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07-11-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,546
Posted By aaalaska

I've tried plenty of moose calls years ago . But...

I've tried plenty of moose calls years ago . But about twenty years ago I gave up and learned to call with just my voice , and something to scrape trees with,I use a small shed paddle that fits in my...
07-11-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,765
Posted By aaalaska

You said you drew a tag but didn't say exactly...

You said you drew a tag but didn't say exactly where, Most of Raspberry island is heavy forest or thick alders. Kodiak can vary a great deal, but only areas have the heavy forest cover, mostly alders...
Forum: Reloading
05-07-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,465
Posted By aaalaska

I don't shoot bullets that light . But I do shoot...

I don't shoot bullets that light . But I do shoot a lot of 50 & 55 gr thru mine , have shot nothing but 748 for years, and the standard load of 26 gr is a great starting point, right out of the...
04-16-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By aaalaska

Still about 2ft of ice here.But the temps have...

Still about 2ft of ice here.But the temps have been in the 40's to low 50's most days for a couple weeks.
04-14-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,876
Posted By aaalaska

Moose don't take a lot to kill if a good shot is...

Moose don't take a lot to kill if a good shot is made. Whitetail deer take a lot to kill if a bad shot is made. Over the last 25 years I've killed or been with hunters that killed more moose than my...
01-07-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,045
Posted By aaalaska

The date for draw tags in Alaska was Nov1 thru...

The date for draw tags in Alaska was Nov1 thru Dec 31st at 5 PM, 2011. This started a couple years ago and should go on for at least a few more years.
Forum: Guns
12-29-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By aaalaska

When it comes to gun fitting a surprise is...

When it comes to gun fitting a surprise is probably not the best idea, this is something she will use for years, or not , and how it fits may be the thing that tells how long she will even bother.
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12-06-2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,250
Posted By aaalaska

No actually, it's what's for dinner.

No actually, it's what's for dinner.
Forum: West
11-25-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,976
Posted By aaalaska

One more little bit of info, The draw process is...

One more little bit of info, The draw process is under way now. And online applications are due by Dec 31 at 5 pm local time. If your thinking of trying the paper application are due by the end of...
Forum: West
11-24-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,976
Posted By aaalaska

Seward sets in unit 7 the other unit on the Kenai...

Seward sets in unit 7 the other unit on the Kenai is 15, There is little hunting close to town, and for the next year after arriving you will be a non res. so the tags will get pricey.There are lots...
11-20-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,016
Posted By aaalaska

Sounds like a good time this next week,good luck,...

Sounds like a good time this next week,good luck, remember to have fun.
11-20-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,176
Posted By aaalaska

Let me pit it this way ,most of my friends and I...

Let me pit it this way ,most of my friends and I carry 30 cal 30-06 300 win mag 300 WSM.Been all I needed for over 20 years, except when hunting in thick stuff with a lot of big bears, then I carry a...
10-23-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,075
Posted By aaalaska

Guess Africa for me, Alaska is the back yard....

Guess Africa for me, Alaska is the back yard. Just need to stay healthy and have time.
Forum: Guns
10-19-2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,075
Posted By aaalaska

I'd say there are about as many of one as the...

I'd say there are about as many of one as the other here.And there a probably about the same number of 338's A lot of big brown rugs were made by all 3. I carry the 300 ,only because it seemed there...
Forum: Guns
10-18-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 26,543
Posted By aaalaska

I believe Ruger again markets the 480. I have a...

I believe Ruger again markets the 480. I have a 460 and a 454 but both have a lot more 45 colt loads run through them than the heavy stuff.
08-21-2011, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 549
Posted By aaalaska

Alaska there are areas that you buy the tag & go...

Alaska there are areas that you buy the tag & go hunting.
08-05-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,851
Posted By aaalaska

Have you ever dressed any game? Where are you...

Have you ever dressed any game? Where are you planning on hunting. There is a big difference in bear and moose, for bear I would recommend seeing a taxidermist,most will be happy to tell you how to...
08-05-2011, 12:27 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 57,113
Posted By aaalaska

First black bear meat is good if taken care of, I...

