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11-27-2008, 09:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,322
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Air Mattress or Cot?

Air mattresses are certianly comfortable, but they are COLD, plus the pop, and they are heavy. If you are going into the high country when it's cold out, I would suggest a cot. They get cold too, but...
11-14-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Help w/judging...please

For mulies, spread is not all it is cracked up to be. Most people tend to try to measure the widest point on the rack, which is not correct. Mule deer bucks that tend to really score well have 1)...
11-08-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 14,941
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Del Sol Outfitters

I have done do-it-yourself fly in hunts in Alaska for years. I spend all of my time in a dome tent, because heated wall tents are far too heavy to pack into a SuperCub. I have flown with several...
11-08-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,283
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Buffalo Hunting

Depends if you are talking about truly "hunting" wild bison, or whether you want to go shoot a fenced animal.

For wild ones, Alaska, Wyoming, Montana, and Utah have wild herds that can be...
06-17-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,551
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Barrack Hussein Obama, a video portrait

I have to laugh when the republicans talk about "higher taxes" in one breath and then "fiscal responsibility" in another. About sixteen years ago, one William Jefferson Clinton ran on a platform of...
05-17-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,574
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: GOOD DEAL CARIBOU HUNT

LOL! You could go to Alaska, do you your fly in hunt, see more and bigger, animals, purchase a spare tag for black bear, wolf and wolverine tag (and hope to get lucky), come back and stay in a five...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
07-10-2007, 10:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,575
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: my dog bit my daughter...

It is funny how times have changed. Years ago, it was understood that a dog should never be touched while it was eating. However, litigation and times have changed. Hell, the ASPCA automatically...
04-12-2007, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,812
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Dalton Hwy AK, Caribou Hunt

Your best bet would be to drive up and fly in from a road pick up. I think Deltana Outfitter or something like that does it. That hunt is an absolute zoo. Hiking in the five miles is tough (have done...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
04-03-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,036
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: an unusual question

I think that this may be true for kennel dogs, but maybe not so for house dogs. My protocol is that for the first four months, the puppy sleeps in my bed with me. This takes an understanding wife and...
03-09-2007, 02:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,376
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: North to Alaska

You have a good start, also bring a headnet for mosquitos and make sure your dope is 100 percent Deet.


As for the smartwool, I use it and love it in the fall when I go way up north above the...
03-09-2007, 01:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,989
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Grizzly Rifle

The .300 win mag would be my choice. Just because ammo is easy to find. I hunt the Brooks every other year, and the resources are ah...limited at best.

Second choice would be the .375 for the...
02-12-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,971
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: How do you keep a tent warm at 11,000 ft ?

Man,

I wish I could haul enough stuff to keepa stove going in the tent. I just sleep warm and get up cold. Worst ever was high up in the Baird mountains north of the Arctic Circle in late Sept....
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-07-2007, 12:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,138
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Breeds you have owned, own, and opinions

WHAT? Why don't you just get a versatile that can do both reasonably well? Why get a pointing breed and a flushing/retrieving breed when what you really want is a pointing/retrieving breed!!!!!:(
...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
02-05-2007, 02:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,138
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

Breeds you have owned, own, and opinions

Just curious what you have owned in the past and now own, if you will switch, or if you have finally "found" your breed.

retrievers- I have had about six labs starting with pups fromdifferent...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-31-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Weimaraners

Good post Snooky,

I agree lots of good dogs of all sorts of breeds out there. However, let's be brutually honest here. Hunting weims are not common in the United States. In the 1980's they...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-28-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: BLOOD TRAILING

Jonsey,

I am starting my new drahthaar pup on blood trailing, so maybe I can help here. The first thing is to get the pup used to the idea that when you point to the ground, there is something...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-18-2007, 01:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,477
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: POINTING LAB??

Sproulman,

We get it man. You like labs. Labs are the best. Labs have the best feet. Labs have the best ears. Labs have the best everything. Labs are best at grouse. Labs are best at pheasant....
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-13-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,417
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: FF vs Hold...

