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Old 08-19-2010, 10:36 PM   #1
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Default My Alaska Bear Hunt - Photobook and Story

I put this photobook together for my grandparents and also my hunting partners (Keith/Dad, and Larry). They don't know about it and havent seen it yet, so hopefully they dont lurk here too often! It took quite some time to put this all together. It was also a bit hard to shrink down the pages to a web format that wasn't too wide/big for most monitors. The hunt took place in May of this year, and it was truly a hunt and trip of a lifetime. All pictures were taken by me unless noted otherwise. Hope you enjoy! I will post the story in groups, cause its 50 pages long in total. Stay tuned to this thread if you are interested!

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If the pics are too big for most, I will post a bit smaller next round.
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:42 PM   #2
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Awesome!! I want to do the fall hunt...
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Old 08-19-2010, 10:46 PM   #3
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Good read and great pictures. Congrats.
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:13 PM   #4
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Congratulations...
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Old 08-19-2010, 11:35 PM   #5
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That gets us to day 2! More to come!



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Old 08-19-2010, 11:54 PM   #6
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That is AWESOME!!!!!!!

They will love it.

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Old 08-20-2010, 12:04 AM   #7
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Ok..............I'm jealous! Very awesome! Maybe, just maybe.........I can pull together my Africa hunt before it's 5 year anniversary!!
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:06 AM   #8
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Thanks guys!

Chris, you went to Africa? Been so long I'd forgot


Day 3

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Old 08-20-2010, 10:15 AM   #9
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well played........very well played!!! Gotta love Aleyska!!! What camera took the pics??? where you able to keep it dry???

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Old 08-20-2010, 10:16 AM   #10
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impressive!

That's one of them lifetime achievement thingys!

Nothing but net.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:24 AM   #11
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Wow! Is this an article from Grey's Sporting Journal or something? VERY nice!
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:30 AM   #12
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Just, AWESOME! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:36 AM   #13
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Congrats to all. Your write up and pictures are awesome! Can't wait to read the rest
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:37 AM   #14
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That was great,thank you!!
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:48 AM   #15
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Awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:49 AM   #16
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This rocks! Awesome way to remember and share a neat trip.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:18 AM   #17
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Ummmmmm..........WOW!!
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:20 AM   #18
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that got to be one of the best Hunt Recaps I have seen yet, did any of you use your bow? what a great trip
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:24 AM   #19
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this is an awesome recap!!
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:51 AM   #20
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WOW, just WOW!!!!
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:10 PM   #21
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Awesome read! Beautiful country.
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:24 PM   #22
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Thanks all. It ended up taking a lot more time than I expected to put all this together, so I am glad its appreciated.

Landrover,
Camera was my Canon S90 point-n-shoot and my Canon 40D. When it was raining, I used the S90 a lot and was very pleased. If the rain let up, I busted out the 40D. By Alaska standards, we got lucky with the rain.

tookeymonster,
One of the guys on the trip used his recurve and he was the only person to not get a bear. He still had a great time. It can be done on this style of trip, but it won't be easy!

Day 4

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(note the skiff just off the shore)
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:32 PM   #23
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incredible, great work
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:41 PM   #24
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Wow love the photos!!!
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Old 08-20-2010, 12:45 PM   #25
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Lovin' the format! Need more LDP's ! =)
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:03 PM   #26
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I hope to get up there one of these days if only just to take in the scenery and take pictures
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Old 08-20-2010, 01:05 PM   #27
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Great jog, Kevin! Outstanding!
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:00 PM   #28
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Man that's awesome!!
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:05 PM   #29
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This is the coolest thing ever!!!!

I am guessing you do this for a living?!?!?!?
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:19 PM   #30
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speechless ..... awesome stuff brother
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:10 PM   #31
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Beautiful pics!
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:24 PM   #32
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Fabulous picts....
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:29 PM   #33
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Good lookin' pics. Musta been a great time.
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:02 PM   #34
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Thanks again, heres a flood for the afternoon.

TexasCanesFan,
I dont do this for a living, but I've always enjoyed it and do it when I can. I do product design/engineering/testing as a full time job.


This is Day 5: Part 1

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*** In the book, pages 30 and 31 are a pano shot, spanning two pages.

To be continued...
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Old 08-20-2010, 07:29 PM   #35
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I'll post up the rest over the weekend!
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:14 PM   #36
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Absolutely outstanding stuff so far, bud!
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Old 08-20-2010, 08:48 PM   #37
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WOw
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:44 PM   #38
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Incredible pictures and an awesome adventure, Kevin! Congratulations on a trip of a lifetime. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:53 PM   #39
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Man, great work... I used to hunt with your dad and Larry on a day lease in Lampasses...two very dedicated hunters and they were a real boost in my hunting life. Great to see them on the screen.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:54 PM   #40
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Let me state again now that you have most of them out how awesome those pictures are...
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:21 AM   #41
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Thanks again everyone.

JayB, small world on the internet! They are some hunting fools and have been my hunting mentors also. I'll post up some old pics I have of the Lampasses place later in the week (I have to scan them!)

Encinal, thanks again! I enjoyed your Africa hunt a lot also. Congrats on the Kudu and Leopard.

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*** They were about 250 yards or so away in this shot and the bear was over 500 yards. Its amazing how the depth can be lost at that range.

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I'll post of the rest of the pics and story tomorrow!
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:37 AM   #42
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BTW... I'll be bugging the guys in the JW Wildlife / Blind Turtle booth tomorrow at the TTHA show. Stop by and say hi if you are there.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:20 AM   #43
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totally awesome, the pics where out of this world. Incredible memories right there!
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:47 AM   #44
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That is one happy Larry Davis!!!

You guys had great fun and the story was awesome!
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:15 AM   #45
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Outstanding! I can tell you really put your heart and soul into your photobook.
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Incredible!
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:42 AM   #47
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Wow that is awesome! Great pics and great story!
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Old 08-22-2010, 03:26 PM   #48
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One last set of pictures in just a bit....
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Old 08-22-2010, 03:32 PM   #49
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Just plain awesome!!!
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Incredible job Kevin!
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