Shot two toms last weekend. There were 5 together, which I could have shot all of them with one shot they we so close. I have never seen 5 toms all together damn near on top of each other.
I ended up shooting two of them with the 835 ultra mag shooting 3-1/2in Nitro turkey rounds.
First one had an 8in beard with 1-1/2in spurs and the other had a 11in beard with 2-1/2in spurs.
I don't deer hunt much anymore, but when I do, I only shoot large bucs. I let so many walk last year it's not funny. Finally had the big buck come in, but he came in behind me and saw me move as I was watching the doe in the field. I turned around and caught a glimse, he was huge.
The one that got away.....
If you have a photo sharing site that you use you can just post the links to the pictures and they will be imbedded into your post. I normally just upload mine. I bet everyone is waiting to see what pictures you might have. What type of connection do you have being out in the middle of nowhere and all?
I just got back in from out riding snowmachine behind our cabin, we got straight up mnts 4 miles behind the place, was 40 degrees today, snow's a melting got to enjoy it while it lasts. I usually wire old caribou heads & bones in trees; really makes the wolves, bear, and lynx take notice; they tear them down. We had some caribou move back into Alaska from Canada on their way to calving grounds; but we can still shoot them until end of March; was out looking for them. I'll post some picts in a couple hours. I usually post picts from my photobucket but they ain't thumbnails.
My PJ nephew also lives in Alaska, came up last few years, killed a few blk bear, moose, caribou, and last fall after we were done cutting up a bunch of caribou; did some road hunting before dusk. He saw this young sow grizzly barreling up mountain, 250 yards; jumped outta truck and got it with my 308 SCAR. He also got a couple mnt goats this last fall down on Kodiac. This boy got the killin karma in his blood, always kills something when out and about. His luck is so good, he got a silver star & two bronze stars over his last several deployments; I read his award paperwork and was stunned. Imagine getting shot at for 5-6 hours by a bunch of Taliban hunting you down; them yelling at him he was their prisoner, and surviving; you and another PJ all alone, pavehawk gone; then having the pleasure of calling in the reverse azimuths for the strikes on these same Talibans when USAF showed up; the kid has the cool & the luck and ya I'm awful proud of him and enjoy hunting with him. Most interior grizzly go around 400-500 lbs, hungry country. We shoot every bear we see. They ain't big game, they are dangerous pests. Shoot em when you see em.
difference between blk bear & grizz skulls, Some picts at bear stand, notice the one larger bear showing dominance to smaller bear, sticking neck way out. I actually enjoy watching the bear social interaction between each other. I usually have 15-20 different bear coming into my stand 24 hours/day. They come back every 5-6 hours for a snack. When I'm done hunting and stop baiting barrel, they follow my 4 wheeler tracks back to my house for 4-5 days and my dogs chase them off. Dang bear must get hungry and figure lets go find out where the eats are coming from. ha ha.
picts from where I call home, family & friends. I came to Alaska 20years back, when I was 40, wish I had come here when I was 18. You young guns down in lower 48, get out while you still can; life is good in Alaska, hunting is even better.