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Offline Brad Robins

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Alaskan success!
« on: August 22, 2011, 01:52:00 PM »
Well, got back late last night. What an epic trip. Wondering how to fit all 176 pics in a post. It would truly take that to express the completeness of the adventure. Suffice to say, this dinky bull was at the end of a hard, frustrating hunt. Lots of variables affected each day's efforts. I was very happy, pleased and relieved that I got this young bull. I had lots of bulls just out of range of my recurve. Never once wished for my compound bow. Loved the challenge!! Lots (and I mean lots) of hunters up there looked at my bow with a half chuckle, half "Are you crazy" look. Our daily hunts ranged from 8-15 mile jaunts through the tundra. Walking through the tundra is akin to walking on a moss covered high jump pit loaded with soaking wet Nerf footballs. I lost 10 pounds in the last 2 weeks.
This bull was taken at 4:00 in the afternoon. We had just slogged through the tundra 7 miles or so looking for the remnants of the herd that was there days earlier. 12 hunters were still there going after the 30 'bou we saw that day. I am still very thankful for this "last day eve" opportunity. It was a 23 yard shot. Double lung. Went maybe 10 seconds and expired between Mike and me. I will never forget Ron's gorgeous arrow flying like a dart and hitting within inches of my spot above his elbow. It was darn near a pass through, but the fletchings caught on the far rib. The Zwickey broadhead perfectly split the far rib vertically. I could still use the arrow...with new fletchings of course. Broadhead is still shaaaaaaaarp!!
     
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Offline Brad Robins

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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2011, 01:54:00 PM »


Quick, humane death.  So very thankful!!!

Brad
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Offline Wapiti06

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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2011, 04:07:00 PM »
Congrats on a great bull. Thats a hunt that has always been on my to do list.

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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2011, 04:22:00 PM »
Nice Brad, thanks for sharing this!  Makes me want to put this in my "before I get too old" bucket.

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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2011, 01:33:00 AM »
Congrat's Brad, that is awesome
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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2011, 09:24:00 AM »


I miss the North already.
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Offline Brad Robins

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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2011, 09:28:00 AM »


   

   
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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2011, 09:25:00 AM »
Congrats and great pictures!

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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2011, 05:27:00 PM »
I miss it badly!!

   
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Offline 5deer

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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2011, 06:17:00 PM »
great pics thank you
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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2011, 03:53:00 PM »
Thanks.  Still feels great.

     
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Offline Brad Robins

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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2011, 09:04:00 PM »
Hero shot...can you see mine?

   

 
happy packing

 
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Offline Oregon Okie

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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2011, 10:25:00 AM »
Awesome hunt. Love that last pic.
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Offline TDHunter

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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2011, 12:43:00 PM »
Looks like a fantastic trip!!

Offline adamgti

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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2011, 08:35:00 PM »
Adam here from Alberta.
I grew up in the north, the Yukon in fact. Your pictures of the tundra were fantastic. I stole your picture of the down caribou and arrow.

congrats on the great hunt. please let me know if you would like me to delete the copy i took.
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Offline Cruiser78

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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #15 on: December 11, 2011, 08:49:00 PM »
Congratulations & I love the pictures!
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Offline Brad Robins

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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2011, 10:53:00 PM »
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Originally posted by adamgti:
Adam here from Alberta.
I grew up in the north, the Yukon in fact. Your pictures of the tundra were fantastic. I stole your picture of the down caribou and arrow.

congrats on the great hunt. please let me know if you would like me to delete the copy i took.
I have no problems with taking my pics!!  Have at 'em!

I miss the North really bad!!!!   :archer:

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Offline Brad Robins

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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #17 on: December 13, 2011, 10:58:00 PM »


This was a great spot for a hot meal and fill up of gas and water.

Rough crowd.   :knothead:

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Offline BlacktailBowhunter

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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2011, 07:42:00 PM »
That looks like an awesome trip Brad. Congrats to you on a great animal.
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Re: Alaskan success!
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2011, 12:10:00 AM »
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Originally posted by BlacktailBowhunter:
That looks like an awesome trip Brad. Congrats to you on a great animal.
Thanks Paul, and the rest.  It was an awesome trip.   :archer:  

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