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Contributors to this thread:
Nick Muche 13-Oct-16
Medicinemann 13-Oct-16
kota-man 13-Oct-16
Nick Muche 13-Oct-16
georgemcg 13-Oct-16
CDogger 13-Oct-16
CDogger 13-Oct-16
drycreek 13-Oct-16
steff 13-Oct-16
Medicinemann 13-Oct-16
redneck hunter 13-Oct-16
HUNT MAN 13-Oct-16
KTH 13-Oct-16
Pat Lefemine 13-Oct-16
Bake 13-Oct-16
Dennis Razza 13-Oct-16
Shiras 13-Oct-16
Nick Muche 13-Oct-16
georgemcg 13-Oct-16
Medicinemann 13-Oct-16
Ron Niziolek 13-Oct-16
georgemcg 13-Oct-16
Drop tine 13-Oct-16
T Mac 13-Oct-16
FullCryHounds 14-Oct-16
Pigsticker 14-Oct-16
Blake Patton 14-Oct-16
Toby 14-Oct-16
JDM 14-Oct-16
Nick Muche 14-Oct-16
JDM 14-Oct-16
Rock 14-Oct-16
iceman 14-Oct-16
georgemcg 14-Oct-16
georgemcg 14-Oct-16
georgemcg 14-Oct-16
Nick Muche 15-Oct-16
Shiras 15-Oct-16
Forest bows 15-Oct-16
Ron Niziolek 16-Oct-16
Nick Muche 16-Oct-16
Bowboy 16-Oct-16
PAstringking 16-Oct-16
Mark Watkins 17-Oct-16
loesshillsarcher 17-Oct-16
Deathmoan 20-Oct-16
Deathmoan 20-Oct-16
Nick Muche 22-Oct-16
Nick Muche 22-Oct-16
Nick Muche 22-Oct-16
kota-man 22-Oct-16
JDM2 22-Oct-16
KJC 23-Oct-16
Nick Muche 07-Nov-16
Toby 24-Nov-16
Bou'bound 24-Nov-16
Kurt 24-Nov-16
Nick Muche 17-Oct-18
Fuzz 17-Oct-18
Rocky D 17-Oct-18
JSW 17-Oct-18
Rock 17-Oct-18
Gator 17-Oct-18
Owl 17-Oct-18
Southern draw 17-Oct-18
Bou'bound 17-Oct-18
wildwilderness 17-Oct-18
elkmtngear 17-Oct-18
T Mac 17-Oct-18
kota-man 17-Oct-18
sticksender 17-Oct-18
Nick Muche 17-Oct-18
BIG BEAR 17-Oct-18
Shug 17-Oct-18
IdyllwildArcher 17-Oct-18
Nick Muche 18-Oct-18
Nick Muche 18-Oct-18
midwest 18-Oct-18
Southern draw 18-Oct-18
APauls 18-Oct-18
Beav 18-Oct-18
M.Pauls 18-Oct-18
Zbone 18-Oct-18
richie bland 18-Oct-18
njbuck 18-Oct-18
Scoot 18-Oct-18
Frank Noska 18-Oct-18
DEMO-Bowhunter 18-Oct-18
Stekewood 18-Oct-18
Treeline 18-Oct-18
Smtn10PT 18-Oct-18
Dennis Razza 18-Oct-18
drycreek 18-Oct-18
Brotsky 19-Oct-18
From: Nick Muche
13-Oct-16
Let's see your brown bear pictures. I'm headed to Kodiak next week and would love to see some photos. I'll be hunting Karluk Lake and I'm pretty darn excited!

From: Medicinemann
13-Oct-16

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Coastal Grizzly....really a brown bear in my opinion.
Medicinemann's embedded Photo
Coastal Grizzly....really a brown bear in my opinion.
Best decision you ever made was to move to Alaska. Good Luck!

Didn't you kill a bear this Spring?

From: kota-man
13-Oct-16

kota-man's MOBILE embedded Photo
kota-man's MOBILE embedded Photo

Here's a little one (9 footer) for you to pass the time with Nick...Good luck again!

From: Nick Muche
13-Oct-16
Great looking bears! Thanks for posting.

Any idea on their skull size?

I killed a brown bear (far northern tier of their habitat, basically a grizzly) this spring. But the "new year" begins July 1... So I can hunt this fall still.

From: georgemcg
13-Oct-16

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from Red Lake a few miles away. Good Luck !!!

