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tthomas 13-May-14
tthomas 13-May-14
Charlie Rehor 13-May-14
tthomas 13-May-14
bowjack 13-May-14
Charlie Rehor 13-May-14
Fuzzy 13-May-14
tthomas 13-May-14
JM 13-May-14
Bowboy 13-May-14
Mountain sheep 13-May-14
Nick Muche 14-May-14
IdyllwildArcher 14-May-14
BULELK1 14-May-14
Bou'bound 14-May-14
Zbone 14-May-14
BowMad23 14-May-14
tthomas 14-May-14
Bou'bound 14-May-14
sticksender 14-May-14
sharpstick 15-May-14
hunterx 15-May-14
Bou'bound 15-May-14
Paul@thefort 15-May-14
tthomas 16-May-14
Florida Mike 16-May-14
Bou'bound 17-May-14
tthomas 05-Jun-14
Bigpizzaman 05-Jun-14
sureshot 05-Jun-14
NoWiser 05-Jun-14
Bou'bound 05-Jun-14
Zbone 06-Jun-14
Clutch 06-Jun-14
Dennis Razza 06-Jun-14
Medicinemann 06-Jun-14
Venison Junky 06-Jun-14
Venison Junky 06-Jun-14
tthomas 06-Jun-14
Rick M 06-Jun-14
Hawkeye 06-Jun-14
kickstand 06-Jun-14
Ryman Cat 06-Jun-14
tthomas 06-Jun-14
Bigpizzaman 06-Jun-14
Bou'bound 06-Jun-14
Nick Muche 06-Jun-14
Genesis 06-Jun-14
Bigpizzaman 07-Jun-14
Bou'bound 07-Jun-14
Rick M 07-Jun-14
HeadHunter® 08-Jun-14
trublucolo 08-Jun-14
tthomas 08-Jun-14
Bou'bound 08-Jun-14
tthomas 08-Jun-14
Medicinemann 08-Jun-14
Bou'bound 09-Jun-14
tthomas 13-Apr-15
tthomas 13-Apr-15
tthomas 13-Apr-15
CPAhunter 13-Apr-15
Charlie Rehor 13-Apr-15
Kdog 15-Apr-15
t-roy 15-Apr-15
Julius K 15-Apr-15
elkmtngear 15-Apr-15
writer 15-Apr-15
Ace of Spades 15-Apr-15
Mike Ukrainetz 19-Apr-15
TD 20-Apr-15
CurveBow 28-Apr-15
Medicinemann 28-Apr-15
Bou'bound 28-Apr-15
drycreek 28-Apr-15
MT 25-Jul-15
sureshot 25-Jul-15
Mountain sheep 25-Jul-15
tthomas 15-Apr-17
sticksender 15-Apr-17
kota-man 16-Apr-17
From: tthomas
13-May-14

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Got back last week and with lots going on. Just wanted to provide an update and a thanks to all those that shared ideas, gear, thoughts and well wishes. There were lots of generous offers from many people and I won't get them all thanked so won't try to name everyone for fear of missing someone but you guys know who you are.

On this adventure, I learned a lot about myself. Had some great experiences, met some wonderful people and was presented with a couple of opportunities to do something nice. Not always does that happen. Hopefully I changed the life of one very lucky husky. She is a beauty.

Flight to Ottawa then overnight and off to Pond Inlet the next day. Shane and John, the principals behind Canada North Outfitters picked me up at midnight and this was awesome because the line up for the cab was a mile long. They arrived for breakfast and had tarps and bags and ropes for the hide and skull. Then they had a carryon bag with Mountain House, nuts, candy, tea and some Starbucks mochas and some other nice treats. (I had all my own food as I treated this like an 18 day backpack hunt).

My guide picked me up at the airport and we were off on the ice the next day.

69 miles out on the ice we had setup our first camp as the weather was getting bad. Whiteout the next day.

Hunted hard as I had 18 days of hunting. Was impressed that my guide got up early and we hunted late. Out at 8:00 am and often not back to camp or when we were moving until 11:00 pm and even past midnight. Was lucky with the weather and it was very very mild. Will just list some random thoughts.

1. Mad Trapper sent me the NO mitts and boots. Boots were awesome, I wore my down mitts and on the cold days put in some hand warmers. That is a nice treat especially if you had to take off your mitts to help set up camp and then your were warm right away when you put your mitts back on.

