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Contributors to this thread:
Rgiesey 01-Sep-21
Chief 419 01-Sep-21
sticksender 01-Sep-21
TGbow 01-Sep-21
Nick Muche 01-Sep-21
t-roy 01-Sep-21
kota-man 01-Sep-21
Trial153 01-Sep-21
huntinelk 01-Sep-21
Bowboy 01-Sep-21
WV Mountaineer 01-Sep-21
APauls 01-Sep-21
Nick Muche 01-Sep-21
bowonly 01-Sep-21
bowonly 01-Sep-21
drycreek 02-Sep-21
njbuck 02-Sep-21
Jasper 02-Sep-21
Beav 02-Sep-21
Trial153 02-Sep-21
Nick Muche 02-Sep-21
IdyllwildArcher 02-Sep-21
Scoot 02-Sep-21
Kurt 02-Sep-21
midwest 02-Sep-21
KB 02-Sep-21
Treeline 02-Sep-21
bowhunter24 02-Sep-21
Ambush 09-Sep-21
huntinelk 19-Oct-21
BowJangles 19-Oct-21
Rut Nut 19-Oct-21
Shug 19-Oct-21
Frank Noska 19-Oct-21
Mad Trapper 19-Oct-21
Cazador 19-Oct-21
Ron Niziolek 19-Oct-21
Catscratch 19-Oct-21
midwest 19-Oct-21
HUNT MAN 19-Oct-21
tthomas 20-Oct-21
Zackman 20-Oct-21
tradi-doerr 23-Oct-21
Kurt 23-Oct-21
From: Rgiesey
01-Sep-21
I met Kurt Keskimaki in the early 80s,since that time we’ve been friends and hunting partners. Today I got an inreach from Kurt saying that he’d killed a central barren ground caribou bull. Not surprising to me at all but the significance is that was his 29th North American species taken with his bow. I’d stand in line to congratulate him on this tremendous accomplishment and am proud of the way he got it done. I’m glad we’re friends and have been along for some of those 29. Kurt’s not a regular guy and I’m looking forward to many more camps. Congratulations Kurt!!!!

From: Chief 419
01-Sep-21
Congrats Kurt! Hell of an accomplishment. Curious to know what's his next goal.

I'll be hunting central barren ground caribou on Oct. 1st in Greenland. It's been a long wait due to Covid.

From: sticksender
01-Sep-21
Holy cow, congrats to Kurt. I believe there are less than 40 archery super slammers, putting him in rare company!

From: TGbow
01-Sep-21
Congrats to Kurt!

From: Nick Muche
01-Sep-21
Heck yeah Kurt!

From: t-roy
01-Sep-21
Heck yeah!! Congrats on an incredible accomplishment, Kurt! Looking forward to the details.

From: kota-man
01-Sep-21
Way to go Kurt. Fantastic accomplishment…

From: Trial153
01-Sep-21
Kurt is a great guy, congrats are in order for sure.

From: huntinelk
01-Sep-21
Congratulations Kurt, awesome accomplishment

From: Bowboy
01-Sep-21
Congrats Kurt!

01-Sep-21
Awesome. Congrats man.

From: APauls
01-Sep-21
That’s awesome! Way to go Kurt. He had quite a few delays getting into camp. So happy it worked out for him

From: Nick Muche
01-Sep-21
The best thing about what he’s accomplished is how many of his species were DIY. Truly an outstanding accomplishment either way but what a fantastic testament to his determination and commitment.

From: bowonly
01-Sep-21
Exactly Nick. You beat me to it. Kurt's accomplishment is enhanced by all the DYIs.

From: bowonly
01-Sep-21
And his DIYs are even better than his DYIs, whatever they are......

From: drycreek
02-Sep-21
Congrats Kurt, you are truly breathing rarified air !

From: njbuck
02-Sep-21
Congrats Kurt, one hell of an accomplishment. Enjoy it and please tell us some stories of your journey.

From: Jasper
02-Sep-21
Amazing accomplishment! Kudos and well done!

From: Beav
02-Sep-21
Congrats Kurt!! So cool!

From: Trial153
02-Sep-21
I texted him, can’t wait to hear back When he finally gets some service.

