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Kodiak Mtn. Goat Study

I landed a gig with the USFWS on Kodiak and will be using this thread for dumping pictures and videos throughout the summer. The next two weeks are all training. We will then do 14 day stints at the study sites, then be flown back to the bunkhouse for two days and flown right back out to the next study site. It is going to be a blast!

I just got out of "Bear Encounter Training" with the USFWS on Kodiak. Tomorrow is firearm qualification where you test on a charging target and are hopefully certified as a "designated bearer" or "designated shooter". I'm pumped!

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Congrats on the gig!  Sounds

Congrats on the gig!  Sounds like it will be the experience of a lifetime.  Stay save, and looking forward to more pics.

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Very cool Hawkeye!!!!  I know

Very cool Hawkeye!!!!  I know you gotta be stoked about that!

Now, as the saying goes, just make sure you are able to run faster than at least one person with you, and you should be okay.... Wink

Have fun! Looking forward to lots of photos and stories.

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Still mostly going through

Still mostly going through various trainings but we got out on our first backpacking trip to test gear and do a dry run of protocol. 

Pic 1: Cheesy shotgun portrait

2: Setting the bear fence

3) Hops in extra tuffs

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