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Re: Brown bear down. [Re: waggler] #7265790
05/16/21 07:36 PM
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What's the ladder for?


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Re: Brown bear down. [Re: alaska viking] #7265809
05/16/21 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by alaska viking
What's the ladder for?

We often spot bears from our knob that are five miles or so away; out on the flats. Once we start stalking them and are down to the same level as the bear it can be nearly impossible to then see them. As we work up or down stream toward the bear we will occasionally set up the 10 foot step ladder on the creek bank to get some elevation in order to spot the bear we are stalking.
I shouldn't be giving away my secrets.


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Re: Brown bear down. [Re: waggler] #7265895
05/16/21 10:29 PM
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Awesome bears, guys! I love the spring claws.

Re: Brown bear down. [Re: waggler] #7265911
05/16/21 11:08 PM
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I had a hunch that might be the case. I can't imagine packing a brownie hide in that country. Bad enough here on tide flats.


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Re: Brown bear down. [Re: waggler] #7266105
05/17/21 10:08 AM
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Looks like a cold ride in that boat !!


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Re: Brown bear down. [Re: waggler] #7266290
05/17/21 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by waggler
Originally Posted by alaska viking
What's the ladder for?

We often spot bears from our knob that are five miles or so away; out on the flats. Once we start stalking them and are down to the same level as the bear it can be nearly impossible to then see them. As we work up or down stream toward the bear we will occasionally set up the 10 foot step ladder on the creek bank to get some elevation in order to spot the bear we are stalking.
I shouldn't be giving away my secrets.


I carry a small trampoline for that same purpose


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Re: Brown bear down. [Re: waggler] #7266829
05/18/21 10:32 AM
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Eskimo blanket toss has the same source..............looking for whales offshore


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Re: Brown bear down. [Re: white17] #7266840
05/18/21 10:42 AM
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Originally Posted by white17
Looks like a cold ride in that boat !!

Not too bad with the right gear. The strange thing though is that it doesn't matter what time of year it is in that region, I pretty much wear the same gear; even during the summer fishing season while gill-netting.


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Re: Brown bear down. [Re: waggler] #7266907
05/18/21 12:32 PM
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I know in the fall I would wear more in the boat in september/october than I do in February on the snowmachine !


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Re: Brown bear down. [Re: waggler] #7266971
05/18/21 01:59 PM
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Great sunset pic of you driving the boat.

Carrying the ladder or a trampoline is a great idea. Never hunted anything that flat before.

Re: Brown bear down. [Re: waggler] #7267099
05/18/21 06:06 PM
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I was just joking about the trampoline btw


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Re: Brown bear down. [Re: broncoformudv] #7267491
05/19/21 05:56 AM
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Originally Posted by broncoformudv
Great sunset pic of you driving the boat.

Carrying the ladder or a trampoline is a great idea. Never hunted anything that flat before.


Did he say "flat"? lol

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Re: Brown bear down. [Re: James] #7267756
05/19/21 12:44 PM
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Originally Posted by James
Originally Posted by broncoformudv
Great sunset pic of you driving the boat.

Carrying the ladder or a trampoline is a great idea. Never hunted anything that flat before.


Did he say "flat"? lol

Jim



Guess "flat" is a relative term. How about lack of elevation? I am used to hunting other areas of Alaska and utilizing hills or mountains for spotting game, or hunting by boat along the coastline.

Re: Brown bear down. [Re: waggler] #7280504
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Ryan? How do you carry a trampoline when you go bear hunting? grin

Re: Brown bear down. [Re: waggler] #7280746
06/06/21 12:42 PM
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Really nice bears! I messed up on a real big interior bear this spring. Been after him for two years. The mistake was all mine.


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Re: Brown bear down. [Re: waggler] #7285893
06/14/21 12:20 AM
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Great Bears y’all

Re: Brown bear down. [Re: waggler] #7287034
06/15/21 02:14 PM
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Unit 13 caribou hunt last august 25 9/16ths a little south of the line for grizzly.
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Re: Brown bear down. [Re: waggler] #7287190
06/15/21 07:38 PM
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I curious about the summer coat on those August bears. That one looks pretty well covered, was it as good as it looks?
Does it still show evidence of rubbing, or has the hair grown out enough?
Those busted teeth always amaze me; can't imagine how they do that. I'm not very familiar with that unit, but that looks like a big bear for what I would expect there.


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Re: Brown bear down. [Re: waggler] #7287258
06/15/21 09:03 PM
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Looks like hair, no underfur. Flat, as it were. I see them like that, here.
Big one. Nice!


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Re: Brown bear down. [Re: alaska viking] #7287440
06/16/21 02:45 AM
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Originally Posted by alaska viking
Looks like hair, no underfur. Flat, as it were. I see them like that, here.
Big one. Nice!

Kind of my thoughts too, but the belly looks like it's fairly well covered with nice long hair. Most summer bears I've seen (not many) seem to have really weak bellies that require dark spray paint to make them look decent; this one looks nice.


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