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Alaska float hunt success #14117795 09/11/19
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Went and did my once in a life time Alaska float hunt with my best friend and his 74 y/o dad, and a guide. We floated the Kichatna River with Hidden Alaska outfitters. My friend got a decent brown bear and I got a 53" moose. We were scheduled to do a 14 day float but cut it short do to circumstances. The experience was about what I expected. Lots of work, lots or rain, more work, and some blisters on the hands from rowing 50+ miles of river. Glad we did it, but I probably won't sign up to do it again.
[Linked Image]IMG_0093 by .com/photos/156405073N02/]Tim Richard, on [bleep]

First time I've ever seen a heli tow an airplane out. Someone had a hard landing apparently.
[Linked Image]IMG_0088 by .com/photos/156405073N02/]Tim Richard, on [bleep]

I ended up with 684# of meat, with bone in quarters only, at the processor.
[Linked Image]IMG_0110 by .com/photos/156405073N02/]Tim Richard, on [bleep]

300 BP

Re: Alaska float hunt success [Re: TRnCO] #14117958 09/11/19
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Damn, TR. That is great.

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Alright! Congrats!


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Re: Alaska float hunt success [Re: TRnCO] #14117990 09/11/19
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Bad azz man.

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Congrats! Sounds like a great hunt with good company.


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Re: Alaska float hunt success [Re: TRnCO] #14118259 09/11/19
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Congratulations well done


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A sincere Congratulations! Very glad that you got to make the trip! For many of us, certainly a dream come true! memtb


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Re: Alaska float hunt success [Re: TRnCO] #14118560 09/11/19
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Congrats, Tim. Glad you enjoyed your visit to our home.


If you take the time it takes, it takes less time.
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Re: Alaska float hunt success [Re: TRnCO] #14118576 09/11/19
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TR ,
Looks like a great hunt .
Your compadre looks like Rick - wonder if he ever got a coyote with a bow .
Nice pics - thanks for posting them .


She's listing hard to port drink up boys .
Re: Alaska float hunt success [Re: TRnCO] #14119008 09/11/19
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Sounds like quite the trip! Congrats on a successful hunt/adventure! Nice pics...…..Thanks for sharing.

Bravo

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Congrats, that's a lotta meat! Nice looking horns too.



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Sounds like a blast.

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What a great adventure. Memories to last forever.


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Re: Alaska float hunt success [Re: TRnCO] #14119348 09/11/19
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“Lots of work, lots or rain, more work, and some blisters on the hands from rowing 50+ miles of river. Glad we did it, but I probably won't sign up to do it again.”

That’s got to be the most accurate description of a backcountry moose hunt I’ve ever read. No rose colored glasses for this guy!

Congrats on the bull

Re: Alaska float hunt success [Re: TRnCO] #14119356 09/11/19
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Love it, I really want to do this


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Congratulations.

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Got your text the other day but pics in this post are much better.

Outstanding !

Re: Alaska float hunt success [Re: TRnCO] #14119626 09/12/19
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One of life's great experiences! Well done.


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Wow! great hunt! Someday...


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Re: Alaska float hunt success [Re: TRnCO] #14119929 09/12/19
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If a guy was looking for a brown bear, I'd highly recommend this river drainage. We saw over 20 bear total. Got lucky on the moose, although we were seeing quite a few tracks along the river, just weren't seeing most of the moose. Also no shortage of wolf tracks along the river but never heard or saw any of them.
Already took my rifle to a gunsmith to get cerekote treatment. Rifle was being attacked by rust from one end to the other after being wet almost none stop for 8 days including while in the wet gun case while on the river.

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