Posted Mon, December 6, 2010 6:02pm EDT

Sarah Palin's Hunting Trip To Feed Her Family Cost — $42,400 or $141.33 per lb. of Caribou Meat! Exclusive!

Posted Mon, December 6, 2010 6:02pm EDT

When Sarah Palin took us on a hunting/camping trip with her dad Chuck Heath on the latest episode of Sarah Palin’s Alaska, she said hunting was necessary to “fill her freezer!”

Hunting for caribou means “food on the table and in the freezer for a lot of Alaskans,” the former Govenor extolled. She opened her freezer to let us see how the Palin meat pantry was getting bare.

“For many people in remote areas of Alaska, there’s no grocery store nearby, we just got to get out and hunt,” enthused Sarah. The only thing is that getting out and hunting for Sarah turned out to be an adventure requiring three separate airplanes to get her to her hunting spot with her father and family friend Steve Becker.

HollywoodLife.com researched the logistics and cost of Palin’s hunting trip which resulted in a bagged caribou, and discovered that it was a mighty expensive way to feed the Palin family, at $42,400 for the trip.

The grand total to charter a Dehavilland Dash plane from Era Alaska to travel round trip from Wasilla’s Palmer airport to Deadhorse, Alaska was $37,600. In Deadhorse,  the Palins switched to a 6 seat Cessna C207 Skywagon which they flew into the Kavik River Camp, at $1200 for the round trip, according to Lori Goodman, director of sales and marketing of Era Alaska, the company which chartered the planes for the Palins.

Once in Kavik, the Palins spent two nights at the Kavik River Camp at $250 a person per night, for a $750 total.

Finally, the Deltana Outfitters flew them individually on a Piper Supercub airplane from Kavik into their hunting spot at a cost of $350 per hour for three hours each way, for a total of $2100, according to Deltana.

The grand Palin total to bag a caribou and get it back to the Palin homestead added up to $42,400, or $141.33 per lb. of caribou meat. Sarah shot and killed a female cow which may have weighed up to 300 lbs.

Just to put this is perspective, the Palins could have filled their freezer with ribeye steak at $10.99 a lb. from Alaska’s Mr. Prime Beef, which is based in Anchorage and ships anywhere in the state.

I have no problem with hunting as a hobby and eating what you catch. But when Sarah goes on about being “tough, independent and self sufficent” and that’s why she hunts, she can’t be serious. How many Americans can afford to be that “self sufficent” and “self sustaining” when it costs $42,400 to personally hunt for their meat?

It’s a nice fantasy Sarah — but that’s what you’re really selling on your reality show.

–Bonnie Fuller

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powermanlimpbizkit

Posted at 3:55 PM on December 8, 2010  

For one you are all morons, if you all really believe she spent her own money for this trip while she was taping for a REALITY show your all idiots. This was a huge publicity stunt to show off ALASKA, Palins money wasn’t spent, Second if the airlines and camp crews charged that astronomical amount for their services, well good for them, the only idiot is the people paying to have Palin on this show. Now I grew up in Wasilla. I have lived in Alaska all my life. I have worked on the slope (DEADHORSE), all this is BS. People of the world need to understand she is no longer loved by alaskans. She fled our state, she has gone on about this bogus I AM AN ALASKAN HUNTER. If thats so why doesn’t she go out to Eureka, to snatch a caribou???? Would of been about a 3 hour drive, or travel to Tok? There is a huge heard of caribou outside of Tok, ALASKA. (another day drive) and along the route shown off Alaskan scenery. Whatever the cost of this trip, it was too much for any real Alaskan to agree with. Normal hunting trips might cost as much as $1000. That includes camping, fuel costs, food!!!! If the price of the shot is worth more than any beef you can buy at the store, that animal needs to be some sort of trophy. ALASKAN hunters DO NOT kill waist there money like that on anything so extreme. And why a caribou Palin, why not a Moose or a Bear??? make it a challenge. And dont forget, anyone that has ever hunted alaska knows that if your trying to hunt that far north, the land is Federally protected. Most of the land north of the Arctic Circle is Native Owned land, And there are some pretty serious restrictions for hunting with rifles. All this was BS. Wish the lower Forty Eights would stop feeding into her CRAP, she needs to be forgotten. Shes waisting your time and all of our time up here in ALASKA.

