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Re: So you want to visit Kodiak AK do you.....
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2022, 04:51:46 PM »
My buddy had to shoot one at his house up there, also out in Bells flats years ago. Was getting into hi chicken coop, he told F&W officers they better do something about it or he would. He ended up shooting it one night, they came out and said it was justified and told him he needs to skin it and bring the hide and skull in or heíll get a ticket, he argued with them and said you want it, you skin it. They told him he better have it to their office by a certain time or else. He called another friend that came over with a backhoe, loaded the whole bear into the back of his F350, think he said the bear weighed 1300lbs drove it to the F&W office, backed up to the front door and put a line around the Bullardís so cars canít drive into the office and drove off leaving the bear up front. Never heard a word from them after that.

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Re: So you want to visit Kodiak AK do you.....
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2022, 05:56:39 PM »
My buddy had to shoot one at his house up there, also out in Bells flats years ago. Was getting into hi chicken coop, he told F&W officers they better do something about it or he would. He ended up shooting it one night, they came out and said it was justified and told him he needs to skin it and bring the hide and skull in or heíll get a ticket, he argued with them and said you want it, you skin it. They told him he better have it to their office by a certain time or else. He called another friend that came over with a backhoe, loaded the whole bear into the back of his F350, think he said the bear weighed 1300lbs drove it to the F&W office, backed up to the front door and put a line around the Bullardís so cars canít drive into the office and drove off leaving the bear up front. Never heard a word from them after that.
That's fantastic! Hahaha
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Re: So you want to visit Kodiak AK do you.....
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2022, 07:01:45 PM »
Hey Karl what did they shoot it with? And did they get a weight on it?
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Re: So you want to visit Kodiak AK do you.....
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2022, 07:10:09 PM »
I lived there for almost 30 yrs, itís one animal I wish I would of hunted. Still have a brother there that I could go hunt with and not have to pay a guide fee.

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Re: So you want to visit Kodiak AK do you.....
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2022, 07:32:22 PM »
On my property on the kenai, I have to pack going to the outhouse! Iíve had them investigating my window at a logging camp bunk room on Afognak. Iíve stumbled on the dang things. Iíve watched younger boars follow my back trail like a walker hound. Yeah, they are a gnarly animal and kinda give me the heebie jeebies. Iíve even seen tracks in the middle of January. They were huge and on fresh snow.
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Re: So you want to visit Kodiak AK do you.....
« Reply #20 on: September 28, 2022, 07:39:17 PM »
Not the critter you want in your house.  They could do some serious damage to you and your home.
Cut em!
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Re: So you want to visit Kodiak AK do you.....
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2022, 08:36:51 PM »
If that's the same Pete Olsen, I played city league basketball with him for 3 or 4 years when I lived there. 

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Re: So you want to visit Kodiak AK do you.....
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2022, 08:39:28 PM »
Yowzers!  :yike:

He get to keep the meat/hide?
good question . He get to clean up the mess

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Re: So you want to visit Kodiak AK do you.....
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2022, 08:49:10 PM »
On my property on the kenai, I have to pack going to the outhouse! Iíve had them investigating my window at a logging camp bunk room on Afognak. Iíve stumbled on the dang things. Iíve watched younger boars follow my back trail like a walker hound. Yeah, they are a gnarly animal and kinda give me the heebie jeebies. Iíve even seen tracks in the middle of January. They were huge and on fresh snow.

 :yeah:

Hunted Sitka one year in December and thought it would be nice to not have to worry about those dang things and was told the same thing you just posted. All the residents told me "Not all the Bears den up" all of them had seen tracks on fresh snow December/January time frame!  :yike:
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Re: So you want to visit Kodiak AK do you.....
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2022, 08:50:53 PM »
He called another friend that came over with a backhoe, loaded the whole bear into the back of his F350, think he said the bear weighed 1300lbs drove it to the F&W office, backed up to the front door and put a line around the Bullardís so cars canít drive into the office and drove off leaving the bear up front. Never heard a word from them after that.

Those Bullards were put in after an incident in the early 80s.  Fish and game had shut down shrimping season way early and the shrimp fishermen didn't think it was justified. Someone stole a cannery flatbed and drove it through the front doors of the Fish and Game office and left it there. Was always thought to have been a disgruntled shrimp fisherman but no one was ever charged that I know of. This was not a small time pot fishery for shrimp, this was a large trawl fishery for pink or cocktail shrimp. The catch each year was in the 20 million lb range. We had boats at the cannery I worked at when I first got to Kodiak that caught a million lbs or more in a season. The larger boats would come in with 150,000 to 200,000 lbs in a load.  So a lot of money was involved when they shut it down.
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Re: So you want to visit Kodiak AK do you.....
« Reply #25 on: September 28, 2022, 09:24:21 PM »
Hey Karl what did they shoot it with? And did they get a weight on it?
I don't know that much info. My uncle who is a long time resident of kodiak sent that to me.
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Re: So you want to visit Kodiak AK do you.....
« Reply #26 on: September 28, 2022, 09:27:34 PM »
This is an awesome thread.

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Re: So you want to visit Kodiak AK do you.....
« Reply #27 on: September 28, 2022, 09:36:24 PM »
I lived there for almost 30 yrs, itís one animal I wish I would of hunted. Still have a brother there that I could go hunt with and not have to pay a guide fee.
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Re: So you want to visit Kodiak AK do you.....
« Reply #28 on: September 28, 2022, 10:02:27 PM »
He called another friend that came over with a backhoe, loaded the whole bear into the back of his F350, think he said the bear weighed 1300lbs drove it to the F&W office, backed up to the front door and put a line around the Bullardís so cars canít drive into the office and drove off leaving the bear up front. Never heard a word from them after that.

I got into that fishery the last year they had it. The year before that the boat I was on had a 70,000+ crew share for just a few months fishing. The 80ís in Kodiak was a great place to be, I moved out of Kodiak in 92 after being on that shrimp boat and it sank out in the Bering Sea fishing crab. And Iím still out here right now killing cod.

Those Bullards were put in after an incident in the early 80s.  Fish and game had shut down shrimping season way early and the shrimp fishermen didn't think it was justified. Someone stole a cannery flatbed and drove it through the front doors of the Fish and Game office and left it there. Was always thought to have been a disgruntled shrimp fisherman but no one was ever charged that I know of. This was not a small time pot fishery for shrimp, this was a large trawl fishery for pink or cocktail shrimp. The catch each year was in the 20 million lb range. We had boats at the cannery I worked at when I first got to Kodiak that caught a million lbs or more in a season. The larger boats would come in with 150,000 to 200,000 lbs in a load.  So a lot of money was involved when they shut it down.
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Re: So you want to visit Kodiak AK do you.....
« Reply #29 on: September 29, 2022, 05:59:25 AM »
That's good old Petey
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