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TheSaint 26-Aug-17
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BOWUNTR 26-Aug-17
sticksender 26-Aug-17
hunt forever 27-Aug-17
Trial153 27-Aug-17
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hunt forever 27-Aug-17
Zackman 27-Aug-17
DEMO-Bowhunter 28-Aug-17
Ken Taylor 28-Aug-17
stealthycat 28-Aug-17
APauls 28-Aug-17
Trial153 28-Aug-17
JL 28-Aug-17
Ken Taylor 28-Aug-17
Mark Watkins 28-Aug-17
TD 29-Aug-17
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TheSaint 06-Sep-17
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Kdog 06-Sep-17
t-roy 07-Sep-17
Nick Muche 07-Sep-17
Medicinemann 07-Sep-17
caribou77 07-Sep-17
Southern draw 07-Sep-17
Beav 07-Sep-17
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sticksender 07-Sep-17
APauls 07-Sep-17
Zackman 07-Sep-17
MathewsMan 07-Sep-17
Charlie Rehor 07-Sep-17
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LWood 08-Sep-17
From: TheSaint
26-Aug-17

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Just boarded a plane here in Denver heading to Quebec. Meeting a few bowhunters (couple Bowsite guys) to chase caribou with Richard Hume and his crew. Super pumped we were able to slip in a hunt this year before the closure. Hopefully it won't last long! On another note, this is the last specie of caribou I need to complete my bou slam. Figured I'd share a couple pics while sitting on the DIA runway.

From: TheSaint
26-Aug-17

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Just boarded a plane here in Denver heading to Quebec. Meeting a few bowhunters (couple Bowsite guys) to chase caribou with Richard Hume and his crew. Super pumped we were able to slip in a hunt this year before the closure. Hopefully it won't last long! On another note, this is the last specie of caribou I need to complete my bou slam. Figured I'd share a couple pics while sitting on the DIA runway.

From: TheSaint
26-Aug-17

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26-Aug-17

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26-Aug-17

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26-Aug-17
I'm going to try to video and take as many pics S possible! Wheels up....

From: Hawkeye
26-Aug-17
Good luck!!

From: caribou77
26-Aug-17
See you in Quebec. Best of luck to you on the slam!!! Its a dream of mine as well. With the quebec season closure, it now forces me to try my hand at the others. I've just had so much fun with JHA, I keep going back.

From: Bou'bound
26-Aug-17
See you guys on he changeover on 9/3. Save some

From: BOWUNTR
26-Aug-17
Go get'em Blayne... the caribou slam is now ranking as one of the more difficult slams to obtain. Good luck buddy. Ed F

From: sticksender
26-Aug-17
Ed F that's right! If a guy doesn't have a Q-L, he better get it this year, or else maybe never! Good luck Blayne!

From: hunt forever
27-Aug-17
Is is really possible for them to keep the Quebec Caribou Season Closed for long?

From: Trial153
27-Aug-17
In reading some of the biological reports on the subject, yes the season can be closed for a very substantial amount of time. example the George river herd which is has been closed for years. it once measured in the about 700,000 and the last count it was down to about 14k. at this point there isn't a recovery in sight.

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27-Aug-17

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27-Aug-17

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From: hunt forever
27-Aug-17
Can stock be put into the reports? Who did the reports and what are their political views?

From: Zackman
27-Aug-17
Good luck Blayne!

28-Aug-17
Good luck Blayne!

Glad I got a chance to hunt the tundra for Q/L. It was my first out of town hunt and based on the way things are going there, might not ever get one again.

From: Ken Taylor
28-Aug-17
When I was a kid, there were few caribou in Quebec... and the migratory herd lived in the then isolated north.

Soon the north became more accessible while at the same time the caribou cycle skyrocketed.

People began thinking that those high populations were the norm - they are not.

Of course, as we know, there are many, many factors to take into consideration - exacerbated by the north being developed so relatively quickly.

As a resident of the north let me add that there was one small thing that didn't help the continuation of at least a limited fall caribou harvest, and that was the extremely visible winter hunt. Since it's inception, truck and trailer loads of caribou with heads, legs, and hooves sticking out all over the place were paraded in front of northern residents and then through the general public in the south, giving the impression of some sort of a high number massacre.

As far as cancelling ALL caribou hunting, the non-hunting urban boys and girls in the ministry biology department that are studying the situation may perhaps be panicking.

From: stealthycat
28-Aug-17
750,000 to 14,000 in 5 years wow

From: APauls
28-Aug-17
Nope, 750,000 to 14,000 in 20 years. Sharpest drop had to be mid 90's to 2001 where they lost 350,000 in 5-6 years. Then lost another 350,000 in the next 13 years.