First black bear meat is good if taken care of, I hunt bears for the meat, if I shoot one that I really like I will get a rug made,but the intention is to eat what I shoot. Baiting is legal in some...
Forum: Guns
08-03-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,996
Posted By aaalaska

The difference is ,can you find ammo for the SM,...

The difference is ,can you find ammo for the SM, WM ammo can be had almost everywhere.
Alex
07-23-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,056
Posted By aaalaska

You were not very specific , black bear ,or...

You were not very specific , black bear ,or grizz. guided ? spring or fall?
There are many options here. The coastal areas have the best trophies, but usually the most regulated. There are many...
07-02-2011, 05:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,870
Posted By aaalaska

Moose [European elk] .take a camera or get a...

Moose [European elk] .take a camera or get a trail cam and enjoy. As long as it's not a cow with calf their not very aggressive most of the time.
Alex
06-12-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,477
Posted By aaalaska

I've got a few scoped handguns,and a few...

I've got a few scoped handguns,and a few different scopes.The trick is learning to use a scoped handgun,I shoot with a lot of people, some love the scopes others say they will never have one with a...
06-03-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,667
Posted By aaalaska

I think bison ,elk & muskox ,are the only game...

I think bison ,elk & muskox ,are the only game that is draw only here.Black bear, Grizzly bear, Caribou,Dall sheep, Deer, Moose,Mountain goat ,Wolf. Are all, available either OTC or in registration...
05-27-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,137
Posted By aaalaska

I've said it before ,the wolves they brought in...

I've said it before ,the wolves they brought in are not endangered, the original wolves are.And there are still a few in the lower 48. A group like this could become a non-profit and use that status...
05-16-2011, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,258
Posted By aaalaska

Good job, nice bear. Great to see someone taking...

Good job, nice bear. Great to see someone taking a sow, I believe bear numbers are at an all time high most places and ,are so high in some that they are becoming a real problem.
We checked our...
04-22-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,637
Posted By aaalaska

Problem with Ak sheep & goat require you to hire...

Problem with Ak sheep & goat require you to hire a guide, as a NR.
Alex
Forum: Reloading
04-13-2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,887
Posted By aaalaska

Come on you've been here since 05 , over a...

Come on you've been here since 05 , over a thousand posts , you can't tell me none of your friends reload, that is the best place to start, after you read everything you can get your hands on.Get...
Forum: Reloading
03-08-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,113
Posted By aaalaska

I've had mine 10 " contender for about 30 years....

I've had mine 10 " contender for about 30 years. Started out using imr 4227 ,tried a lot of other powders , but still use the imr , just like the way it shoots.
Alex
Forum: Guns
02-26-2011, 10:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 508
Posted By aaalaska

Talking TC's

All the TCs listed will use different barrels, the old contender, and the new G2 models will use the same barrels except the ML barrel for the G2 will require some mods to fit the older contenders....
02-20-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,591
Posted By aaalaska

Don' know about the Rossi , but have been...

Don' know about the Rossi , but have been shooting TC's since the 70's, I really enjoy them, the older contender ,and the Encore, haven't tried the new Contender G2.Most of the barrels I have are...
02-20-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,474
Posted By aaalaska

In unit 14 boning meat is allowed.Different areas...

In unit 14 boning meat is allowed.Different areas different rules.Pick up a black bear tag while your here, do us a favor an thin them down a bit.
Alex
02-19-2011, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,474
Posted By aaalaska

Unit 13 is strictly draw hunt for NR.Unit 16A is...

Unit 13 is strictly draw hunt for NR.Unit 16A is open with a harvest ticket.As are sections of 20.As AK Jeff said you can get away from a lot of people by walking into areas that are not 4 wheeler...
02-17-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,474
Posted By aaalaska

AREA 14 is the population center of Alaska, way...

AREA 14 is the population center of Alaska, way over half the people live in unit 14. 14A is Anchorage and Chugach State Park.There is some hunting, the military base now called joint base Elmendorf...
02-16-2011, 04:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,774
Posted By aaalaska

I've had TC's since 73 ,and any issues I had were...