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powermanlimpbizkit

Posted at 3:34 PM on December 8, 2010  

Now I grew up in Wasilla. I have lived in Alaska all my life. I have worked on the slope (DEADHORSE), all this is BS. People of the world need to understand she is no longer loved by alaskans. She fled our state, she has gone on about this bogus I AM AN ALASKAN HUNTER. If thats so why dodnt she go out to Eureka, to snatch a caribou???? would of been about a 3 hour drive, or travel to Tok? There is a huge heard of caribou outside of Tok, ALASKA. (another day drive) and along the route shown off alaska scenery. Whatever the cost of this trip, it was too much for any real alaskan to agree with. normal hunting trips might cost as much as $1000. That includes camping, fuel costs, food!!!! If the price of the shot is worth more than any beef you can buy at the store, that animal needs to be some sort of trophy. ALASKAN hunters DO NOT kill waist there money like that on anything so extreme. And why a caribou Palin, why not a Moose or a Bear??? make it a challenge. And dont forget, anyone that has ever hunted alaska knows that if your trying to hunt that far north, the land is federally protected. Most of the land north of the Arctic Circle is Native Owned land, And your have some pretty serious restrictions for hunting with rifles. All this was BS. Wish the lower Forty Eights would stop feeding into her CRAP, she needs to be forgotten. Shes waisting your time and all of our time up here in ALASKA.

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Susan

Posted at 2:54 PM on December 8, 2010  

Wow … you have got alot of facts wrong. The cost of the Dash for one thing… The outfitter was wrong too.. Deltana had nothing to do with this hunt. Try try again…….

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Susan

Posted at 2:59 PM on December 8, 2010  

Bonnie Fuller got Sarah Palin’s Hunting Trip cost To Feed Her Family Caribou Meat totally wrong! She failed to check her facts.. even getting the Outfitter wrong! Exclusive!

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Tom Hampton

Posted at 7:23 AM on December 8, 2010  

Welcome to the real world of hunting and fishing and all hobbies. Anyone that ever taken any sport up know that the all cost a lot of money. Try a Bass fishing boat and trailer, a 4X4 to tow it, a Camper to camp in all for a few small fish. I know guys that have $75,000.00 plus in equipment to fish. Or a custom set of golf clubs, dues, shoes, golf cart,lessons, membership fees to play golf once a week. Lets not forget to including in hunting and fishing costs, all the times you get skunked(happens a lot). I figured one year my cost for two quail was $14,275.00. Hunting has been known to cost a lot!

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Kellie

Posted at 12:28 AM on December 8, 2010  

Regardless of what political party I support or what state I live in or what my income is .. it would have cost alot less than $40k and less than 3 flights to get to a grocery store from the “remote parts of Alaska”. And she would have brought home alot more than caribou meat. IMO – it seems like a waste of money. Nothing against Sarah Palin or her family .. I actually watched the show and thought she was very cute and the show and her family was entertaining. She seems right at home out there in the wilderness – alot more at home than she did in the white house or Washigton DC. So, I guess if she can afford it, more power to her – but, I can think of more productive things to spend $40k+ on.

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Daryl L. Hunter

Posted at 10:31 PM on December 7, 2010  

I am glad she spent the $42,000 dollars so she could show the world Alaska’s wonders. The fact that it ticked off all you libs was icing on the cake :D

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alaskan

Posted at 11:47 PM on December 7, 2010  

Yes, indeed. _Everyone’s_ opinions are shaped entirely by party affiliation on voters’ registration.
I know my opinions on clothing, television choices, books, my favorite color, are all based on my voter’s registration choice of “Undeclared”.

