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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
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Posted By Hughiam
Have a local taxidermist ship the hides back...

Have a local taxidermist ship the hides back salted and dried(moose/elk) to your favorite local taxidermist. The deer cape can be frozen and taken as baggage. Talk to your airline carrier to find...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-19-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 948
Posted By Hughiam
Ive mounted this form before. It actually pivots...

Ive mounted this form before. It actually pivots so you can adjust the elk to look where you want in the room. It can also be fabbed into any other elk form with some work.

Hugh
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Forum: Around the Campfire 04-18-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 403
Posted By Hughiam
What's your budget and how far do you want to...

What's your budget and how far do you want to travel? Cont US, Canada, AK? All have bears, over baits, hounds, spot and stalk etc.

I can give your great recommendations on guys up here in AK. ...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-18-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,633
Posted By Hughiam
I got took once for about $100.00. Cooked up the...

I got took once for about $100.00. Cooked up the first steak and almost wore out my teeth. I told a guy at work about it and he told me they got him once too. He told me to do the math. They try...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,936
Posted By Hughiam
Prior to putting on the 35's, I was at 12-14 in...

Prior to putting on the 35's, I was at 12-14 in town and 15-17 on the highway. Now about 12 and 15 respectively.

SuperChips supposedly can reprogram my computer to accept the 35's. Its a hand...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-16-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,936
Posted By Hughiam
My current and last truck were 3/4 ton Power...

My current and last truck were 3/4 ton Power Wagons. The 12 had the 5.7 and 4:56s and the 15 is a 6.4 with 4:11s. I was happy with both and just upgraded the tires to 35" mud terrains(they fit on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-13-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,324
Posted By Hughiam
Ive hunted in 16, 19 and 21. We look for remote...

Ive hunted in 16, 19 and 21. We look for remote lakes first that we think a plane can land on. We usually rent a beaver, so the lakes need to be pretty big. WE have done 180s as well.

We look...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-05-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By Hughiam
I hope you're not serious. Yes, the worst of the...

I hope you're not serious. Yes, the worst of the worst. Ive been to their "sanctuary" near Hoona. Its a joke, a movie set with a pole barn for the camera crew to store their gear and vehicles.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,520
Posted By Hughiam
ALL ALASKA BASED REALITY SHOWS ARE FAKE! Getting...

ALL ALASKA BASED REALITY SHOWS ARE FAKE! Getting off soapbox now, (says Alaskan Resident).
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-04-2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 769
Posted By Hughiam
There are lots of scout forums out there that can...

There are lots of scout forums out there that can give you insight. I don't run scouts, but old cjs and there are similarities. There would be tons of expensive fabrication to do the swap you want...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-03-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Hughiam
I have the Summit and ordered a large. Used on a...

I have the Summit and ordered a large. Used on a couple hunts(bear/caribou), never fit me right so I contacted them. They asked me to wash it and send it in. Brand new one showed up in the medium...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,485
Posted By Hughiam
um, no. never had mine to the mall.

um, no. never had mine to the mall.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-27-2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,060
Posted By Hughiam
This is the biggest I ever saw and caught. I...

This is the biggest I ever saw and caught. I lived on the 777 Ranch a few years ago and this one was in the front yard. it was a cool September morning and the snake must have been cold cause I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-20-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,870
Posted By Hughiam
The small tusks on the WH will crack in a short...

The small tusks on the WH will crack in a short period of time usually. Some exceptions for sure, but its a good practice to fill them.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-20-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,376
Posted By Hughiam
The point I think some of you are missing is that...

The point I think some of you are missing is that that this is just the tip of the iceberg. No gun sales, no ammo sales, no magazines, no positive exposure for our youth to see guns in a non...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-19-2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,870
Posted By Hughiam
did you fill the WH tusks with anything to reduce...

did you fill the WH tusks with anything to reduce cracking? I use smooth cast, its a two part mix, white.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,324
Posted By Hughiam
Float trips are fun....till you hit 5 or 6 of...