I've had TC's since 73 ,and any issues I had were taken care of quick no questions asked. Till S&W took over I only had one contact with them since, and was treated much differently. Many Questions...
Forum: Guns
02-01-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,277
Posted By aaalaska

Since you have a 243 I'd go with the 308, only...

Since you have a 243 I'd go with the 308, only because it allows the use of heavier bullets.I had 308, 260 rem ,and 243. Finally sold one, knew I wanted to keep the 308 for the heavier bullet...
02-01-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,129
Posted By aaalaska

Having live in Pa. and hunting groundhogs I...

Having live in Pa. and hunting groundhogs I always wished for a more powerful scope, I used an old Weaver K10 on a bull barrel 22-250, and would take any safe shot I could see, bought that set up...
01-26-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 24,157
Posted By aaalaska

OK most of the info has been right on, but if you...

OK most of the info has been right on, but if you and a friend drive up, it should not be that long, expensive yes gas in Canada is outrageous ,here it's over3.40 now.I have driven from the east...
01-23-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,469
Posted By aaalaska

Standard foot wear here in the winter,Last...

Standard foot wear here in the winter,Last weekend was -30 still had warm feet. three weeks ago I broke through a thin spot in the ice on a swamp about 12 mi from the house, air temp -18 made a fast...
01-19-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,024
Posted By aaalaska

And your waiting for what,take that girl hunting...

And your waiting for what,take that girl hunting as soon as you can.Don't give her a chance to change her mind,or for something to go wrong ,go now.
Alex
Forum: Guns
01-12-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By aaalaska

Not sure what the question is, but yes the early...

Not sure what the question is, but yes the early hunters in Africa found the large slugs were effective against even the bulk of an elephant, they used things like the 4 ga , a 1/4 lb slug is...
01-12-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,641
Posted By aaalaska

Rabbit gun

Usually a S&W 22 sometimes the contender 22.
Alex
Forum: Guns
01-05-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,357
Posted By aaalaska

A 90 mm tank killer. No really if your...

A 90 mm tank killer. No really if your comfortable with the 7 stay with it, if your looking to by a new gun go for it.While the bigger is better sounds good, being able to put the bullet where you...
Forum: Guns
01-05-2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,680
Posted By aaalaska

Sorry to be so long but should add if your not...

Sorry to be so long but should add if your not used to shooting heavy pistols 44, 454 etc. you may not be comfortable with the recoil .of the 308 class , or even the 35 rem.You might try logging on...
Forum: Guns
01-05-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 14,680
Posted By aaalaska

TC Encore

I have a few barrels for the Encore, The 308 with a 150 gr bullet should be ideal for deer, I've gone to a little heavier bullet for moose. I really love my 260 rem barrel, and if I get a chance to...
Forum: Guns
12-10-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By aaalaska

Gun control

Don't be lulled into relaxing ,I believe we haven't seen anything yet.
Alex
Forum: Gunsmithing
12-02-2010, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,100
Posted By aaalaska

TC barrel swap

Just switch the barrels and have fun, That's what makes the TC's great ,you can switch them all you want. I have a few and the barrels get changed all the time, never had any problems with needing to...
11-15-2010, 09:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 13,519
Posted By aaalaska

The pack contents vary pretty widely ,what time...

The pack contents vary pretty widely ,what time of year ,what I'm hunting ,where I'm going. A local day hunt takes a day pack with some gear for just in case,If I'm getting on a plane or boat the...
11-09-2010, 09:03 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 26,626
Posted By aaalaska

Hard to beat fresh halibut. Alex

Hard to beat fresh halibut.
Alex
Forum: Miscellaneous
10-25-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By aaalaska

My order showed up, seems the post office bout...

My order showed up, seems the post office bout destroyed the envelope, they repacked it in one of their fancy ones with a note saying they were real sorry ,then telling me how good their record is,...
Forum: Miscellaneous
10-22-2010, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,483
Posted By aaalaska

Brother aid his order arrived yesterday ,mine...

Brother aid his order arrived yesterday ,mine should be along shortly.
Thanks Alex
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