That being the case, I guess all the people who do not vote plus all the undeclared and non-partisan, have no opinions at all on anything. They couldn’t, because they have no political party.
Right?

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EldonCool

Posted at 9:18 PM on December 7, 2010  

How in the world do idiots come up with such stories?
A hunting trip in a single engine aircraft, take the
people out and then go take them back. Must be the
most prosperous bush pilot in Alaska if he makes
$21,000 per trip. Maybe I should dust off my pilot
license and head to Alaska. I could make several
million dollars a year with no problem at those
rates. Again, how do idiots come up with these stories.
It takes democrat to come up with something this stupid
and it takes another democrat to believe it.

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alaskan

Posted at 11:26 PM on December 7, 2010  

Just type in the words “Alaska caribou hunt” in your search engine to see many different price sheets by a variety of operators. You can even buy this same exact hunt yourself.

Oh yes, you should certainly come up here and get a pilot job taking climbers from Talkeetna to glaciers, ferrying hunters out to hunt, flying rich clients into luxury million-dollar lodges to fish. You betcha. Very lucrative; why do you think all these people like you come up here to do this?

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Kellie

Posted at 12:31 AM on December 8, 2010  

The WHOLE trip cost $42k .. I’d imagine that the dollar amount consisted of more than a flight.

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JustMe

Posted at 7:29 PM on December 7, 2010  

This story should go viral! It goes right hand-in-hand with $arah’s grifting of over $250,000 of clothing and make-up from the RNC.

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viktor

Posted at 9:22 PM on December 8, 2010  

Give it up, JustMe. It’s not healthy to still be upset about a wardrobe malfunction years ago. LOL.
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MoonRaven

Posted at 5:40 PM on December 7, 2010  

What you non-Alaskans may miss is that the Palins live in a fairly-large town and have access to supermarket so there was no reason but the killing for her to go hunting.

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viktor

Posted at 9:23 PM on December 8, 2010  

What are you, nuts? It was for a reality show!!
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aj weishar

Posted at 3:25 PM on December 7, 2010  

I just wanted to correct Bonnie Fuller’s math. Your cost might be low. You lose about 1/3 of the hanging weight (the cleaned carcass before processing) when it is cut up and trimmed. Palin’s 300# cow would yield about 200# of usable meat. There is a processing fee to butcher and wrap the meat. I’m not sure what Alaskan rates are, but she probably paid another hundred or two for processing. So she paid at least $212 a pound to fill her freezer. Back here in Ohio, two pounds of Palin caribou would get me a half a cow processed and packaged.

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jh

Posted at 12:20 PM on December 7, 2010  

she’s insane to the degree of needing professional help,
i’ve never seen anyone more delusional than this woman.
im so glad im not american & don’t have to think about the possiblity of her attempting to run for president.

what a lunatic

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idesign

Posted at 12:01 PM on December 7, 2010  

PDS….lol

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R G Miller

Posted at 11:56 AM on December 7, 2010  

I hope all the working schmoes out there reading this article realize how “sympathetic Palin REALLY is to your needs. $42Grand to promote her narcissistic self for a run for the Presidency. How many of you can afford $42K to go hunt with the economy in the crapper like it is. Wake up America – this idiot pays NO attention or cares about the working class of this country, just her lofty “Star” status. She’s a total puke!

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Diane G.

Posted at 10:52 AM on December 7, 2010  

Barbaric, sick, perverted and twisted! Anyone who can find joy or happiness in murdering an innocent creature is a pathetic excuse for a human being, which this moron certainly is. Would someone please just shoot this idiot and make her and her trashy family just go away!!! Hope she has a hunting accident. I wouldn’t be able to stop laughing!!!

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Amy

Posted at 3:53 PM on December 7, 2010  

I totally agree. an accident would be hilarious.

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edisonparks

Posted at 10:21 AM on December 7, 2010  

Taking the author’s Cost Analysis to the next level, wouldn’t one then compare the cost of the Hunting Trip to the Revenue generated in Airing the Hunting Trip on TLC as well as the Revenue generated in all further airings of the Hunting Trip in syndication.

