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#6527773 - 05/22/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: ironbender]  
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Good story, really good story I mean and great pics. Sucks about the other outfitter trying to play games but kudos on pulling off a good bear and hunt.


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#6527806 - 05/22/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Calvin]  
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Originally Posted by Calvin
Originally Posted by Sitka deer

The guide in the area, Dick Rohrer, proved a crafty fellow by working at keeping us off a couple different bears,


What a Dick..

Great hunt Art. I can't wait to get back there.


While he did do a few things that limited our options he did not change our basic plan and we did get to put a couple over on him, while killing the biggest bear of the year in there. He had several hunters that did not have a bear on the last day... I do not know if they got bears on the last day though...

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.


Mark Begich, Joaquin Jackson, and Heller resistance... Three huge reasons to worry about the NRA.
#6527887 - 05/22/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Sitka deer]  
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Cool account and wonderful picts.
Thanks for sharing.

#6528139 - 05/22/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Cariboujack]  
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Originally Posted by Cariboujack
Originally Posted by ironbender
Originally Posted by Cariboujack
I agree, shoulda had Noslers laugh


I believe they are outlawed on the ER.


laugh I can't believe anyone would be so narrow minded to take that position, would they??? laugh


If I "let" an A-Bort on the boat again, why wouldn't I "let" Partitions on the boat? I just have this goofy idea that bears with two holes per bullet bleed more than bears with one... wink


Mark Begich, Joaquin Jackson, and Heller resistance... Three huge reasons to worry about the NRA.
#6528152 - 05/22/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: saddlering]  
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Originally Posted by saddlering
What a Great bear! also a great story, I can only dream of a hunt like this! any idea how old the bear was? if you have more pics please send them when you can!


The bear was kind of a pinhead because he was very young for his size. Bio suggested 7-8 years old and also said the head would probably never grow into the body.


Mark Begich, Joaquin Jackson, and Heller resistance... Three huge reasons to worry about the NRA.
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#6528215 - 05/22/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: ironbender]  
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Excellent story. Well worth the read. Great pics too.

Guides think they own their area. Sometimes they just need to be smacked.


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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...


Mark Begich, Joaquin Jackson, and Heller resistance... Three huge reasons to worry about the NRA.
#6528997 - 05/22/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Sitka deer]  
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Art, thanks for putting up the story and great pictures, what a time you guys had!

#6529176 - 05/22/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: handwerk]  
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NICE bear, thanks for sharing the great story and pics!


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#6529467 - 05/22/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Sitka deer]  
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Thanks for the great report, sounds like it was exciting at times.

Mark


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Anytime anyone kicks cancers azz is a good day!
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#6529506 - 05/22/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: m_stevenson]  
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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 - 05/22/12 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.



Mark Begich, Joaquin Jackson, and Heller resistance... Three huge reasons to worry about the NRA.
#6529922 - 05/22/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Sitka deer]  
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Great write up Art. Congrats on another great bear.


"243/85TSX It's as if the HAMMER OF THOR were wielded by CHUCK NORRIS himself, and a roundhouse kick thrown in for good measure."
#6529999 - 05/22/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: 358Norma_fan]  
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Good pics! Nice bear and a good story. Thanks for sharing, Art!

#6530027 - 05/22/12 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


Mark Begich, Joaquin Jackson, and Heller resistance... Three huge reasons to worry about the NRA.
#6530111 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Sitka deer]  
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Originally Posted by Sitka deer

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

Being a deek hay-ed ain't illegal.


If you take the time it takes, it takes less time.
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#6530764 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: ironbender]  
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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


Sometimes, the air you 'let in'matters less than the air you 'let out'.
#6530832 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Sitka deer]  
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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]  
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That's a beaut Art! Congrats to you and the Jeff for taking out the deer muncher!!


That's ok, I'll ass shoot a dink.

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#6531396 - 05/23/12 Re: Big Kodiak [Re: Calvin]  
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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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The 7 Rem Mag is over bore.
#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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