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#6528807 - 05/22/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Cariboujack]
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Seems lots of guides had a tough year on Kodiak between the deep snow and the rubbed bears... Funny how guys can go to Africa and kill an average of a couple head per day and wonder why they need more than a week to kill a single brown bear...

Please do not consider my comments as suggesting Rohrer broke laws... he stayed on the legal side of things and we did, too. We just had the better set-up for the best section of the hunt area...
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#6528997 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Sitka deer]
handwerk Offline
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Registered: 09/12/05
Posts: 4044
Loc: n.e. Mn.
Art, thanks for putting up the story and great pictures, what a time you guys had!

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#6529176 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: handwerk]
redfoxx Offline
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Registered: 02/21/12
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Loc: TEXAS
NICE bear, thanks for sharing the great story and pics!
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#6529467 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Sitka deer]
m_stevenson Offline
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Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 1967
Loc: Grayling, MI
Thanks for the great report, sounds like it was exciting at times.

Mark
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#6529506 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: m_stevenson]
bigwhoop Offline
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Registered: 11/22/05
Posts: 13991
Loc: Land of loons
Excellent read and a great bear for the hunter. Art, what was the cartridge and bullets used?
Don't be bashful - send us a few more photos.
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#6529886 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: bigwhoop]
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Jeff was shooting a Kimber 8400 in 338WM with a Conquest and I was shooting a 700 in 375AI with a Vortex 1-4 scope. Jeff was not shooting a 375 A-Bort because it failed him...

We were both shooting my reloads. Jeff was using 225gr TSX and I was using 270gr XFBs.
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#6529922 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Sitka deer]
358Norma_fan Offline
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Great write up Art. Congrats on another great bear.
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#6529999 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: 358Norma_fan]
bearstalker Offline
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Registered: 06/23/02
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Loc: Alaska
Good pics! Nice bear and a good story. Thanks for sharing, Art!

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#6530027 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: bearstalker]
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The bear was about as far away from Port O'Brien as yours, just on the opposite side... And there was about as much shooting! wink
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#6530111 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Sitka deer]
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Loc: In the shadow of the Kenai Mtn...
Originally Posted By: Sitka deer

Please do not consider my comments as suggesting Rohrer broke laws...

Being a deek hay-ed ain't illegal.
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#6530764 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: ironbender]
Klikitarik Offline
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Registered: 08/13/03
Posts: 13060
Loc: Alaska - N63, W162
Originally Posted By: ironbender
Originally Posted By: Sitka deer

Please do not consider my comments as suggesting Rohrer broke laws...

Being a deek hay-ed ain't illegal.


Nope. It's only illegal to bait brown bears, not brown bear hunters. grin

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#6530832 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Sitka deer]
Calvin Offline
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Registered: 09/25/03
Posts: 15100
Loc: AK
Originally Posted By: Sitka deer


You have to wait a few years... Riley has the unit between Uganik and yours for this coming spring. That should be a good one.


Yeah, I have a few years to save up my pennies.. unless a pard draws and I get the nod.

Good luck to Riley. Man I can't wait to get back.
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#6531121 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Calvin]
AkMtnHntr Offline
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Registered: 08/15/06
Posts: 17496
Loc: Alaska
That's a beaut Art! Congrats to you and the Jeff for taking out the deer muncher!!
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#6531396 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Calvin]
BobinNH Offline
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Does it get crowded out on Kodiak? How many hunters would a guy like Rohrer take on a 10 day hunt?
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#6531472 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: BobinNH]
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Rohrer has a very good area in that it actually accesses three hunt areas from one camp (East Arm, Uganik Bay, which locals call Mush Bay). IIRC he gets to market three spring tags for the main area, three more for Mush Bay/Uganik Lake, and two for the head of South Arm. I think he gets one less in each for fall tags.

You must have a signed guide contract to apply for the hunt so you, as a non-resident, have a 100% chance of being drawn. Residents may go for years without drawing...

The actual hunt is any 15-day stretch the hunter chooses from April 1 to May 15... It is always a gamble as to which is best and weather tends to trump all.

It looked like Dick had two hunters when we saw him, but we only saw him well away from his base camp and there may have been a lot more hunters in camp.

The hunt area is huge however... we were just competing for the best seat in the theater...
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#6531478 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: AkMtnHntr]
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Originally Posted By: AkMtnHntr
That's a beaut Art! Congrats to you and the Jeff for taking out the deer muncher!!


Actualy,Pam at the lodge told us about watching a bear catch a swimming deer and tearing it up in front of them. I think they are not a significant predator on deer, especially when fish and berries are timely.
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#6531967 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Sitka deer]
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Thanks Art!
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#6532139 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Calvin]
alaskanbuilt Offline
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Registered: 03/29/11
Posts: 50
Congrads fellow Monster Killer!!! Enjoyed the story and pics!!! success all around it looks like...Sweeet!!!

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#6532312 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: alaskanbuilt]
las Offline
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Registered: 06/26/01
Posts: 13478
Loc: Kotzebue, AK
The only thing better (from the armchair, anyway) than a good bang-flop yarn is a good bang, not-so-flop yarn which turns out well. Sort of "added-value".

With pictures. smile
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#6533390 - 05/24/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: las]
bearstalker Offline
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Registered: 06/23/02
Posts: 9520
Loc: Alaska
That hunt is sooo much fun. Just need a damn tag!

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#6533480 - 05/24/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: BobinNH]
BW Offline
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Registered: 01/25/01
Posts: 5637
Loc: Alaska
Excellent tale Art!

Got to make that trip one of these days.

Probably a bad time to advertise an old A-Bort in the classifieds. wink
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#6537051 - 05/25/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: BW]
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Not sure there is a good time to advertise an A-Bort! wink
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#6537499 - 05/25/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Sitka deer]
Brother Dave Offline
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Registered: 12/30/02
Posts: 5855
Loc: Kodiak, Alaska
Not sure there's ever a bad time, if one's in your safe!
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#6537954 - 05/25/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Brother Dave]
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There is, and I'd be happy to sell it to you!
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