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Old 05-16-2022, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Epic Alaska Father Daughter Bear hunt

We just returned from one of the best hunting trips Iíve ever had even though I didnít bring a bear back. I could not be more proud of the hunter and hunting companion my daughter has become. It is hard to beat the sites and sounds of Alaska. There is beauty and adventure everywhere you look. This trip was much more than just a hunt. To watch the anticipation my daughter has had for the last year has been awesome. Then to see the excitement and smiles she had all week was truly emotional to me. On to the hunt.

I booked the boat for us, my Brother in law and a couple close friends last May. This would be my 3rd trip to Alaska but everyone elseís first. We had great weather and high hopes for some nice bears and big fish. We were not disappointed.

We all had opportunities at bears but we were only able to bring back two for our group. My friend shot a nice bear the second day after a quick stalk on the beach. While we were taking care of it my daughter spotted a giant on the opposite shore line. We quickly made a plan to try to get her on him. We jumped in the skiff like seal team 6, and put the plan into action. We were dropped off about 450yds down the beach and as stealthily as we could we closed the distance hoping he wouldnít leave the beach before we could get into range. Once we felt we were in her wheel house at about 160yds we waited for him to give us a shot. After a few minutes her turned heading to the brush and she squeezed the trigger. He buckled but then ran into the brush. It was a little after 10pm so light was fading. We gave him a while a took up the track. She not only got a bear but she got a giant. He was a beautiful thick haired 6+ footer with about a 18.5Ē skull. Iím guessing he weighed 250-300lbs.

We ate well, had many laughs and got to experience some of the most magnificent sights Alaska has to offer.











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Old 05-16-2022, 08:39 PM   #2
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Congratulations to your daughter and to you! Good job!
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Old 05-16-2022, 08:42 PM   #3
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wow that's awesome
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Old 05-16-2022, 08:44 PM   #4
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Congrats to you both!
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Old 05-16-2022, 08:46 PM   #5
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Old 05-16-2022, 08:47 PM   #6
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Ninilchik Charters? Captain Johnny?
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Old 05-16-2022, 08:49 PM   #7
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That is all kinds of awesome! Congrats to you and your daughter.
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Old 05-16-2022, 08:50 PM   #8
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That had to have been an awesome adventure and memories made for you both! Congrats to your daughter and a good job dad!
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Old 05-16-2022, 08:50 PM   #9
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Looks and sounds like a great trip!
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Old 05-16-2022, 08:50 PM   #10
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Congratulations to your daughter, just outstanding, and also some great photos.
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Old 05-16-2022, 08:50 PM   #11
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Ninilchik Charters? Captain Johnny?
The one and only! Great guy!
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Old 05-16-2022, 08:55 PM   #12
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Congratulations to your daughter, just outstanding, and also some great photos.
Ditto....
You are truly a fortunate dad..
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Old 05-16-2022, 08:55 PM   #13
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Memories made. Congrats to you both on the bear and the huge flounders and reds.
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Old 05-16-2022, 09:01 PM   #14
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The one and only! Great guy!
I was operations manager for NC last year. I recognized the boat. Heís the best Captain they have, really cares about clients. Glad you had a good trip.
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Old 05-16-2022, 09:03 PM   #15
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Old 05-16-2022, 09:05 PM   #16
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What a great trip. That girl will never forget the time you spend with her. You've set the bar high for the ole boy that steals her heart....as you should. Well done.
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Old 05-16-2022, 09:06 PM   #17
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cool trip!
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Old 05-16-2022, 09:09 PM   #18
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What a great trip. That girl will never forget the time you spend with her. You've set the bar high for the ole boy that steals her heart....as you should. Well done.
We say that all the time. Sheís had a hell of a year. 160Ē first bow kill now a giant bear. Maybe she will let dad kill something again sometime. Iíll trade all of my future animals to watch both of my girls take them with me by their sides.
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Old 05-16-2022, 09:20 PM   #19
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Cast and blast of epic proportions!
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Old 05-16-2022, 09:33 PM   #20
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Thatís awesome!! Congrats to yíall!!
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Old 05-16-2022, 09:43 PM   #21
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Incredible trip and a lifetime of memories made
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Old 05-16-2022, 10:08 PM   #22
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Looks like an amazing trip!
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Old 05-16-2022, 10:26 PM   #23
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What an amazing trip, and thank you for sharing!
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Old 05-16-2022, 10:32 PM   #24
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Really cool! Congrats to you both, looks and sounds like a GREAT trip!
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Old 05-16-2022, 10:36 PM   #25
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Congrats to her! What an adventure she will remember forever
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Old 05-17-2022, 06:37 AM   #26
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Congrats on your great adventure. What do you have planned next
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:09 AM   #27
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:25 AM   #28
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Awesome, thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:27 AM   #29
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congrats great pics thanks for sharing.
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:31 AM   #30
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congrats on an amazing trip and having the opportunity to make amazing memories. I sure hope one day I will have similar pictures with me and my daughter!
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:33 AM   #31
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Very nice. Congrats to both of you.
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:36 AM   #32
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Congrats on your great adventure. What do you have planned next

Alaska has me hooked. I may go to Kodiak for a black tail hunt in November with a friend. She is relegated to whitetail again this fall.
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:39 AM   #33
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What a trip !
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:42 AM   #34
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Wow, that's awesome, Chief! Alaska is definitely on my bucket list.
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:45 AM   #35
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What a blessed time! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:45 AM   #36
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Looks like an awesome trip. Congrats on the memories.
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:50 AM   #37
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Thats fantastic. Way to go dad!

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Old 05-17-2022, 07:54 AM   #38
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Awesome bear, congrats!!
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:55 AM   #39
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That looks like an epic trip! Congrats to all!
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Old 05-17-2022, 07:59 AM   #40
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Very nice!
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Old 05-17-2022, 08:02 AM   #41
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Wow what an amazing trip and experience for both of you. Congrats to your daughter. Great job dad.
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Old 05-17-2022, 08:03 AM   #42
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What an amazing trip to share with your daughter. Congrats on ya'lls success
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Old 05-17-2022, 08:06 AM   #43
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Awesome experience, thanks for sharing and congrats to both of you.
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Old 05-17-2022, 08:10 AM   #44
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That's really cool! Congrats to y'all!
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Old 05-17-2022, 08:36 AM   #45
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Epic for sure!

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Old 05-17-2022, 08:39 AM   #46
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Absolutely love this! Congratulations on such a successful trip!
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Old 05-17-2022, 08:41 AM   #47
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What a great trip! Congrats on the lifelong memories that were made.
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:29 AM   #48
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Very impressive all the way around. Congrats to her on an amazing bear, and the halibut and golden eye are way cool too!
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Old 05-17-2022, 09:58 AM   #49
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Wow! Just wow
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Old 05-17-2022, 10:01 AM   #50
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AWESOME! Congrats!
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