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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Hunting Pictures
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:24 pm 

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This is my bull I got on a DIY drop camp hunt in Alaska. My first trip to Alaska but not my last!

Shot him at 300 yards with factory 180gr E tips from my 300 win mag. I put 2 behind the shoulder at 300 yards and he only went 30 yards. My buddy used the same load and his dropped in it's tracks with a 500 yard shot. Great bullet so far!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:00 pm 

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Great looking bull, nice shooting.
Be careful, Alaska can get a hold on you.!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:43 pm 

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You done good! (y) Fine looking bull. Now, you will have to give us the story.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:54 pm 

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Thanks everyone. I'm afraid Alaska already has a hold on me, I'm already researching caribou and a Kodiak Sitka Blacktail hunt has been on the radar for a few years. I want to book another moose hunt too, more plans than time!

The story will come but we are looking at trying to write an article so it might have to wait just a bit.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:59 pm 
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Congratulations on your moose.
He is a nice bull. Looking forward to hearing the story.

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 Post subject: Re: 2018 Hunting Pictures
PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:48 am 

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350+ yards, via the 115 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip from the 25-06 Rem 700.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:50 am 

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OUTSTANDING there McSEAL! :)

Nice bull. He could eat my mule deer....

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Beautiful specimen, Guy. Great deer.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:47 am 

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Not the greatest photo, but it's all I've got. A very average pronghorn, taken at about 250 yards with a 165 gr Nosler Ballistic Tip from my 30-06 rifle.

This is the exit wound. The entrance was just behind the opposite side fore-leg. Very quick kill, and that little buck didn't go anywhere but down:

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I did think it was pretty funny that I ended up using the smaller rifle on the bigger mule deer buck, and the bigger rifle on the smaller pronghorn buck... :)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:36 pm 

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No doubt that little buck will provide some excellent meals, Guy.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:41 pm 

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Thanks Guy, looks like you are having a great season too! Alaska is awesome and I can't wait to go back, but I miss going west too. Next year my points say I should be hunting Wyoming elk for my big trip, so I'll get another trip west then. Maybe a scouting trip to Colorado for muleys too next I'm getting enough points there that they are burning a hole in my pocket and I need to make that hunt happen. I want to do a little scouting and get a unit picked before I apply. 2020 will probably be CO muleys or back to AK for caribou.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:01 pm 

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Congrats to you All! Awesome animals.

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For those that like to see pics from Maine here are a few of our moose. From Happy Hunters. From last week. A 53" and a 45 and 47".
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:13 pm 
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Guy,
Congratulations on your WY mule deer and antelope!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:17 pm 
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My wife, Sue shot her Newfoundland bull moose with her Nosler M48 Heritage 280 AI loaded up with 160 gr PT's at 262 yards. He has 6 pts
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I shot my Newfoundland bull moose the second morning at 70 yards with my 700 LSS 338 RUM loaded up with 250 gr PT's. His rack is 48" wide aged at 10.5 years and estimated weight of 1100 lbs.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:09 pm 

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A couple of fine bulls. Congratulations to each of you. Wow! That will be a lot of meat for the freezer.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:05 am 

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Wow, what a great trip!

Congratulations to both of you!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:21 am 

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Jim and Sue, congratulations on a great hunt and some fine shooting. Those are beautiful looking animals.

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Jim,
Nice moose, and great to see that Johnson green " Benoit" plaid jacket. Sounds like you two smoked em! Congrats! (y)
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Got out for quail with the dog & shotgun yesterday. I did some missing, but managed to hit one of the speedy little rascals!

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JD338 wrote:
My wife, Sue shot her Newfoundland bull moose with her Nosler M48 Heritage 280 AI loaded up with 160 gr PT's at 262 yards. He has 6 pts
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Wow! Congrats to you both. Mighty fine moose. (y)

Bigger than my quail for sure. :grin:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:12 am 

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Outstanding, I love seeing young women out hunting. Success makes it so much more interesting.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2018 1:32 pm 

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Congrats everyone, looks like some great hunts are occurring this fall.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:33 pm 

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Little Brother Jake's cow elk..

240 yards, 270 Winchester, 140 grain Tipped TBBC!

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