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Old 03-25-2023, 11:45 PM   #51
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Good luck Doc. I can’t wait to read your write up of this Adventure.
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Old 03-25-2023, 11:46 PM   #52
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I did not understand why 3 days of travel until I looked up where Grise Fiord is. Holy ****, you will be up there. Best of luck
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Old 03-25-2023, 11:46 PM   #53
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How cool! Iíve got a few questions if you have time! What does a replica like that cost? What is your travel schedule to get there? Who will you be hunting with, accommodations? Canít wait to read the recap!?
I leave Amarillo at 0630 on Tuesday after working a full day and being on call. I think I fly to Dallas, then Newark and on to Ottawa Canada. I get there in the early evening and spend the night. The next day I fly to resolute bay and spend the night. The next day on to Grise fiord and I believe it is immediately out on the ice! I am hunting with the Inuits and the outfitter is Ameri-Kana. Accommodations during the hunt are wall tent or plywood cabin. That replica is +/- $15,000.
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Old 03-25-2023, 11:58 PM   #54
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I did not understand why 3 days of travel until I looked up where Grise Fiord is. Holy ****, you will be up there. Best of luck
Ha! This ain't driving down to the hill country to shoot a deer or flying to Alberta to do a hunt. This truly is the top of the world!!!
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Old 03-26-2023, 12:00 AM   #55
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Good Luck whacking a white bear.
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Old 03-26-2023, 12:03 AM   #56
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This is going to be awesome! Good luck, Doc!


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Old 03-26-2023, 12:25 AM   #57
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In for the updates, good luck!
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Old 03-26-2023, 12:44 AM   #58
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Oh man, canít wait for the updates Doc! Been following your posts on IG wondering what was next and this one doesnít disappoint! I donít how the heck you can sleep with this looming in the very near future. Best of luck to you sir and enjoy the hunt!!!
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Old 03-26-2023, 12:46 AM   #59
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So stoked for you doc.. Cant wait to follow along..


One little idea I had just as just a insurance policy, if you have time.. Fletch a couple arrows up with some AAE hybrid 26 vanes.. They are the same vane as the max stealth but made of a different material, they are softer. That way if that harder max material turns brittle like the TAC you will have a couple arrows with vanes..
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Old 03-26-2023, 12:59 AM   #60
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Good luck! Stay warm!
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Old 03-26-2023, 01:26 AM   #61
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Johna could get you a barren ground bow bou easy. That coast bear hunt will be a challenge.
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Old 03-26-2023, 02:59 AM   #62
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I did a little arrow experiment the other day. Mainly testing the nocks but everything worked. Of course it will be colder where I am going!


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Old 03-26-2023, 03:02 AM   #63
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Johna could get you a barren ground bow bou easy. That coast bear hunt will be a challenge.

I have done two brown bear hunts. The first one I was 15 yards from a great bear and at full draw. Never released the arrow. And I was within 50 yards of several others with no shot. On my second I had smaller bears in bow range and even a good one under 10 yards with no shot. I started to feel pressure and killed one with a gun. Still regret that decision as I had 2-3 days left to hunt.


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Old 03-26-2023, 03:11 AM   #64
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Good luck! In for this one!
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Old 03-26-2023, 05:09 AM   #65
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I think most of the hunts are find a track and decide if the bear is big enough. Get close and confirm. Then turn a couple of sled dogs out. The dogs occupy the bear while you sneak in for the shot. Most of it is super flat frozen ocean. I think there are places with ice mounds and terrain where a stalk might be possible. I have heard a fair number are shot coming in to camp. I imagine that is a sh$& show in the middle of the night!!!!!

Holy crap. That is going to be wild.
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Old 03-26-2023, 05:52 AM   #66
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What in the world do you wear in -20 degree weather all day? Battery powered heated vest??

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Old 03-26-2023, 06:42 AM   #67
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Absolutely epic! Best of luck to you sir!


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Old 03-26-2023, 07:18 AM   #68
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This is gonna be epic


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Old 03-26-2023, 07:28 AM   #69
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Excited for you and looking forward to the recap of this adventure

Do you have enough clothes to stay warm?
Can you shoot your bow with all of them on?
You have any plans to write a book about your hunting adventures?

You are definitely going to be in places few humans have ever set foot in
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Old 03-26-2023, 07:46 AM   #70
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This is way interesting. Good luck on your hunt and keep us posted when you can.
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Old 03-26-2023, 07:52 AM   #71
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Living the dream. I have always had an interest in bear hunting, especially a polar bear. I will be going on my first black bear hunt in a couple of weeks. Hope you have a great hunt and look forward to your recap.
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Old 03-26-2023, 07:57 AM   #72
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This may be the best Docmay hunt yet! Following along on here and IG.
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Old 03-26-2023, 08:26 AM   #73
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Good luck Greg!!!!

