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Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« on: October 27, 2008, 10:30:38 PM »
Alaska, the last frontier.... The Great State.....The land of the midnight sun....

Here we go...

We have an offer to have our first Appleseed in Alaska.
Thank you, new member as yet unnamed...

We have access to a new (OK it isn't even built yet) Samuel Whittemore Memorial Range in beautiful Hyder AK.

Ah yes, shootin' Alaskan style, what could be better?       More places to do so.


Look forward to hearin' from all you sourdoughs.

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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2008, 10:36:39 PM »
Alaska!!! Ok, I am already checking on who I can fly on to get up there! ;D

I can promise you this, my schedule is conveniently full for the winter months! :o
Summer schedule? Wow, it just opened up!

Thanks Alaska for coming on board!

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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2008, 11:16:04 PM »
Heck I'd even do it in winter, long as it isn't up at Tin City.
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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2008, 01:06:08 AM »
You can go ahead and pencil me in for this one.

I might have to work on a fishing boat for a few months to pay for the trip, but I heard somewhere that working a winter shoot in Alaska is guaranteed to get you "on the list" at the first Hawaii shoot.

Not that it's the only reason to go, but do you really wanna chance not being on the Instructor list for the first Hawaii shoot?

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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2008, 01:16:27 AM »
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I might have to work on a fishing boat for a few months to pay for the trip,
Ha ha ha It just so happens that our host is a fishin' boat captain/owner ;D ;D

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but I heard somewhere that working a winter shoot in Alaska is guaranteed to get you "on the list" at the first Hawaii shoot.
I hadn't heard that.  I'll start workin' on a shoot over there....Maui or the Big Island????/
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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2008, 01:54:25 AM »
I have an Idea ,,,,Send Wheeler there :o A tuely chosen then frozen

Your welcome Wheeler  :o, I knew you would like the Idea ::)


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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2008, 01:58:26 AM »
I happen to know a fellow with a few acres on Hiwai'i. retired Colonel, heir to an old sugar company.
Maybe make us a DAR? ;)

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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2008, 02:11:26 AM »
Hey!!
Wheeler & Sam,

What in Sam Hill are you two waiting for?? Git on it!!! ;D :D 8)
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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2008, 02:22:07 AM »
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I might have to work on a fishing boat for a few months to pay for the trip,
Ha ha ha It just so happens that our host is a fishin' boat captain/owner ;D ;D

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but I heard somewhere that working a winter shoot in Alaska is guaranteed to get you "on the list" at the first Hawaii shoot.
I hadn't heard that.  I'll start workin' on a shoot over there....Maui or the Big Island????/
 

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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2008, 01:08:40 PM »
I'm ready to go.  Just let me know when.  That is gonna be awesome.

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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2008, 02:57:29 PM »
We need one of these to be up in the SouthCentral area. Hyder is nice, but as hard($$) to get to as Seattle from most of AK.

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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2008, 03:29:31 PM »
AKBarrat, all we need is a place.  If you can suggest a range or an individual with private land and a good back stop we can get right to work on settin' up a shoot.  PM me with any info or insight and we'll get right on it.

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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2008, 03:44:00 PM »
   Alaska's probably like Texas. Just no useable land to be found anywhere.  ;)
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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2008, 05:31:23 PM »

Central location OK
Galena  ;D
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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2008, 07:02:45 PM »
   Alaska's probably like Texas. Just no useable land to be found anywhere.  ;)
Unusable land ?! cut me loose with a turbo charged tonka toy  ;).

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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2009, 05:23:52 PM »
if it takes me to hawaii, sign me up!
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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2009, 03:22:53 PM »
Hi all,

I am new to the forum. I live up near Fairbanks. I have to say that the Fairbanks 300 yard Range is a really nice range. It is open to the Public. Maintained weekly and easy to get too.


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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #17 on: June 30, 2009, 11:06:38 PM »
I think Fairbanks would be a great place. Large city, central location , and right in my back yard.

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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #18 on: June 30, 2009, 11:28:36 PM »
24 hour daylight=24 hours of shooting, right?

Illinois has it's 3-day Appleseed's

Alaska can have it's 48hour Appleseeds.
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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #19 on: June 30, 2009, 11:29:23 PM »
    You guys will need to check to see if the public range would be willing to set aside a range exclusively for AS use for the weekend - many places won't or can't do it...
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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2009, 12:31:29 AM »
We need a Line Boss, two RSO's, a chopper and a Shoot Boss with a .460 nitro double standing by the donut table in case of bearus giganticus interuptingus.   &)

I'll take any of those jobs.  Put me in coach!  Hawaii is for golfers.
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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2009, 11:06:19 AM »
What is the full nameof the range and could you get me contact info?

Hi all,

I am new to the forum. I live up near Fairbanks. I have to say that the Fairbanks 300 yard Range is a really nice range. It is open to the Public. Maintained weekly and easy to get too.


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« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2009, 11:52:39 AM »
I'll take any of those jobs.  Put me in coach!  Hawaii is for golfers.

Me too.  Alaska?...in a heartbeat, in a heartbeat.

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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #23 on: July 01, 2009, 12:51:59 PM »
You CANNOT set up a shoot is Alaska without inviting the Governor.  She could use her new rifle-- http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2009/05/07/the-alaskan-hunter-sarah-palins-custom-50-ar-15/ --Does the 30 cal rule work backward from 50 cal?


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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2009, 02:33:45 PM »
I was just looking at the Birchwood Shooting Park in Chugiak, AK outside of Anchorage. Looks like an outstanding facility. Anyone live near or ever been there?
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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #25 on: July 01, 2009, 03:20:54 PM »
Anyone considered asking this place?

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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #26 on: July 01, 2009, 09:01:19 PM »
The Public Range outside of Fairbanks Was a Great place to go when I was up that way 1980 - 1984 at FT Wainwright AK outside of Fairbanks..  If its the same as then, or better  Appleseed will have a great time there. A very nice Covered area was there then and folks were there at all times of the endless days during the summer. Just watch out for the state bird. Pappy O0 O0
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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2009, 04:44:33 PM »
I must admit..Alaska sounds pretty good to me. It's my favorite state that I've never been to  ;)  lol!! Ok..that and Colorado.
I'm definitely gonna have to tell hubby when he gets home. I'm sure he would love the idea of that too. Oh...and the potential of Hawaii as well (if rumor is true)...I know he couldn't pass it up then, since we used to live there. He would definitley wanna help with that one as well.

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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2009, 08:48:38 PM »
OK, I have a new lead on a shoot in Alaska in the Juneau area.  Let's make this official:  At 4:47 PM PST on July 12, 2009, I claim Shoot Boss for this one if it does end up getting scheduled through this contact. ;)

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Re: Another state joins the Union!!!! A shoot in Alaska
« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2009, 09:11:45 PM »
You CANNOT set up a shoot is Alaska without inviting the Governor.  She could use her new rifle-- http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2009/05/07/the-alaskan-hunter-sarah-palins-custom-50-ar-15/ --Does the 30 cal rule work backward from 50 cal?



She has been invited to Appleseeds before.  Maybe she could find more time now.  Anyone from Alaska who could extend the offer?
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