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    Is there such a thing as the Alaskan slam? I have been hunting for five years and when I started a wanted to try to get all the Alaska. Animals I could. What would you include In the slam. I know some animals are introduced and some are considered small game? After my afognak elk this year I have gotten pretty close and only need a couple more to make what I think the slam is. It sure seems like a great goal for those of us who dont have the time or money to fly around America and put in for thousands of dollars of tags. We still have to put in for Alaskan tags and try to get lucky but that seems a lot my realistic to those of us that hold down full time jobs. It would be nice to hear about those of us on the forum who have gotten it done and what some of us need to still harvest to complete the task. Happy thanksgiving to all. Tekla

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    Sounds like a fun goal Tekla. Here's what I would include:

    -Moose
    -Caribou
    -Dall's sheep
    -Brown bear
    -Grizzly bear
    -Black bear
    -Sitka Blacktail deer
    -Wolf
    -Mtn. Goat
    -Musk Ox
    -Roosevelt Elk

    On the cusp- Reindeer-domestic caribou really
    - Lynx-maybe- more of a fur bearer.

    The general public can no longer legally harvest Walrus or Polar bear.

    Those are my thoughts

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    Might be decent but
    No Bison?

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    I'd have to sway toward non-transplanted species, so elk and bison wouldnt make the list for me as an AK Slam.

    I'd agree with:

    Moose
    caribou
    bear (glacier blue, brown, griz, and black)
    wolf
    sheep
    goat
    deer
    muskox

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    I'd make it more simple. 4 species

    Dall Sheep
    Grizzly/Brown Bear
    Moose
    Caribou

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Bartlett View Post
    I'd have to sway toward non-transplanted species, so elk and bison wouldnt make the list for me as an AK Slam.

    I'd agree with:

    Moose
    caribou
    bear (glacier blue, brown, griz, and black)
    wolf
    sheep
    goat
    deer
    muskox
    No deer or muskox then. And all Kodiak goats?

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    I would go with:
    brown bear
    grizzley bear
    black bear
    blacktail deer
    rosavelt elk
    muskox
    mtn goat
    sheep
    moose
    caribou
    bison

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    No wolverine? To me as a non Alaskan, I see the slam as species that are kind of unique to the area. So with that I would put grizz bear, dall sheep, wolverine and musk ox as the for making the slam. If people argue that the wolverine doesn't belong, the sitka blacktail could easily go in there

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    i say if its here...count it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRWNBR View Post
    i say if its here...count it.
    I agre 100%

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    Quote Originally Posted by tekla View Post
    I agre 100%
    You guys must have finally pushed back from the table! Ha! Anyway! I agree too? I mistakenly omitted Bison. They should be in there.

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    Pika with a bow is the top of my list.

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    Funny, was thinking the same thing while out this morning looking for a brownie (saw 2, once nice boar and another we stalked but failed). Anyway, I was thinking all the big game species that someone doesn't need a draw tag for, or at least has a reasonable chance at. I was thinking in one season/reg year.

    Brown/Griz
    Black
    Goat
    Sheep
    Moose
    Caribou
    Sitka

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    Quote Originally Posted by dieNqvrs View Post
    No deer or muskox then. And all Kodiak goats?
    Deer are native to Southeast. So, by the non-transplanted standard, PWS and Kodiak archipelago deer would be out, but Southeast is still fair game.

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    While I think it is a noble and honorable goal to take all of the various creatures in Alaska, I hope we never get to the point where people start calling something to the effect of "Alaska Slam"....

    All that slam garbage that the various organizations down south come up with makes me sick. Super slam this, super slam that, for many it becomes all about checking a box on their list, and to me, that is not what hunting is all about.

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    DieNqvrs, have you eaten muskox and deer? IMO, all other species should be cut from the list and ONLY those two species should be the "oh heck yeah slam".

    Nice handle BTW

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    Have you gotten all of them Larry. It seems like the bison and muskox are the two hardest to get tags for. In my opinion the elk is the hardest hunt. I am lacking a muskox and a sheep. And hope to get them both somehow in the next couple years. It will be quite exciting getting them all. Something that I can think back on for years to come.

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    You would have to call it modern day slam.We still have folks living here with the old slam to include Bald eagle,sea otter,walrus,seal, polar bear and part of whaling crew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    You would have to call it modern day slam.We still have folks living here with the old slam to include Bald eagle,sea otter,walrus,seal, polar bear and part of whaling crew.
    Now THAT would be one cool hunting fire to sit around and listen to stories
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    My goal used to be to get all of the Alaska critters with my bow. I don't think I'll ever achieve that goal though. I've shot everything except dall sheep, however the bison was a "harvest" on a Montana ranch and the elk was rifle season in Colorado. I shot an arrow right over the top of a wolf a couple of years ago. The arrow hit a branch and sailed. I got him with the .243 as he stopped on the edge of the lake before entering the woods. If I would have gotten him, I'd be down to elk, Alaska bison, sitka blacktail, mtn. goat and sheep that I would need to get with the bow. I've shot a couple of wolverine as well, but again, with a rifle, not with my bow.

    When I hear "slam" I think of a Denny's breakfast platter, not a hunting goal.

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