2. Two sets of goggles and a neoprene and another light face mask. Very few times they got fogged up but both were must have items.

3. Had the Sitka gear, and the Blizzard Jacket and pants and the down Kelvin pants and jacket. Was almost too warm most days, except in the big wind and when we were travelling hard and fast.

4. I stood as much or more than I sat. More fun and better to see for tracks and bears and the biggest bumps.

5. I brought all my own food. Oatmeal for breakfast, powerbars and Mountain House for supper. I drink coffee so I also brought a thermos and filled it each morning.

6. Just a -40 mummy bag and a good thermarest with a 7 R value. A huge square type bag would cost $250 in extra baggage fees to fly up so if you buy one you get it for half price. Maybe use it on a late season bighorn hunt :)

7. Kept my bow in the case until the moment of truth. Had broadheads ready and filled the quiver. Keep your stuff outside of the tent as it is very humid and will fog and steam up everything. Plus no chance to freeze up.

8. Light gloves and then I put on some lighter Schnee boots as the NO boots were not the best for running up and through the rough ice on a chase.

9. A camera and tripod is a must. Hard to get photos on the ice so do some studying about light conditions, snow is tough to get good exposures. Shoot RAW if you have it and photoshop to get great results. No issue with the camera and battery.

10. Used the Leica rangefinder and the rangefinding binos. Both worked well in tough ranging conditions. On some days in the ice crystals I wondered if it would work.

11. Binos fogged up as I stood on the roof of the sled to glass each time we stopped. Take lots of wipes and lens cleaner.

12. Bring paper towels as they are better than TP :) and with the diet you might be enjoying…..well you get the drift.

13. Bring hand wipes in smaller bunches and keep them from freezing in your inside pockets. Also small bottles of hand sanitizer. Your guides are not up on current cleaning programs though.

14. Sat phone and GPS and some food with you at all times. We had the ice split within 50 yards of our camp. Within an hour there was a 300 yard stretch of open water. Had we been on the other side, who knows how long we would have been stranded. Never leave home without it.

15. Bring a book or two. Its light lots of hours and the guides are not so chatty so a great way to kill some time. Keep a flexible and positive and patient attitude.

16. A roll of duct tape, knife and Leatherman. Heavy mitts, lighter fleece mitts, neck warmer and the lightest merino wool mitts.

17. The best piece of equipment is the Core Hoodie by Sitka. Wore it underneath the down hoodie and never needed a toque. Wish I had brought a ball cap.

18. Crystal light or powder to make the melted ice more enjoyable to drink. Drink lots in the morning, less a night so you don't have to get up so early in the morning.

19. An 8 inch pad width is close to a 9 foot bear. Measure the pad on any bear you think you want to run. Follow the track for a bit. Males walk in a straight line looking for females. Females wander, looking for seals. So take the pad width in inches and maybe add a bit but that will be the size of your bear. Maybe others will have a better rule of thumb but it might save someone from making a big mistake. If the pad is 6 inches wide, might be better to pass and keep on hunting.

Am lucky to live in Canada. Not trying to justify this adventure but biologists feel that many populations of bears are steady or rising. Harvests are controlled and males are targeted so that does reduce the impact. Natives will harvest bears, any bears and even females so your male will be better. Not sure about global warming and the ice melting. I saw lots of it. I have never believed what Obama nor Al Gore had to say. I feel they are liars have a hidden agenda in pushing whatever facts, or lies, or twisting the truth about the environment and to try to attach hunting. I would say to them, deal with your own problems and leave the hunting and what we are doing up here alone. I understand global interests but the actions to ban importing of polar bears is mean spirited and serves no purpose. Those bears are going to be harvested, so a controlled hunt and a hunt for males is better than what they are trying to do. Sorry for the political rant I know its not my business and I have many great American friends.

Thanks again for everyone's thoughts and sharing. Came home with some great memories, stories and best of all, rescued a sled dog. The newest addition to my 115 pound Kaiser and 65 pound Kenzie is the lovely Juno. My wife named her when I finally got her home safe and sound. Three vet visits and a few more but she is a gem.

I hope everyone gets a chance to do something special this year. The north, the ice, the people, the weather, the icebergs, and of course the dogs are something you don't get to experience every day.

