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Bull down during Calm Before the Storm


Bull down during Calm Before the Storm

After a few days of stomping around moose country with vetern Wildman Guide, John Niland,  Texas hunter John Ulmer and good friend Kip were getting a bit discouraged.  When the forecast came over the satphone, "one more day, then hurricane force winds and 38 foot seas"  Niland knew it had to happen during the calm before the storm.   He had the hunter and Kip on the trail to the moose lookout right on daylight.  Before getting to their destination, they jumped this nice bull and two cows out of the thick willows.  Seconds later, John took the shot and the bull went down during the calm before the storm.  After they got the trophy skinned and quarters broke down, John made the call:  Brown & Down!   Butch flew in two packers and flew the tired clients out.  Before nightfall, the meat was in the meat house and everyone was back to the safety of the lodge.  During the night, we were hit by "Hurricane NoName", as predicted and still riding out the storm in the comfort of Wildman Lake Lodge.  See the local report, wind in knots.  Peak wind at cold bay, 71 kts, or 81.7 mph

PKZ165-161300- Port Heiden to Cape Sarichef- 332 PM AKDT Fri Sep 15 2017 ...HURRICANE FORCE WIND WARNING THROUGH SATURDAY... .
TONIGHT...SW wind 50 kt increasing to 70 kt after midnight, Seas 23 ft building to 38 ft after midnight. From Port Moller E, SW wind 30 kt increasing to 45 kt after midnight, Seas 11 ft building to 23 ft after midnight. Widespread rain showers. .
SAT...W wind 65 kt decreasing to 55 kt in the morning...except SW wind 45 kt from Port Moller E. Seas 37 ft subsiding to 27 ft in the morning...except 25 ft from Port Moller E. Widespread rain showers. .

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