Mustad,

If you are running JGHV tests with this dog, take note that the rules have changed. You cannot tell a dog "hold" if it is mouthing a bird on a retrieve...if you do you fail. The dog...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
01-01-2007, 02:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,477
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: POINTING LAB??

I always chuckle when the whole range issue comes up, and how a dog MUST have range to cover a whole section or he is a worthless upland dog, blah, blah, blah.

All of my dogs (2 drahts and 1...
01-01-2007, 02:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,711
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: does anyone here believe that black bears are more dangerous than grizzly's

In general, out and about with the kids, I fear the black bear much more than the grizzly. The blackies will stalk and kill children for food, if they can. Grizzlies are all about eliminating a...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-27-2006, 02:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,653
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Tracking dogs. whats the best?

Any dog will find a freshly hit easy to find deer. When the track is 8 hours old or more, the track is faint, and the going tuff...there are dogs that fit your bill.

Look to the versatile dogs...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-11-2006, 06:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Tons of questions...

I think that the Dog Whisperer did a show on this if you can find it.

In a nutshell, his solution was, the bigger a deal you make out of it, the bigger a deal the dog will thinkit is. If I...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-09-2006, 11:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,280
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Tons of questions...

Wildrose Kennels has something to offer if you like those types of dogs, but his dogs are not what I would consider the best representative of a versatile shorthair....

Get whatever you like,...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
12-07-2006, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 828
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: need bigtime help

This is food possesiveness. In shelters, if a dog fails the food test, they consider it grounds for euthanization.

I know that there are things that you can try, but if you have kids, I would...
12-03-2006, 11:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: elk accidents?

A few years ago I was towing my boat back from the ocean, and a big old 64-inch bull moose runs out in front of my F250. I hit him on the right side of the front end.

No one died (except the...
12-02-2006, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,129
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Cabelas as an outfitter??

I know that Cabela's uses some of the air taxi's up here. I also know that is not exclusive-in other words, I can book the same air taxi without Cabela's.

Just my opinion, but caribou are not...
12-02-2006, 01:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Shots on Pronghorn

Most of my shots have been somewherearound 200yards. I have shot them out to 300 yards or so, but it is usually very windy where I hunt them and I use a .243 for antelope, so I don't really try those...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
11-29-2006, 08:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,970
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: If you had to choose between an ES or GSP for Grouse what would it be?

I live in the bigwoods of ALASKA and nothing has gotten me or my big-ranging pointing dogs....YET!

Seriously, if a the pointing dog has any grey matter between their ears, they will shorten up...
11-29-2006, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,107
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Training a pointer

You cannot train a pointing dog without real birds...it is impossible. The only thing that teaches a pointer how to handle and point birds is birds. Don't worry about it for now, wait until you get...
11-25-2006, 12:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,366
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: had my first major injury on annual elk hunt.

When I fly-in up here, I have a few rules once a critter is down.

1) Only one knife open at a time and only one guycutting at a time. When you are not cutting, in its sheath it goes.

2) No...
11-19-2006, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,591
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: What Knife to buy?

Hella knives are my favorite. A laminate steel knife that is hand-made without the custom knife price. http://www.darktimberdesign.com/helleknife/

A lot of the guides up here use them, and a...
11-16-2006, 11:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,313
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Losing my desire to hunt

I think what you are going through is a natural progression as a hunter. I think after you have killed a lot of animals, the excitment wears off a little.

Myself, I have found that I really...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
11-16-2006, 01:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,732
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: What is the best deer dog out there?

The dogs are trained to follow a blood trail NOT to be searching for a hot deer track to chase. The Continental breeds have been doing bird work, fur work, and blood tracking for a couple of hundred...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
11-14-2006, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 982
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Outside dog

I agree that a dog can be kept outoors and be happy. However, no dog can be kept outdoors and FORGOTTEN most of the day and be kept happy!

