Kodiak DIY Bear Hunt Follow Along Thread

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by backyardsniper, Apr 18, 2019.


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  1. backyardsniper

    backyardsniper Well-Known Member

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    After a solid year and a half of planning it has finally arrived. A childhood friend of mine drew the Red Lake/Olga Bay bear tag on Kodiak for this spring and since he is a resident, stationed there with the Coast Guard, we are going to have the opportunity to do this on our own with no guide. When he told me that he had drawn this tag I knew instantly that I had to go with him. The opportunity to be a part of a hunt like this is a once in a lifetime event for most of us and I was not about to pass it up. We are scheduled to fly out of Raleigh on Saturday and get into the bush on Monday. There will obviously be a several day break in the reports while we are in the bush but I will do my best to keep this thread updated with new pics and reports as we go along.
    Right now we are still in N.C., I made the 13 hour drive out here from KY to meet up and we will fly from here to Kodiak. We are currently in the sorting and cataloguing gear, double checking weapons and ammo, map recon, BBQing ribs and having frosty refreshments phase of the operation. Hopefully I'll be able to post some pics later tonight of our pre hunt operations.
     
  2. hunter67wa

    hunter67wa Well-Known Member

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    good luck!
     
  3. Rum Man

    Rum Man Well-Known Member

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    Best of Luck to you guys !
    Be Safe and report back please !
    This is a Dream Hunt for some of us !


    RumMan
     
  4. Salmonchaser

    Salmonchaser Well-Known Member

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    Outstanding Kodiak is pretty cool
     
  5. memtb

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    Good Luck! May it be the most exciting hunt that either of you have made. Exciting, but coming back in one piece.....with photos and a story! memtb
     
  6. DXHI

    DXHI Well-Known Member

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    Have fun and be safe
     
  7. coop2564

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    Enjoy.
     
  8. remingtonman

    remingtonman Well-Known Member

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    Very cool trip. Look forward to pictures
     
  9. Wedgy

    Wedgy Well-Known Member

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    At least tell us the bear cartridge.....
     
  10. shphtr

    shphtr Well-Known Member

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    Super tag, your biggest prob will be deciding which bruin to shoot. Highly sought after tag. Good luck.
     
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  11. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    Awsome will be following.
     
  12. backyardsniper

    backyardsniper Well-Known Member

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    My buddy is shooting a 300 win with 220 partitions and I'm packing my cz 550 in 458 Lott with 500gr soft points in case things get squirley. I've put a bit over 100 rounds through it in the last month practicing. We'll also have a 44 mag with buffalo bore 340 +p+ for general camp stuff
     
  13. backyardsniper

    backyardsniper Well-Known Member

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    Well I can not get the pics to work. I usually use photobucket but they are not uploading for some reason