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    Here's a picture of my wife and the bull she took in '06. First though I need to tell you a bit about my wife. After we had been together for a short time she decided that she wanted to work in a skilled trade for a variety of reasons so she set off to learn a trade. She attended the University of Alaska Anchorage Auto/Diesel program and while she worked her way through the program she used each section to apply what she was learning as a way to build her own hunting buggy. Engines, power trains, electrical, chassis and welding all provided the opportunity to advance her moose buggy. When it was all said and done she had spent nearly five years building a buggy and a career. Though the schooling had only lasted two years that had only provided a stepping stone to a career, employment continued her skills. Hunting had provided her the motavation and her career path provided her the means to an end.

    In 1992 her buggy made its maiden voyage and that year really made her and her buggy prove their worth but that is another story.

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    Unread 12-12-2010, 07:44 PM
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    A couple pictures from the '06 hunt, a part of the hunt is what you get to see while you're out there. The first is from camp and the second is from where we pick up our drinking water.

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    Unread 12-16-2010, 02:45 AM
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    Once we have a moose skinned and gutted we like to hang them overnight before we quarter them. While they are hanging we cut them down the spine so that we have the two halves hanging from the spreader. Cutting a moose down the middle of the spine with a hand saw is a lot of work. Then we cut each half in half and let the front quarter, which is now bagged, drop to a clean tarp. Once it's fully qoartered and bagged we drive down to the meat poles, which are now 15' or more in the air, to hang the meat away from the bears. Here's a pic of one getting cut in half.

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    Unread 12-17-2010, 01:02 AM
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    awesome setup, keep sharing your adventures with us. thx
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    Re: My Old Alaska Hunt Pictures

    Time to throw another picture into the mix. Just prior to packing everything to head back home, if the weather cooperates we set out the trophys from the hunt for a couple of pictures. Here is such a picture from our 2006 moose hunt .

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