I think it is obvious that the Palins rather than over paying for this Hunting Trip have, in all likelyhood, made $Thousands if not $Millions(Potentially in Re-Run) on this $42,000 Hunting Trip.

What I take from this story is that Bonnie Fuller does not like Sarah Palin, as if that is telling us something we didn’t already know.

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Another Alaskan

Posted at 2:38 AM on December 8, 2010  

Your missing the point and trying to spin this story into something else. Bottom line, Palin puts herself up there as this ‘Alaskan hunter’ and … (wait a moment … still laughing) …and they all live off of the meat they hunt.

After realizing they were getting low she just goes and shoots a caribou to fill up their freezer for the cost of $42,000. But according to you, HEY it’s perfectly okay because realistically, syndication will give them millions that will pay for this trip, never mind the supposed hunting of past trip costs. Where was the syndication then to pay for the trips?

Palin goes down the street and buys her meat like most people in the city. Some people in the city supplement their freezers with hunts but NEVER for the price she just did unless it’s just for pleasure and not necessity. She hunted for the show plain and simple. And your a palinbot trying to twist the reality to suit you and your Quitting Queen.

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Cigarman858

Posted at 9:14 AM on December 7, 2010  

I’m guessing that the way this trip was planned and how much it cost has more to do with filming it for TLC than what the Palins’ would usually spend. On the other hand, how much is spent by hunting enthusiasts on hunting expeditions to Africa, etc.? The Palin family is not hard up for cash, what with Todd Palin’s commercial fishing business and Sarah’s speaking fees, etc. As for the vegetarian comments… there’s room for all God’s creatures—right on the plate next to the mashed potatoes. (see Gen. 9:3)

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jh

Posted at 12:21 PM on December 7, 2010  

what a joke

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alaskan

Posted at 9:18 PM on December 7, 2010  

Naw. It was a run-of-the-mill commercially-offered trophy hunt for 3 people, bagging two caribou, with observers.
I’m sure they did pay extra for the film production.

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ProChoiceGrandma

Posted at 1:20 AM on December 7, 2010  

Gee, why do you suppose there was no wide angle camera showing Sarah actually shooting that caribou? Because she didn’t shoot that caribou herself. Her Dad has to keep showing her what to do,how to hold the rifle, take the safety off, etc. You can betcha the camera crew was filming just in case she got the shot and they would certainly have used it if she had. Sarah is FAKE, FAKE, FAKE. Fake pregnancy, fake Christian, fake college degree, fake feminist…

http://www.palingates.blogspot.com/

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Grew-up-in-Alaska-before-it-was-a-state

Posted at 12:04 AM on December 7, 2010  

If you took a vacation in the middle of winter here in the U.S. to a South sea island for a week, and you came home with only pictures, trinkets and a nice tan.

Would you count how many items you came home with and divide the cost of the vacation by the number of items and say, wow it sure cost me a lot just to get these.

No, you wouldn’t.

Ever heard the expression “The worst day fishing sure beats the best day at work?”

It applies to other recreational activities like hunting.

The only people that don’t agree with that expression are the ones that fish commercially.

Even if the Palin family went hunting and didn’t get anything, it would still be called a great trip because of the time spent with family/friends. Not to mention the plane rides, hiking, and scenery.

I’m not for Sarah Palin, but I am for Alaska hunting and fishing to provide for your family.

And for the statement of going and buying rib-eye steak from the grocery store. Given a choice between wild game meat and commercial beef, I’ll take the wild game meat because it’s healthier.

Not to mention, things in Alaska costs more than they do down south(the lower 48). So $10.99 a pound Rib-eye steaks doesn’t exist. Things in Alaska costs about 25 to 50% or more here. Go to youtube and look at the videos of people walking around Alaska grocery stores filming the prices of food. I’ve met a lot of people that moved to Alaska because of the higher wages, and they quickly realized the wages are high so you could pay the higher cost of living.

