Well we finally got to go back to Kodiak this year,My brother his son a couple out of state buddies John Eric and I loaded up the morning of the the in Andrew airs fleet and headed for the cabin.We landed at 11:30 and John and Eric talked me into going up and checking the hills above the cabin.We through are day bags together and headed up the lagoon in a canoe.
We started climbing and wright away John asked is this a sheep hunt?This was his first hunt on the island and didn't think it was so steep.After alot of sweating and a few water breaks we finally made it to the top.We walked the spine into a bowl that held deer in the past and sat down to glass a bit.After a few minutes a put my binos down and got a piece of candy out my bag when i turned around there was a buck standing out in the open 30 yards from me!I was wondering how I missed him when i was taking aim and took him with a shot through the lungs.
John and Eric came to me from there positions and we headed down toward my buck.With three guys boneing out the deer we made quick work of the task.Just as we were done washing our hands and knifes off and put in our packs,John spotted a deer crossing the spine we were just on.We layed down and made out another buck.It was Eric's turn and at yards Eric dumped him with one shot out of his .300 win mag.
It was only 3:00 we had 2 bucks down and heard a couple shots across the lagoon,What a start to a great trip.We got back to the cabin to find my brother and his boy stayed back to unpack all our stuff and cook a meal.It started to get dark and the two out of stater's weren't back yet and we were getting worried.We started up the Yamaha and headed to were they had there boat and seen them heading down.They had two bucks on there backs and it took them awhile because they never knew about boneing out a critter and took them out skin and all,that made for a unnecessary heavy load.
That night it was close to a full moon and clear,We were hopeing it wouldn't effect the deer movement and it turned out it did.The next morning we headed out in three groups,this time I went with Reid and Alec for a lesson on field dressing.We walked most of the morning with only seeing a set of horns above the brush for a flash and nothing else.We sat in a good glassing area and ate our lunch.Reid spotted a buck and we packed up and put a stalk on.We set up at 300 yards and Reid took the shot.The fist hit him low and his follow up put him down.
After cutting him up and splitting the load we hunted our way back to the boat with seeing no deer and a few bear.We get back to the cabin and no one else seen any bucks and just a few does.That night it was a full moon and it was so bright out and we knew the deer were going to move at night and lay up in the day.The next day we all stomped all over those hills seeing only does and fawns all day,are guess was right those deer must have just been laying in the brush.
That night the wind picked up and was shakeing the cabin,it made for a long night.It kept at it all day and was really howling.We all just decided to make it a poker day and cooked up a tasty deer stew.It kept at it all night and into the morning and we woke to some sideways rain.At about lunch time we new it wasn't letting up so I got hustled by my nephew at a few hands of poker.Man everyone was hopeing for some change in the weather when we hit the sack that night.
We woke up the 5th day to a low ceiling and a little rain.We put on the rain gear and headed out.After all that weather the last two days we knew they had to be on the move.We walked up about 500ft when we seen a deer staring at us in a clearing in the brush.Eric was quick on the draw and took the faceing on shot and dropped the buck with a neck shot.