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Headed out in March for a Musk Ox hunt. Hoping folks could please post pictures of theirs along with associated score.
I'd like to see pictures head on if possible.
I've read every thread on here but most do not state the score.
Here is a picture of my musk ox from the banks islands 101 inches.
There looks to be a big gap between the bosses, is that correct?
Look for overall mass that carries all the way to tips. Look for symmetry between both sides. Look for round and well formed bosses that are not only high but deep. If the tips are an 1" or 2" above eye level it is probably a very good animal. If it meets all of this it should go B& C and absolutely P&Y.
I hunted mainland bulls several years ago and the very 1st day they paired me with a gun hunter. I waited three years for my trip and we were stranded in Cambridge Bay for 3 days waiting for our flight to a small village 165 miles across the Ice.
Once we arrived at the village and had lunch we took a four hour trip by snowmobile. We then came across a bachelor group of bulls on a high ridge with numerous boulders. A perfect stalking opportunity. I was first up as I had won the coin toss. I stalked to within 40 yards of the two biggest bulls and tips on biggest bull seemed just below eye level. I knew it was a good bull(B&C) but this was the 1st live Muskox I had ever seen and had 5 more full days to hunt. I talked the gun hunter into shooting it as he also had a Wolf Tag and would not have to sit in a small cabin and twiddle his thumbs for 5 full days like I would have had to.
He shot it with his rifle at 30 yards and when I walked up to it and lifted it's head I knew immediately I messed up big time!
Since all Muskox appear to stand with their heads tilted down the tips of their horns appear below eye level BUT when I lifted the head level with the ground the tips were at least 3-4" above. It would have been the New World Record P & Y. He entered it in B&C and it was #4 all time when he entered it. I took one the last day with my bow that scored just over 113. I was still very happy but a big difference from a 127-128".
If you need any tips do not hesitate to PM me and I will give you a call. It is an amazing adventure but boy is it COLD!!!
This is my bull that scored just over 113. Look up a P & Y Score sheet for Muskox and see the mass measurements that really add up.
Good Luck and stay warm. Take a thermarest seat and cushioning as nothing is smooth up there and your body absorbs everything!
Thanks Rockbass, very nice bull too!
Nick, what an adventure. Please do a write up on it.
not sure on score but it was north of 100 as well. my 2013 bull. he was hit but not down yet.
Here's a frontal on mine Nick. Gotta check the score but he was easily P&Y but short of Boone.
Cool picture Grant. I also snapped a picture of mine as he was running away with the arrow in his side.
Man I was FAT in that pic...:)
Thanks for the pics so far guys, some nice looking musk ox!
Julius, it will be an adventure for sure. DIY in Western AK, plan to do a write up. Hopefully it turns out to be a great trip, I see little reason as to why it wouldn't! All's I know is I have a bull tag in my pocket and enough determination to get out there and do it. Logistics will be the hardest part, but I think we have a pretty good handle on our options.
Weather, lack of snow as of now and a few minor details are the only things to cause worry thus far.
Good luck Nick! Looking forward to the writeup.
There is a scoring thread about muskox on here somewhere....Waterfowler posted some pictures in it as I recall. The thread didn't show specifics, it just mentioned what to look for.
If the horns drop down to the mouth and then make it back up to the eye, it is a good animal. You know how mature pronghorns have ivory tips on their horns?....well, the more black tipped a muskox's horns are, the better, as they tend to get black as they get longer. As mentioned before, mass is great to have....but it isn't the end all, be all. Good horn length, good horn mass, symmetry, and good (wide) bosses, will all factor in on a great animal.
BTW, is it safe to assume that you will hunting them in Alaska? In Nunavut, there are two species of muskox, the Barren Ground (ovibos moschatus moschatus) and the Greenland Muskox (Ovibos moschatus greenlandii). My spelling may be suspect, but the important thing to remember, is that the Barren Ground Muskox is the larger species of the two.
