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    Default East German Mosin Sniper....

    She just loves that E.German jacket ...... and her working Mosin's.



    Been Big Brown Bears out since Friday, at least while we were camped these last couple weeks, covering hundreds of Miles, filling up a sled with Fat Female Caribou, Fur, and, until we nailed a snow cover rock, Bear Hunting. 40 Mph was a little too much for my Polaris snow-go's front ski A arm, and the Hunt was as suddenly over. We limped back to a small voillage and employed the local smithy with blow torch, 6 foot long steel cheater bar, a sledge hammer and a couple rest breaks, we limped onto camp and pulled out the traps and outta there......, but still was very very successful, a fully loaded sled to bring and two previously brought by passers through, were loaded on Meats, now we only crave "Fur". Agnes did her best, mostly with her VtkM-39 but a couple days were spent with her scoped Mosin Nagant, a 44 Izvehsk sniper she bought from AIM last year. She still getting used to the scope and such, but a live fire excersize brings out the best in a shootin' woman
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    Always enjoy your stories and pictures!

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    Thanks for update
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    Chip, if you handload you can make the sniper group far better at distance. Mine loved norma. I didn't like paying for it. Happy shooting.

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    More pictures! I too enjoy reading about your lifestyle, thanks for sharing!


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    More pix? OK

    This was just me and Agnes , doing our March thang.....we were mid hunt when a rock under the snow made all efforts point to getting home.Our bodys and the need for parts demanded such.

    Was too bad, as the day before , right before sundown, we crossed tracks with a Bear that was actually raiding our camp gear, so we followed 'em, took the night off and apon recommencing, nailed that rock with our lower left A arm.

    soooo with a 6 foot steel bar, a blow torch and a sledge hammer, we untweeked the tweek from the A arm as best we could and proceeded homeward over the course 3 days at 20 mph, pulling our traps, piling firewoods and breaking camp.Friends came and took our 8 fat Caribou home to Noorvik, so we hauled only 4 home ourselfs.

    We had fun though, and , nicely enough , we have a stash of gas down there, and a replacement A arm on my front room floor

    Nothing like being alone with the wife on a Caribou skin sleeping bag in our tepee, skins and meats all done quite well.


    500 or so Caribou.....the dark lines and dots in the background are all Caribou, hundreds of small bands we were amongst.


    Our friendly neighborhood Brown Bear chewed up a cashe of camping equipment we left behind the day before. Chewed up a steel rifle case that stayed locked, our cooking pot set, 2 5 gallon gas jugs that were full (he musta loved that stuff) and he popped a propane 1 lb'r......wish I seen that! he musta been hungry as he ate our food box, plastic tape, cardboard and all, with frozen Caribou meats, dryed fishes, bread, chocolate and coffee.
    We had left the gear because we were planning a Mountain top steak out for 3 or so days, when less than 5 miles from camp we became swamped in Caribou. Agnes dropped the fat females we were after and the load back to camp filled the sled. we had worked till dark and that Bear hit our cashe first, then the gutpiles and stack of discarded Caribou hides from the catch....

    Then he buried the mess ~~LOL!!~~ and we hit his trail.





    I set traps and gatherd fire wood for the upcomming Spring. Gots lotsa Fox's, and one day, whilst wacking wood on the beachside, the wife rode ourt and came back with a nice Kusigiq type Seal. We rode out and I took her picture, but we left the Seal by the wood pile ~~LOL!!~~





    Same 'ol tepee, same **** great hunting grounds.

    If you can't Kill it with a 30-06, you should Hide.

    "Dam it all", The Beaver told me.....

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    I just happen to like this picture.
    Whats to bad is that we didnt get our camera working for the first part of the hunt.

    If you can't Kill it with a 30-06, you should Hide.

    "Dam it all", The Beaver told me.....

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    awsome stranger, thanks for sharing

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    Thanks for taking the time to post all those up Chip, awesome stories as always! Crazy what those bears find entertaining or tasty!

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    Too cool Stranger!
    My wife and I like your adventures! I really like this photo essay and text. Thank you! Please keep the old ways alive. It is living culture.
    That country was so hungry even the ravens were packin' a lunch.... HUNGRY I tell ya'!!

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    From the look on your face while you were salvaging your bear damage, I'm guessing that bear woulda met his end with extreme prejudice if you had caught up with him

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    That Bear woulda died only if we'd caught up and it was fat n healthy.

    I think I was in mid air gasping somewhat for breath, after slamming into that rock and the wife slamming into me, and us popping near vertical to drop with a thud and not much for forward motion, when I concluded "This Hunt is over....."
    If you can't Kill it with a 30-06, you should Hide.

    "Dam it all", The Beaver told me.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by strangerinastrangeland View Post
    when I concluded "This Hunt is over....."
    We hate it when that happens }:>
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    I truly enjoy reading about your life, keep up the amazing work!

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    Sounds like you had a successful hunt. That rifle is definitelyin its zone. If it ever freezes up in the extreme cold, you can do what the Russiansdid in WWII. They would add a dab of gasoline to their gun oil and kept onshooting Germans whose guns were frozen. Thanks for the story.

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    Great photos and great reading, thanks for Sharing - always look forward for your posts..

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    Love reading all your posts and seeing the pictures. One day I have to make it up there and see all that you do. Amazing......
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    Thanks for your show and also your post. I believe that your way of life will continue and should. I am in Oklahoma but have worked in Alaska and if it wasn't for my age-I would move back up

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