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    I posted this last year, but given the few hours we have yet to wait, it seemed worthy of a re-post.

    'Twas the night before draw results
    And all through the state
    Every hunter was waiting
    To learn of their fate

    The choices had been made
    The hunts selected with care
    In hopes that good news
    Soon would be there.

    Sleep wouldn't come easy
    That long, restless night
    Refresh buttons would be pushed
    Long before morning's light

    First one false results thread
    And then came a second
    “If another guys does that,
    I’ll just ban ‘em!”, I reckoned

    When out through the forums
    There arose such a clatter
    I refreshed my web browser
    To see what was the matter

    Up came from the pages
    A deep mournful cry
    From those who won nothing
    Those whom luck had passed by

    Conspiracy theories
    Accusations of fraud
    No tags for false reporters
    Like Luke and like Claude

    But then my ears heard
    Shouts of joy letting loose
    The first member triumphant
    Yelling “I WON A MOOSE!”

    Then musk ox and bear
    Mountain goat and a sheep
    An elk and a bison
    Oh, the tags we did reap!

    Caught up in the excitement
    I had waited to look
    Had I gotten lucky?
    Was my name in that book?

    I saw that my inbox
    Had something for me
    It was time to find out
    Would lady luck shine on me?

    Delta sheep and bull moose!
    Mountain goat on the isle!
    Archery brown bear
    Oh, I screamed quite a while!

    Then I called for my wife
    And she checked for her name
    Chugach sheep and a bison
    Yes, she screamed just the same!

    All was well with the world
    Things had turned out just right
    So to all I wish luck
    And to all a good night!

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    I liked this so much last year that I shared with friends in lower 48 on Facebook. Then drew nothing the next morning. Being superstitious, I'm not even reading it tonight but thanks for posting, it is a great poem.

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    I love it!

    This year is the year to draw my first Alaskan tag!

    It's already been a blessed year. In 2015 I had my first child. A beautiful healthy boy and married the love of my life! This year is my year

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    Love the poetry, Brian, but I've got to say...



    Lujon... what a classic!
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    Oh, no doubt, Mike! That was the best post ever on this site! Thanks for re-posting that one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishcatcher541 View Post
    I love it!

    This year is the year to draw my first Alaskan tag!

    It's already been a blessed year. In 2015 I had my first child. A beautiful healthy boy and married the love of my life! This year is my year
    What a cap that would be, I sure hope you draw something!


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    Quote Originally Posted by limon32 View Post
    What a cap that would be, I sure hope you draw something!


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    Thanks! But if not I've had a great year!

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    I second that it was the best post ever. I've seen it before and it still made me laugh out loud. Thanks again

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    My wife rolled her eyes
    as I exclaimed with great glee
    I can put the lifesize brown bear
    right next to the Christmas Tree!
    Taxidermy IS art!
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    Looks like your talents extend to more than just being a great taxidermist!

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

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

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    Awesome poem and video!! Can't wait to see results!! Can I post 'They're Out' yet?
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    Awesome video!

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    Thanks for re-posting. I sent it to everybody I knew last year and was just looking for it the other day. Definitely a classic!


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    What the heck is taking so long!!!

    I can't focus on my work!!!

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    Friday by 5...

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    the video was really fun. thx for the laugh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak_cowboy View Post
    Friday by 5...
    no!!! I can't take it...


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    "If anyone here draws.....I'll shoot you!"

    HA!, that is awesome.

    I was all calm cool and collected but now you buggers got me all riled up.

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