One thing I got tired of seeing while growing up in Alaska was the television commercials disclaimer at the end of the commercial saying “Not available in Alaska or Hawaii” or “Prices higher in Alaska and Hawaii.”

Did you know that Alaska and Hawaii are both considered “Over Seas” because you can’t transport things by Railway or truck to those states. Things only get here by water on a Ship, Ferry, or Barge, or by air on a cargo or passenger plane.

Back in 1987 I had a girl friend from a southern state. Her grandmother had sent her a good sized box in the mail. We got home and opened the package, and there inside was a full box of red ripe tomatoes and a letter. I asked if her grandmother thought we lived where there wasn’t any grocery stores. She burst out laughing while reading the letter, and said that the tomatoes were green when she sent them, and her grandmother wanted her to cook me some fried green tomatoes. The package had taken so long to get to Alaska, that the tomatoes had ripened en-route.

It takes a long time for food no matter how you transport it to Alaska to get here.

I never knew how good fresh produce tasted until I moved to the lower 48, and had tried vegetables that were picked when ripe. And I don’t mean the stuff in the produce section of the grocery store. I mean the produce at Farmer’s Markets and the farmer that has a roadside shack beside his farm.

It’s been close to twenty years since I moved away from Alaska. What I miss most about living in Alaska, is the fresh seafood. I find the prices for seafood in the grocery stores down here unbelievably high.

Catching a fish, cleaning it, cooking it, eating it while its heart is still beating in the sand next to the camp fire. It doesn’t get any fresher than that.

I’d better end this before it turns into a book.

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LadyinAK

Posted at 11:26 PM on December 6, 2010  

And if you check with Fish and Game, she apparently did not purchase a hunting license??!!

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Darklady

Posted at 11:34 PM on December 6, 2010  

My understanding is that she hasn’t had a hunting or fishing license in years… and notice how she turns her gun w/the sights on it upside down while carrying it? She hasn’t got a clue what she’s doing. Also, notice how dad has to remind her not to approach the dying animal too quickly and has to constantly give her aiming tips?

She’s a phony.

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JustMe

Posted at 7:42 PM on December 7, 2010  

No, she DID purchase a hunting license – the day before the TLC trip!

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FashionAOS

Posted at 11:23 PM on December 6, 2010  

The brand Quorn available at Whole Foods makes the most wonderful “meatless” meatballs, chicken breast and ground beef. It has made becoming a vegetarian much easier for me. I like animals too much to eat them.

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Jenna

Posted at 10:22 AM on December 7, 2010  

OMG shut up. This article isn’t about vegetarianism.

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K

Posted at 10:47 AM on December 7, 2010  

OMG!! You shut up because this is basically an article about why you should become a vegetarian, because stupid people like her, and you apparently.

 
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viktor

Posted at 9:28 PM on December 8, 2010  

Vegetarian [K], you’re so proud of being kind to animals; try to be kind to humans like c. (Namecalling is not kind.)
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c

Posted at 12:22 PM on December 7, 2010  

what about chicken and ground beef meatballs makes them vegetarian..?

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drpatois

Posted at 11:20 PM on December 6, 2010  

I question your math. The 2 night stay for 3 people should be 1500.00
The cost of the Piper Super Cub is much more. Only one person at a time can fly so that is 3 round trips. They will also charge for the return trip for the pilot on the front and back ends which would be approximately 36 hours of flying time or $12,600.00 dollars. This assumes there were not two more round trips to transport the dead caribou. The cost of the meat should also include all consumables for the trip, a percentage of the cost and maintenance of all the gear as well as the cost for licenses/permits.

For those who think this is stupid and TLC foot the bill, that is precisely the point. The only cost difference shown here is the initial charter flight that could accommodate a few more than 3 passengers. They might have been able to charter a smaller plane if it was just 3. The trip is still not affordable for the average person. Sarah provided no caveat for her audience. The average American cannot hunt in their local area. If they could and
did at Sarah’s behest there would be quite the outrage from the businesses Sarah claims she wants to protect. Remember Oprah and the cattle industry?

