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    Default Kodiak bison?

    Heard a rumor the herd was being terminated, and that the owners were selling bison "hunts" cheap, like $800. Anybody heard similar or details?
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    Yes, owner out at Saltry didn't get his lease renewed out there, or something like that. They cut it to a $1000, but it became a complete circus out there and he quit issuing tags for a while. Herd was stressed the heck out big time, also heard that people were copying his tickets and selling them too, it was a train wreck out there.
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    Is this related to the court findings a year ago over Dorman's "feral" herd? The family won on appeal so the next step would be to close the state leases and thus make the herd trespassing on state lands.

    http://www.adn.com/article/20141226/...oaming-buffalo

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    I would love to chase one! Any chance they'll start selling them again? I love rodeo hunts.
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    What remote Aleutian island are they on...???
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4merguide View Post
    What remote Aleutian island are they on...???
    Popof Island. I used to commercial fish out there. Some real furry bison to deal with that windy weather.
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    $800???? I'm in if it doesn't cost another 2 grand to get there and back.
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    I need to get one of these tags! My buddy that's a taxidermy in North Pole received a Bison and a Deer from Kodiak yesterday.

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    I was just down on Kodiak a couple weeks ago, unfortunately for work and not play. The locals were saying then that the hunt was shut down for the time being. Reasons; for the same as stated above. Evidently it got crazy wild out there with people, and the hunt couldn't be contained or controlled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlingitwarrior View Post
    Popof Island. I used to commercial fish out there. Some real furry bison to deal with that windy weather.
    The ones on Popov you need to get a permit from the local natives in Sand Point, they own the herd, and you need a guide. I met the guy who used to guide most of the hunts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AK Ray View Post
    Is this related to the court findings a year ago over Dorman's "feral" herd? The family won on appeal so the next step would be to close the state leases and thus make the herd trespassing on state lands.

    http://www.adn.com/article/20141226/...oaming-buffalo
    The story has some of the facts wrong. I moved to Kodiak in 1980 and there was already a bison herd there. I believe it belonged to Omar Stratman. I was out deer hunting near Pasagshak when to my surprise out stepped a herd of bison a couple hundred yards below me. Omar had one of the leases out there of thousands of acres and then sued a local native corporation to challenge their right to be reckognized and they settled with him by giving him title to many more thousands of acres if I remember correctly.
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    Here is a look at the Stratman vs Lesnoi lawsuit if anyone is interested. Very interesting reading. It also makes note of Lesnoi first charging for access on their land. Basically, it was a fight over subsurface mining ie sand and gravel and the dual ownership of the land between a village corporation (surface) and the regional corp (subsurface) but it evolved into a decertification suit as to Lesnoi's right to exist under ANSCA.

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