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    Default Kodiak spring

    How's the spring coming along on Kodiak? I head out on the 30th and I'm curious how much snow is still on the hills. Has the spring been early, late or about average? Thx! Blixen

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    The bears are out, weathers been really nice lately as far as the sun shining and not alot of rain. Still alittle chilly and windy but things are moving along nice. Which part of the island are you headed out to? Guided or road system?

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    Southeast. Ugak Bay with Brian Peterson. Thanks for the info.

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    X2 with the info swimmer gave you. With this sun we have been getting it should get them moving around and making things good. I will be in the wild creek area on the 1st with our tag. Are you in that area or across the bay? Thanks. TM

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    Birds are chirping, been sunny and beautiful for teh last month except for one weekend of rain, which we needed anyway. Deer are lookin good and well fed, bears are running around and killing the cows. Kings, lings, yelloweyes, halibut, in the boat so far, ya, it's been good.

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    was anchored in bumble bay on the 24th and saw 2 on the way out of the bay.

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    Default Here is my Spring Kodiak Bear

    Beautiful spring, your timing will be perfect. Just got back on Saturday from southend of Kodiak we saw ten bears in just over a day of hunting. Measures 28 7/8 and will square over ten feet (paws are in so we have not squared) absolutely beautiful hide long and thick. Of all the ten bears only two had noticeable rubbing... Best of luck, let me know if you need anything while in Kodiak, you are going to do well.
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    What a bear GDinAK!! Congrats! I noticed in the 2nd picture that your rifle is blued and has a wood stock. You must not have gotten the memo that you need stainless and plastic stock to work in Alaska. :-) Actually, what caliber/rifle brand is that? Whatever it was, it did the trick.

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    Congrats GDinAK!! That is one hell of a bear!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mt al View Post
    What a bear GDinAK!! Congrats! I noticed in the 2nd picture that your rifle is blued and has a wood stock. You must not have gotten the memo that you need stainless and plastic stock to work in Alaska. :-) Actually, what caliber/rifle brand is that? Whatever it was, it did the trick.
    I own a couple of Montana's that I take up the mountains. That said I am a blued and wood guy at heart and I grew up and dreamed of taking my bear/dangerous game with a wood and blued 375 H&H with a barrel band and a Leupold 1.5 x 5. When I finally drew my tag I went out right away and purchased one it is a Remington 700 CDL special run they did last year to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the caliber. I can not remember the weight exactly but it is in 7.5 lbs range, has a great recoil pad and shoots better than I can at 100 yard grouping sub moa off of a rest. I just posted the story but it is long.... PS... I had our skiff full of salt water twice and thanks to a waterproof gun case she is going back in the safe in pristine condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GDinAK View Post
    I own a couple of Montana's that I take up the mountains. That said I am a blued and wood guy at heart and I grew up and dreamed of taking my bear/dangerous game with a wood and blued 375 H&H with a barrel band and a Leupold 1.5 x 5. When I finally drew my tag I went out right away and purchased one it is a Remington 700 CDL special run they did last year to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the caliber. I can not remember the weight exactly but it is in 7.5 lbs range, has a great recoil pad and shoots better than I can at 100 yard grouping sub moa off of a rest. I just posted the story but it is long.... PS... I had our skiff full of salt water twice and thanks to a waterproof gun case she is going back in the safe in pristine condition.
    A Remington? REMINGTON???
    Evidently you didn't read about only using a CFR action, either.

    Beautiful bear - congratulations.

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    [QUOTE=Gary;1277660]A Remington? REMINGTON???
    Evidently you didn't read about only using a CFR action, either.

    Yeah, I know I also overlooked the safety failing issue. My first gun that I ever owned was a Remington 700 ADL in 30-06 and I use to oil it put in the corner and admire it I actually traded it for a Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalker when they first hit the market. I would give every stainless steel gun in my safe for that one back still makes me sick to think about it. Stainless are great tools but, I love the look and feel of wood and blued.

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    Just noticed last night, south sides are turning green, wasn't like that 2 days ago, we had good bit of rain that brought it out, hopefully that sun returns now.

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    wow, what a great Bear!!! awesome! would love to get one of those on the ground...

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