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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3360142
10/09/12 01:49 AM
10/09/12 01:49 AM
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Soldotna, Alaska
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Soldotna, Alaska
Raining cats and dogs here on the Kenai.


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Coyote 0/1
Mink 0/5
Muskrat 0/10
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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3360157
10/09/12 02:37 AM
10/09/12 02:37 AM
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Alaska
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Fog here all day but the wind and seas came down. Went out and caught some lingcod and rockfish for the freezer. Need to go fill a goat tag but it's been pretty hard to get a weather window open long enough to get up high and hunt.


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3360504
10/09/12 11:02 AM
10/09/12 11:02 AM
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Fairbanks Alaska
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27 degrees here this morn. The 4 days of rain finally subsided. Not used to that in October. I suppose the rivers will freeze high now and we'll get to play on the big hollow ice again this winter. It's an un-nerving hum when yer traveling up the river with a 4 foot hollow under the ice, just wondering when it's going to drop out from under ya. Here's a couple pics for those who don't get to play on these hollows and tank traps. It's nice when you can see the fall outs and drop offs. It sucks when the wind covers them up with powder. That gives a whole new meaning to the word "whoops" in the trail.





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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3360522
10/09/12 11:18 AM
10/09/12 11:18 AM
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north pole, AK
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That looks like a pretty small river so is it usually dry under the ice or do you have to get wet while you sit In a 4ft hole smirk


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3360575
10/09/12 12:21 PM
10/09/12 12:21 PM
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Alaska
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Dang Howler, that looks like it could leave a mark!


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3360578
10/09/12 12:22 PM
10/09/12 12:22 PM
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Bethel, AK
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Everything is so saturated here that a little bit of rain makes the water level come up in a matter of hours. Our beaver traps were set perfect on Sunday afternoon, by last night, they were under water.

Howler, we deal with the same thing on parts of our 'line too.


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3360750
10/09/12 02:49 PM
10/09/12 02:49 PM
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Fairbanks AK
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Hate that. Hope you don't get pics like that this year Howler!


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: AKscott] #3361199
10/09/12 07:08 PM
10/09/12 07:08 PM
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Fairbanks Alaska
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Ya got a 50/50 chance of getting wet Scott, most of the time it isn't very deep. Sometimes in the spring if ya get some good overflow, it will fill up the entire channel. Yer cruising along in 2 to 5 inches of overflow and all of the sudden it's comming over the windshield when you drive into one of those fallouts. For some reason I don't take pics of those times, pre-occupied I guess. Makes life on the trapline a little exciting.


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: AKHowler] #3361214
10/09/12 07:15 PM
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Armpit, ak
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Originally Posted By: AKHowler
Ya got a 50/50 chance of getting wet Scott, most of the time it isn't very deep. Sometimes in the spring if ya get some good overflow, it will fill up the entire channel. Yer cruising along in 2 to 5 inches of overflow and all of the sudden it's comming over the windshield when you drive into one of those fallouts. For some reason I don't take pics of those times, pre-occupied I guess. Makes life on the trapline a little exciting.


Is that October? Don't seem like much snow. wink


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3361577
10/09/12 09:19 PM
10/09/12 09:19 PM
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Zoe, OK
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Well after chasing a beaver around my daughter went with me and she says"Dad lets go over there and try it" What do I have to lose right?Went to check and there it was just wish she could of come to check but school got in the way.
The bigger one of the two she made her own set.It has kinda cool looking feet.I know there is beaver out there with white on them.Would of been cool if he would of had it in his fur to.



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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3361856
10/09/12 11:04 PM
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Wasilla AK
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AKHowler I was thinking of that picture you put up last year just the other day!

Okie I'm disappointed you aren't telling the WHOLE story, like how she totally out trapped and then schooled you on the fine art of water trapping! I hear rumor she is going to put the smack down on you during kitty season! Congrats on the critters and for making memories for those youngsters!

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3361950
10/10/12 12:29 AM
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Fairbanks AK
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Woo hoo!


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3361986
10/10/12 01:51 AM
10/10/12 01:51 AM
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Homer, Alaska
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That is awesome. She will want more now.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3364000
10/11/12 12:28 PM
10/11/12 12:28 PM
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Alaska
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Feeling pretty lucky! Got the all clear from the doc for my broken scaphoid. One piece of bone still floating around but it's too small to do anything about. Doc showed me the original CT scan. The top of the bone had shattered into about a half dozen pieces he called 'bone gravel'. Pieces too small to fix surgically. Fortunately they held their relative positions and fused. Eleven weeks of aggravation and missed opportunities, but it could have been worse!


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3364048
10/11/12 01:11 PM
10/11/12 01:11 PM
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Alaska
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that piece of bone floating around should "dissolve" and go away.....

like when i took the chunk off my shin bone, it was floating around...and the dr said that it would be "dissolved". and an xray later on showed that it had...


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3364165
10/11/12 02:30 PM
10/11/12 02:30 PM
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Alaska
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Yep, it's only 1 mm so it shouldn't last long. The weather here sucks and has sucked for about a week and a half. Goat season is ticking away. Could have hiked up above the fog Monday or Tuesday but was leery about it lifting up into the tops. Temps and dew point identical, humidity 97 to 100%.

............................. Temp.......Wind Ch....Dew pt.....Humidity
Pillar Mountain, Kodiak, AK..40.7 F....33 F.....40 F......100%....North at 22.8 mph 0.00 in / hr 1204 ft 30 sec ago Normal


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3364871
10/11/12 10:05 PM
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Petersburg, AK
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I got out and shot a couple grouse this last weekend. Ended up getting two and missed one. All i have is a pellet gun since i'm staying at the dorms so i couldn't get a close enough shot on the miss.


Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3365658
10/12/12 12:25 PM
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Alaska Bristol Bay
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akpawpincher:
Good judgement call on the fog thing goat hunting. What I remember the most about goat hunting is how easy it was to get up there.

Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: white17] #3365744
10/12/12 01:28 PM
10/12/12 01:28 PM
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Alaska
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I went up the weekend before last with a weather forecast of 20% chance of snow showers. Visibility was great until I got up to the goat zone. As soon as I sat down to glass, snow squalls moved in (and stayed), and the visibility went to a few hundred yards. Then it started to thunder and lightning so I had to go. Burned a lot of energy just to get there so the next day when it was nice out I was too worn out to try it again. I've been waiting for a weather window ever since. The older I get the less I want to hunt goats. smile


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Re: The Almighty Alaskan Thread #6 [Re: akpawpincher] #3365750
10/12/12 01:35 PM
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Alaska
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Originally Posted By: akpawpincher
I went up the weekend before last with a weather forecast of 20% chance of snow showers. Visibility was great until I got up to the goat zone. As soon as I sat down to glass, snow squalls moved in (and stayed), and the visibility went to a few hundred yards. Then it started to thunder and lightning so I had to go. Burned a lot of energy just to get there so the next day when it was nice out I was too worn out to try it again. I've been waiting for a weather window ever since. The older I get the less I want to hunt goats. smile



Hopefully the weather improves in the next week, at least a little. I'm coming down to try to fill a goat tag AND a bear tag.

What goat tag do you have?


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