Float trips are fun....till you hit 5 or 6 of these along the way. Then the water on the downstream side is so shallow you have to drag the raft, 50 or 60 times in a day.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,990
Posted By Hughiam
My last client tipped a me a 1911 in 10mm! Ive...

My last client tipped a me a 1911 in 10mm! Ive also received cash, custome knives, etc., invites to leases(when I was in Texas) etc.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-08-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,295
Posted By Hughiam
Heres one I did for a display in my taxidermy...

Heres one I did for a display in my taxidermy shop. to hold business cards. This snake actually rattles through a remote control. Snakes heasd was severely freezer burnt and shot, but came...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-07-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,324
Posted By Hughiam
my first trip was a float and we moved daily. It...

my first trip was a float and we moved daily. It does eat up time. My last two and upcoming are lake based with a raft/kicker motor. Our flight from Bethel to the super secret moose lake is $5,000...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-06-2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,324
Posted By Hughiam
Ive done 2 float trips so to speak and just put a...

Ive done 2 float trips so to speak and just put a down payment on my 3rd. PM me for more information. I live in Alaska as well so can give you some good insight.

Hugh
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Hughiam
There was a post about a guy that hit a...

There was a post about a guy that hit a Ptarmigan at 75mph+. Pretty ugly picture of his face



https://www.thealaskalife.com/outdoors/2018-iron-dog-day-3-coverage/
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-07-2018, 01:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,517
Posted By Hughiam
My advice is to skip Talkeetna. Not much there...

My advice is to skip Talkeetna. Not much there worth the trip.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 990
Posted By Hughiam
really? I didn't like it. Vince Vaughn was...

really? I didn't like it. Vince Vaughn was unconvincing as the drill sargent and they all had very long hair for boot camp. I also think the dialogue was more 2015 than 1944. While I don't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-26-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 602
Posted By Hughiam
One thing to consider is a AA credit card. When...

One thing to consider is a AA credit card. When you sign up, with some restrictions, you get around 20,000 air miles. Enough for a domestic flight. And they have a $100 companion fare you can use...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 602
Posted By Hughiam
I fly AK every time I fly which is about 3 times...

I fly AK every time I fly which is about 3 times a year. No complaints. My options are limited as there is not much for choice up here. I flew to Bethel on one trip, Ketchikan on another and I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-25-2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,517
Posted By Hughiam
Do the RV thing. I live here, trust me. The...

Do the RV thing. I live here, trust me.

The cruises are canned, in my opinion. The shops you buy things at are owed by the cruise lines.

Get out there, this is an amazing place to get your...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,830
Posted By Hughiam
You still think Alaska Reality Shows are real?

I live here and have been saying it for years. They are all FAKE, SCRIPTED and STAGED. I even worked with a few of them writing filming permits. Now here's proof, in a lawsuit.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,532
Posted By Hughiam
One of the things I am noticing about the younger...

One of the things I am noticing about the younger folks is the lack of "sense of adventure". I find that now when I try to hire people from the lower 48 to come up here(Alaska). We offer moving...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2018, 01:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,531
Posted By Hughiam
pretty neat technology. I would like to see it...

pretty neat technology. I would like to see it with one pin that adjusts for range automatically. In other words, come to full draw, put the pin on the target/animal and it reads the range and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 453
Posted By Hughiam
I live in Alaska, and I get this question a lot. ...

I live in Alaska, and I get this question a lot. I tell people to not go on a cruise. Fly to Anchorage, rent an RV and get out there. The cruises are bottled trips and the souvenir shops at most...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-08-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By Hughiam
I use them almost exclusively. I have not...

I use them almost exclusively. I have not experienced the problem you mentioned. I did have one break when I skipped it off a paver block on top of my Block target. The front of the shaft still...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2017, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 604
Posted By Hughiam
I have DD as well and I have had a left lateral...

