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Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Certaindeaf, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Last night I watched Alaska, The Final Frontier (or something) on the Discovery channel.
    These two yahoos, father and son, expended thirty or so shots with rested and scoped bolt action 30-06's at black bears over the course of a couple of weeks or so. The old feller wounded one and couldn't find it.
    You gotta be kidding me. You are doing it wrong.
     
  2. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    I love the show... Drama added? Unfortunately some, yes. But you do have to be tough humans to live that life. As for the "bear hunting" episode...I was unimpressed also but I to have lost one bear in my hunting career.


    I must be doing it wrong.
     
  3. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    But thirty shots at many different bears over a period of two or whatever weeks and no bear? that's ridiculous shooting
     
  4. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    True, But how much is added for drama?
     
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    You'd think it'd be more dramatic to anchor a bear with one shot.. "look, a dead bear, praise lordy, now let's dramatize cutting it up and distributing it to our kin".
    still can't shoot
     
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    sheepdip Redland Well-Known Member

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    the whole cast seem like a bunch of goofballs to me. I am surprised they manage to survive at all.
     
  7. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    To give credit though, at least the old man didn't blame his rifle on some of the 500 yard shots he was taking.. he set up a soda can at 25 yards and almost centered it from a rest.
    oh, almost forgot.. lol
     
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  8. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    It's one of the reasons I gave up big game hunting here in Wa. Besides my back issues I too was sometimes blaming other stuff for my lack of success, age has control on allot of stuff in our lives...
     
  9. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    Dad WAS right as usual. Getting older sucks. I more or less gave up hunting too. At least alone. I go out now and then with my 77 yr old father in law, presumably to look out for him. I think thats really funny. Now we need 4 more guys to come pack us out if something were to go awry.
     
  10. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    He could sure hump up that mountain though.. the kid (I dunno, 30?) learned well from his elders.. ankle deep in brass and all.
    If they had had semi-automatics, nevermind.
     
  11. TwinStick

    TwinStick In the wind Active Member

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    The Kilcher's are actually fairly well known in AK for their chosen lifestyle. The singer Jewel is Atz Kilcher's daughter. I respect their lifestyle, but the show is too over-dramatized for me.
     
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    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You have to remember that all these "reality" shows are totally hyped up with added drama to increase viewership. Any of the shows like, Ax Men, Deadliest Catch, Alaska State Troopers, etc. its all for show guys.....

    Just open a beer, get your popcorn and enjoy it for what it is, a cheesy TV show, not real life.
     
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  13. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    I had no idea, Cool!
     
  14. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I always wondered where their money came from. I still dont know but Otto and Atz both have decent net worths. Plenty to buy all the 06 shells, gas, and diesel they want. I watch the gun portions of the shows carefully and in one episode they mentioned having a .284. Someone must be reloading. .284 Win isnt easy to find here, cant imagine its a fave up there.
     
  15. Brutus57

    Brutus57 Skagit County Well-Known Member

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    Remember they do get cash from the Alaska oil fund, plus maybe Ss if they got the points.

    Pretty bad how they kept missing those bears, though.

    Brutus out
     
  16. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Pretty sure retailers ship to Alaska too. I would suspect 60 years of farming would yield a decent net worth too.
     
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  17. simon99

    simon99 Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    There are a lot of Alaskans that live ' off the grid". I had family in Alaska that lived this way for 20 years. They hunted, fished and traded so expenses are pretty low. Fuel and ammo, a few groceries are about the only thing you need to run to town for. So, if you have a nest egg of some sort, it can go a long way. Plus, because they had been up there so long, all my family received dividend checks from the oil industry so that added to the savings.
     
  18. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    And some would suspect the recent glam to have come with/from the Jewel.. what with normal familial visits and the norm of hangers-on/marketers etc. accompanying same.. not that there's anything wrong with that.. it makes simple sense
     
  19. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    Agreed.
     
  20. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    They certainly get by and do have my respect but I was just saying perhaps their hands should get sledged? There's apparently not a law against machinegunning big game but perhaps shoot a bit better. And if it's for "drama", double dick-slap.. "we"/(they) are showing/showcasing cavalier pokage. fail political