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Live Hunt: Essential Gear for Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping in Alaska

Live Hunt: Essential Gear for Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping in Alaska

Live Hunt host Tyler Freel highlights his favorite gear for hunting, fishing, and trapping in The Last Frontier.
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from tylerfreel85 wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

I'd say overall it has definitely changed Bob! Growing up, my dad had me shoot without sights...I more or less dropped archery for a few years..I bought a compound, but it wasn't really for me and spent most of the time in the closet...I just got a new Bear's paw recurve and I LOVE it! I shoot aluminum jacketed carbon arrows, but with helical feathers to spin the arrow....so not too far off from the older style. I like it that way :)

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from Bob Hansen wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

Hi...

When I first started bow hunting, I used a long bow. A couple of years later...after storing it too close to a stove...it broke. My next bow was a recurved bow. I loved it...!!

I think that there were only four types of arrowheads available then: target, field point, broadhead and Bodkin (3-bladed). Arrows were made from straight Port Orford Cedar shafts. I made many of the arrows myself.

All fletching was feather...turkey, I think...and were placed on the shaft in such a manner as to cause the arrow to rotate in the air.

Archery has changed a bit since then, eh...??

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from JM wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

Both longbow and compound(really makes it easy on me). They were made by Bear when they were first entering the compound bow market, so I think it was designed around that.

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

That's awesome JM, It's a time proven, tougher than nails design! Do you shoot them out of a compount or stick bow? I'd be curious to see if they plane at all out of a compound. They fly like a dream using helical fletching!

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from JM wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

The broadheads I use look a lot like the zwickey. My dad bought them before I was even born(Back in the early 80s). I do not think I have even sharpened them in the past 3 years. I've never lost a deer or turkey hit with one(unless you count giving the back of one deer a haircut).

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

Haha! Dont worry Bob....although I've had the opportunity to try out some cool new gear, the majority of this gallery is gear that I've used for some time and just plain works! However every item is truly one of my favorites and I use them all in the field...if stuff can't hack it, you wont find it in my pack! :)

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from Bob Hansen wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

Hi...

I was pretty sure what your PR was leading up to...!! Glad you found (or they found you) all those sponsers.

Just don't overdue it, okay?

Meanwhile, I hope to see more of your pics.

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from dwm01 wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

you are right about the Zwickey broadheads --- whether shooting modern or traditional archery ... it's one of the best broadheads ever made, a little bit of work to sharpen, but they hold an edge and get great penetration

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

My mistake...I was pretty sure he told me #8 in the conversation...could have just been at the time. Either way, #8 or 11, still a huge bear and the broadhead did a number on him. Thanks for the correction though :)

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from dwm01 wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

Luke Randall did guide Julian Salutregui to a huge brown bear in April 2008, but it's number 11 not number 8..... if you're going to quote record book stats you need to get them correct

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from JM wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

Both longbow and compound(really makes it easy on me). They were made by Bear when they were first entering the compound bow market, so I think it was designed around that.

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from dwm01 wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

Luke Randall did guide Julian Salutregui to a huge brown bear in April 2008, but it's number 11 not number 8..... if you're going to quote record book stats you need to get them correct

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

My mistake...I was pretty sure he told me #8 in the conversation...could have just been at the time. Either way, #8 or 11, still a huge bear and the broadhead did a number on him. Thanks for the correction though :)

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from dwm01 wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

you are right about the Zwickey broadheads --- whether shooting modern or traditional archery ... it's one of the best broadheads ever made, a little bit of work to sharpen, but they hold an edge and get great penetration

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from Bob Hansen wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

Hi...

I was pretty sure what your PR was leading up to...!! Glad you found (or they found you) all those sponsers.

Just don't overdue it, okay?

Meanwhile, I hope to see more of your pics.

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

That's awesome JM, It's a time proven, tougher than nails design! Do you shoot them out of a compount or stick bow? I'd be curious to see if they plane at all out of a compound. They fly like a dream using helical fletching!

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

Haha! Dont worry Bob....although I've had the opportunity to try out some cool new gear, the majority of this gallery is gear that I've used for some time and just plain works! However every item is truly one of my favorites and I use them all in the field...if stuff can't hack it, you wont find it in my pack! :)

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from JM wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

The broadheads I use look a lot like the zwickey. My dad bought them before I was even born(Back in the early 80s). I do not think I have even sharpened them in the past 3 years. I've never lost a deer or turkey hit with one(unless you count giving the back of one deer a haircut).

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from Bob Hansen wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

Hi...

When I first started bow hunting, I used a long bow. A couple of years later...after storing it too close to a stove...it broke. My next bow was a recurved bow. I loved it...!!

I think that there were only four types of arrowheads available then: target, field point, broadhead and Bodkin (3-bladed). Arrows were made from straight Port Orford Cedar shafts. I made many of the arrows myself.

All fletching was feather...turkey, I think...and were placed on the shaft in such a manner as to cause the arrow to rotate in the air.

Archery has changed a bit since then, eh...??

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from tylerfreel85 wrote 1 year 51 weeks ago

I'd say overall it has definitely changed Bob! Growing up, my dad had me shoot without sights...I more or less dropped archery for a few years..I bought a compound, but it wasn't really for me and spent most of the time in the closet...I just got a new Bear's paw recurve and I LOVE it! I shoot aluminum jacketed carbon arrows, but with helical feathers to spin the arrow....so not too far off from the older style. I like it that way :)

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