Sitka Blacktails 2007. The pix are in.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Michael Eichele, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    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.
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    My last day buck at 504 yards.
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    My 338 yard buck.
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    My buddies toad.
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    My buddies other toad.
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  2. mikebob

    mikebob Well-Known Member

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    those buck are really good sized for kodiak island arent they.
     

  3. comfisherman

    comfisherman Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  4. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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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?
     
  5. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  6. BrandonA

    BrandonA Well-Known Member

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    Some really nice Sitka's there, congrats!
     
  7. Slopeshunter

    Slopeshunter Well-Known Member

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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.

    cheers!