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    Default Incredible 2015 hunting season!

    This was my wife and I's first hunting season as Alaskan residents and it was one for the books. First off let me start that this website is the sole reason that our season was such a success. Without all the help from other forum members this season would have been very tough.

    Last January my wife drew a kenai pen goat tag (DG 363, port dick). Immediately I got on here and researched previous post of the same hunt, PM'd the OP's and got as much information as possible. With all the info I received I made a plan. My wife wanted to go in August since we had a moose hunt planned in mid September. So we decided to go the opener. The hike up was terrible and the hike out was even worse. We went in two days early to scout and had an incredible hunt, we had fantastic weather and saw tons of goats. Ashley was able to harvest a billy on day 2. She was adamant about taking a billy.

    Last October a forum member posted about a fly out moose hunt that was really successful. I reached out to him and received a ton of information about his hunt. I contacted the same transporter he used and he was booked, but I told him to call me if an opening became available. He called me in December and said he had a spot, I mailed him a deposit check that day. So my wife and I were set to fly out September 9 and spend 10 days in the bush.

    We had another incredible hunt, weather was great and animals were everywhere. Ashley was able to harvest an exceptional moose on the first morning 100 yards from camp and .15 mile from the air strip.


    After cutting up and packing the moose we went to bed. We slept in the next morning, I crawled out of the tent at 9 am and 5 caribou bull were walking by. I found one I liked and harvested him. By day 2 we were tagged out. The transporter was able to get us out on day 4 before some bad weather hit.


    Like I said before without this website this season would not have happened the way it did. Thank you to all the guys that helped me out and thanks to the moderators for keeping this site up and running.

    Dexter Grayson
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    Her moose was 65"
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    Bou barely had any teeth left.
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    We saw 2 grizz the day we flew out.
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    Congrats to you both on some great hunts and animals.

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    What a super great hunting season for both of you!! Congratulations!

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    Wow! Congrats on the super great wife. Nice hunts too.

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    Great pics and great y'all have shared hunting memories. Awesome that you both harvested such nice animals and she even carried the heavier set of antlers! Thanks for sharing

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    Awesome. Especially the two of you locking horns.

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    Your AK hunting adventures started out GREAT! Congrats to both and thanks for sharing.

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    Well, you might as well give up hunting in Alaska, as there is no way you're ever going to top that season.

    WOW! Congratulations to you and your wife! That is absolutely phenomenal!

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    hey if you dont mind doing so can you please rub some of that luck off on my hunting license.. ill gladly pay for the beer for a night if you will just hold that license until you feel the luck has soaked into it.

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    Wow!! Way to start off big! Congratulations, some great animals there!
    Nurse by night, Alaska adventurer by day!

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    Memories, trophies and meat. You did it as a team and that is just phenomenal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian M View Post
    Well, you might as well give up hunting in Alaska, as there is no way you're ever going to top that season.
    Ha...was gonna say, they sure got spoiled bigtime right outta the gate...!!!
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    Dexter,

    Fabulous season! I was wondering about the goat tag. I hadn't seen anything on Facebook. Congratulations to both of you!

    Brett

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cleaner View Post
    Awesome. Especially the two of you locking horns.

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    That was my favorite pic too. They were all great thugh.
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    Thanks guys, we know how truly blessed we were this season.

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