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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!!!!
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.
Holy cow, congrats to Kurt. I believe there are less than 40 archery super slammers, putting him in rare company!
Heck yeah!! Congrats on an incredible accomplishment, Kurt! Looking forward to the details.
Way to go Kurt. Fantastic accomplishment…
Kurt is a great guy, congrats are in order for sure.
Congratulations Kurt, awesome accomplishment
That’s awesome! Way to go Kurt. He had quite a few delays getting into camp. So happy it worked out for him
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.
Exactly Nick. You beat me to it. Kurt's accomplishment is enhanced by all the DYIs.
And his DIYs are even better than his DYIs, whatever they are......
Congrats Kurt, you are truly breathing rarified air !
Congrats Kurt, one hell of an accomplishment. Enjoy it and please tell us some stories of your journey.
Amazing accomplishment! Kudos and well done!
I texted him, can’t wait to hear back When he finally gets some service.
Grats Kurt! Definitely notable how many of these he did on his own - quite an accomplishment.
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!
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!
Congrats Kurt! Quite the feat.
Congratulations, Kurt! Hell of an accomplishment for sure!
Good luck in the NWT! That place has good MOJO!
Congrats on a great adventure!
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!