Depending on where you are going, check into which species will be there. If you are holding out for a 100" Greenland Muskox bull, you're going be waiting for a LONG time....and you might want to revise your "goal" as a result. A 110" Barren Ground Muskox bull is still one helluva nice animal (I think it is B&C, isn't it?)
The meat is terrible....send all of it to me....I will dispose of it for you. LOL.
It is my favorite NA big game meat (if taken during the winter...I have never eaten Fall muskox during their rut). I rank it just slightly above moose and sheep. If you are driving to where you are going, A 80-100-120 quart cooler will work. I got about 110 pounds of meat off of my mature bull....and he went around 110"-115".
If you are flying, take a box of ziplock bags with you. That way, as you are butchering the animal, you can put the 1-3 pound chunks of meat into individual bags. Plus, since the meat will be freezing while you are trying to butcher the sucker, if you pack the meat before it freezes solid, you can fit more into a given space, because you "form" the meat to fit where you need it to go....once frozen, you lose that option. Keep a magic marker in your INSIDE pocket, so you can label the zip lock bags as you put meat into the bags. I'd take two markers....I froze just about as I finished my animal....
If you are over on weight, you don't have to take out a 10 pound roast...just take out the minimal amount of meat (1-3 pounds at a time) required to get you under the weight requirement, and put it in your carry on, bow case, or other duffle. Doing it in 1-3 pound increments allows you to keep the maximum amount of meat in the cooler, without going over on poundage.
I believe they are the Greenland variety, if F&G's "description" is accurate.
Man, what a cool animal! Good luck Nick!
I just edited my previous thread....you might want to re-read what I posted....as I added some more.....
Likely shipping our snow machines out there and then shipping all the meat/hide/sleds back. I plan to keep as much meat as I can! Everyone says it's great.
Good luck Nick! Can't wait to hear how it goes. Might be something I'll have to look into for '16 or '17 once I'm a res.
Thanks Kaleb, if we pull it off, I'll share everything we figure out.
Meanwhile, I'd love to see some more pictures!
u maybe could walk up and measure them before u shaft them !!:>
Louis, come on up and bring a tape!
Jake, you shot a really nice one, what did it score?
K they are neat animals for sure, if u want to borrow my northern outfitters gear ? best of luck !!
I can see Nick in your gear city!
Here's one a little over 100"
Not the best angle for what you're looking for. 105+
As long as we are showing off Jake's hat...
I have some Transalaskan Coveralls that you are welcome to borrow....hat and gloves too.....they are what BPM is wearing in his photo.
No worries...had everything cleaned after we got it back from BPM.....!! I wore them on my polar bear hunt, so they can handle anything that you throw at them.....
Man, you guys are getting me to think about one of these hunts. It looks like it would be about $15k from CO.
Nick doesn't need any gear. He wears wife-beaters outside when it's -20.
Boy that looks like a COLD hunt. Good luck Nick!
Jake's coveralls on the Seward Peninsula. No way that boy's hat was fitting on a man's head! 104.5"
Another one of "Nick's Great Alaskan Adventures!" Good luck Nick......we look forward to it!
Steve looks like it was a little cold that day when you shot you're bull. Good luck Nick your living the dream!
Full body mount is the only way to go on musk ox, Nick....good luck!
I'm considering just doing a Euro if/when I kill one... Is that crazy?
Nick will pull this off. It's expensive no matter how you go about it logistics wise, but it will be more rewarding to do an arctic adventure DIY when you do so.
Likely won't be mounting it, should I get one. The $4K would be better off going towards another hunt than a mount... Heck, I sold my mountain goat hide from this past October and it paid for 75% of my trip...
Euro mount and a tanned hide is about all I will do.
Based on hunt costs for Nunivak and Canada that I see posted online and that others have mentioned I think this will be a pretty dang cheap hunt (all things considered...)