Straight arrows and again, thanks for all the help and well wishes.

From: tthomas
13-May-14

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One more thing. Bring a kennel if you plan on bringing home a dog. I found this one in the local dump and it took me a day to wash and clean it out. Then $100 worth of duct tape, stuff is expensive up there, and I had two rolls myself.

Here is Miss Juno on the way home. She was brave on all the flights but when I left her I could hear her howling. Broke my heart. I put my shirt and long underwear in with her and I think she knew I would be close.

Had to teach her to drink water, go up and down the stairs. My wife said she just had an accident this morning but she is only 6 months old and learning.

13-May-14
Did you use the Sitka "Blizzard" Gear?

From: tthomas
13-May-14

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Charlie

Last year on a late season bighorn sheep hunt, I tested a protype of the Blizzard jacket and pants. Laid on this ram for 3 hours. I don't know how my sons and friends stayed warm as Cam was beside me and Mike and Adam were below filming. I was warm as toast in the - 19 degree weather. Then it ended up - 31.

I decided to go with the Blizzard system rather than the Northern Outfitters gear. I think if you are paying big money for a parka that you may never ever need to use. One thing thought, many guys offered to lend me their gear so this is an option. The Blizzard system is a great add on to any cold weather sheep hunt, horseback hunt or for that matter a northern muskoxen or bear hunt.

It worked well, lots of well designed pockets and it is warm. But then it never really got that cold. Most days were -15 to -25.

From: bowjack
13-May-14
Tom, I think the long underwear would have been sufficient buddy.

13-May-14
I have the Blizzard System but have not had a chance to use it yet! Thanks for the review! Sitka has some really cool new gear for 2014! JUNE!!!

From: Fuzzy
13-May-14
edited 5/14/14 :-)

From: tthomas
13-May-14
Opps, thanks for catching that Fuzz, hopefully I got it edited out :)

From: JM
13-May-14
Tom,

Congratulations on your hunt even if you didn't get a bear! I know I enjoyed my hunt and I am so glad I did it before our idiotic government shut down the importation. I like your list of Items; I will say that of all the hunts I have been on it is the one where I knew I was totally dependent on the guide for survival but I would love to do it again.

Nice dog! The ones that were in my sled team were tough and just below a wolf.

John

From: Bowboy
13-May-14
Thanks for the update Tom. Glad you had great trip and found a new furry friend.

13-May-14
Congratulations on your successful hunt and Thankyou for sharing, thats one LUCKY dog........ And so is Juno! ;)

From: Nick Muche
14-May-14
Tom,

Congrats on the new puppy!

Are we going to see any other furry white critters posted on this thread?

14-May-14
"But then it never really got that cold. Most days were -15 to -25."

Ahahaha haha, oh man, I'm so screwed :(

From: BULELK1
14-May-14
Sweet Tom---thanks for sharing.

Good luck, Robb

From: Bou'bound
14-May-14
I am still trying to find out if you got a bear or not. There was a photo on the other thread. I know you got a dog, did you get a bear too?

From: Zbone
14-May-14
Beautiful Husky, I didn't realize some were pure white like that....

From: BowMad23
14-May-14
Tom, as a Canadian, are you quoting temps in Fahrenheit or Celsius? I know its cold either way, and obviously the scales converge at -40, but I was just curious. Also wanting to know whether you shot a bear or not? Sounds like a great adventure either way though; congrats.

From: tthomas
14-May-14
Celsius

From: Bou'bound
14-May-14

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this was the photo on the other thread. where did this bear come from? is this tthomas?

From: sticksender
14-May-14
don't think it is....unless he took a 3rd bow along

From: sharpstick
15-May-14
not him unless he grew a foot since Christmas...lol

From: hunterx
15-May-14
Congrats and thanks for your last minute tips. Just got back to Pond early this morning. Got to see a few of the same spots you hunted and hear a couple stories. We camped well back from the big sloping ice berg the first night to avoid your close call at drifting away.

From: Bou'bound
15-May-14
No it's him unless he confirms it is not

From: Paul@thefort
15-May-14
Tom, quite an adventure and not one might forget.

I would bet, there will be another in the distant future.

My best, Paul

From: tthomas
16-May-14
Bou

That photo is not me. There is no way I could shoot with those mitts.

