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#6146763 - 01/21/16 12:31 PM King Eiders Anyone?
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Registered: 01/05/11
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Just got back from a hunt in St Paul Alaska with Aleutian Island Waterfowlers for King Eiders. Weather was brutal for a Texas boy. Temps 25-35 degrees with winds 30-40 mph. got down to the last morning of the hunt and me and my buddy were skunked. The good lord heard my prayer and the winds dropped to 15-20 that morning with snow and sleet. This allowed us to get out a little further out than we had earlier in the week and that was the ticket. Dropped 7 birds of an 8 bird limit in an hour of hunting. We got back just in time to pack and hit the airport. It was an awesome trip overall. Nothing should live in the bearing sea! Its very unforgiving and has a way of letting you know how small and insignificant in the world a person really is. This was a bucket list trip for me and one that I will never forget.

I'm the ugly one on the right! lol


#6146816 - 01/21/16 12:49 PM Re: King Eiders Anyone? [Re: waterfowlwonders]
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That's good stuff cheers

#6146844 - 01/21/16 01:01 PM Re: King Eiders Anyone? [Re: waterfowlwonders]
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awesome experience
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#6146858 - 01/21/16 01:07 PM Re: King Eiders Anyone? [Re: waterfowlwonders]
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Sweet. Got to do it one day.
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#6146865 - 01/21/16 01:11 PM Re: King Eiders Anyone? [Re: waterfowlwonders]
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Dang. Jealous.

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#6147010 - 01/21/16 02:14 PM Re: King Eiders Anyone? [Re: waterfowlwonders]
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Registered: 07/23/14
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Loc: N. Texas
Awesome! Sounds like an incredible adventure/hunt. I've read that just getting to St Paul alone is half the challenge. Congrats!!

Not sure I could do the 2 man layout though....

#6147028 - 01/21/16 02:22 PM Re: King Eiders Anyone? [Re: waterfowlwonders]
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#6147038 - 01/21/16 02:26 PM Re: King Eiders Anyone? [Re: waterfowlwonders]
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
I just turned it on . I was looking bird dogs in the butt this morning.

#6147065 - 01/21/16 02:37 PM Re: King Eiders Anyone? [Re: Duck_Hunter]
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I respect the commitment. up

#6147090 - 01/21/16 02:49 PM Re: King Eiders Anyone? [Re: waterfowlwonders]
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#6147579 - 01/21/16 06:56 PM Re: King Eiders Anyone? [Re: waterfowlwonders]
Fowlman Offline

Registered: 08/14/13
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Awesome hunt! Looks really cold. cheers

#6148096 - 01/21/16 11:31 PM Re: King Eiders Anyone? [Re: waterfowlwonders]
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Awesomeness cheers
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#6148349 - 01/22/16 07:49 AM Re: King Eiders Anyone? [Re: waterfowlwonders]
Avian Assassins Offline

Registered: 10/30/15
Posts: 52
I've looked into hunting up there with them but haven't gotten to do it yet.
Congrats on some beautiful birds!

#6148380 - 01/22/16 08:04 AM Re: King Eiders Anyone? [Re: Avian Assassins]
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Looks like an awsome adventure. up

#6148826 - 01/22/16 11:15 AM Re: King Eiders Anyone? [Re: waterfowlwonders]
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Registered: 01/05/11
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You are correct in saying that getting there is half the battle. My buddies bags didn't show for 2 days. They prioritize the luggage and guns always make it, beyond that it depends on weight and what they have to haul. Weather was 25-35 degrees and the wind was 30-40 mph every day we were there except for when we first landed and the last morning and even then is was 10-20 mph. Was not in a lay out boat, it was a 17ft banks boat that worked pretty well. Here is a video of the trip. A little long at 13 minutes and no kill shots but you will see what is on the island and trip getting there. My shotgun cam got destroyed (submerged) by sea water on the first day. The guys hunting the week before us had great weather and limited in 1.5 days. We had the 2nd worst weather of the year and had to work a little harder.

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