I just did the skulls on my two. I found no need or desire for an oxen in the middle of my house. Better things to spend $5,000 on............like the second hunt!
This is going to be about as anticipated as pat and Jake's elephant hunt. Bowsite thread or magazine artical...either one we will look forward to... You would have to Google Bart Scott "CANT WAIT" to capture how we feel.
Give 'em hell, Nick! Can't wait for the story!
You should be required to at least wear a stocking cap while hunting musk ox. :) I can't say too much I guess...
All the Muskox in Alaska are transplants. They are ALL "Greenland" Muskox. That said, they should ultimately develop horns on par with the standard "barren ground" Muskox if the feed/habitat is similar.
Above it was said bigger gap between the horns = bigger bull. I don't buy that. Bigger gap = less than four year old bull. The gap is how ADF&G recommended how to tell a four year and older bull vs younger bulls; 4 year and older bulls were required in some hunts.
Good luck on your hunt Nick but I really hope this adventure doesn't wet the appetite of a certain individual who may take it upon himself to do a DIY. Bring back lots of pics.
Steve, I have read the same thing. Additionally, many of the very large musk ox I have seen photos of have a very small gap, basically nothing. I wonder why the differing opinions on this? Posts on the AOD Forum elude to a wide gap for a big bull... posts on here mention to look for no gap for a big bull...
Don't get me wrong, I will be shooting the first decent bull I see that I think will be around 100" or so.
Chip, there were 5 non-resident tags available, it's too bad he didn't grab a tag :)
This should be a fun hunt, picked up a new sled yesterday. Still over a month out and some planning left.
Who you goina trust biologists at ADFG or internet wheenies?! Hmmmmm......
Steve, I was agreeing with you... All the higher scoring musk ox I've seen pictures of have little to no gap between their bosses.
as a general the smaller the spaace between the bosses the older the bull. like all animals with Bosses they grow together, not apart, over time.
Best of luck with the Musk Ox, Nick. Look forward to it.
Good luck Nick!!! Hope you get a big one I will be hunting Muskox in April 5 with CNO. Hope we both get a nice weather!!!
Nick, What did you get for a sled?
Mark I picked up a new Ski Doo Tundra, 600 ACE. Wanted one for awhile so I bit the bullet and did it.
Nice, I 've heard great things about the ACE.
I was going to ship you my '14 Summit 800 E Tec so it gets some use!!! Our "snowpack" is up to about 1.3" right now....ugh!
We look forward to following along on your adventure!
Will you bet towing a jet sled or somethign like that?
Sleeping in a tent?
Awesome pictures Milo! Nice work, all Alaska I assume?
Just under 100" Nick I'll give you a call in a day or two.
Now this is a road trip i would Love to go on. Best of luck cant wait to here about it and see the pictures. You are living right my friend enjoy. HUNTDAWG
Looks .... cold....
Good luck Nick! DIY muskox.... what an adventure.
Always though they should have a "couch" form for mounting muskox. That's what I would do.... tan it and put it over a couch...
You're gonna have to rent a warehouse for this stuff pretty soon....
My bull was the only one in a group of about two dozen cows/calves. Watch for steam rising from the breath of out of sight animals. Now THAT is cool.
These animals are so awesome looking... Crazy to think in March I'll be chasing turkeys in a tshirt while you are bundled up chasing wooly mammoths in the frozen arctic. haha
Good luck Nick. Other than polar bear, nothing quite compares. Bou, might want to rethink the gap logic.
Look at the World Records. Little to no gap. (P&Y and B&C) I would say if you want a 100 incher...Look for the gap! :) You want a World Record = No Gap.
Nick, if I know you at all it's not about the "score"...enjoy the adventure my friend and be safe!
Great Bulls ! I leave March 29, hunting the mainland !
Nick don't forget the BEAVER...............Hat! It comes in handy on those long cold nights!
