Last month I embarked on an epic journey to hunt blacktail deer on Kodiak Island, Alaska. It was an amazing DIY adventure, and you’ll see the 2-episode special on BIG DEER TV next fall.
Coincidentally, while I was up there, a guy sent me this photo he saw online somewhere. I have no idea of its origin, but I am glad I didn’t see it before I hiked miles in all those thick alders up there on the island. If anyone knows the origin of this picture let me know so I can give it the proper credit:
Alaska… Man and beast locked in eternal battle. The man holding the gun was a guide on Kodiak Island back in the late 50s. He found a broken gun, a bear skull and a human skull all together.
Incidentally, we did see and film some brown bears on Kodiak, which you’ll see on the shows, including one that I figure was 1,000 pounds and would square close to 10 feet. While we did not have any close encounters, we got fairly close to the big one that prowled the brush and beach… One of the most wild and exhilarating feelings I’ve ever had as a hunter.
Mike, I was on Kodiak myself from Sept 7th thru the 22nd….epic indeed! My hunt was for Sitka blacktail and feral reindeer, of which I shot one of each. Oddly, my best shot was on a ptarmigan on the fly with my 4″ barrel Ruger Redhawk w/birdshot. We started our journey (6 of us) out of Larsen Bay, but spent 12 days in the bush based out of Grant Lagoon. Can’t wait to see the episode with your hunt. Shoot me an email and I’ll share some pictures. Jay
Boy I sure would like to hear the story behind the picture. No doubt an answer to yet another person whom went missing a long time ago.