From: Trial153
28-Aug-17
panicking.. if they are they are late to party. when your death rate is greater then your birth rate your population going to keep falling. it is what it is. if any argument was to be made it was that not enough caribou werr killed early on when the population was spiking. That was the chance to maybe nip it in bud and prevent the level of habitat depletion that took place. Alas now we have to leave it nature and nature on the tundra moves very slow.

From: JL
28-Aug-17
How bad is the depredation on the herd?

From: Ken Taylor
28-Aug-17
Trial153 - Yup, I agree with you - the old crew of biologists would tell me "when they hit a million, the population will go down". I don't think that they were expecting such a dramatic crash though. The population stayed at a million way too long and over grazing of the lichen as well as several ground fires that in some cases lasted for several months contributed to the scarcity of food. We saw the caribou shrink in body size from one year to the next and also saw parasites and disease spread through the herd. Also, the winter hunt was fine when the population was high, but they started cutting it back too late.

JL - from what I saw first hand and from what I was told, the wolf and black bear predation was not an issue. However, as you most likely know, predation and hunting have much more of an impact when the population is very low as it is now.

From: Mark Watkins
28-Aug-17
Haha! That "One Arrow Mountain Caribou Bull!"

You got this Blayne!!!

Mark

From: TD
29-Aug-17
Giv'em Blayne! Shoot straight!

Can't wait for the reports!

From: BULELK1
29-Aug-17
Pick -A-$pot Blayne!!

Congrats man

Good luck, Robb

From: mnbwhtr
29-Aug-17
My slam came between 1979 and 1993, lot cheaper then. Good luck!

From: TheSaint
06-Sep-17

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Mark, back then I only hunted with one arrow to make it sporting :)

Caribou Slam complete!

From: TheSaint
06-Sep-17

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I'm back on the road for work so I don't have a lot of time to recap the hunt right now. Here are a few more pics though

From: TheSaint
06-Sep-17

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06-Sep-17

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06-Sep-17

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06-Sep-17

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06-Sep-17

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06-Sep-17

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06-Sep-17

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06-Sep-17

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From: Kdog
06-Sep-17
Congrats on completing your slam! Those are some nice bulls to boot.

From: t-roy
07-Sep-17
Congratulations Blaine!

From: Nick Muche
07-Sep-17
Congrats!!

From: Medicinemann
07-Sep-17
In the camp photo, is the second guy on the left, Rick Duggan? I just shared a camp with him about three weeks ago.....good guy to share a camp with....

From: caribou77
07-Sep-17
Yes it was Rick Duggan. I shared a seat on the bus with him. Congrats again Blayne! Your bull looks like a giant next to those others. Glad you made it home safe and good luck on the rest of your hunts this fall. Now stop messing around with work and post some videos!

07-Sep-17
Congrats!!

From: Beav
07-Sep-17
Congrats on another great bull!

From: njbuck
07-Sep-17
Congrats on the slam and your bull! I cant wait to hear the story.

From: sticksender
07-Sep-17
Outstanding, congrats to you on gettin' er done!

From: APauls
07-Sep-17
Very nice! Congrats!

From: Zackman
07-Sep-17
Congrats Blayne!

From: MathewsMan
07-Sep-17
Awesome accomplishment Blayne. Congratulations.

07-Sep-17
Well done Blayne! Enjoy every day! C

07-Sep-17
All great bulls. How far the the NA 29 are you now?

From: TheSaint
07-Sep-17
Caribou 77, I try to sort some videos out next week!

Wildwilderness, I'm 23 animals deep into the super slam. Most of the hard species are knocked out. I need the following:

1. Coues (2017) 2. Blacktail 3. Sitka Blacktail 4. Mt. Goat (2018) 5. Roosevelt elk

Not sure if I'll breakdown and do the polar bear if I can't import it. I think I'd rather try another grand slam. I just need a stone and a bighorn for 2nd grand slam. I've been super lucky drawing tags and going self-guided. Not sure how much money I have wrapped up in the whole deal....don't really want to know :) but it's not a massive amount of $$$ compared to most guys super slams. Living in the west, we have a lot of different hunting opportunities for multiple species of big game and I have been insanely fortunate drawing tags.

From: Mad Trapper
08-Sep-17
Congrats Blayne!!!! Unbelievable collection of good bulls.

08-Sep-17
Some great bulls!

From: LWood
08-Sep-17
Congratulations, Blayne!

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