Well, 17 years ago my buddy (Mark) and I swore we would never go back to Kodiak after having our camp destroyed by a Kodiak brown bear and then having him terrorize us for two days. Supposedly with age comes wisdom, but not in this case. We made the decision to go back to the exact same spot! This time we had as nice of a camp set up as you possibly could have without going over the weight limit. New gear included a Seek Outdoors 8-person tipi tent, an electric fence Mark built, cots and small break down chairs. We made the decision to go on this hunt in February and like most hunts planned in advance, before we knew it, it was time to go. Saturday, October 24th we took the red eye from Portland, OR to Anchorage, AK and then got to sleep on the bench seats in the airport for 3-4 hours before catching our 6:30 A.M. flight to Kodiak, AK. All the bags arrived and we were quickly on the Best Western shuttle van headed for the hotel. We checked in, slept until 11 A.M. and then headed out to purchase all the remaining items on our list. We were scheduled to use a transporter for a duck hunt on Monday, but scheduled 40 knot winds put the kibosh on that. Since we had a rental car, we opted to hunt the road system for ducks (primary target was harlequin ducks). We had a great day and ended up with one hen harlequin and several missed (albeit marginal range) opportunities at drakes. We returned the rental car and prepared our gear for our float plane ride to our predetermined camp spot in the morning.