From: CDogger
13-Oct-16

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From: CDogger
13-Oct-16
Taken last April in Deadman Bay. Not far from Karluk Lake. Squared right at 10'. Not a huge head-26 13/16.

From: drycreek
13-Oct-16
Good luck Nick, don't get too close !

From: steff
13-Oct-16

steff's embedded Photo
steff's embedded Photo
Alaska Range. 9 footer. Summer bear. Good luck on your hunt!

From: Medicinemann
13-Oct-16
Nick,

My coastal grizzly squared 8'4" and the skull measured 24 4/16". The Brown bear that I killed a few years later (video of the hunt is in the features section, back around February 2011) squared about 8'10" and had a skull between 25" and 26"....it was never formally measured.

13-Oct-16

redneck hunter's embedded Photo
redneck hunter's embedded Photo
Karluk Lake 2014 spring with Scott Mileur. 28 1/8 skull , 9'-6". Rifle kill.

From: HUNT MAN
13-Oct-16
Best of luck bud! Wish I could be there! Can't wait to hear the story!! Hunt

From: KTH
13-Oct-16
Good luck, get a monster!

From: Pat Lefemine
13-Oct-16
Good luck!

From: Bake
13-Oct-16
Good luck!

From: Dennis Razza
13-Oct-16
Good luck Nick!

From: Shiras
13-Oct-16
bucket lister for me here...Keep the pictures coming. Anyone have pictures of traditional archery kills?

Good luck, Nick!

From: Nick Muche
13-Oct-16
Thanks a bunch guys, I'll take any luck I can get. Apparently this is a really good tag and I feel damn fortunate to have drawn it.

I know there's more pictures, let's see a few more please!

From: georgemcg
13-Oct-16
I also goat hunted on the south end of Karluk Lake mid October a few years ago and saw a ton of bears in my 5 days of hunting.

From: Medicinemann
13-Oct-16
GeorgeMcG,

As big as these bears get, if you saw a ton of them, does that mean that you only saw two or three?...lol

From: Ron Niziolek
13-Oct-16
Good luck Nick!

From: georgemcg
13-Oct-16

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I bet I saw 15 plus groups of sows with cubs. I saw about 8 or more boars but I would bet most were sub 9'. I was not bear hunting so not seeking out big boars but all of the bears I saw were on the shoreline eating fish. My outfitter was just bringing in bear hunters as I was leaving.

From: Drop tine
13-Oct-16
Good luck, have a great hunt

From: T Mac
13-Oct-16
Nick you are living the dream my friend! Good luck!

14-Oct-16
10' 2" [URL=http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/FullCryHounds/media/HOODOO/imagejpg4_zps0633ec05.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h445/FullCryHounds/HOODOO/imagejpg4_zps0633ec05.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

10'1" [URL=http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/FullCryHounds/media/HOODOO/imagejpg5_zpse07ff40f.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h445/FullCryHounds/HOODOO/imagejpg5_zpse07ff40f.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

10' 10". 29 years old. [URL=http://s1110.photobucket.com/user/FullCryHounds/media/HOODOO/P5150095_zps6d4f3b94.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1110.photobucket.com/albums/h445/FullCryHounds/HOODOO/P5150095_zps6d4f3b94.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

From: Pigsticker
14-Oct-16

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Southern slope of the Alaska range bear squared 9' 3" skull 25 13/16. A hop, skip, and a jump and he would have been technically a grizzly.

From: Blake Patton
14-Oct-16

Blake Patton's embedded Photo
Blake Patton's embedded Photo
Good Luck Nick!

From: Toby
14-Oct-16
Good luck, hope you get a big one. Be safe i am waiting for Feb draw in order to see if i can go to hunt in Kodiak next year

From: JDM
14-Oct-16

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2005. On the penninsula

From: Nick Muche
14-Oct-16
Great looking bears guys!

Any more pictures of the Karluk area? I've flown over it several times but that's all.

JDM, any idea on his skull size? He looks like a great bear, what did he square?

From: JDM
14-Oct-16

JDM's embedded Photo
JDM's embedded Photo
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I never measured him other than that he measured up to my standards. But I'm guessing that the skull is in the 26 -27 inch neighborhood and hide would be in the 9 - 91/2 foot range.

Actually, there are 2 different bears shown. I killed both, within 18 hours of each other. The first, the one with my head in his jaws, was a DLP bear. The second, the one in the other 3 pictures, I shot the following morning. The picture of him alive was taken about 4 hours after the first was killed.

This is the DLP Bear, where he died, and the damage to the tent he caused.