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Old 03-26-2023, 08:35 AM   #74
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I leave Amarillo at 0630 on Tuesday after working a full day and being on call. I think I fly to Dallas, then Newark and on to Ottawa Canada. I get there in the early evening and spend the night. The next day I fly to resolute bay and spend the night. The next day on to Grise fiord and I believe it is immediately out on the ice! I am hunting with the Inuits and the outfitter is Ameri-Kana. Accommodations during the hunt are wall tent or plywood cabin. That replica is +/- $15,000.
Awesome! Thanks for taking the time to share your adventure!
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Old 03-26-2023, 08:35 AM   #75
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Been following your progress on IG, glad to see this adventure is about to happen. Good luck Doc, stick a big one!!!
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Old 03-26-2023, 08:42 AM   #76
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What in the world do you wear in -20 degree weather all day? Battery powered heated vest??

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Layers!!!! I am not taking any of the heated stuff. Won't be able to charge it after we head out. No power for at least 10 days or until bear is killed. I have a bunch of hand and foot warmers. I will wear a light wool base layer, heavy wool layer, vest, puffy coat and then bids and parka over the top. The Inuit community gives you some arctic clothing to wear as an outer layer. That's boots, bids and parka. Is that enough to stay warm? I have no idea! I will at least take off the parka, goggles and any thick face covering to shoot. Also, will take off heavy gloves and just wear liners to shoot. I bought two new releases that are bigger to allow for better fit with gloves on(ultra view large releases vs medium). They did have a bowhunter 2 years ago that was hunting muskox. Apparently he took his gloves off to shoot but it took a while to get the shot. He got frostbite and lost 3 fingers. I am also taking a sleeping bag that is rated to -40. It's a beast!!!!!!
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Old 03-26-2023, 08:44 AM   #77
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Living the dream. I have always had an interest in bear hunting, especially a polar bear. I will be going on my first black bear hunt in a couple of weeks. Hope you have a great hunt and look forward to your recap.
Good luck on the hunt! I have truly enjoyed hunting everything and love the variety. Bears are always fun. You will enjoy it and hopefully kill a good one.
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Old 03-26-2023, 08:52 AM   #78
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Did you freezer test the releases?


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Old 03-26-2023, 08:59 AM   #79
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I have not. Thought about it but haven't. I also have some concern about my arrow rests. But, I'm shooting hamskea limb driven rests. I figure that inertia from the limb recoil will make them work. I may throw the releases in the freezer today. Although, they will likely be in my pocket until the shot. Hopefully that helps.
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Old 03-26-2023, 09:00 AM   #80
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Good luck!!!!!
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Old 03-26-2023, 09:15 AM   #81
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This is intense! Good luck and safe travels Doc.
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Old 03-26-2023, 09:47 AM   #82
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Coca Cola bear!

Good luck man! This is awesome
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Old 03-26-2023, 09:51 AM   #83
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Good luck, Doc, can’t wait for the adventure to start!
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Old 03-26-2023, 09:57 AM   #84
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I will be enjoying this epic hunt sitting on my 68 degree leather couch with a cup of Joe in hand.
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Old 03-26-2023, 10:11 AM   #85
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Good luck Doc!
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Old 03-26-2023, 10:17 AM   #86
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Good luck Doc!! That is going to be an amazing trip.

My only issue with your gear, what are you taking with you to make sure you are able to give us continuous updates. 10 days once you get there is too long for us to wait!

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Old 03-26-2023, 10:20 AM   #87
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Sounds exciting!! Best of luck!! Stay safe and have a great adventure!!!
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Old 03-26-2023, 10:22 AM   #88
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Coca Cola bear!

Good luck man! This is awesome
I made a promise to my friends and family that I will not shoot any bear that talks or is holding a Coke. I have my limits!!!!
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Old 03-26-2023, 10:24 AM   #89
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Good luck. Following along
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Old 03-26-2023, 10:37 AM   #90
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Good luck sir!
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Old 03-26-2023, 10:40 AM   #91
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I made a promise to my friends and family that I will not shoot any bear that talks or is holding a Coke. I have my limits!!!!
You HAVE to take a pic with it while drinking a coke. Or pretending to drink a frozen one LOL
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Old 03-26-2023, 10:52 AM   #92
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This is going to be awesome.

Good Luck, Doc!











I second the Coca-Cola pic!


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Old 03-26-2023, 10:54 AM   #93
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Old 03-26-2023, 10:59 AM   #94
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Doc,

when you are up there please close the gate so the wind in amarillo doesn't blow so hard this summer...

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Old 03-26-2023, 11:21 AM   #95
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This is going to be epic. Safe travels, safe hunting, and good luck. Looking forward reading about the adventure.
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Old 03-26-2023, 11:40 AM   #96
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Count me as one the jealous ones, can't wait to see and read your recap Doc. Good luck and stay safe out there.
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Old 03-26-2023, 12:00 PM   #97
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Top of my bucket list trip here! Can’t wait to follow along. Thank you for taking the time to share your adventures with us.

Good luck and safe travels!
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Old 03-26-2023, 12:11 PM   #98
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In for this one ! Cannot wait for the adventure.
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Old 03-26-2023, 12:15 PM   #99
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Good luck Doc!
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Old 03-26-2023, 12:17 PM   #100
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when you are up there please close the gate so the wind in amarillo doesn't blow so hard this summer...

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Not sure there is a gate strong enough to hold that!!!! May be better to pray for divine intervention.
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