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#7082130 - 02/17/18 01:27 AM Aleutian Island Waterfowlers
Critterskinner Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/15/15
Posts: 45
Loc: Texas
Has anyone every hunted with Aleutian Island Waterfowlers out of Alaska? I was drawn for an Emperor goose permit and this is the outfitter I was thinking of trying to book with.

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#7082637 - 02/17/18 01:33 PM Re: Aleutian Island Waterfowlers [Re: Critterskinner]
DuckSausage Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 242
Loc: DFW
I did in December on a King Eider hunt. May be one of your only options for an Emporer and shouldnít be hard to get one.

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#7082780 - 02/17/18 03:59 PM Re: Aleutian Island Waterfowlers [Re: DuckSausage]
Critterskinner Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 01/15/15
Posts: 45
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: DuckSausage
I did in December on a King Eider hunt. May be one of your only options for an Emporer and shouldnít be hard to get one.


What was travel like getting to Cold Bay? Did you bring back birds for taxidermy and if so did you have any problems?

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#7082814 - 02/17/18 04:30 PM Re: Aleutian Island Waterfowlers [Re: Critterskinner]
Ty Webb Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 324
Loc: North Texas
Congrats on getting drawn. I wasn't as lucky.
My two cents:
Avoid Charlie Summerville.
PM me for details if you'd like.
Jeff Wasley guides out of Cold Bay and has a stellar reputation. More important, his safety record is unblemished over a few decades.

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#7082863 - 02/17/18 05:31 PM Re: Aleutian Island Waterfowlers [Re: Ty Webb]
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Light Foot

Registered: 01/15/15
Posts: 45
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Ty Webb
Congrats on getting drawn. I wasn't as lucky.
My two cents:
Avoid Charlie Summerville.
PM me for details if you'd like.
Jeff Wasley guides out of Cold Bay and has a stellar reputation. More important, his safety record is unblemished over a few decades.


PM sent.

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#7083036 - 02/17/18 07:57 PM Re: Aleutian Island Waterfowlers [Re: Critterskinner]
Duck Buster Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 697
Loc: Yukon Delta, Alaska
Congrats on the tag. I will second the recommendation of Jeff wasley with four flyway outfitters. Top notch. Whenever I am in cold bay for work I borrow decoys from him. He has the best set up around for anything you want to hunt. I got my emperor last year in cold bay. It is one of my favorite trips I take every year.


Edited by Duck Buster (02/17/18 08:06 PM)

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#7083107 - 02/17/18 09:07 PM Re: Aleutian Island Waterfowlers [Re: Critterskinner]
Ty Webb Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/10/09
Posts: 324
Loc: North Texas
PM sent.

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#7083129 - 02/17/18 09:36 PM Re: Aleutian Island Waterfowlers [Re: Critterskinner]
DuckSausage Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 242
Loc: DFW
I didnít go to Cold Bay, but to Saint Paul Island. Itís a pain in the [censored] going that far, but doable. Weather is much better in Cold Bay so less problems with weather related travel issues. Itís all US (as opposed to international) so getting birds back is a non issue. Take the advice given on the outfitter.

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#7083213 - 02/18/18 12:45 AM Re: Aleutian Island Waterfowlers [Re: Critterskinner]
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Light Foot

Registered: 01/15/15
Posts: 45
Loc: Texas
I think I will be giving Jeff Wasley a call instead. Thanks.

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#7083594 - 02/18/18 12:28 PM Re: Aleutian Island Waterfowlers [Re: Critterskinner]
Duck Buster Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 697
Loc: Yukon Delta, Alaska
I will Be in cold bay for work (and hunting) October 5-15 or so. If youíre there during that period let me know and Iíll buy you a beer at the barefoot inn and bar. If not, good luck!

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#7084026 - 02/18/18 06:41 PM Re: Aleutian Island Waterfowlers [Re: Duck Buster]
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Light Foot

Registered: 01/15/15
Posts: 45
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: Duck Buster
I will Be in cold bay for work (and hunting) October 5-15 or so. If youíre there during that period let me know and Iíll buy you a beer at the barefoot inn and bar. If not, good luck!


I would take you up on that offer but looks like I will be there a little later. Hunt is planned for 10-Nov to 17-Nov.

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#7084063 - 02/18/18 07:09 PM Re: Aleutian Island Waterfowlers [Re: Critterskinner]
Duck Buster Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 697
Loc: Yukon Delta, Alaska
Bummer. Good luck to you though! Youíll have no trouble filling your tag. Plenty of emperors in the area. Just pick your shots and shoot a prime adult!

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#7084118 - 02/18/18 07:51 PM Re: Aleutian Island Waterfowlers [Re: Critterskinner]
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Light Foot

Registered: 01/15/15
Posts: 45
Loc: Texas
Thanks. Thatís the plan. Hopefully I can bring a few other birds back for the wall as well.

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#7085109 - 02/19/18 04:34 PM Re: Aleutian Island Waterfowlers [Re: Critterskinner]
AF_Chief Offline
Light Foot

Registered: 09/14/14
Posts: 48
Loc: Cibolo, Texas
Congrats on the drawing the Emperor tag, that's definitely a bird of a lifetime. I used Charlie Summerville, Aleutian Island Waterfowlers for my King Eider trip and I have nothing bad to say about Charlie and AIW. I know there is some bad blood between the outfitters up there and I try not to get caught up in that mess. Charlie and his guides will work real hard to get their clients their birds. If you want more info, just PM me. Congrats again on the Emperor tag, I hope you get a prime bird!

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#7085468 - 02/19/18 09:01 PM Re: Aleutian Island Waterfowlers [Re: AF_Chief]
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Light Foot

Registered: 01/15/15
Posts: 45
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: AF_Chief
Congrats on the drawing the Emperor tag, that's definitely a bird of a lifetime. I used Charlie Summerville, Aleutian Island Waterfowlers for my King Eider trip and I have nothing bad to say about Charlie and AIW. I know there is some bad blood between the outfitters up there and I try not to get caught up in that mess. Charlie and his guides will work real hard to get their clients their birds. If you want more info, just PM me. Congrats again on the Emperor tag, I hope you get a prime bird!


Thanks. I hope I get a prime specimen as well. I sent you a PM.

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