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Understand.

Like you, family is everything to me & trumps all else !


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Originally Posted by TheKid
Between the weather and family crisis it was a low grade disaster. Caught some beautiful spawning char and huge grayling. Shot some of the very plentiful ptarmigan that were around. But otherwise ended up pulling the plug early to come home mooseless. Not the worst trip I’ve been on but certainly not what I’d call a good one.


Sorry to hear this Kid, but I'm jealous as hell about the Char and Grayling. Ive caught both, but smaller down here in the lower 48.


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Just returned home from Alaska. Was able to kill a very good 61" bull. Drop off, outfitted hunt. Road out the typhoon. Broken tent poles, hole in rain fly etc. 63 year old buddy was over matched by most parts of trip. At 61 myself, I am thankful and proud we got it done. Now to decide if I got what it takes to do it one more time in two years......lol

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Kid, sorry to hear that.


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Yeah was hoping to see you with a Big old Moose, but stuff happens! At least you got out for a bit to fish with your dad.


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I didn’t even bother moose hunting or caribou hunting comes a point your like ph uck this…


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Then STFU. The rest of your statement is superflous bullshit with no real bearing on this discussion other than to massage your own ego.
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Originally Posted by TheKid
Between the weather and family crisis it was a low grade disaster. Caught some beautiful spawning char and huge grayling. Shot some of the very plentiful ptarmigan that were around. But otherwise ended up pulling the plug early to come home mooseless. Not the worst trip I’ve been on but certainly not what I’d call a good one.
Bummer, but there’ll be more opportunities!


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Bummer Kid.

Moose are making a fool of me up out of Coldfoot. Seen some nice bulls on the archery tag but couldn’t close the deal. Only saw sub legal bulls when rifle hunting earlier.

Got 2 more days, I guess.



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Bummer kid! Hope the family drama worked out ok.

We saw a total of 3 moose from moose camp. Saw more on the drive home.

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Originally Posted by mainer_in_ak
Kid, good luck out there. Time flys since you left those great northern guns goobers. I hope yah grab the 35 Whelen. Any standard medium bore is about the ideal moose gun in my opinion.

I have a hundred .358 250grain a-frame reloading bullets if you want them.

The 63" spread seems to be a common, magic number for a couple guys I built boats for.

An older fella I built an 18 footer for, had a 63 incher come to the brush thrashing.

Needless to say, he had to reload the 300 winchester magnum for another round. The darn monster stayed on the hoof! Wish guys would take my advice and at least load a 220 grainer in the 30 cals, or better yet, grab a dmn medium bore:


Fantastic video and great moose! Well done Sir & Mrs.


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Sorry it didn't work out like you planned. Anytime hunt with your Dad is a good one though.


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