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Island Destinations, Alaska or Hawaii
I leave for Kodiak day after tomorrow. I take my wife to the airport for Hawaii this afternoon. I think I'm getting the way better deal!!!
I think I'd take your end of the deal. Although I wouldn't mind a few days of relaxing in Hawaii AFTER the hunt. Are you hunting or doing buck shack maintenance?
I will be in Ohio hunting with Kelly Harris first week November then come back and leave for my first trip to Hawaii with my GF. Talk about a transition! How is the whitetail rut in Hawaii mid November? LOL. Big Island - Kona coast. I already booked a fishing charter lol
Good luck Bob. I'd take Kodiak for sure.
I'm getting ready to start the rut hunts on the 3rd largest Island ... Prince of Wales
My kids keep harassing me to take them to Hawaii. I keep telling them how cool a trip to PoW would be and they're not buying it.
Actually, Hawaii is a good destination because you can make your family happy and hunt: axis deer, turkey, lots of hogs, pheasant and fishing. Doesn't compare to Alaska hunting, but the scuba diving is more comfortable in HI. Nice country we live in.
I have been lucky to have hunted both.
It depends on the time of year which is better!
No question for me... Alaska. Ed F
I'll be at work, so I would take either one.....
Went to Hawaii this past spring. What a blast! Very different culture for sure. Went spear fishing 3 different times on the same trip. If you love to bow hunt you'll love spear fishing! Jack you gotta give it a try when you go!
Have fun Bob. I'd pick Kodiak every time!
I've never been to Alaska much less Kodiak but I have been to Hawaii and IMO your going in the best direction Bob!
Hawaii is too pricey and over rated for me.
Went to Hawaii once - it was incredible. That being said - I'd love to be in Alaska!!! A choice on those two is a win-win no bad option. If you asked me today...I'd be in Alaska :)
Wild1 x2. I hunted wild boar with a knife in Maui several years ago and it was one of the most exciting I've ever done. Just don't make the mistake I did and sell it to your wife that the hunt only takes as long as a round of golf!
Depends Bob.... who has the credit card???? =D
Bob you must be nuts your hot wife in Hawaii alone in her hot swim sute on the beaches and were on earth is EARL
I hope to be bow hunting Hawaii and AK for the rest of my life. Sitka blacktail hunts are amazing but screaming Axis rut hunts are awesome as well!
Good luck up there by the way Bob, I'm totally jealous!
The same guy pays the credit card bill regardless of who signs.
LOL! easy in my case.... I'm a kept man...... "just a gigolo and every where I go....." This time of year..... I'm thinkin' I could fit in one of Bobs duffles if they didn't weigh it......
Kodiak is the choice, no brainer... That said, I just finished drying out the last piece of gear from a week on Kodiak and I was happy to be home :) haha
I would take Kodiak. Definitely on my bucket list of places to hunt. For the other 11 months of the year I love Hawaii! Our blacktail rut is starting to heat up too!
Good luck Bob.
They are both amazing. Tough call if Hawaii included big game fishing :).
Hawaii with wife would be a great place to earn valuable "future hunt points""
Why would you say that about your wife? Show some respect even if insincere.
Long Gone? It's only been 24 hours. Lol
You definitely got the better location.
Hopeless place is hopelessly lost.
I'd take Alaska God Bless
I've hunted Hawaii numerous times and it never gets old. I will be hunting Alaska 3 times in 2017. Waterfowl on Adak in January, Black Bear on POW in May, and Deer & Duck Combo on Kodiak in December 2017. But I still have the urge to return to Hawaii..........it's that good.
Saw a whole bunch of nice bucks but one in particular I wanted to kill and didn't get it done. I spent a lot of time on him. The day the Roth kids got to camp I killed a buck that was bedded about 30 yards from the big guy. Couldn't get close to the big one but was able to shoot this buck.
Taylor shot this buck with all four of us sitting just below Roy's Saddle. His brother Justin killed a bigger buck a few minutes later from the same spot and Ellen missed one between the two that were killed. Karma I think.
During the two weeks I was there, bears pulled Roy's monument out of the ground twice. The kids killed their first two bucks the day before I flew out and we put the monument back in its place. When I flew over Roy's Saddle on the way out it had been pulled out of the ground again!!!
Roy was kind of hard on bears. I think there is a bit of Karma going on with them spending so much time focused on his monument.
Just awesome Bob! Nice work!
Nice bucks. It's nice that the Roths could spend some time there. When do you go to the other big Island in AK?
Nice work Bob and Roth's. It must have been a fun hunt!
I imagine if the bears want it pulled out it's going to get pulled out!! Nice bucks!!
Pretty darn cool. Congrats. Ed F
So many deer it was silly. My buddy and I rattled this buck into 10 yards or so with sheds we found while hiking. Kodiak sure is a great place to go hunting!
Congrats Bob and Nick! Great Sitka blacktails. Awesome place, that Kodiak