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    Default Unit 13 Success!

    1st Moose:

    Fork and Three shot by Alaska_Lanches wife (unbeknownst to them, I was at 35 yards with an arrow nocked!!) with Remington Model 7 .308 shooting Core-Lokt 150 grn. at 80 yards. Boy was she amped for he first moose and now its food on the table!!




    This picture was takens seconds before she tagged him. He's looking right at me hidden behind a bush...

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    Second Moose:

    56" 5x5 browtines. Ruger M77 Mark II .338 ~350 yrds. Beautiful rack!! Member polarisblake center on the first picture.




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    Grizz

    Alaska_Lanche's 6.5-7 foot grizz (didn't get a definite square on it with head and feet out).

    92 yards, Ruger M77 Mark II 250 grain handloads.

    Not bad for opening day. Fork and horn moose and this grizz were bagged before 4 p.m.







    Not the biggest grizz in the world, but a beautiful silver-tipped hide, big 'ol head and muzzle and an awesome hunt with my brother!! Wont be forgetting this one anytime soon!!

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    Couple more random shots




    Will start another thread on the Badlands pack in the gear section a little later...

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    Great pics and nice looking animals!

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    Congratulations! Good looking animals and great picts. Lot of points on that moose rack!

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    Glad to see that you guys were successful! I was trying to make something work with Alaska_Lanche on a goat hunt, but he went with you instead. I know, what a jerk. I'm really glad to see that it worked out, particularly since I didn't see a single goat on the hunt that he might have been on instead.

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    Congratulations on your hunt and success. That is definately meat on the table and a nice rug. Where in Unit 13 were you? We saw a bear that lookes alot like that guy but I think he winded us and hit the afterburners.
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    Estimate of time of death appears to be same day he died.

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    Great pics, looks like a great hunt!

    Is that the Superday pack? I just got one as a gift, haven't had a chance to use it yet. Looks like a great pack though.

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    That is the Badlands 2800. If you dont have one, get one. Yes, they're that nice...

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    Outstanding! Congrats on a great hunt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    That is the Badlands 2800. If you dont have one, get one. Yes, they're that nice...
    I went back and forth about what daypack to get and decided on the Eberlestock X1. The Badlands was a close second. I think the badlands would be a bit better for carrying a larger load like a 7+ foot griz hide but the built in scabbard was too much to pass on with the Estock pack, I really think it going to be sweet hauling my little Rossi 20 guage single shot for ptarmigan this winter on the sled. I might buy the badlands pack for the wife though, just to see how I like it.

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    Great hunt and pics!

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    Default 55" 2-brow tines

    This one came out on the last day of the season. It took some nerve to pull the trigger on only 2 brow tines, but at 50 yards, it finally looked big enough. It's my largest one yet. We were very fortunate to take this nice bull after a solid week in the field.
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    Alaska_Lanche got the griz back from the taxi recently. Turned out AWESOME. Pictures dont do it justice. Not going to break any records but an absolutely gorgeous animal and an unforgettable hunt with my broski!


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    Very very nice indeed and great to do it with a friend.
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    That bear turned out great. Very nice coloration to him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    second moose:

    56" 5x5 browtines. Ruger m77 mark ii .338 ~350 yrds. Beautiful rack!! Member polarisblake center on the first picture.



    did someone get a bit excited and shoot the ol' horn? It kinda looks like it...

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    HAHA Yeppers. That would be the result of my buddy getting a little too excited.

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    Default taxidermist turnaround time

    sheesh...what taxi are you using that is turning brown/grizz rugs around in 6 mon. i gotta know? i must be the red-headed stepchild b/c i'm always told 1 yr plus when shopping around. anyway, nice rug. i'm sure you are correct in that the color and texture probably look even better in person.

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