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Bjorne Lou Tsar
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I just took my son on a goat hunt down on Kodiak. It was one of the most brutal hunts we've ever been on! We both had two goat tags and intended on filling all four but weather forced me to contact our pilot by InReach and have him come get us out. I really wasn't looking forward to climbing back up into those basins two more times and packing goats out anyway.
I took my Brackenbury takedown recurve in case I spotted one that was set up in a good spot and my son packed my new gun which I would use if I saw one I really wanted. I ended up shooting mine with my 300WSM and Shaun used it for his goat also.

There were ptarmigan everywhere, and I mean everywhere!


I'm 54 years old and made it to the top! What a good feeling to be my age and still be able to do hunts like this!


Glassing God's country for distant goats.


Here's my 8" billy. I can't believe how far he rolled down through the cliffs and didn't break his horns off.


Here's my son's goat, a 10" nanny. It banged it's eye in one of the most incredible falls I've ever seen. I just got done building my 300WSM and he made a comment about how much he loved it. I had planned all along on surprising him and giving it too him on the mountain after he shot his goat. The look on his face made it worth every hour and dollar I put into it.
 

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Very nice! How do you like that Boyds stock? I got one waiting to be assembled, pretty excited.
 

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Wow nice hunt!!
 

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Bjorne Lou Tsar
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Very nice! How do you like that Boyds stock? I got one waiting to be assembled, pretty excited.
It's actually a Stocky's Stock. Boyds didn't have one in yellow and I really wanted yellow. I have several Boyds and I can't tell the difference between the two. For $200 you can't find a better deal than with of them. Except for the barrel channels, they're pretty much ready to bed your action. You'll like your Boyds stock.
 

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Very cool, thanks for sharing! Pretty neat idea of surprising him with the gun after he got his goat with it!
 

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Looks like an awesome time - I'd love to make it up to Alaska someday, if I ever finish school haha. I agree, what a cool way to give a rifle to your son.
 

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Sweet goats! Was this RG480 by chance? My dad and I have something like this high on our list for after my residency requirement is met.
 

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Sweet goats! Was this RG480 by chance? My dad and I have something like this high on our list for after my residency requirement is met.
Yes it was. If you decide to go let me know and I can tell you which different peaks we saw the goats on and the best routes we found. We also used North River Air for the first time and we were more than pleased with them.
 

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Did you bring a sled to just ride it back down with the goats? That looks like a real trek.
 
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Wow, that's just cooler than the other side of the pillow!!!

Did you eat any of it yet?

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Cool hunt! Thanks for sharing it!
 

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Wow, that's just cooler than the other side of the pillow!!!

Did you eat any of it yet?

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We did. We ate the tenderloins while we were still there and they were out of this world tasty. I made some jerky and it turned out nearly as good as blacktail jerky. I also smoked a roast in my Bradley that was one of the best roasts I've ever tasted. There wasn't a bad cut on the whole goat. I had no idea goat was so good.
 
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