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    Man kills grizzly in self-defense, keeps claws

    Hides/racks that have been confiscated by the troopers are auctioned at The Fur Rondy, in Anchorage every year. However, identifying the hide that you DLP'd could be a problem as there could be quite a few offered. The old, "See one 7 1/2 foot brown bear and you've seen them all", syndrome.
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    Man kills grizzly in self-defense, keeps claws

    I'm not sure how other states handle it, but in AK if you kill a bear in self defense (or in defense of property) you MUST turn the hide (claws attached) and skull in to the state. You are required to salvage those items and transport them to a wildlife trooper or F&G office and fill out a DLP...
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    CHANGE OF TIMES WITH DISTANCE??

    I had a friend that typically practiced at 100 yds +. He was able to consistently score at turkey shoots, where the shots were 100 yds and the only target was the head and neck. I don't think he ever shot at a deer beyond 30 yds. At 100 yds, I seriously doubt that an animal will "jump the...
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    What reloading manual should I get?

    I don't know (or care) about it being the "fastest" load, but 70 grains beneath a 150 Ballistic Tip in my 7mm Mag is super accurate.
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    4 years still waiting on my buck. How long is too long?

    Did you ask him if the 2 life sized mounts came into his shop before your buck did? Taxidermy work should be preformed on a first come, first served basis, IMO. You may have been ok with his response, but I don't think I would have been.
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    4 years still waiting on my buck. How long is too long?

    I usually have to wait 2-3 years for work to be completed. My son is a taxidermist and whenever I ask him what's taking so long his response is, "How much am I charging you for this?". If you're not related to the taxi, you should be HUGELY PISSED OFF.
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    Air Travel Ideas for Getting Meat from KS to SoCal

    Meat does NOT have to be frozen to fly. Neither does it need dry ice packed with it. In 1991, I flew 600 lbs of moose meat from AK to PA, in waxed meat boxes (no coolers). Each box was around 70 lbs (this was before the 50 lb limit) The meat arrived in Phila with me and the next day I took...
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    Spring Bear 2021

    Though I may have been overly cautious I would not take a chance with a relative's livelihood at stake. The easy solution for the OP would be to contact a wildlife trooper, in the unit he is going to be hunting and ask questions. Be sure to get the trooper's name, also make note of the date the...
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    Spring Bear 2021

    Exactly - IF the uncle is hunting, there is no problem. However if the uncle is simply providing transportation and the hunters offer to pay for fuel, then the uncle is transporting and subject to another set of rules and regulations. The term "payment" is open to interpretations. A few years...
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    Spring Bear 2021

    You REALLY need to do a lot more homework, if this was your understanding. Another thing to consider: if your uncle doesn't have a hunting license or a transporter's license when he takes you & your mom out and the troopers check on you, he could "possibly" lose his boat. If he is acting as a...
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    Spring Bear 2021

    SInce you're talking about the "2nd kindred rule", I'm guessing you're looking at a brown bear hunt? You are ineligible to hunt brown bear under that rule - you would have to hire a guide. You only need to draw a tag for particular hunts - for brown bears, that would notably be Kodiak. Just...
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    Ever considered a career change to hunt more?

    Crack is passé - peddling meth would likely give you a wider customer base.
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    Moose season dates unit 6A

    The reason for the length of the season would best be answered by the area biologist. Logistically - you're looking at a wilderness area. Access would be by boat or airtaxi. The area is Gulf coast and I would expect heavy snows, from sometime in October, onward. High winds and rough seas...
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    Alaska black bear tag!

    I've lived here 23 years, now and still have trouble with the regs (sometimes). :)
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    Alaska black bear tag!

    Sorry to offer incorrect info. I stand corrected.
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