From: Rock
14-Oct-16

Rock's embedded Photo
Shot this one in 2012 near Cordova
Rock's embedded Photo
Shot this one in 2012 near Cordova

From: iceman
14-Oct-16
Good luck, Nick! Keep your streak going!

From: georgemcg
14-Oct-16

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south end of the island

From: georgemcg
14-Oct-16

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georgemcg's embedded Photo

From: georgemcg
14-Oct-16

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georgemcg's embedded Photo

From: Nick Muche
15-Oct-16
Thanks George! I can't wait....

From: Shiras
15-Oct-16
Rock! That is awesome! Any story to go along with it?

From: Forest bows
15-Oct-16

Forest bows's embedded Photo
Forest bows's embedded Photo

From: Ron Niziolek
16-Oct-16
Nick, you're gonna have a blast. Whack a few Sitka bucks while you're at it.

From: Nick Muche
16-Oct-16
Ron, we sure will try but not until we get a bear. That said, if 4x4 walks into camp we may make some meat!

Hoping to get a few mountain goats as well. Should the stars align, it'll be a great trip!

From: Bowboy
16-Oct-16
Good luck Nick!

From: PAstringking
16-Oct-16

PAstringking's embedded Photo
PAstringking's embedded Photo
Peninsula brownie

From: Mark Watkins
17-Oct-16
....and this episode of Nick Muche's, "The Alaskan Archer" will feature Nick on another of his "trips of a lifetime with a mitt full of tags!"

Good luck Nick...we look forward to your reports!

Mark

17-Oct-16
I do not have a brown bear to be able to share with you, however, wish you good luck on your hunt. Will look forward to the report.

From: Deathmoan
20-Oct-16

Deathmoan's embedded Photo
9'4" Kodiak
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9'4" Kodiak
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9'2" kodiak
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9'2" kodiak
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10'6" Kodiak
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10'6" Kodiak
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9'6" Kodiak
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9'6" Kodiak

From: Deathmoan
20-Oct-16

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10' kodiak
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10' kodiak
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10'4" kodiak
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10'4" kodiak
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9'11" Kodiak. Don't always die for good photos!!
Deathmoan's embedded Photo
9'11" Kodiak. Don't always die for good photos!!

From: Nick Muche
22-Oct-16

Nick Muche's embedded Photo
Nick Muche's embedded Photo
Pretty much all setup, just need my tag and I'll be picking that up later today.

From: Nick Muche
22-Oct-16

Nick Muche's MOBILE embedded Photo
Nick Muche's MOBILE embedded Photo

From: Nick Muche
22-Oct-16

Nick Muche's MOBILE embedded Photo
Nick Muche's MOBILE embedded Photo

From: kota-man
22-Oct-16
Gitty Up...

From: JDM2
22-Oct-16
Good luck! Don't forget to enjoy the experience.

From: KJC
23-Oct-16
God luck Nick!

From: Nick Muche
07-Nov-16
No bear. Just a few bucks. Had fun. Try again!

From: Toby
24-Nov-16
which broadhead will you recommend for these big animals? I am planning to go and use either Muzzy or Thunderhead, but will like to hear any advises

From: Bou'bound
24-Nov-16
Cut on contact

From: Kurt
24-Nov-16
Either of your broad head choices will work fine. I shot mine with a Rocky Mt Iron Head 3 blade 125 gr, 1-1/8" cut. Not made any more but similar too the muzzy and Thunderheads.

From: Nick Muche
17-Oct-18
My last trip (for brown bear) to kodiak was in 2016. We saw an absolute pile of bears, I’d guess over 100 sightings in 15 days (possibly a double now and then) but the class of bear I wanted never gave me an opportunity. I had several chances to take respectable bears but elected to pass on them all. As luck would have it, I drew an incredible permit for 2017, just a year later. 2 tags with less than 1% odds, back to back. I was gone to Germany and Africa all last fall and through the spring, so the state reissued the permit to me for this fall. My buddy and I are headed back for Kodiak round 2 in just a week. I hope to do a few things differently. First, after 16 days in the field last time, it was hard to remember all the daily details so I will be keeping a log each day to help tell the story better afterwards. I need to take more photos as well and lastly, just going with one other person instead of a bigger group. Bear is the focus and will remain the focus unless we stumble across a 4x4 with eyeguards :) I’ve been fortunate enough to take two brown bears already up here so I will remain picky, with any luck we will have a story to tell in mid November when we return.

