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    Default AOD Forum Blood Brothers and Sisters

    Was thinking about the great folks I have met on this site. I have been truly blessed by meeting and hunting with some awesome folks that I met on this forum. This season alone I got to share in 3 first kills, those were more meaningful than me taking my 3rd Ram this season. I would like to see all members try to be more tolerant of others and maybe share some of your knowledge with someone new. I have learned so much from the people I have shared bush time with and I'm both a better hunter and person for it. I have without question met and made some life long friends here and hope to add others to that list.

    Jason and I met on AOD and he wanted to go sheep hunting. Well it took us a while to make that happen but we ran across a few animals along the way.

    Jason's first bear.



    Jason and I scored a Yukon double with help of another forum member. Thanks Dan



    Jason's 3rd bear with me.

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    Jason and I headed into the 40 mile country looking for a Grizzly but only found a few Bou.



    This one made the mistake of walking by the airstrip.



    Gregg and his Dad both got their first bears with me.



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    Jason with another bear we found together.



    Me and Travis shared a wicked tough Moose hunt, no moose but still good times.



    My wife and her Cousin sharing a first kill.



    Luke, Becca and I with my first Goat.

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    I met Tim on AOD, he has the addiction as bad as I do. We both hunt when sometimes we should be tending our farm. LOL

    We headed north and Tim found his first mountain grizzly and a huge Bou.





    I got lucky and stumbled onto a Ram.

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    Met Chris while in Kodiak and he was nice enough to show me around. We almost got a nice bear.



    Tim and I shared 2 moose hunts together with awesome results.

    Tim's first Moose over 60.





    Next trip it was my turn 64, we even made the 60 inch club together!!!

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    Chris and I first chased bears back in 2006, bad weather and time sent him home empty handed. Well, this spring we tried again and he scored on a nice boar.




    Since Becca broke her leg on her goat hunt, I promised her a PWS black bear hunt. She is a trooper and is quickly becoming an accomplished Huntress.



    This fall found Jason and I again trying for his first Ram. We were truly blessed with awesome weather and a double on two beautiful Rams.

    Jason's first Ram



    My 3rd.



    So reach out and extent a hand to a fellow member and maybe you too will make a life long Blood Brother or Sister!!!!

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    Great post.

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    Awesome photos, but more importantly great advice!

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    That was really fun to read through and look at! Keep up the sharing, as you already know that kind of sharing and fellowship brings great joy and love to the soul. God bless you

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    Its nice to know there are people out there that are nice enough to share and teach only for a memory, that seems to be a rarity. I hope to hunt with someone like you one day.

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    great post with a great message...made me think about things a little bit. thanks for sharing.

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    You are always one of the folks I listen to and knowledge is in your pics,Thanks
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    Beautiful Thread! You Sir are a Tribute to the Alaskan Hunter! May you continue to be blessed and bless others with Alaskas Beauty!

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    Great Post Steve, I've said it before, your one of a kind and if anyone meets or takes someone new it is likely because of you.

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    Thanks for all you do Steve..... I see your leadership traits carry-on even after military retirement, I love that "Service before Self" attitude .........

    So......when you gettin' your Guides License?.................LOL

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    I'll second his sentiment. I'm heading into DCUA on Tuesday with two good friends, both from this board. We've got one sheep tag to fill and three guys to get it done. I feel extremely blessed to have good, capable, and fun partners to share this hunt with. I've got a rifle that was sent to me, free-of-charge by a forum member to take a Delta ram with. I used it to take a blacktail on Thursday at 300 yrds with a 20mph crosswind. We are hunters together. While on a small scale we compete for game. On a bigger scale we are together and share a culture that is unique and need protection.

    I too have enjoyed the friendships developed over this bulletin board.

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    Mr Rod (AFHunter) and I shared some great hunts. I was lucky enough to share in his first black bear kill and he with me for my first Brown Bear. I got to watch his father take his first Alaskan Moose as well and a giant Bou. He has moved now, but I still consider him a friend and have great memories as we both learned about Alaska together. Thank you Mr Rod for everything.



    Rods father's first Alaskan moose.



    Rods First Blackie.



    The full body mount I did of his bear for him.

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    Really good stuff, and a great perspective on how valuable the forums can be. Nothing is better than new knowledge, new friends and new country to hunt. Thanks, thanks, thanks.....!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kahahawai View Post
    Thanks for all you do Steve..... I see your leadership traits carry-on even after military retirement, I love that "Service before Self" attitude .........

    So......when you gettin' your Guides License?.................LOL
    Chuck that would make it work and take all the fun out of it. LOL

    Was awesome spending time with you and Brett and sharing in your hunt Sir!!!

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    Not sure if Jake did me a favor or not. He was kind enough to introduce me to Sheep hunting. He even packed my my Ram back to the pickup point. That sheep hunt sure has cost me a fortune over the years as SHEEP FEVER has a tight grip on me. Notice the soaking wet GoreTex and the Danner boots that about killed me on that hunt, can you say Rookie!!!! LOL







    Thanks Mr Jake!!!

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