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Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska #175225 11/12/2016 1:32 AM
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5 of us got 15 deer, 1 goat and a Brown bear. I was the only one handgun hunting. 45 Colt Bisley Hunter, 2X Weaver, 355gr wfn 1200fps. I climbed a mtn with my sheep hunting partner and he shot the goat at 282 yds. It took a nasty fall, tore up the cape bad. He didn't salvage it. We packed out the 90lbs of meat off the mtn in tough terrain getting down to the water after dark. Brown bear is a beautiful younger bear, about an 8+ footer. Not a 10ft like he was hoping for but he got one! Here are some pics of my deer. Kodiak is a beautiful place when the weather cooperates!

I snuk up on this 2 pt and got a raking shot at about 37yds. Kneeling, unsupported.



I was sitting on a steep hillside eating lunch when this guy walked out of the brush. Only chance/shot I had was 110ish yds (my max max) kneeling, rested elbow on one knee. Hit him first shot low on the shoulder, got re-situated after a couple misses and lunged him.




This was the funnest stalk. Spotted a doe on the hillside looking downhill about 200yds out. A couple minutes later caught a glimpse of the bucks head but I was pinned by a doe and fawn just above me. Buck moved up by the doe, still pinned, waited until the doe and fawn moved on. Then the doe went up the hill with buck in tow over a little ridge. I closed the gap some, buck popped out on the ridge at 130yds and headed up and over. I had to beat feet up a steep hill, crawled over and saw them still moving through some rolling terrain. Did the bent over sneak/run then crawled over a rise expecting to see them but nothing. Stood up and begain walking around the side of a knob and the buck appeared 60yds out coming straight at me up over the little ridge. He stopped and watched my as I pulled the BisHunter from the WyoCombo Holster and I put one in his chest standing off hand. I later retrieved the boolit in the tail bone!



It's been a great year handgun hunting for me. Here's a quick video.

https://youtu.be/2shs6S9Fiw4

Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: Snyd] #175227 11/12/2016 2:00 AM
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Man.....you are on a role! Congrats! All of that was some fine marksmanship!


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Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: KRal] #175228 11/12/2016 2:05 AM
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Fantastic! Congratulations and that's quite a blessing to be up there. Great photos, too!


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Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: Boartuff] #175229 11/12/2016 2:17 AM
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Well done!


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Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: Zee] #175231 11/12/2016 2:55 AM
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You're living the dream!


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Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: Snyd] #175233 11/12/2016 3:12 AM
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Congratulations on a fine hunt and good shootin'


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Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: Snyd] #175236 11/12/2016 6:51 AM
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Congrats on a great hunt! I've always wanted to hunt blacktail.


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Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: pab1] #175240 11/12/2016 9:46 AM
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Good shooting,great job!

Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: racksmasher1] #175241 11/12/2016 2:31 PM
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Nicely done Perry!! Congratulations are well deserved!


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Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: Whitworth] #175244 11/12/2016 3:56 PM
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Wow, you all had a great adventure. Congrats on your deer. What an exciting hunt. Sitka deer are still on my bucket list. I didn't get one when I was up there goat hunting, but I'll be back. Good shooting by the way. At this point, I couldn't make the unsupported shots. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: abner] #175247 11/12/2016 6:47 PM
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my sincere congratulations on what had to be a wonderful hunt for all.....................................


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Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: abner] #175251 11/12/2016 9:26 PM
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Fantastic deer! Big congrats!

Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: SGalan] #175252 11/12/2016 11:51 PM
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Congrats! on a great hunt.

Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: Dekker] #175254 11/13/2016 12:24 AM
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Those are some dandy blacktails! Congrats. I'll be hunting Kodiak again soon! Fly up there next weekend.

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Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: rickiesrevenge] #175264 11/13/2016 3:02 AM
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 Originally Posted By: rickiesrevenge
Those are some dandy blacktails! Congrats. I'll be hunting Kodiak again soon! Fly up there next weekend.

Aaron


Cool! Lots of deer. Great reports all around. You only hunting deer or Goat and Bear?

Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: abner] #175269 11/13/2016 6:57 AM
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sounds like a fun hunt on Kodiak! that middle buck is a brute Sitka! congrats Snyd!


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Primarily going after goats. If we get that done then we'll be looking for deer. Where on the island did you go?

Aaron

Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: rickiesrevenge] #175284 11/13/2016 9:59 PM
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Great story and some fine animals. Good shooting as well!

Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: rickiesrevenge] #175297 11/14/2016 4:37 AM
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 Originally Posted By: rickiesrevenge
Primarily going after goats. If we get that done then we'll be looking for deer. Where on the island did you go?

Aaron


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Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: Snyd] #175298 11/14/2016 4:46 AM
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What a hunt! Good job shooting and in glad ya made it home safe and could share the experience!

Re: Sitka Blacktail - Kodiak Island, Alaska [Re: tradmark] #175320 11/14/2016 3:59 PM
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Congratulations on the great hunt and fantastic experience. That hunt is on my bucket list for sure.

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