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barb

Posted at 9:38 PM on December 6, 2010  

Ha ha! Bonnie looks like an idiot again over the Palins. Give it up – we know your agenda!

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MJ

Posted at 9:25 PM on December 6, 2010  

Hey bonnie! Do you honestly think that it costs this much every time they go hunting? They may not take as many people. It was for a tv show, the network will foot the bill. Get a grip and maybe think before you write. Be objective!

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You'reATrigg

Posted at 3:51 AM on December 7, 2010  

It’s hard to be objective when all this airbag fake does is whine about how she’s a real American and one of the people, yet lives like the richest folks in the country and thinks no one notices. At least other politicians are better liars. She’s as dumb, sneaky and immoral as they come…and stupider than Dan Quayle, if that’s even possible.

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dmoreno

Posted at 7:37 PM on December 7, 2010  

It should NEVER cost that much to bag an animal to fill your freezer one time, every time or never??? It is about the hypocracy (sp?) of her message. Which side of scarah’s mouth should we listen to today????? Who cares if TLC foot the bill. This women wants to have a shot at running this country. If she pulls stunts like this, what else is she capable of??? Stupid is as stupid does.

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Maureen

Posted at 1:26 PM on December 8, 2010  

I must say that if you all would have listened – you would have heard that they talk about not going to Kavik before (because of how remote it is). I believe they & TLC choose this location because it was SO remote (for filming), and was the “Cream of the Crop” of Alaska Wilderness (far, FAR North). If you are going to do this for TLC and show off your state for all of America – Go Big or Go Home.

 
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msnetgate

Posted at 6:57 PM on December 6, 2010  

Did you ask TLC where they would have wanted the taping of this particular show to take place. Maybe it was TLC’s decision to tape at this remote spot that cost so much to get to. Why is it an automatic to attack a Palin? Just like Kate + 8, TLC is the one that makes these arrangements for their trips to make interesting TV.

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alaskan

Posted at 8:55 PM on December 7, 2010  

Um, you can only be remote to hunt caribou. You can’t hunt in Anchorage, Wassilla, urban Alaska. There are herds. You have to go to the herd. Harvesting an animal from a herd and a Game Management Unit has to actually be legal. It’s managed. You can’t just drop in anywhere and drop an animal. TLC didn’t direct that.
This is what trophy hunters do. It is NOT at all what subsistence hunters in bush Alaska do. NOTHING like it. Like out in Dillingham, you know, that place that Sarah did a previous episode about at Todd’s mom’s house? That’s not at all what a hunt looks like or how it goes. Nobody flies out, it’s much more modest. You camp, you take the family with you, or your friends. You hunt from a boat. You buy tanks of gas, camp by the river, get your kill, load it in a skiff, spend a day getting home.
But of course, Sarah and Todd would’ve had to actually fly to Dillingham with the TLC crew, take care of camera people. It would have been ridiculous. Almost impossible. But that’s bush Alaska. And that’s not what Sarah showed you.
Sarah and TLC showed you a corporate camp managed by a woman from Chicago, employed by Taiga Ventures, that specializes in “Arctic remote logistics.”
“Taiga Ventures is the premier logistical support provider for any size remote project from natural resource exploration to environmental assessment and remediation to film production.”
There is nothing village Alaska or Alaska Native about what she presented.
IT WAS A TYPICAL TROPHY HUNT WITH BIG GAME GUIDES.

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alaskan

Posted at 9:02 PM on December 7, 2010  

“Taiga Ventures began in 1979 when Mike Tolbert recognized a need within the natural resource exploration industry for a variety of remote logistics services. With a single truck and a load of ambition, Taiga Ventures quickly earned a reputation for providing anything and everything that might be needed for a successful project in the most remote areas of Alaska. The desire to provide the best and most modern facilities and equipment has kept Taiga Ventures going strong for thirty years and counting. Taiga Ventures has provided the opening camps for many large mining operation in the state and hundreds of exploratory camps for natural resource exploration.
Today’s industry requires significantly more technology, environmental protection and safety awareness. Taiga Ventures continues to be at the forefront by utilizing the vast knowledge and experience of our local community. Several of our remote systems are custom designed and manufactured right here in Alaska to meet our clients needs. This coupled with our “can do” mentality provides the client with the best there is in this harshest of environments.