I have DD as well and I have had a left lateral partial fusion at L4/L5 for two years. I could bend and twist much like I could prior to the operation. I also have C2-C6 fused in my neck and have...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-12-2017, 12:05 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 9,209
Posted By Hughiam
I think if you were to try and recover costs in...

I think if you were to try and recover costs in court, given you said the cape can be retrieved, you might be awarded the value of the antlers. For instance, you can buy a set of 140" antlers on...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2017, 12:49 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 4,463
Posted By Hughiam
When I was guiding at a hog ranch in the U.P. of...

When I was guiding at a hog ranch in the U.P. of Michigan I saw -31 when I got to the ranch. The hunters waited till it was -20 before we went out for the day. I can't remember how many pigs and...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-06-2017, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,458
Posted By Hughiam
double mount for a client when I worked at the...

double mount for a client when I worked at the 777 Ranch
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-30-2017, 05:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,364
Posted By Hughiam
Well you can leave it at my house in Palmer until...

Well you can leave it at my house in Palmer until you get here. Ill make sure it works just about every weekend for you.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-10-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By Hughiam
So, yes it's possible but hardly probable on your...

So, yes it's possible but hardly probable on your first trip. It kind of depends on the type of hunt you want and your budget. For example, I just did a DIY moose trip out of Bethel with my brother...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-06-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
Posted By Hughiam
Only if you are running a locking differential.

Only if you are running a locking differential.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,103
Posted By Hughiam
We went 1 for 2 north of Bethel. Ended up having...

We went 1 for 2 north of Bethel. Ended up having to fly out early as the warm weather was going to ruin the meat. Brother killed this one with his long bow, I got close a couple times to a few...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-27-2017, 02:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 786
Posted By Hughiam
Worked on this one, scored 21 3/16 green.

Worked on this one, scored 21 3/16 green.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-13-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,103
Posted By Hughiam
shoot, I could have had breakfast with you! I...

shoot, I could have had breakfast with you! I work a mile from there! When you get to the first light in Palmer, turn right, go two blocks to my office!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,103
Posted By Hughiam
Ive done two and am on deck to leave for my third...

Ive done two and am on deck to leave for my third next Thursday. I can give you some insights as to cost from Anchorage out to the bush and back.

My first trip was to Dillingham then out to an...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2017, 05:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 558
Posted By Hughiam
well this worked for Tom Hanks

well this worked for Tom Hanks
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,103
Posted By Hughiam
Too funny, to me, Big Lous in San Antonio is...

Too funny, to me, Big Lous in San Antonio is better than the Mooses Tooth.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2017, 05:49 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,103
Posted By Hughiam
Thanks! Two of us going, my brother and I. ...

Thanks! Two of us going, my brother and I. Third trip for moose in three years with nothing on the ground yet. He's hunting traditional and Im using a compound. Were on the fence about a back up...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,103
Posted By Hughiam
Hes right, you will lose it about 20 miles out. ...

Hes right, you will lose it about 20 miles out. Conversely if you are driving up from Anchorage, you will have it at least through Glenallen albeit intermittently. North of Glenallen it will drop...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,103
Posted By Hughiam
Our hunt is during the same time period 9/14-9/28...

Our hunt is during the same time period 9/14-9/28 but were going out of Aniak. Tok should be colder at that time so be prepared. We also pack a roll up sled to drag out the quarters as opposed to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-21-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 883
Posted By Hughiam
Sleeping Indian is back in business and is...

Sleeping Indian is back in business and is actually a Dallas based business now. I have about $5,000 of KOM and SI clothing. Its hard to beat for warmth and quiet sitting in a stand. Although...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-08-2017, 07:00 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,222
Posted By Hughiam
North and slightly East of Aniak, Alaska on a...

North and slightly East of Aniak, Alaska on a lake chasing moose from 9/14-9/28
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