I like my dogs in the house. I think it makes for a...
11-11-2006, 12:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,474
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Consolation Prize Wolverine

Tim,

Hunting up here can be hard. Despite popular misconception, our game populations/square mile are the lowest in the nation.

A wolverine is a great trophy. Moose don't come easy,...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
11-09-2006, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,306
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: How does one find good breeders?

Here is what I would do (and did). For the shorthair, contact some of the judges from the North American Versatile Hunting Dog Association NAVDHA and call up a few. Tell them what you are looking for...
11-04-2006, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,362
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Montana Bob Off 2 Alaska 4 2 Years Little Help.

You can PM me. I am in Anchorage. Always good to have another hunting partner up here.

By the way, it is 3 degrees in Anchorage today
11-02-2006, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,472
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Buffalo Hunting Anyone?

We have been chasing the wild ones up here in Alaska for the last month. No luck yet, but we are going out for seven days over Thanksgiving. I think we will connect then.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
10-28-2006, 11:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: all around dog?

Yeah, just about any dog can be a good family dog. Even the dreaded killer (sarcasm implied) drahthaar is a good family dog. I have one draht and another on the ground now -- Getting him in about...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
10-28-2006, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: all around dog?

Deutsch Drahthaar, Deutsch Kurzhaar, pudel pointer, small musterlander....basically any of the continental breeds tested in the JGHV are expected to point, do water work, and blood track.
Forum: Sporting Dogs
10-16-2006, 09:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,867
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: chessie or lab?

All I can say is that if you went to my dog box and ran your hand inside with my dogs you probably needsomepsychotropic drug intervention for doing it in the first place:D:D.

Seriously, any dog...
10-07-2006, 11:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Alaskan Yukon Moose 2006

Cost really depends on where you go and what you hunt.

I believe the going rates for non-resident unguided are about $3,000 for moose (that does not include your licenses or plane ticket up...
09-28-2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,416
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Wyoming non-res hunt elk in wilderness area

No. Alaskan guide requirements are species-specific, not area-specific. You can hunt anywhere in Alaska without a guide. Nonresidents must have a guide to hunt grizzlies, Dall Sheep, and mountain...
09-27-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

The Details

Okay, in a nutshell. This little event started last October when I went back to Colorado to antelope hunt. I talked my cousin into coming up here for a ten day extended camping trip with guns! I have...
09-27-2006, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

Alaskan Yukon Moose 2006

My cousin and I did a fly-in this year up near the Yukon River. He got his first moose, and a very nice one at that! Now, we see if I can get my daugher her bison in three weeks.

...
Forum: Hunting Dogs
09-21-2006, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Question - lead shot in dogs

I am a toxicologist andI do a lot of work with heavy metals. Lead poisoning is primarily through oral routes -- eating paint chips. For rats, the lethal dose that kills 50% of the population (LD50)is...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
09-20-2006, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,529
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: Bird Dogs and Retrievers

www.vdd-gna.org


They point, they retrieve on land and water feather or fur, they blood track, they dispatch vermin, they have a pretty much maintenence-free, light-shedding coat, and they...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
09-20-2006, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,037
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: English Setter or German Shorthair?

Out where you are, some of the very best breeders of NAVDHA or more traditional type GSPs are located. Indiana and the rest of the midwest is full of great GSPS and NAVDHA is big out that way.Go see...
Forum: Sporting Dogs
08-25-2006, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,655
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: All around bird dog

A German shorthair would be a great dessert dog, some say they handle the heat even better than an english pointer. A Brittney would be okay as well. A Vizla is another choice that would work.

A...
07-31-2006, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,649
Posted By AlaskaMagnum

RE: BISON TAG!!!!

The Bison herd here is wild and migrate quite a ways each year. Having spoken to some friends who have drawn the tag, the Bison are not stupid, they will have to be hunted. The good thing is she has...
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