I'm booked into the Greenland hunt next year. No frostbite or snow machines needed. Getting there is half the fun.
I'm booked in Greenland this September!
Good luck guys! Enjoy the trip, hunting Greenland would be an awesome experience.
Getting ready to "enjoy" the cold weather!!!
All the flights are booked and details worked out. Jonah Stewart, my buddy Taylor and I are headed out next weekend to hunt Musk Ox DIY.
My nights have been restless lately and alls I can think about is getting out there.
Thanks for all the help with photos posted.
Good Luck and don´t forget the pictures!!!! i will be leaving in April 3, just can´t wait!!!!
Can't wait for the updates on this one Nick. Between you and Jonah, I expect my text notifications to be going WILD.
Nick, All flights are booked....logistics for getting your snowmobiles (snow machines as you Alaskans call them) to where you are hunting?
Do you ship your gear/food ahead of time or take it with you on the flight?
Look forward to this adventure!
If I'm not mistaken Mark, they ended up renting sleds.
Good luck Nick! Looking forward to the story and pics.
Taking all our gear on the flight out. Should be great!
All packed, headed to the airport, hope the weather here in Fairbanks doesn't delay our travel. Should be out there this evening and ready to hunt when the sun comes up tomorrow! Did a little shooting yesterday in the wind and snow.
You're hopefully in the air by now, but good luck anyway! Can't wait to see how it goes!
Good luck, Nick! Take plenty pics.
Good luck buddy, quit "torkin" that thing! Take lots of pics and stay safe!
Good luck....you're going to have a blast!!
Two cycle or four cycle sleds? The great thing about riding a sled versus being pulled in a qamituk, is no chance of a carbon monoxide headache from inhaling the fumes.....
Incredible adventure all around. Met some fantastic people and had a great time.
Congrats brother, was excited when I got the text from you earlier!
Great job, Nick! How far was your shot?
Awesome buddy!!! Congratse!!!!
I got to Talk to Nick Monday night on the Sat phone. To say he was excited is a understatement.
Rick He shot him at 20 yards. 3 times. He likes to shoot:)
So proud of ya Nick you are doing it right my friend see you in August. HUNT
Awesome! Only true bowhunting badasses kill musk ox wearing pink accessories!
Very cool indeed...What an adventure...Tell Jonah to post his here as well...
Wohoooo! Nicely done Nick! Congrats! We look forward to the details and pics!
Sounds like you were in a quite the "gunfight!" Ha!
Nice! I wondered about the "accents" too Kaleb, but maybe that's blood from all of the shooting ;)
Glad you got to do this Nick...envious in KS!
Awesome man,congrats! 100"?
Red is the new pink I guess!
Almost home. Long day!
Met this fella in Bethel. He was headed out with a similar goal in mind as well.
Cool. Did you give him any crap about being from MI?
No Ike, half of my family is from Michigan.
Oh, I thought you were all cheeseheads.
Yep, we are all cheeseheads and all Kalifornians are tree huggin hippys... (except Joe, Trkyslr, Ed and Nate). Lol
Awesome Nick, congrats. Can't wait to hear the whole story!
Congrats Nick! Now this is the type of animal, that can put all debates to rest... What did your total arrow weigh, how much KE, and what BH did you use?
When you get all that down - please send to Hammer :)
Way to go - I can always hunt vicariously though you.
Nick, congrats on another great hunt and trophy. I cant wait to hear more of the details.
Great Ox! We're waiting for the story.
Had a good time hunting with Nick. Both Bulls should be somewhere north of 100".
Hey, I resemble that remark!
Congrats to both of you!!
Such a cool animal!
great bull and super photo.
What an adventure that not many here can experience. (DIY Musk Ox)
Congrats again to you guys. Never doubted for a moment that the two of you paired up would not be successful. When preparation and opportunity collide = Dead Ox.
Congrats Nick and Jonah! Great job! Can't wait to hear the story!!
