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  1. BrooksRanger

    A Muskox Hunt (Pic Heavy)

    Thanks for the great write up. I drew this tag for Spring 2023, and am going out in early March. Obviously very excited, and it is great to hear other people's experiences see their photos. Living in Alaska makes it a little bit easier getting out there, but the weather is always the biggest...
  2. BrooksRanger

    Fairbanks in June

    I second the recommendation to head towards Denali, then hook a left in Cantwell for the Denali Highway. The Denali NP front country will be like mini Yellowstone so be prepared for that; however, there are some beautiful and accessible hiking trails at the front of the park to enjoy. I'd skip...
  3. BrooksRanger

    Aging out...what to do with trophies

    Wow. Your friend has many amazing memories...
  4. BrooksRanger

    If you only wanted one animal mounted, what would you choose?

    Really looking forward to having a Bull Muskox shoulder mount to enjoy after next Spring's hunt.
  5. BrooksRanger

    WTH Alaska Department of Fish and Game

    I like maps, but I can see that you REALLY like maps. I'm not sure what the big deal is here though. Somehow thousands of Alaska residents and non-residents (including you) successfully hunt and explore here every year without the files you're looking for. I'm sure I'll get pushback for saying...
  6. BrooksRanger

    WTB: Barnes TTSX 140 Grain .284 Diameter Bullets

    Hello Gentlemen, I am hoping to find some bullets that I'm having some difficulty finding. Please let me know if you have any Barnes TTSX 140 Grain .284 Diameter bullets if you have some available for purchase. Thank you.
  7. BrooksRanger

    Spring bears

    Snow has been sticking around here in Southeast for quite awhile. This winter was pretty rough weather wise; however, we just had our longest stretch of sunshine in almost two years... so the grass is finally starting to get green around the edges of the shoreline. I head out tomorrow to one of...
  8. BrooksRanger

    Alaska Bob

    Hello Bob, welcome to HT. Lot's of great info here and some great stories too.
  9. BrooksRanger

    10 Gauge Goose Gun

    Good to know. My primary go to shotguns are a Beretta A400 and a Benelli Ethos. I would love to purchase a 10 gauge from one of those companies, but unfortunately they aren't producing them...it is, what it is.
  10. BrooksRanger

    10 Gauge Goose Gun

    I really appreciate all of the feedback that is being presented here fellas. I'm learning quite a bit more about the mythical if somewhat less used 10 gauge by reading your experiences and suggestions. It's pretty scarce out there trying to find the gun that I'm looking for, but when I do find...
  11. BrooksRanger

    Approaching Black Bear

    Well if you asked the bears that spent half their time feeding about 100 yards behind my campsite on my last weeklong black bear hunt, I would say that they really didn't care that I was there! That made for some interesting nights in my tent as I was hunting solo and my bear fence decided that...
  12. BrooksRanger

    10 Gauge Goose Gun

    Agreed! With the current ammo shortage, I wanted to make sure that I could find ammo before I decided to pull out the credit card for the gun. I live in Southeast, AK so finding a reliable ammo source even in normal times can be difficult. That difficulty is further amplified in our current...
  13. BrooksRanger

    10 Gauge Goose Gun

    Happy New Year fellow Hunt Talkers! Hopefully this year won't be a repeat of the last! I'm interested in adding another gun to the collection, and think a 10 gauge is the next gun to fill the bill. Unfortunately, I can't seem to find any Browning Gold 10 Gauges online in stock. Have any of you...
  14. BrooksRanger

    Quick spring Tahr hunt

    Wow, fantastic hunt! I'm excited for you. it looks like you had some great weather to hunt in and enjoy as well.
  15. BrooksRanger

    11 day backcountry pack weight?

    That's a really good list!
  16. BrooksRanger

    New Mexico Bound...Finally

    Good Luck! Definitely post some pics!
  17. BrooksRanger

    AK Sitka Blacktail

    This year is like no other. In addition to gear, location, and strategy, it just as important to keep up to date with current Alaska regulations regarding Covid-19 travel into Alaska and within. This applies for residents and non-residents alike. Here is a link for the state's entry...
  18. BrooksRanger

    Public gun range issues

    Sadly your experiences remind me of the Cushman Range in Fairbanks. It's like the Wild West there and I have heard multiple buzzes over my head while walking down range to check or retrieve targets. I only went there when I was starting to reload and needed to test a load out. (It set a low bar...
  19. BrooksRanger

    2020 sask bear

    Dang, that is one good looking bear. That sounds like it was fantastic. Congrats!
  20. BrooksRanger

    Any Commercial Pilots Here

    As a few of the previous posters mentioned it is a really horrible time to be a commercial pilot. However, only a month ago it was one of the best periods in history to be a pilot. Things change in this industry extremely rapidly, and it will likely take several more years before it improves...
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