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    Quote Originally Posted by akhunter3 View Post
    Got kicked out of a B&B ehh? I knew that hard rock music you like to wake up too would get you in trouble

    Glad you made it back ok, looking forward to pics and trip report!


    Jon
    Yeah. I am waiting, too.
    Maybe he doesn't know how to load pictures?
    Can I teach an old dog new tricks?
    One word, King.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COtoAK View Post
    Yeah. I am waiting, too.
    Maybe he doesn't know how to load pictures?
    Can I teach an old dog new tricks?
    One word, King.
    Photobucket.
    We're still butchering the meat and I'll still have to tame down the B&B pictures that got us kicked out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    We're still butchering the meat and I'll still have to tame down the B&B pictures that got us kicked out.
    Oh grief #2 today, already. LOL!
    Next time, the B&B owner will clean the computer area.
    At least the toilets were cleaned! The outhouse was even nicer!!
    Ask AKHunter3 how it looked when he came over! That camo room was being painted and everything was in the hallway and the living room and he didn't see the stairs almost complete!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    We're still butchering the meat and I'll still have to tame down the B&B pictures that got us kicked out.
    Man o man, how many places have you gotten tossed out of now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FamilyMan View Post
    Man o man, how many places have you gotten tossed out of now?
    Pretty impressive with a B&B but I will raise the pot to a Wal-Mart and a Denny's....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FamilyMan View Post
    Man o man, how many places have you gotten tossed out of now?
    Over what period of time and including yours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    Over what period of time and including yours?
    I remember just about 30 years ago while being escorted out of an establishment, saying "I've been thrown out of better places than this!".

    So maybe you in your advanced years are where I was in my early years?

    And yes, including getting us evicted from our place in Eagle River; that one counts I think.

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    Ok the suspense is killing me!!! Or should I say has been killing me since you first stated you all were going on a float hunt?

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    I'll give you a snippet and Sorry King if I happen to steel some of your thunder in my best Yooper Language. Dem Der Boys from South East be some Dang Good Hunters! Slew dem a couple of 30 point bucks if day be white-tails. Trust me and this is not an understatement they put a lot of hard work into the trip, hunter hard were rewarded for their efforts. Sorry I missed the photo review when they returned had to get stuck 100 miles away working.

    Congrats on a very well planned, executed and sucessful hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMoose View Post
    I'll give you a snippet and Sorry King if I happen to steel some of your thunder in my best Yooper Language. Dem Der Boys from South East be some Dang Good Hunters! Slew dem a couple of 30 point bucks if day be white-tails. Trust me and this is not an understatement they put a lot of hard work into the trip, hunter hard were rewarded for their efforts. Sorry I missed the photo review when they returned had to get stuck 100 miles away working.

    Congrats on a very well planned, executed and sucessful hunt.
    Just opened this up Moose and saw your post. You'll be rewarded soon with picts and story. We just finished the last hind quarter about an hour ago. And your participation (& others) in this whole adventure helped make our success possible.

    Rob: I kept looking for you on the river but your jet must have had problems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    You'll be rewarded soon with picts and story.
    Looking forward to it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    Rob: I kept looking for you on the river but your jet must have had problems.
    I think this qualifies as jet trouble!

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    Biggest trouble I saw was a stabbing. I am still grossed out and a tad shocked. He still should have went to urgent care. You can tell him that, too.
    Now hurry up and post that trip report.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COtoAK View Post
    Biggest trouble I saw was a stabbing. I am still grossed out and a tad shocked. He still should have went to urgent care. You can tell him that, too.
    Now hurry up and post that trip report.
    I have something to say about the B&B; knifing incident, unconsciousness and homeowners insurance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    I have something to say about the B&B; knifing incident, unconsciousness and homeowners insurance.
    There is nothing to say about the B&B.
    About the knifing incident.. I wasn't even there. I just caught the after affect. I would have FORCED him to go to Urgent Care!
    About unconsciousness, I am thankful the husband knows CPR and I still offered a ton of pretty nurses I know. It's okay that he declined
    Home owners insurance. Blah. It falls under commercial insurance.
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    Well you kicked this off a month ago and we got nothing! So, next post without a trip report gets a temporary ban there king!




