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Shameless plea for my dilema #7382485
12/20/18 05:42 PM
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Hello all, I am an Alaskan resident who's family got invited to join friends on a vacation with friends in the Lake Travis area last minute. I am a 70% service connected Veteran, Army. 99-06 Kosovo and OIF. There, the vet card is played. I am on a shoestring budget but would love to take my eldest of 3 daughters out to sit for a whitetail. She is 12 y/o and hunter safety certified. I have been taking her after big game (moose ect..)here in Alaska for the last 2 years to no avail. My daughters all started hunting at 5y/o when they received their first .22. She has killed many grouse squirrels and rabbits.The big animals just haven't been cooperative long enough for her to take a shot. She is, in a good way but frustrating way, super super anal about taking her time to pull the trigger. So we haven't had an animal stand in front of her long enough to be taken by her.
So if anyone might have it in their heart to allow my daughter and I to sit and possibly harvest a deer or two (of your discretion) off your property or know of someone who may help us. please P.M. me. I would be willing to pay a small "trespass" fee, but don't have the budget for what the ranches I've found online require. We understand Hunting and know that its never guaranteed to harvest. We would be willing to travel quite a ways as that is a norm when living and hunting up here in Alaska.

Last dilemma is that, like I mentioned, this is last minute. As in we will be getting into Austin on the 23rd of Dec and leaving the 4th Jan. I know this is a long shot but I thought I'd try, It is for my daughter after all.

Thanks for hearing my plea. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

P.S. I would be more than happy to share some freezer goods from up here. (carrot dangle? lol )

Re: Shameless plea for my dilema [Re: AlaskanBeard] #7382630
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Where do you live in Alaska?


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Re: Shameless plea for my dilema [Re: AlaskanBeard] #7382654
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Re: Shameless plea for my dilema [Re: AlaskanBeard] #7382697
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North Pole huh? So you I guess you would like to come to Texas and hunt Unicorns???

Re: Shameless plea for my dilema [Re: Walkabout] #7382706
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North pole alaska 99705 it's next to faibanks

Re: Shameless plea for my dilema [Re: AlaskanBeard] #7382708
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Re: Shameless plea for my dilema [Re: AlaskanBeard] #7382784
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cool, we have a family friend that lives in Fairbanks

http://www.alaskaqualityinsulators.com/profile.html

His brother lives in Ninilkchik and we went fishing with him a few years ago and he came down to hunt with us.

I might be able to help


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Re: Shameless plea for my dilema [Re: AlaskanBeard] #7382798
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Mike hunts with my buddy billy when they go to kodiak. I will pm you my contact info. Thanks its greatly appreciated.

Re: Shameless plea for my dilema [Re: AlaskanBeard] #7382813
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small world.. they grew up in Ohio and then Texas
My dad was good hunting buddies with their dad and they were my God Parents

I have to check my schedule but our lease is about 1.5 hours southwest of Austin


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Re: Shameless plea for my dilema [Re: AlaskanBeard] #7382816
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That's crazy. Small world indeed. Well I certainly appreciate you considering this. Even if it doesnt work out.

Re: Shameless plea for my dilema [Re: AlaskanBeard] #7382909
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As another option, check the outfitters section for doe hunts. They are not free, but affordable, high likelihood of success, and a good starting point for hunters.

Good luck and welcome to the forum and Texas.

welcome

Re: Shameless plea for my dilema [Re: jeffbird] #7382955
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Jeffbird, Thank you for that info I will also look into that. And thanks for the warm welcome. I am a dyi hunter and used to millions of acres of public land so this is definitely out of my wheelhouse. It doesn't help that it is so last minute, but I'm a hunting freak so any possibility that I can get in the field particularly with my children I have to make an attempt. Not to mention our friends are already at the house where we are staying at and have reported a nice 10pt, 2 big 8's and a couple 6's hanging out in the back yard. I think the thought of staring at those tenderloins safe and sound as pets will be very trying. lol. Thanks again.

Re: Shameless plea for my dilema [Re: AlaskanBeard] #7385374
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let's make this happen for your daughter


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Re: Shameless plea for my dilema [Re: AlaskanBeard] #7385683
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Very much appreciated. You are a hero in my eyes.

Re: Shameless plea for my dilema [Re: AlaskanBeard] #7389002
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We are so very grateful for the warm hospitality and generous sharing of ccoker and his son for providing my daughter and I with a fantastic taste of Texas and Texas hunting. We are forever indebted to you and hope to foster this friendship into the future. Best wishes. Thank you Texashuntingforum and your members for providing the platform that allowed this to happen.

Re: Shameless plea for my dilema [Re: AlaskanBeard] #7389822
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So did y'all get a deer?


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Re: Shameless plea for my dilema [Re: AlaskanBeard] #7389930
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It was great having you out and getting to know you and your daughter

Awesome stories and pictures of Alaskan hunting..
The stuff most of us can only dream of !

No, she disnt shoot a deer as we disnt want to pressure her.

She had a great taste of Texas though and was a treat to have out.
You guys are welxome back anytime!


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Re: Shameless plea for my dilema [Re: AlaskanBeard] #7390721
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Thanks for taking them out on the hunt Charles, sounds like it was a worth while trip for all

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Glad we were able to make it happen for some good people.
My son enjoyed it as well.


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Re: Shameless plea for my dilema [Re: AlaskanBeard] #7398065
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Great job ccoker, nice show of hospitality up




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Thanks for stepping up ccoker. If your place was anything like ours, the deer were everywhere up to the 25th and then they completely disappeared on the 26th, never to be seen again. I'm talking seeing 8+ deer in a sit to seeing maybe one lone deer at best.





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Great Job CCoker! This forum doesn't get a lot of activity so it was awesome to see it work for someone.


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