From an ambitious young man with a truck, to cutting edge portable camps and services, we have accumulated thirty years of experience in the toughest place on earth, providing remote logistics of every kind. That’s what we do, that’s who we are.

 
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GL

Posted at 11:31 PM on December 8, 2010  

Sarah – just be you – there are so many ” lefties” out there just afraid of you – you bring freshness to the arena.
So many out here are jealious of you. Just be Sarah and all is well……

 
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just my opinion

Posted at 6:54 PM on December 6, 2010  

oh get a grip, of course hunting IS a realistic way for alot of people in remote areas to feed their families, it didn’t cost 40 grand for sarah to HUNT, it cost that much for the film crew to go with them! The show would have picked the locations. Honestly, this is stupid.

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Mike Brady

Posted at 2:19 PM on December 7, 2010  

You know, there’s times I want to heap piles of insults on sarah palin, but when I get to my third, or fourth insult, I just shut my mouth, and applaud her.
Sarah is not fit to run this country, she is grossly unqualified, and for the level of intelligence that she shows, she may as well have a G.E.D. versus whatever it is that she has now…that is if she even has a degree. Look at her, would everyone just please take your head out of the sand, and take a good look at WHAT THIS WOMAN REALLY IS? 99% of the country never even heard of this woman before McCain picked her for his running mate, and that is surprisingly what KILLED McCain. The republican party was so FOCUSED on getting a female candidate to swing the female vote to them till they did do a lot of thinking about the quality of the candidate. What do I mean?
Barak was not my favorite, but this guy was the freak’n president of the Harvard Law Review, while sarah palin was going to college to be a…get this, A SPORTS REPORTER!! And if that doesn’t make you think twice about voting for her, then obviously you don’t know about her going to not 1, not 2, or even 3 or 4 colleges, but 5 different colleges to obtain her degree to be a SPORTS REPORTER… I’m not lying about that, do the research. I don’t know what is more scary, a person that desired to be a sports announcer, then all of a sudden turning her attention to politics, or a person that believes that they are smart enough to run the country when they had to go to 5 colleges to become a sports announcer. I just can’t believe that we don’t have anyone smarter than that to run the country.

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alaskan

Posted at 9:00 PM on December 7, 2010  

Actually, she wasn’t even that. She was never a sports announcer, anchor or reporter. She was an INTERN for one semester and got a chance to sub for the anchors. It was _leading_ to real employment. But she quit.
Her “degree” was communications, not journalism. But she herself keeps getting confused which degree she “earned”. It is accurate to say that she was a Communications major.

 
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Another Alaskan

Posted at 2:45 AM on December 8, 2010  

Let’s not forget the incompetent person couldn’t even answer what the Vice-President’s job duties are four, count them, FOUR different times. She got the question wrong each time she was asked AND she was running for the job!

 
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viktor

Posted at 9:32 PM on December 8, 2010  

Mike Brady, believe it!
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alaskan

Posted at 9:10 PM on December 7, 2010  

Well, actually, a trophy hunt just like that one can cost more than $15,000 each.
A couple of the guide services charge $3,000 for “observers” or people who won’t be shooting.
One caribou each. Becker and Sarah. Check prices for yourself. In fact, you can check prices on-line for this exact trip. Because hunting trips in Alaska are a significant industry. Cabella’s, Orvis, etc.
Anybody can buy one. It’s for the adventure, not the meat.

That would be just the cost of Sarah and Becker harvesting their respective caribou. Not Chuck coming along. Not the logistics of a film shoot. And this article was kind. They didn’t add in any of the meat handling and shipping fees.
At a minimum, there would have been extra flights just for the meat and racks.

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