Great bull, Jonah. Congrats again to both of you!
Congrats to both u guys! Looking forward to details of the hunt.
Very nice guys! Congrats!
Congrats to both of you on two great Ox...what a great adventure!
Beautiful trophies guys, congrats.
I think we brought a little too much!
worse than a bunch of women...How many bags do you need for a 1/2 day hunt? :)
We stayed at the Hilton. I think this is when Jonah found out there was a toilet next door so he was all excited!
At first, we were going to wear a back pack with our bows strapped to it. That turned out to be uncomfortable. we settled on strapping our bows to the back of the sled in a soft case.
Stopping to glass for a bit.
We split up to go off and hunt on our own. I spotted a group of bulls, parked about 800 yards away and walked towards them. They spooked on and off but only a few yards at a time. Found the biggest one in the group and waited for a shot.
My first shot was a pass through, but a touch further back than I wanted. He ran down into a brush patch and I snuck in for a follow up shot.
Fantastic Nick. Maybe Steve will show you how to cook it.
We cooked it for a few natives and they told me I should open up a restaurant! lol
The meat was incredible, glad I brought it all home, even if it cost an arm and a leg.
As much as I want to hear the choice of equipment, cost to bring the meat home, I really want to hear about the excessive, way over the top amount of luggage you have:)
On your bowhunting success.....AND the fact that you brought all of the meat back with you....it is some good stuff!!!
You'll never regret leaving a piece of gear at home if you bring every piece that you own on the hunt.
Jonah and nick again congrats!!! Awesome animals!!!
Neat experience and nice pictures to go along with a great trophy. Always something to look forward to.
Nice !! Congratulations guys. Nick great pic's especially like the one with the red Indy and sun.
We met your friend Abe on our way back and I did some "name dropping" :) He was a pleasure to talk with!
Nick, what where the temps on this hunt?
Pretty nice actually with the sun shining. I'd guess low single digits and well below zero with the wind blowing in certain areas.
Come on, Nick, isn't it about time you started having some fun in life?!
Congrats and thanks for the note.
I'm envious on all of that great-looking meat.
How many lbs of meat did you get?
I think it was 180lbs of boned out meat, 37lb head and 90lb hide.
Great closeup of the meat) Yummy!! As a resident, what kind of expenses did you incur on the hunt?
Great job Nick and congrats on a great trophy!
90 lb hide is crazy... After handling one tanned I believe it though... Crazy thick wooly hides.
Nick and Jonah, are you going euro or regular mounts?
Congrats again to you both.
In visiting with both of them, Nick was leaning towards Euro and Jonah was looking at full body.
Congrats! Looks like you had fun. Last few animals I've shot were all euro mounts also. Not sure if I'll ever spend the money on shoulder or full body mounts. Prefer to spend the $$ on trips, gear, family. Give us a bit more info on the trip Nick!
Good stuff mooks!! Your livin man. Simply livin!! Love it. Get ahold of me I want some details
Round 2 < 4 weeks out! Learned a lot about the travel/logistics last time so I think I'll bring a few less pieces of luggage.
If you add to this thread, or start a new one, and it is as good as the "Tundra Time" thread that HUNT started (and you co-authored, or at least contributed to), the rest of us will be in for a real treat!!!
anyone going with this time? Or are you going solo?
There will be a few of us. Really looking forward to some hunting after a long and uneventful winter, though much warmer than last year.
A couple of us are going to the NWT next August. Too cold for us in March or April. Pat's hunt looked about right temperature wise.
Nick, good luck this "spring"! Is Jonah going again? Kurt
I spotted the remains of this whopper while guiding fishermen on Nunavut's Dubawnt Lake. It was nearly 30 miles from camp. Only dead one I saw in 14 seasons there, kinda like finding a needle in a hay stack. Have stalked them many times for pictures, awesome critters! Good luck to u guys on your upcoming hunts. I absolutely love the arctic, fantastic place and adventures.
