Again I would like to thank all the forum members who purchased tickets for the Kodiak bison hunt to support project healing waters fly fishing.
The winner of the raffle went on his hunt today and I had the privilege to tag along. This was a hunt. The first hour we spotted about four different herds from the road. When we spotted a heard with some nice bulls the stalk was on. When we first moved into position the herd got a little nervous and moved away from us making us backtrack about half a mile to the beach and try again. Once on the beach got back into range and again they moved out. We then walked a few hundred yards down the beach to cut them off and that did the trick. Then came the next hard part, waiting for that big bull to step away from the herd in order to get a shot. Once this happened Andy's 375 rang out and the bison ran about 40 yards but the rest of the herd surrounded it and we could not even see if it was down. After about fifteen minutes they started to move away and we could see this big boy lying on the ground. The bison was aged at about ten years old.
Two and half hours later we were loading up the trucks and heading home, soaking wet and somewhat hypothermic but very happy!
Frank Bishop is mentioning doing another hunt next year but this will most likely be for a "meat bull", a four to six year animal.