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    Default Wiggy Van makes a meat haul!

    That white flash you thought you saw... Followed by a mud cloud...

    Well, that was the Wiggy Van on a meat run to Happy Valley north of Atigun Pass!!!

    We flew in to the east, courtesy of 70 Degrees North Air Taxi. Mike and Bob could not have been more accomodating or more pleasant to do business with.

    Here's the battle wagon, before any blood was shed -->
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    I hunted the first couple days with my bow, but we weren't seeing ANY bulls. Only cows. So I FOB'd a nice trophy cow at just over 30 yards with the Reezen. -[]------------->
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    Caribou with bow..... CHECK!

    Now time to break out the lost-and-found DEATH MOAN, which is my Marlin GS .45-70.

    First bulls through were rather smallish, but satisfying. --->
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    Foggy weather set in --->
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    You didn't accidently leave the 45-70 out on the tundra this time did you? congrats on both animals. A full freezeer is always a good thing!

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    However, dense fog was no match for the rifle once it was put in action.
    This fella was a little larger, traveling by himself, and he happened to have double bez tines on each side. Enough character to be a candidate for a whack-down!
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    We remained fogged in... Beyond our pick-up date.

    That's when the bigger boys began to arrive!
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    The meat pile runneth over.

    Therefore, I had to put the rifle in the case and just wait for the plane to arrive.

    My buddy and I took 6. He shot a couple nice bulls as well. I'll let him post them.
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    The bone pile that would adorn the Wiggy Van all the way back to Anchorage.

    You know how on your way up you check the back of each Southbound vehicle for loot from the trip? Well, there was no mistaking the fact that we had been successful.
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    Very, very nicely done, sir. Thanks for sharing.

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    Nice job Marc! Great pictures! Got some good eating there!

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    All decked out and loaded to the limit of the springs.
    We got ZERO window chips on this trip. LUCKY!

    This van is the best TWO grand I've ever spent.

    Enjoy,
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    Congratulations Marc! I sure hope you left some for us. Cross your fingers we'll be just as successful next week (or maybe just a little of that success!)
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    Group photo. 2 hunters and a small herd of caribou.
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    That's a heck of a meat wagon! Gongrats on an awesome hunt.
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    NICE job man!

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    Wow, that's some serious Harvesting Marc, Congrats

    Looks like you love the sound" of "That Rifle" barking against your shoulder, again. Well Done

    Thanks for all the pics also
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    You da man! good job. thats a lot of meat probably a good decision to put the arm canon down...just remember where you put it

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    Yep, I looked up from cleaning my bou as the white flash was heading southbound beeping his horn as he went! Good pics and story.

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    Great job Marc, sounds like a bloodbath and lots of good meat. Sure glad the 45-70 is back in action. Also was nice to meet you in your shop when I got my license in the end of July. My buddy from Anchorage was impressed with your sleeping bags, as was I. Thanks for your hospitality. Mark

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