You going to the same place as last year?
Any gear changes for this trip?
My gear list for this time around will be a little different.
I am taking three checked bags (I hope). Bow Case, Duffle for clothes and 4 Rubbermaid Leatherneck totes stacked together and zip tied. In the tote I will have an extra duffle for the skull, and a giant dry bag for the hide. The totes will be for the meat on the way home, because we only have about 10 packages of burger left from last year, so it's all coming back with me again. I am not wearing bunny boots this time, just some Irish Setter's I had laying around for a few years with 1600 gram insulate. Those will allow me to walk a good distance once a bull is found that I'd like to try for. The bunny boots really stink when it comes to walking and I don't think I will get cold on day hunts in the other option. Last year I wore carhart arctic extreme bibs, but again they are not ideal for walking in very far so this year I am going to layer up with wool and some overwhites. I realize we are using snow machines, but early reports from out there are saying that the bigger bulls are running at the sound of a sled (sounds normal to me) so I need to be able to walk a ways once a group is spotted. Last year I walked about 700-800 yards and it wasn't much fun in super bulky clothing/boots.
I wish Jonah had gotten a tag, but the mess F&G created this year with all the advertising, etc caused the computers to crash twice when tags came out, so he didn't get one. I was lucky enough to get the second to last one available. My friend Tyler's dad got a tag, so both of them are coming along in hopes that Tyler will get to video some of it and hopefully get a few fox with the FoxPro. Some guy named Frank called me and wants to come so I think he is meeting us out there too :)
Was thinking recurve this year, but I talked myself out of it and plan to use the trusty compound with a Rage Hypodermic. Oh the horror, a mechanical on an ox.
There is much more snow out there this year compared to last, so hopefully the weather is nice for a few days while we are there. I feel very fortunate to be able to do this hunt again, I have a feeling this will be my last time for a while.
I'm still sour about the fiasco of the day tags hit the website. Oh well, wasn't in the cards I guess.
Can't wait to see how you guys do. I've heard good reports about the snow and overall weather out there so far too. That can change quickly obviously but maybe you will get a few calm luke warm days (by frozen arctic standards).
Only thing I'm looking forward to until spring bear is the draw results next Friday now.
Good luck Mooch And congrats on the last one...guess I missed this.
Great stuff Nick......good luck on your adventure and we look forward to the story and pics:)
Tell "Francisco" I said hello!
What a photo!! Living the dream my friend! Hunt
AWESOME!! Cant wait to see more.
I think I saw a different picture of that one ;)
Neat Adventure. Congrats to you guys for some real trophies.
that is so cool. Keep em' coming nick.
How far apart are the bowhunter and Musk Ox in that photo? Sometimes photos are misleading, but man, I am surprised that one isn't charging if they are as close as they appear.....or at least pawing the ground, or rubbing their head against their foreleg, etc.....cool photo....
Jake, I was 12-14 yards from them in that photo.
Here's the birthday boy, Frank, getting charged.
Nick is too agile to worry about tiny details like that Jake...!
dude flat out awesome,, i bet that was something else experiencing that! well done!
Very cool pictures Nick. Can't wait to hear the stories...
Good for you fella....congrats
This is going to be good. Let's see all the pics.
one of the real adventure hunts remaining out there. post every photo you took Nick!
Frank drawing on his bull.
Great pics! Especially the one after the picture with the arrow in flight.
The photo AFTER the picture with the arrow in flight has me wondering just how many muskox you could have killed with one arrow.....with the exception of the first animal, they are lined up like dominoes!! Most of the animals are looking away from you (assuming that you took that picture)....was there someone approaching from the other direction, between you and the guys in the background?
Are those your hunting buddies in the background watching/filming you? What is in the background way over to the left....one of the snowmobile's?
That photo of the wolf is awesome!! Were they in season? If yes, did you have a tag.... or a shot?
