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#1 iamyourhuckleberry

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 02:51 PM

Here's the link guys.

This is the story of the hunt from my perspective( the link may take a second or two to download-hang in there). What a hunt!

Enjoy!

http://www.datafileh...d-3bd96aad.html

For some reason I'm having difficulties importing video files for editing. So, you'll have to watch the entire clips

Here's the introduction, enjoy:

http://s277.photobuc...nt=M2U00605.flv

The bear (how many of you would pass a bruiser like this? The bear was 85 yards from me and only 45 yards from Rob Swanson. Watch his nose go up as he winds Rob):

http://s277.photobuc...nt=M2U00600.flv


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Here's Rob account of the stalk:
http://s277.photobuc...nt=M2U00604.flv

Can you believe that! Rob passed a very respectable P&Y bear! Respect!

Edited by iamyourhuckleberry, 31 May 2009 - 03:17 PM.

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:31 PM

Very Cool Huck! Congrats again on a great bear. :clap:
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 06:09 PM

Congrats Huck! :clap:

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 06:39 PM

Niiiccceeeee good job, and congrats buddy,
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 08:40 PM

Dude......that is awesome! Congrats again. Take care friend.
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 09:52 PM

Huck; Great hunt, photos, and videos. What great memories to have with good hunting buddies. Thanks for sharing. All my friends enjoyed them, and were impressed. Thank you. HH in Pa :boone:

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 07:55 AM

I saw your pdf file ya sent out. amazing trip. now that's HUNTING :)
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Posted 01 June 2009 - 08:02 AM

Thanks Huck. Sorry I can't see a thing on the PDF when I download it now it gives up an error message but I watched the interviews and bears grazing.

Looks like fun and it's tough stalking any bear and those island species are believed to be different from the mainland black bears.

Edited by Rowdy Yates, 01 June 2009 - 12:17 PM.

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 10:04 AM

Good work skinny

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Posted 02 June 2009 - 04:33 PM

Finally I got to see and read your story, excellent job.

Now my question is; when are you going back? And is there room for any other bowhunters?

Edited by Rowdy Yates, 04 June 2009 - 07:30 AM.

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 06:17 PM

That's a good bear! I agree with Rob. Not enormous but really good. The bear did have a really bad bald rubbed spot on his right wrist.

Can't say I'd turn him down under Rob's circumstances.
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Posted 07 June 2009 - 10:34 PM

Leo

Most bears you find by this time of year will be rubbed especially their paws in SE Alaska. I have done this hunt 3 times and guided for 1 year in SE Alaska. You have to get in there in like late April to get em with no rubs. there won't be as many bears but they will be alot of boars and very few sows with cubs-they just don't come out that early.

You can also go in the fall while they are hooked to streams, shots are short and the hair is short but very few rubs

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Posted 14 June 2009 - 07:55 PM

Marty is spot on Leo. We got to the island a tad bit late due to Rob's work arrangements. I would love to do this hunt again, some fall, when salmon, bear, deer, and wolves could all be had at the same time.
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Posted 15 June 2009 - 10:23 AM

Marty is spot on Leo. We got to the island a tad bit late due to Rob's work arrangements. I would love to do this hunt again, some fall, when salmon, bear, deer, and wolves could all be had at the same time.



IF you'd consider taking a tender foot at that sort of hunt give me enough notice to afford it. Posted Image Just being there has to be an awesome experience and worth the price for admission.

Edited by Rowdy Yates, 15 June 2009 - 10:25 AM.

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Posted 15 June 2009 - 11:18 AM

Hunt can be done for about $1000 total Rowdy. airfare, tag hunting license and tags included.

Some of these clowns are charging $6000 for a black bar hunt when they were $2500 for a Luxury boat hunt(my first hunt was guided) 3-4 years ago.

Some greedy people out there IMO doing very little for anyone but themselves surely not the hunter

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