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    Default Dan the Animal!

    This guy climbed the highest peak in 3 saints bay and shot a giant billy, then he drug it down to the beach, at 3AM!
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    The other end of the bell curve.............I don't condone this type of activity as there are many other times it ends in some kind of airlift. I'm pleased for his sucess and safety.

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    Kill joy!!!

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    Way to go Danimal! Let the naysayers say nay, you pushed your limits and achieved greatness. Congratulations, that looks like it was a real ball breaker!

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    Nice to see your hunters having success, Mr Jeff, stay safe.
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    I was fortunate enough to have a great friend who was a fanatical goat hunter (Ak Nimrod, aka Pat) and he took me on a hunt where I too was able to get a great Billy. It was a hard, but enjoyable hunt that once we were done with the picture taking and animal processing we had a long trip to go to get back to our spike camp. To top off the darkness, it rained almost the whole time. I had a head lamp that's batteries gave out before midnight. Thankfully, Pat had a better set up, and we were able to go down the worse part in a safe manner. We ended up dropping our packs, covered them, and went the rest of the way back to camp for food, hot coffee and some sleep. The next morning we went back for our packs and everything was great. This goat is a beautiful trophy (1/2 life) that I look at every day. Getting stuck once the sun goes down is not something I want to do, but I realize it is part of the risks of hunting in Alaska. I now own "appropriate" headlamps, and always have extra batteries. Looks like this hunter had the right gear, so kudos! I am sure this will be a hunt of a lifetime, so congratulations...now for the measurements ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bighorse View Post
    The other end of the bell curve.............I don't condone this type of activity as there are many other times it ends in some kind of airlift. I'm pleased for his sucess and safety.
    Agreed, it's always a great idea to push it in the dark.......til it isn't. Many a "there I was" story starts with a decision to do something in the dark that you didn't have to.

    Dark or no, to drag a nice billy down from a Kodiak mountain to the beach......this guy is a monster of initiative, good for him.

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