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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #80 on: August 29, 2012, 09:52:00 PM »
Mike that is one of the finest stories I have ever read here! Great photo support as well. A plus on the effort and persistance and then putting it all together for us to enjoy! Thanks!
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #81 on: August 29, 2012, 11:30:00 PM »
Excellent story Mike!  I especially appreciated the conclusion.  Just goes to show, once again, that there is SOO much more to hunting than simply killing animals. Those that get it don't ever need an explaination.  Thank you for taking the time to share your experience.  We, on TradGang, are so lucky to be treated to these adventures.. all for the price of simply logging on!  ~Steve

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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #82 on: August 30, 2012, 12:40:00 AM »
Great story on your DIY hunt for goats and pigs. After seeing the country it is incredible that you were able to hunt it so soon after surgery. I hope your arrow found a good spot, so the goats won't forget you. Congrats   :thumbsup:    :thumbsup:
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #83 on: August 30, 2012, 12:44:00 PM »
You all are way to kind.  I just told it as it happened.  I do appreciate all the nice comments.  

Well, here it is 2 weeks since we arrived, and I'm sad to say, but our trip ends tonight.  We start the long ride back home at 9 tonight and get home sometime tomorrow evening.  I just got used to the 6 hr time change and now have to resort back to Michigan time, but it is much easier knowing that white tail season is just around the corner.  Early goose starts this weekend, then small game in 2 weeks.  I really love this time of year.

Thanks again for following along on my adventure.  If anyone has any questions, please feel free to ask here or thru PM.  I have no problem helping you get here with tips on how to make it affordable not only for you, but the family too.  That makes it a win/win, but be forewarned, you will not want to leave.
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #84 on: August 30, 2012, 12:59:00 PM »
cool looking country.... thanks for taking us along.

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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #85 on: August 30, 2012, 01:01:00 PM »
Great story Mike. This trip is on my list as well.
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #86 on: August 30, 2012, 01:31:00 PM »
Mike thanks for bringing me on this adventure. Great story telling and beautiful pictures!!!

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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #87 on: August 30, 2012, 02:55:00 PM »
Mike,
Great story and photos!  Thanks for sharing a great hunt and kudos for hanging in there and making those stalks in that terrain so soon after surgery.  "Hard Core" is right!  Very nice tribute to your Dad as well.  Have a good season back here in CONUS!
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #88 on: August 30, 2012, 07:59:00 PM »
Mike,

Truly awesome.  Your accomplishments on this trip will live with you forever.  What a great tribute to your father.

Thank you for sharing it with us.
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #89 on: August 30, 2012, 10:07:00 PM »
Great story sir! Thanks for taking us along!
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #90 on: August 30, 2012, 10:35:00 PM »
WOW. Thanks for the story and pictures.  Wife and I backpacked into Kalalau a while back and it was an amazing experience.  Once at the end of the  trail you can't camp too close to the cliffs cuz the goats kick the rocks off and they fall all the time. You could hear them crashing down all night long.  Also, while we were there we connected with a group of folks from the surrounding islands that had gathered there to celebrate the birthday of a friend.  One day a few of them got up early and went hunting goat.
They killed one with a spear and we had a huge party that night on the beach.  Great fun.

And along the lines of your comment about finding the body.  while we were there, one of the group got pulled out in the ocean by an undertow.  We had to bring a Coast Guard helicopter in by writing SOS in the sand.  They searched for him for 3 days and nights.  They never did find his body!    Kinda teaches you to live every day like it is your last.

Thanks again.  It is an amazing place!
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #91 on: August 31, 2012, 05:15:00 AM »
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #92 on: September 01, 2012, 01:18:00 PM »
Thank you once again for all the nice comments.  After reading them all, I feel I did a good job bringing you along with me.  

I'm home now, and what a loooooong ride that was.  I'm already making plans to return back to the islands.  Might be a solo trip though, this way I get more hunting time.
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #93 on: September 01, 2012, 02:53:00 PM »
Great story and photos.  Really liked the part about the arrow for your Dad.  Thanks for sharing...   :thumbsup:

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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #94 on: September 01, 2012, 04:34:00 PM »
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #95 on: September 05, 2012, 09:56:00 AM »
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #96 on: September 05, 2012, 10:39:00 AM »
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #97 on: September 05, 2012, 11:01:00 AM »
GREAT stuff Mike!!!
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #98 on: September 05, 2012, 12:21:00 PM »
Great job Mike! The pic of you and the shirt is great but the memorial to your father is AWESOME!! Thanks bud!!
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Re: On the hunt of MY lifetime...
« Reply #99 on: September 05, 2012, 10:32:00 PM »
EXCELLENT! Mike, this is what's it's all about brother! Cherish the experience (I'm preaching to the choir)! Glad you could take us along!
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