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What,,,,,you can't reuse my title.....

I would love to head to Alaska for a brown bear hunt but for what that hunt cost I can go over to Africa 3 or 4 times.

Good luck when you tell Mrs. Cake, make sure that she doesn't have anything in her hands when you tell her.
 

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What,,,,,you can't reuse my title.....

I would love to head to Alaska for a brown bear hunt but for what that hunt cost I can go over to Africa 3 or 4 times.

Good luck when you tell Mrs. Cake, make sure that she doesn't have anything in her hands when you tell her.
Wait, what?...really, seriously Critter, what might a guy expect to pay at the end of the day for a decent African adventure. Not talking Lion or Elephant, just a Buff, and some of the other species. I really have no idea.
 

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Wait, what?...really, seriously Critter, what might a guy expect to pay at the end of the day for a decent African adventure. Not talking Lion or Elephant, just a Buff, and some of the other species. I really have no idea.
Not to derail JC's thread, but my hunt for $6400 includes 12 plains game animals. A buff hunt can be done for $10,000 and up depending on what you are actually after. But I will say if you are going after any of the Big 5 then you will spend some premium dollars. The Big 5 consist of lion, cape buffalo, elephant, rino, and leopard.
 

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Thanks Critter, I don't suspect Cake will mind. He is probably just as curious as the rest of us. I guess the $6400 is just for the outfitter/tags etc. So we would add airfare, etc on top?
 

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To Cold Bay. Made my reservations this week. Going to be there for two weeks in October chasing brown bears, cacklers, brant, and to try to settle a score with an emperor.

Mrs. Cake doesn't know this yet. I might tell her in a couple months. Maybe in late September.
Sounds like quite the adventure!! After seeing your flair for culinary masterpieces, any plans with the bear meat?
 

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Thanks Critter, I don't suspect Cake will mind. He is probably just as curious as the rest of us. I guess the $6400 is just for the outfitter/tags etc. So we would add airfare, etc on top?
Yep, for my hunt the budget is $13,000, and that is getting what I want mounted home to my taxidermist.
 

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Sounds like quite the adventure!! After seeing your flair for culinary masterpieces, any plans with the bear meat?
Not sure I want to play the freight to ship it home if I get one. But I might keep a chunk or two, depending on how it smells.

And Critter, my budget all in on this hunt is sub $1200 + 10k Alaska Airlines miles. ;)
 

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Not sure I want to play the freight to ship it home if I get one. But I might keep a chunk or two, depending on how it smells.

And Critter, my budget all in on this hunt is sub $1200 + 10k Alaska Airlines miles. ;)
Rub it in, being a resident of Alaska does have it's benefits.

It's about like if I draw my Utah bison tag and have the pay the $2500 or whatever it it is for the tag now vs a residents cost.
 

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I might have to see how many of those Alaskan Air miles will be coming my way for a fishing trip before I decide if I am going to be the one to tell Mrs Cake about this adventure...
 

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Good luck, cake! Baby that rifle scope and be careful!
Who said anything about bringing a gun with a s**** on it?! I might be dumb enough to fall victim to that at least twice, but I'll be darned before I let that screw me up again---especially on a coastal brown bear. Iron sights on the .45-70 ought to do the trick nicely.

And Vanillabean, ain't no way Mrs. Cake believes a dusty old fart like you. Besides, I just bought her a house and a new car so I've got some capital stocked up right now. She's lucky I ain't trying to go for an elephant!
 

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Nice trip. The waterfowl part is intriguing. I may be up for an emperor if they ever increase non-res allocations.
 

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Nice trip. The waterfowl part is intriguing. I may be up for an emperor if they ever increase non-res allocations.
Yeah the 1% non-resident draw odds are a tough one to think about. One more thing to add to the list of why it's good to be an Alaska resident!
 
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