From: Nick Muche
02-Sep-21

02-Sep-21
Grats Kurt! Definitely notable how many of these he did on his own - quite an accomplishment.

From: Scoot
02-Sep-21
It's really a mind boggling accomplishment IMO. It's honestly not one I'd like to pursue (I just love hunting a few animals that I can't seem to skip hunting each year... damn elk!), but for those who do- hats off to you! Crazy time, money, and effort commitment to get this done. Super impressive! Congrats Kurt!

From: Kurt
02-Sep-21
Thanks all! It was a good hunt! Caribou cooperated this year.

Heading to the NWT on a Mt Caribou hunt in a week. That one should be fun too!

Randy, Lyle, and several others are great hunting partners. Ray Alt certainly was as well and helped me a lot before his passing!

Good luck to everyone this fall!

From: midwest
02-Sep-21
Outstanding! Congrats!

From: KB
02-Sep-21
Congrats Kurt! Quite the feat.

From: Treeline
02-Sep-21
Congratulations, Kurt! Hell of an accomplishment for sure!

Good luck in the NWT! That place has good MOJO!

From: bowhunter24
02-Sep-21
Congrats on a great adventure!

From: Ambush
09-Sep-21
I missed this thread somehow. I was in a remote camp when I got the Inreach message that would confirm Kurt as a 29'er!!

Having hunted and camped with Kurt several times, I can testify to his dedication to the hunt and never-say-die determination. A few years ago Kurt took on an extremely challenging polar bear hunt that went well past normal endurance. And he won!! That seemed (to me) to be the pinnacle from which Kurt could see the end and it drove him with even more enthusiasm!

If Kurt can get his after lunch nap, I would not want to be on his hit list!

Huge congrats Kurt on a huge accomplishment!!! Especially on how you did it!

From: huntinelk
19-Oct-21

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Congrats again Kurt

From: BowJangles
19-Oct-21
Congrats on such a huge accomplishment!!!

From: Rut Nut
19-Oct-21
I can;t even imagine............................................................CONGRATS! : )

From: Shug
19-Oct-21
Congratulations Kurt!! I remember you from PBS 30+ years ago looking at your photos thinking…. It’s good to be Kurt!!

From: Frank Noska
19-Oct-21
Congratulation my friend. Good job! Lots of commitment, determination, sacrifice, and hard work.

From: Mad Trapper
19-Oct-21
True gentleman. Congrats Kurt! Well earned and well deserved.

From: Cazador
19-Oct-21
He may be from Wisconsin, but I will always see him as an old school Colorado guy.

From: Ron Niziolek
19-Oct-21
Congrats again Kurt. What an incredible accomplishment. Maybe I'll get to share coues camp with you again this winter!

From: Catscratch
19-Oct-21
I had to look up what a North American Super Slam is. Holy cow that is an accomplishment! Congrats!

From: midwest
19-Oct-21
What a great bull to finish off the slam. Beautiful pic, too! Congrats again, Kurt!

From: HUNT MAN
19-Oct-21
Amazing accomplishment !! Well done Sir! Hunter

From: tthomas
20-Oct-21
Top hand for sure. Nice to see him get it done, what a journey.

From: Zackman
20-Oct-21
Congratulations! A lifetime of bowhunting memories.

It would be awesome if Kurt did an entire recap of his super slam!

From: tradi-doerr
23-Oct-21
Big Congratulations Kurt!! Awesome to see that you've completed what you set out to do, and much of the hunts as DIY.

From: Kurt
23-Oct-21
Thanks guys, appreciate the comments! Missed that this thread was active again.

It still is sinking in that I was fortunate enough to get all of them! Its my 50th season of bowhunting....1972 thru 2021so I should have got a few!

As per what next....still figuring that out. Had an excellent NWT Mt Caribou hunt a month ago. Came home without a caribou on that hunt as I was looking for a really big one. A six hour stalk in a snowstorm on a dandy blew up right about the time a shot looked likely on the Boone and Crocket caliber bull....a little bull in herd picked me off. Passed up a few P&Y caliber bulls during the hunt. Might have to go up for a rerun, but who knows?

Meanwhile the Vizsla, my wife and I are getting a lot of exercise chasing chukars and grouse (ruffs, blues and sharptails)...decent upland hunting this year after a summer of smoke and fires in BC.

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