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Old 04-30-2018, 03:44 PM   #301
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Question for you Doc, what's with throwing the lingcod back? We used to keep them when we caught them, do they have a season or slot limit now?

They are a great eating fish!!!
When I went two years ago, they did have a slot limit on ling cod. We were very fortunate to go 4-4 on ling cod in the slot. Best eating white fish Iíve ever had.

The Alaskan lobster from the halibut was pretty good too!
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Old 04-30-2018, 03:56 PM   #302
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Whoa! I been away from the GS for two weeks and I miss pure epicness!!! With that many bears it is only a matter of time Greg. After last years mountain goat in Alyeska, a BIG BROWNIE is on the short list.
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:12 PM   #303
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Dream place to go hunt. Good luck!
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Old 04-30-2018, 07:32 PM   #304
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Question for you Doc, what's with throwing the lingcod back? We used to keep them when we caught them, do they have a season or slot limit now?

They are a great eating fish!!!
Season is closed right now. I think it opens July 1.
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Old 04-30-2018, 07:37 PM   #305
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Season is closed right now. I think it opens July 1.
Any other news you care to share amigo?
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Old 04-30-2018, 07:41 PM   #306
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Here is today’s late afternoon update. It’s windy and cold out there! We saw 9 bears. Got to 30-35 yards on one that was right at 8 1/2 foot but he had terrible hair. I passed just because you could not even mount him. Found another golf bear. This one had the best hair I have seen of any so far. He was pushing 9 feet. Jordan dropped Brian and I off about two beaches over on some rocks and about 1/2 mile away. We cut through the woods for the first 300-400 yards then hit the beach. We could stay behind rocks and got to 150 yards. There we ran out of cover. It was open beach and a beautiful bear. Too far for a bow shot, no way to close the distance. I let the best bear we have seen walk off the beach with a rifle next to me. I decided then that tomorrow I will not do the same. I have been within easy bow range of 2 bears and under 100 yards from several. It’s time to make something happen.
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Old 04-30-2018, 07:43 PM   #307
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The two rifle hunters have both killed bears. One killed an absolute monster that should make B&C!

Another hunter arrived today. He will start hunting the unit where the other guys just finished in the am.
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Old 04-30-2018, 07:45 PM   #308
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Hang in there with the bow doc!


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Old 04-30-2018, 07:47 PM   #309
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Did find time for a little fishing and caught my personal best lingcod today.



And my biggest yelloweye!!!!!


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Old 04-30-2018, 07:52 PM   #310
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Sweet!!!! Good luck on getting in close on a pretty bear tomorrow!!


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Old 04-30-2018, 07:58 PM   #311
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Good luck again Doc!
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Old 04-30-2018, 07:58 PM   #312
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Hopefully an arrow will fly soon!
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Old 04-30-2018, 08:18 PM   #313
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bow or gun either way its one more toward the grand slam
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Old 04-30-2018, 08:24 PM   #314
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bow or gun either way its one more toward the grand slam
I agree. I dearly love to bowhunt and I love getting close to dangerous game. I want a brown bear and already have an unsuccessful hunt under my belt. I have passed a couple easy bowshots on small bears if it was only about the species and only about a bowkill. I had a very old sow at 47 yards the other night. I couldnít kill her! Just not the trophy I wanted. If I end up within a couple hundred yards of another good bear and I canít get closer I may have to see if my trigger finger still works.
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Old 04-30-2018, 08:27 PM   #315
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Outstanding thread, thoroughly enjoying the updates and excellent pictures!!!!

Good luck on the rest of the hunt!
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Old 04-30-2018, 08:30 PM   #316
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Old 04-30-2018, 08:31 PM   #317
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I admire your patience Doc.

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Old 04-30-2018, 08:37 PM   #318
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Good luck, Doc! Looks like you're having a great time!

I really miss it up there....
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Old 04-30-2018, 08:42 PM   #319
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How's the food in camp?
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Old 04-30-2018, 08:43 PM   #320
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Hope you seal the deal with your bow. Good luck either way


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Old 04-30-2018, 09:00 PM   #321
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I would have already busted out the boom stick
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:01 PM   #322
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With all of your airline troubles, sounds like I need to be your pilot. You buy the gas and my tag and I’ll keep all your gear together and in good working order. ����
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:05 PM   #323
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Killing a monster bear with a rifle is better than going home empty handed with your bow.
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:16 PM   #324
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Good luck Doc!


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Old 04-30-2018, 09:33 PM   #325
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Watching from the sidelines, Good Luck tomorrow
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Old 04-30-2018, 09:35 PM   #326
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Got our fingers crossed for you Doc.

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Old 04-30-2018, 09:54 PM   #327
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With your history of last second wins, I feel really good about tomorrow. No shame in pulling out the rifle. Knowing your history, my mind has a picture of a arrow flying true.
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:01 PM   #328
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Say hello to my little friend!



Ok, we baited him in.



Just had a steak. Early dinner tonight. Tide is in now so beaches are covered with water.


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Old 04-30-2018, 10:11 PM   #329
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That Fox is really cool
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Old 04-30-2018, 10:14 PM   #330
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Good luck tomorrow. Cool fox!
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Old 05-01-2018, 05:52 AM   #331
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Cool little fox, not sure I want my fingers so close to his mouth though.
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Old 05-01-2018, 06:02 AM   #332
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Good luck today Doc!
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:01 AM   #333
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Today's the day!
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:03 AM   #334
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:35 AM   #335
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Good luck Doc! I bet you get it done with the bow soon.
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:55 AM   #336
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good luck today
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Old 05-01-2018, 08:03 AM   #337
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Good luck today Doc, it looks like you have had a very successful fishing trip!! I hope it turns into a successful bear hunting trip!
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:50 AM   #338
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Keep at it, Doc!
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Old 05-01-2018, 09:54 AM   #339
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Got a feeling you might have one down. Tell me I’m right.
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:39 AM   #340
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Get a big one today, Doc!
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:55 AM   #341
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Use a weapon to harvest a bear today, Doc!
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Old 05-01-2018, 10:57 AM   #342
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Drill one, Greg!
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Old 05-01-2018, 12:01 PM   #343
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Best thread of the year, good luck!
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:51 PM   #344
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Good Luck! No shame in pulling out the boom stick
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:07 PM   #345
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I don’t have a fishing report for today but I do have a hunting report!
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:08 PM   #346
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:11 PM   #347
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Well let’s hear it!
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:12 PM   #348
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Heck ya wooohooo
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:18 PM   #349
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I am sitting here in Alaska with very mixed emotions. It’s tough to type because the screen is blurry. I have killed a brown bear with a rifle. One shot from just under 150 yards with a 300 WSM. He dropped like a stone and never took a step. I had three days left to try and close the deal with my bow and I think there probably would have been an opportunity. But, most of the bears have there summer coat and I think this is the one I passed the other night. I miss the family and I missed Junior’s baseball game last Saturday for this hunt. I have been helping coach. I didn’t want to miss another game and had all of these thoughts on that beach today. Oh, and the game I missed, the kid hit one out of the park. That was his first!
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Old 05-01-2018, 07:18 PM   #350
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