I figured I would give you guys the results of my hunt in the Larsen Bay area of Kodiak. This was a first time hunt for me so climbing those hills was a wake-up call.
I nailed the first 8 point or 4x4 which ever you prefer, within the first 45 minutes of landing on the beach. I had never used a call before in my life. My wife had yelled at me for spending alot of money on all my hunting supplies. (She told me my calls were a waste of money...hehe)So I thought I better use those calls. I figured I had to at least give'er a couple toots to say I had used them. So after walking no more than 10 mintues, I came to a nice open field ajacent to a thick woodline. I made two grunts and one bleat and that dude came in with his head down. I made the 100 yard shot and he was mine.
The second 8 point buck came on day 3 after hiking 2 hours up. I had been glassing numerous does & fawns walking together upon reaching the top. After re-checking a doe I seen movement behind her and there he was!! All I had was a neck shot. The wind was blowing like a son of a gun. I took the 125 yard shot and missed. The buck ran off in the opposite direction from the doe and fawn. I was able to find the doe and fawn again. So I caught my breath and just waited and hoped the buck would re-join his doe and fawn. I waited for about ten minutes (Which felt like an hour) and still nothing. Something told me to glass all around the doe and fawn....then I saw him!! He was laying on a nearby hillside just watching the doe and fawn. He was broadside so I laid it on him. A clean 150 yard broadside shot. Even bigger than the first one!!
Day four I thought, these calls work!! So I laughed and pulled out my brand new cotton tail call and gave her my best. All be darned if a beauty of a red fox just came right in after no more than 2 minutes of calling. He walked into my bullet at only 30 yards.
So you can be assured my wife knows all about how "It was worth it" to buy all those calls. I had a blast. I ended up letting a fork walk and not seeing another large buck. So I took a button buck on the last day. Anyways check out the pics. Now it's time to get ready for next week's Fort Rich winter bow hunt. I hope I can get a moose. Good luck guys on all your hunts!!