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JACKPOT!!!
« on: May 04, 2017, 05:57:31 PM »
As many of you who know me or have followed some of my threads have heard I hit a jackpot on a slot at Northern Quest Casino. Well actually two in the same night. How this story starts is my wife asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday. And if we wanted to spend are first night away from our almost three year old son. So I said let's book a night at Quest and see if grandma will watch our son Chase. So we went over I was playing craps and started winning! After being up about $600 in 15 minutes I went to find my wife at a slot machine and sat down to talk to her. I played the machine next to her and hit almost $1300 jackpot in only a few minutes. Then they casino cut me a check after the paper work was completed. We went and had dinner and I was all grins :IBCOOL: Then we decided to stop back the slot machine before going back to our room for the night. This time I sat down for about 5 minutes and BOOOOM! JACKPOT :tup: this time for almost 9K. So the casino cut me another check and we called it a night. Because I wanted to go home with the $$$.
     I came up with three options of what to do with the money:
1. Pay 10K off the house mortgage.(This was the most sensible but least likely)
2. Go buy a ranger and pay a good chunk off in cash.
3. Go on a dream hunt!!!!

Well this is obvious what I chose to do. After lots of research. The animals I wanted to hunt were  Grizzly, Dall sheep, or mountain goat. I still hope to some day draw a mountain goat tag. So I was down to sheep and grizzly. After a few weeks and scrolling thru guides for either hunt. I pictured my self walking up to either animal. And the one I personally would get the most satisfaction from was a grizzly. So after talking to maybe 20-30 outfits I learned that BC is really tough to book a grizzly hunt due to quotas. So I began looking in Alaska. After asking many questions of different outfitters I learned a 7 1/2 to  8 foot interior grizzly is a big one. Or if you hunt coastal brown bear you are looking for a 8 to 9 1/2 foot bear.(They have areas that you have a realistic chance at a 10 mega bear but that is WAY out of my budget for this hunt.

So follow along as I post up the story of the hunt. This will have a ton of photos. And I usually have issues getting them to post. So bare with me.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2017, 06:03:28 PM by go4steelhd »

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 06:06:18 PM »
That's cool.  Don't forget to tip the house.

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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 06:57:04 PM »
Lucky

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 07:09:37 PM »
 :IBCOOL:
Slap some bacon on a biscut and lets go, were burrnin daylight!

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 07:25:34 PM »
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« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2017, 07:40:10 PM »
Next was a trip to Cabelas to get a few things that I don't have. Like rubber back pack, a cannon for a rifle, and some rubber hip boots. Then I took my son over to there game room in Post falls Cabelas so he could go bear hunting to :tup: Next my friends started sending me tips of how to stay safe on my hunt. Then off to the range to sight in and practice with a 338-378 weatherby. I love this gun. I cannot believe how accurate it is. I probably put 200 rounds thru it from 100-450 yards.

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 08:00:10 PM »
Dude...  That last photo...  Was your rifle stolen?
 :chuckle:

Seriously, congrats and have a blast!
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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2017, 08:09:08 PM »
Hahahahhaha  :chuckle:

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« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2017, 08:12:05 PM »
congrats  :tup: :tup:
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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2017, 09:05:17 PM »
Soon it was time to head out to southeast Alaska. I've never been to Alaska so I have taken a lot of pictures. When I landed in the airport and went and picked up my bags I seen a full body mount brown bear. I felt this would be a good sign and hopefully good luck. I called for a shuttle from the hotel. After a very long wait and a no show from them. I carried all my gear to the hotel. Who knows what people that were driving by thought  :chuckle: The next morning I caught a ferry and met up with my guide. We went to the range any checked if my rifle was still on. Then got are gear ready for the next mornings hunt.
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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2017, 09:22:33 PM »
More...

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2017, 09:34:49 PM »
Ferry ride

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Re: JACKPOT!!!
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2017, 09:47:44 PM »
Ferry ride....

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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2017, 10:02:33 PM »
Almost there...

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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2017, 10:20:12 PM »
This is the cabin I stayed in the night before the hunt. The bear is the biggest ever recorded by the fish and game in the region. It's a 10 foot 3 inch with a 26 12/16 skull. A true giant. Then the next morning we headed out for my hunt. We seen a black bear which we opted to pass so we could get in to our hunting area with high tide. And the weather and water were supposed to get rough for a few days. We all so seen 5 moose. We launched the boat a 16 footer and headed across the bay. The water was way rougher than I ever would have attempted, but I figured he knew what he was doing. Then we made it to are destination. We had all our stuff in dry bags and we were in hip boots and 3/4 rain jackets that go to your knees. Which is handy from all the water that sprays in while we crossed.
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