Northern Nevada FNG -- first tag ever ----- ELK in AK!

NevadaMike

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Mid life here but always a sportsman just never a hunter until 54. I go on hunts in AK with a semi-strong back, binoculars, and a reasonable attitude provided I have coffee. I live in Nevada but I have a small place in Alaska where we primarily fish until now. A good friend and Alaska resident tosses out the idea of us putting in for this long shot Elk tag on Etolin Island. They put in every year with no luck. I have never even had a hunting license. Well by now I am sure you know who drew the tag.

I have been a shooter for a long time but never a hunter. This week I mounted my first scope on my new Tikka 30-06. Here are the first three at 100. I am sorry to say the worst shot was the third. This was freehand on a bench so I hope to get out with a sled and punch it out to 200 before trying different ammo for the hunt.

This place is wealth of knowledge!! Thanks everyone for all of your contributions that all us FNGs are soaking up. The holes in this paper are directly related to to information I have stolen here!
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Fowler530

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Welcome aboard Mid Life Mike and congrats on the Etolin Island tag!! Glad to have you here!
 

BattleBorn22

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Nice! Can’t go wrong with a Tikka. Good luck up there and report back.


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