Plus I wouldn't have shot a bear with frost bit ears either.

You may have me confused with someone else :)

Hunterx

Was the lead frozen? Could you travel on it? There probably was a bunch of seals living there. I just wonder what would have happened if we had camped on the north side of the iceberg, might still be there floating around :(

From: Florida Mike
16-May-14
Thanks for the update Tom! Are you going to elaborate on how you came across Juno? Congrats on a great adventure! Mike

From: Bou'bound
17-May-14
And elaborate on the hunt to if you get a chance.

From: tthomas
05-Jun-14

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Juno was a sled dog and one of ten we had on the ice. She unfortunately bumped her head on the guide's club. We had a brief discussion about the benefits to all parties if that didn't happen again. He agreed and probably saved me a Grim Reaper broadhead or at the very least some very skinned up knuckles.

I was thinking I was BigPizzaMan about that time.

From: Bigpizzaman
05-Jun-14
Ha Ha!!!! Got your point across I see!!

From: sureshot
05-Jun-14
tthomas - I'm glad you didn't have to waste a broadhead. You have to appreciate a guy that stands up for what he believes, especially when it would be a whole lot easier to turn away. BTW How is Juno doing?

From: NoWiser
05-Jun-14
I hope that guide's treatment of Juno was reflected in how you tipped him.... It takes a coward to treat man's best friend like that. I'm really glad you were able to bring her home with you. She didn't deserve to live like that.

From: Bou'bound
05-Jun-14
i don't know that i would call a guy who chases polar bears for a living a coward, but a dog beater is most certainly a jackass

From: Zbone
06-Jun-14
Yeah, me too would like to know how Juno is doing...

From: Clutch
06-Jun-14
Tks for sharing--lots of great info--"Lucky Dog"

From: Dennis Razza
06-Jun-14
Lucky dog is right. Good job!

From: Medicinemann
06-Jun-14
You guys hit the nail on the head.....Juno has NO idea just lucky she is.....!!!!!

06-Jun-14
Many would have done nothing to save dog if it was their hunt and guide . You are a stand up guy you did what you know was right . People that beat dogs need to be beat ! Our liberal president sucks ! But then that's what liberals do ! America is going to Liberal hell ! Congrats on your hunt and your new dog .

06-Jun-14
Any pictures of a bear ?

From: tthomas
06-Jun-14

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Bou'bound

I have entered the ring and spent hundreds of hours in there, not to mention a few unofficial fights. I stalked two polar bears and shot them at 42 and 77 yards, both times with my guide and his .303 well back of me. I was more afraid of those fights than I was on the ice. I do not think it takes courage to chase polar bears.

Cowards they are. I have seen fear in people's eyes. Its a reflection on a person how they treat their animals. Ask JakO about fear and cowards. Ask anyone who has ever been on a polar bear hunt.

You are dead wrong, in your comment. They are deadly afraid of bears. Who cares if they chase polar bears for a living. They truely are cowards.

I have never been afraid of cowards. Infact I pity them but do not suffer them. You can call them what you want. I understand its tough up there and they have to treat the dogs differently than we do here but there is little excuse.

Now one thing to know, is that I do not say anything to anyone or write about someone that I would not say to their face. Before, after and during the "standoff" on the ice I let him know that he was a coward.

Big Pizza Man is a beast and he can stand up to an idiot with a machine gun. I am just an idiot who felt the need to stand up to a coward with a whip, a club and an axe. I still beleive that it would not have gone very well for him had he swung that club again. Just a guess but....

Z bone, thanks for asking.

She is very weak as she is grossly underweight and getting spayed was very very tough on her. The "coward" said she was 6 months old. She was much older and the vet said if we had not spayed her Wednesday that she would likely have died. Another bowsiter hunted out of the same place just after and he saw Juno's sisters and he also felt that they would not survive much longer.

I don't think I did anything that anyone of you guys would have done, except maybe refraining from using that club as the "coward" did. That might have been the only thing that took courage.

From: Rick M
06-Jun-14
tthomas,

Sounds like the trip did not go as well as you hoped for? Something like this would damper if not ruin the experience for me even if the "hunt" was successful.

It takes a lot of conviction to stand up to one or several men when out in the middle of know where.

Saving Juno is a good deed. Hope you and she have many happy years together! Glad at least that part of the trip worked out for both of you.