Were you pleased with the performance of your Rage broadheads? I wondered if the shaggy hair might affect their penetration....sure doesn't seem to be the case, but I haven't seen this years "hero photo" yet!!
I took that picture after an hour of slowly moving in on that particular group. The two guys in the back are my friends, one had a tag and he ended up killing a giant out of this herd with his recurve just 30 minutes later, at 13-15 yards. The only things distracting them were myself at 10 yards and my friends at over 150 yards.
That was an arctic fox, not a wolf.
My rage head did well... Heart shot and he died in less than 15 seconds.
Which rage were you shooting nick?
These have got to be some of the coolest pics on BS!! Hope you have a lot more. Right up there with a couple of the Stone sheep hunts!
Being a bit of a wuss, I'm going in August. Trading snow for bugs.
This is a photo of my buddies dad on the first morning. He set his glove down and it blew away. He chased it all the way to the sea and wasn't fast enough and it blew over the cape, lost forever.
Another arrow in flight. Tough shooting in that wind along the Bering Sea but she found her mark.
That impact photo is sweet....
I'll post some videos as soon as they are done. Might be a few days. I'll also tell a few stories but for the most part the pictures speak for themselves and we have a bunch more!
Congrats! Awesome photos! Looks like a huge bull in the last photo you posted! Yours or your buddy's, double congrats to the hunter on that one!
As Ambush says, we are going in late August (NWT) so we don't get cold. Hopefully it will be a good hunt with some opportunities.
Thanks Kurt! I bet you guys will have a blast up there this fall. Good luck!
That bull in the photo you mentioned was the biggest of our trip but he wasn't mine. I laid behind Frank for around 4 hours in ripping wind, trying to stay warm while he waited for a shot. It was a great day.
Here's another big one.
This was an awesome thread all the way around. Congrats and God Bless
Grats man! This thread needs a hero pic.
My buddy Tyler's dad with his bull from the first day. He shot him at 12 yards with his recurve.
Nice pictures Nick ! Looks like you guys have a great time !!
Incredible pics of an incredible adventure....tick, tock on the vids Nick!
Here's mine. 650 grain arrow tipped with a Rage head. Videos should be uploaded soon as I get them finished.
This bull looks much different than last years but I think he's older and a rough green score has him about the same but I'm thinking he will be a tad bigger. Not as big as the other two from this trip but I'm more than happy with him.
Hey Nick is he a bit north of 100"? These animals are tough to judge. Congrats!
Very tough to judge.
He's over 100" yes.
Congrats Nick, those are such cool skulls.
That Rage must have really opened him up....there is considerable blood spray in your hero photo......Unless that is where you gutted/skinned him at....
I guess I won't even bother talking about my trip to Key West while you were up there. lol
Thanks for sending the pics and vid to my phone while I was away. Very very cool.
Like I said Nick the planning and motivation it takes just to head up there and get to the point of planning a stalk is a huge accomplishment. To have the hunt turn out so well is icing on the cake.
I could be wrong but looking at the photos I don't know if you'll ever top this hunt for overall experience. But the brown bear will be a whole other knee shaking kind of hunt for sure. Good luck on that one when the time comes.
You really are living the dream man. Tell Steph and Riley I said hello and give the dog a scratch from me!
Thanks Joe, I'll tell them.
Jake, that's blood from the broadhead.
Pretty cool stuff. What were the scores of the 3 in that last pic? They all look great in their own way.
SO much for Rage not working on hairy hided beasts. they don't get any harrier than those things.
great animals..........better adventures. everyone needs to figure out a way to experience it once. still the most adventurous trips I have ever taken. it is like living on a national geographic or discovery channel show@
WOW! That looks like a GREAT ADVENTURE! Congrats! :)
Congratulations again.....feel free to text an invite for next year's hunt...
Thanks for posting Nick some great pics Thanks Shane
Dinner was excellent this evening.