    Go ahead, say something......

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuJon View Post
    Well you kicked this off a month ago and we got nothing! So, next post without a trip report gets a temporary ban there king!




    Go ahead, say something......
    I'm saying something..........Finished the butchering last night, worked on the pics a little today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisherktn View Post
    A year sure goes by fast. As I sit here surrounded by too much stuff, sorting out, bringing it back, throwing it out again then deciding I have to have it before we get on the ferry tonight I reflect back to last September when I asked my two sons if they wanted go on a 2 week float hunt with the head of the clan. Of course they told me YES! Then they asked who was the head of the clan? After I told them Dad, they still wanted to sign on.

    Our first order of business was to pick a 4th partner to make rowing 2 boats a little easier and to help spread out the expenses. Both sons said no problem on finding a fourth. After a couple of weeks of "I really want to go, but..............." they exhausted their friend so I find a 4th after a couple days of trying.

    Our next item on our list to take care of was to find a remote river and to decide if we wanted help in all this planning .................................................. ..................
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    ... continued upon our return.
    I have returned! Finished cleanup and processing and picts I want to add> WARNING THIS IS GOING TO BE LONG & LOT'S OF PICTS!

    We started on trying to pick the right river we wanted to float that could produce moose &/or caribou and also needed to be remote as possible. One other criteria was none of us had ever floated before so the river had to be not too technical.

    We decided to keep it in the class 1 and class 2 category.

    After some research and getting advise from this forum we got tube-locked and couldn't make an educated decision so I bought Mr. Strahan's excellent float hunting book, "Float Hunting Alaska's Wild Rivers." (No, I don't get any $ for that shameless promotion.)

    The book gave us a lot of location ideas and answered tons of floating questions for us, but decided to ask Michael for planning help. Of course he said yes and that started our planning in earnest.

    After numerous, long phone conversations between hunters and planner we picked a river north of Fairbanks and a flight operator to get us there.

    Our next step was to discuss the river access with the flight operators to find if this was a viable trip with them, sadly they told us they were taking too many parties already into that river and would not take any more so we needed to pick another one to float. After discussions with Michael and the FO we settled on a river that just fit the bill. (Sorry, under strict orders from our crew the name will not be shared) Just know it was above the Arctic Circle and remote. Those of you who know where we went please respect our decision.

    The next step was for us to find our raft supplier. Michael was originally going to help us in that matter, but because of where we were flying out of we opted to work with BlueMoose out of Fairbanks.
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    Richard, many thanks to you and your professionalism. He runs a great operation and was extremely helpful.

    We settled on the rafts we would use, it didn't mean a whole lot to us yet because we had never floated before, but the choices he picked were just perfect for our needs. We ended up with a 18' cataraft and a 14' self-bailer. After continued discussions with Richard we also decided on getting his camping gear package so all we had to bring was our sleeping bags and personal gear.

    We now have our planner on board, FO operator on board with down payment sent to confirm and hold our reservation and the same with our rafts and gear.

    All of the above work took us into spring of 2010. The rest of the time till we headed out involved picking our personal gear and deciding what our transportation requirements would look like getting to Fairbanks and back to Ketchikan, hopefully with a lot of memories and meat.
    Vegetables arenít food, vegetables are what food eats.

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    You know the phrase, "Best plans of mice & men?" Early summer is here, all the planning and preparations are getting settled. Son, Josh and I decided to ferry his truck to Prince Rupert and drive up the Cassiar highway to the Alcan into Fairbanks. Bill & other son were going to fly in and meet us there. I decided to replace my old freezer and buy one in Fairbanks to haul our meat home in....I tried to be optimistic. Now the bad news for us, my #1 son tells us he can't make the trip because of finances and schooling he has to attend to.

    What now? We didn't want to try to handle 2 rafts with three people so we started looking for another partner with not too much time left to do it.
    Vegetables arenít food, vegetables are what food eats.

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