From: Hawkeye
06-Jun-14
Your actions say alot about you Thomas and thanks for sharing your adventure. Just to see that part of the world is incredible, and I have no doubt you will return one day :)

From: kickstand
06-Jun-14
tthomas,

I guess this explains why you did not respond when I asked if you were going back. What I saw when I went was that there was no names for any of the dogs. They feared his whip but that was the only form of punishment .Thank goodness no clubs or kicking. I told my wife when I got home that I was surprised on how impersonal they were with animals that helped them. One of the dogs got grabbed by my bear and was taken care of the rest of the trip. When they hunt for bear themselves they don't use the dogs only snowmobiles so not sure what they do the rest of the year

From: Ryman Cat
06-Jun-14
Your convictions have saved you and only you know what was gained and or lost. Looks to me like it was a challenge you needed to come to that lead you there. I hope this animal turns out for you and your investment not $ but your heart are rewarded with a great friend. Wow some story at least you got there and had this experience good, bad or indifferent.

From: tthomas
06-Jun-14
Kickstand and Hawkeye

The experience was awesome. Came home with two bears and a dog. No need to go back.

Rick

I wasn't alone, the Jakinator was over my left shoulder and Big Pizza Man on my right :) Plus every dog lover, animal lover and other Bowsiter had my back.

From: Bigpizzaman
06-Jun-14
Thanks Tom!! I've got your right and BACK!!

From: Bou'bound
06-Jun-14
Good point. And congrats on the two bears. That is great news.

From: Nick Muche
06-Jun-14
All this talk about what sounds like an incredible bow hunt is useless without pictures! Let's see them Tom.

From: Genesis
06-Jun-14

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T always grab the bull by horns much like this young man.

Not sure brave guide rather tackle thin ice than small framed Canuck

From: Bigpizzaman
07-Jun-14

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From: Bou'bound
07-Jun-14
I am sure in that society they view dogs as implements not pets. just tools to earn a living. difficult to place the values of one group on another. if the tool acts up they are no less liable to kick it than we may be to pound on a lawn mower that is difficult to start.

when up there did you see any indiaction otherwise or was what you saw the norm.

From: Rick M
07-Jun-14
Tthomas,

Even with enough back up to invade a small country you still did the right thing:)

Congrats on your hunt.

Rick

From: HeadHunter®
08-Jun-14
Hopefully her spirits not broke and I'm sure you can heal her and you will have a wonderful friend now.... (wait till she 'blows her winter coat' .... them dogs have got some hair!)

Got any bear pics? Congrats on a memorable BOW hunt!

From: trublucolo
08-Jun-14
Kudos Tom, for both the hunt and Juno.

From: tthomas
08-Jun-14

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Bou

You make a good point and are probably correct in your thinking. Perhaps if I had taken your thoughts with me when I went up there it would have helped me understand. I just could not understand the need for them to practice their accuracy with the whip on the dogs. An oil can could have sufficed. They left lots of those laying around.

My grandfather always told me that a good carpenter looks after his tools. I guess I am just a soft hearted pussy.

They had a snowmobile that broke down every 3 minutes, they didn't beat on it :)

A good thing for hunters planning on going up north for a hunt, to heed your thoughts. It may have been the exception but a person should prepare themselves for some "rough" treatment of the dogs.

Maybe bring a travel crate with you. Dogs are cheap up there and you might want to bring one home with you.

HeadHunter

We have a 115 pound "wolf" and a 65 pounder, both double coated. My wife is giving me the evil eye right now. They look like Pigpen half the time with a cloud of dust and hair following them around Juno is fitting in well. I use the "down" for wind indicator. Have some extra colors now. I could go into business now :)

From: Bou'bound
08-Jun-14
the dogs all look super!

do we get to see the two bears you shot at 42 and 77 yards?

From: tthomas
08-Jun-14
Bou

When you come through Calgary, you will get to see them for sure.

From: Medicinemann
08-Jun-14
TThomas,

I was definitely there in spirit, my friend, as was BPM....and BPM was right, we had your back.....

From: Bou'bound
09-Jun-14
Be there on Jan 3, 2016 when I head up for a cougar hunt, but no need to send photos to me then. I just thought since you were posting photos of the trip the bears would have been a nice addition. I was not trying to turn it into a multi-year, come visit my province type deal to see the photos

From: tthomas
13-Apr-15
Jake

Whenever I was struggling to stay positive I just said the words "Hello Bowsiters, this is tthomas, impersonating the Jakinator" It put a smile on my face and perked things up.

