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    hi guys!...not quite in Alaska but not far--just south of teslin off the jenning river!..with post some pics of the trip for those interested!!
    two of us fly in by a beaver plane landing on a small lake!...partner got sick so had to deal with getting it off the mountain by my self!..all in all a great trip!



    coming back with rack--man was I tired!!






    shot it up here above the otherside of the lake!



    caribou was bedded down in that green clump out of the wind!...spotted him first about 600 meters away,,,,got to about 60 yards from him for the shot!!



    creek I had to go through 3 times to bring the horns and deboned meat out!





    waiting for plane pick up!




    welcome sight!!




    back to civilization--sort off!


    now I know for sure, that caribou pre rut is some of the best meat I have ever eaten!!..,,beef/elk??..


    for this trip I brought the 30-06 with handloads!...usually hunt with my 45-70 but partner said get ready for longer shots so I brought the wifes gun!...180 grain nosler partions and my 240 grain "zebras"


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    Beautiful country, beautiful critter. Well done.
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    Sweet - love the picture of the horns and gear by the lake. Dang right - I believe in ammunition

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    Sweet looking territory and a fine bull - CONGRATS! Thanks for sharing.

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    Default nice caribou

    What air service did you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Antleridge View Post
    Sweet looking territory and a fine bull - CONGRATS! Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice bou, cool pics.
    Bou meat IS awesome!
    Congrats Larry. Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcoker View Post
    What air service did you use?
    I'm no Perry Mason, but judging by the photo he posted standing next to the Beaver, it was Tsayta Air.

    That looks like a sweet area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlaskaHippie View Post
    I'm no Perry Mason, but judging by the photo he posted standing next to the Beaver, it was Tsayta Air.

    That looks like a sweet area.
    yep!!...tysata air out of dease lake!!...that was scott
    the pilot on the right!!

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    Congrats on your fine hunt and great looking bull. Thanks for taking the time to download and write your story.

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    Did you reload the zebras? What brand of bullet?
    Congrats on the hunt.
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    Wow! Still looks like late summer down there! Were the caribous in rut yet?
    Nice looking animal, and the meat looks tasty!

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    Thats a nice looking caribou and it looks like you had some outstanding weather!

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    I would guess maybe late August as the Caribou is still in velvet so pre-rut and wonderful meat. Sure would love a steak right about now. Nice rack for sure.

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    hi guys.thanks for all the kind words!!
    .....yes, this bou was shot last day of august so it was
    pre rut i guess!!....weather was cold rainy the whole
    trip excepy fly out day!! go figure!!!....lol

    29' Wooldridge Pilot House, Twin 200 Hp Etecs! "...Pez Gordo..."
    18' Wooldridge Sport with 200 hp sport jet. "...Little Pez..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by martentrapper View Post
    Did you reload the zebras? What brand of bullet?
    Congrats on the hunt.
    hi MT( et al) got your PM!
    ...this is the load development for those 240 grainers I call the "zebras"!!.....for those interested please read the entire thread as I changed this and that as things progressed!!

    http://bigshotsbc.ca/showthread.php?...bullet-loading!


    I still have more work to do with the load but here it is!! ..easier to read the post if you join the site!!


    yep, i'm "pez gordo" on that site!...name of our boat!!

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    18' Wooldridge Sport with 200 hp sport jet. "...Little Pez..."

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    congrats on the harvest

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    Good job! Was this taken in BC or the Yukon? Hunting the Yukon as a nonresident is really hard but sometimes I'm tempted to look into hunting BC as I was born there & still have CDN citizenship, and if I need a hunter host I can probably get an old friend to do it. I just love that corridor along & near the Cassiar. Such great game density.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernalberta View Post
    Good job! Was this taken in BC or the Yukon? Hunting the Yukon as a nonresident is really hard but sometimes I'm tempted to look into hunting BC as I was born there & still have CDN citizenship, and if I need a hunter host I can probably get an old friend to do it. I just love that corridor along & near the Cassiar. Such great game density.
    hi NA...this is northern BC....yes,
    lots of game!....not sure how that would
    work being ur res is in alaska now?..

    29' Wooldridge Pilot House, Twin 200 Hp Etecs! "...Pez Gordo..."
    18' Wooldridge Sport with 200 hp sport jet. "...Little Pez..."

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    hi guys!... it made the boone and crockett!...371 4/8's!!...just brought it to the taxidermist for a mount!...that's rick berreth here in prince George, he's the official measurer up here!!.....AND. more importantly, since the wife likes the 'bou meat soooooo much I get to go again next year!!....yep. always happy to bring home the meat"!!


    29' Wooldridge Pilot House, Twin 200 Hp Etecs! "...Pez Gordo..."
    18' Wooldridge Sport with 200 hp sport jet. "...Little Pez..."

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    Thanks for the thread on big shots. Hoping to try the woodleighs out on both my 06 and 300 wsm.
    I can't help being a lazy, dumb, weekend warrior.......I have a JOB!
    I have less friends now!!

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