My setup for the hunt is a 56# Black Widow with 530 grain arrows topped off with a 150 grain Cutthroat broadhead. I'm shooting very well (in my mind) out to 30 and feel confident in my equipment. Really looking forward to this hunt!

From: Fuzz
17-Oct-18
Go get a giant!...good luck and shoot straight!

From: Rocky D
17-Oct-18
Really cool that you are taking the recurve!

From: JSW
17-Oct-18

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1417 pounds on a certified scale. Find you one like this.

From: Rock
17-Oct-18
Nick, Good Luck, be careful shooting things with a recurve it is extremely addicting!!!! Your setup is similar to mine when I shot mine except my bow was 65# with a 150 grain 1 1/2" wide Magnus I, 4 blade.

From: Gator
17-Oct-18

Gator's embedded Photo
Gator's embedded Photo
Peninsular - Fifteenth afternoon of a fifteen day hunt. It ain't over til it's over.

From: Owl
17-Oct-18
Headed to Kodiak next week too, Nick. If we bump into a Poper, we'll shoo him your way.

17-Oct-18
Good luck!

From: Bou'bound
17-Oct-18
good luck and be safe

17-Oct-18
Big Brown Bear with a recurve sounds a bit crazy! but exciting! good luck and be safe

From: elkmtngear
17-Oct-18
Go git 'em, Nick!

Brown bear with a recurve, would be a Fred Bear class rush!

From: T Mac
17-Oct-18
Good luck Nick!

From: kota-man
17-Oct-18
Good luck Nick...Maybe we’ll “bump” into each other at some point...

From: sticksender
17-Oct-18
Best of luck. Please do take a lot of pics and share.

From: Nick Muche
17-Oct-18
Kota, with any luck we will get to meet up!

From: BIG BEAR
17-Oct-18
You’re a bad ass bowhunter man.......

From: Shug
17-Oct-18
Have a safe trip

17-Oct-18
GL Nick. Looking forward to seeing your boar.

From: Nick Muche
18-Oct-18
No promises Ike. I'm not going to shoot a little one, the Pen is open next spring so I'll be there if the stars don't align this fall.

From: Nick Muche
18-Oct-18

Nick Muche's embedded Photo
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New BW I got. Crazy... I've spent more $$ on recurves in 6 months than I've spent on compounds in 6 years..

This one has a Black and White Ebony riser with Tiger Myrtle and Zircote spliced limbs.

My first two arrows this afternoon before shipping 254lbs of gear to Kodiak.

From: midwest
18-Oct-18
First time I've seen a TS on a Widow.

Good luck Nick!

18-Oct-18

Southern draw's embedded Photo
Southern draw's embedded Photo
Peninsula bear while I was in the Army up there rifle.

From: APauls
18-Oct-18
Holy Hanna those are some giant bears!!! Good luck Nick!

From: Beav
18-Oct-18
Good luck Nick! Can't wait to see how this turns out!

From: M.Pauls
18-Oct-18
Good luck Nick! Wooden bows have so much more beauty to them, that’s half the reason they’re so addicting! I screwed a tight spot to one of my recurves as well a few years back as well, funny stuff. Good luck, shoot straight!

From: Zbone
18-Oct-18
Pretty Widow Nick... Curious, are you using the Lansky Sharpening system to keep the 25 degree single bevel hone angle sharp on your Cutthroat broadheads or some other system, and if so does it cut into the ferrel?... Thanks...

Been intrigued by broadheads...

Good luck on your hunt...

From: richie bland
18-Oct-18

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richie bland's embedded Photo

From: njbuck
18-Oct-18
Good Luck Nick, shoot a giant!

Great bears everyone else.

From: Scoot
18-Oct-18
Good luck Nick!

From: Frank Noska
18-Oct-18

Frank Noska's embedded Photo
Frank Noska's embedded Photo
Here you go Nick! Good luck and have fun! I will be on Kodiak soon myself hunting Sitka's.

18-Oct-18
Good luck Nick! I hope you shoot a good one!

From: Stekewood
18-Oct-18
Good luck Nick. Look forward to the story.....

From: Treeline
18-Oct-18
Good luck, Nick! Can’t wait for the story!

From: Smtn10PT
18-Oct-18
Best of luck Nick

From: Dennis Razza
18-Oct-18
Good luck Nick and Cory!

From: drycreek
18-Oct-18
I didn't realize this was a revived thread. Good luck Nick !

From: Brotsky
19-Oct-18
Best of luck Nick! Stay safe out there and have a great hunt. Looking forward to the story when you return! Go get 'em!

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