My guides thought I was losing my mind, maybe I was. Now Juno lifts her head when I say that out loud to her. She often lets out a big howl or a wooo woooo :)

From: tthomas
13-Apr-15

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Juno, almost one year since coming from Baffin Island. She has gained 16 pounds, survived all her shots, countless deworming and loves going to the groomers. She has turned into a "city" dog. She hardly looks like the same dog.

From: tthomas
13-Apr-15

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Juno is getting her health back. Her ears now stand up again. She is still a husky, headstrong, likes to roam but has great recall. She can run like the wind and is about as smart as they come. What a shame if she had not survived.

I was lucky to have her come into my life.

From: CPAhunter
13-Apr-15
Great timing. I was just thinking the other day about your hunt and bringing back the dog. Glad to hear things are going well!

Dan

13-Apr-15
Thanks for the update Tom! C

From: Kdog
15-Apr-15
Looks like you have a friend for life. Good for you, you did a really good thing.

Kevin

From: t-roy
15-Apr-15
Don't know how I missed this thread before.

Many kudos to you Tom!

From: Julius K
15-Apr-15
Thomas, she looks great. I missed this thread last year, but glad it came back up. You did a great thing, the right thing.

From: elkmtngear
15-Apr-15
You're a good man, Tom. And, you tell it like it is...a rarity in most high-profile individuals these days.

I always enjoy your commentary, and I hope you'll chime in more frequently, it's guys like you that help make Bowsite top shelf.

Best Wishes, Jeff

From: writer
15-Apr-15
"People that beat dogs need to be beat ! Our liberal president sucks !"

You think liberal's beat dogs?

15-Apr-15
Awesome thread, glad you saved the dog

19-Apr-15
Bear pictures? Love to see them.

From: TD
20-Apr-15
Still on the prime rib diet I see?

=D

PS.... If Jake can't uplift you.... you need a fork lift...

And can't have better "back" with "Da two men, Medicine and Pizza" either... could make folks an offer nobody could refuse wid dem two standin' behind ya.... heheheheh...

From: CurveBow
28-Apr-15
Great thread. Congratulations on the polar bears, the experience and in being a stand up guy for Juno!

We have a husky, named Sky Lee, she is the best dog we have ! Awesome & tolerant of young grandchildren, smart, howls great and sometimes "talks" to us. Loves to roll in snow and sheds enough to construct several dogs from each year! :) She also loves to roam....

>>>>-------->

From: Medicinemann
28-Apr-15
Tom,

Juno looks great!

Was hoping to shake your hand at P&Y. Maybe next time.....

From: Bou'bound
28-Apr-15
She sure found a friend in you and visa versa. great story and she looks super!

From: drycreek
28-Apr-15
Like t-roy, I can't believe I missed this thread the first time around. I would like to see bear pics also, and thanks for standing up for the pup ! The only time I ever saw my Dad threaten to whip someones ass ( besides my brother and me ) was when a guy he knew was whipping a horse with a rope. I thought the old man was gonna come unglued ! You did good !

From: MT
25-Jul-15
Exemplary.

From: sureshot
25-Jul-15
I always enjoyed Tom's candid stories and sage advice when he posted. It is truly unfortunate that he doesn't post much anymore.

25-Jul-15
My Norwegian Grandfather always had amazing dogs and he treated them as if they were gold.

When I was very young he told me "a boy and his dog is cute, but a man and his dog is a thing to study".

He was right.

From: tthomas
15-Apr-17
Have 13 3D targets to set up for the 32nd Annual Foss Sheephunters Shoot. Ground is still frozen up here. Thought I would bump this to the top as I have three people asking me for some advice on hunting polar bears. Not sure if Jake's phone/live hunt is up but I would check that out. Perhaps this might help. Good luck to those who are hunting and hope everyone has a Happy Easter.

From: sticksender
15-Apr-17
Enjoyed reading this whole thread again. An epic adventure for you in so many ways.

From: kota-man
16-Apr-17
Having just come off the ice, I can't agree more. I'll add my thoughts to the other thread when I get home.

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