We all know hunters, guides and outfitters are full of it, this just proves it. Some of the pre-season glamour work.
Well it's been 25 years but there are finally horses back in Nisutlin Bay. A lot of work and support from Teslin Renewable Resource Council, Teslin Tlingit Council, Canadian Wildlife Service and the Yukon government made it possible. Thanks to everyone that helped out with this win-win situation.
Fitting way to wrap up our last hunt. Kind of like our whole season; not exactly how they teach you in outfitter school, little sketchy but effective, and a great old moose and few hundred pounds of meat back at camp at the end of the day. Thanks to all the hunters and crew that made this season so good. Now time to pretend to relax and get some sleep
Probably our oldest and widest moose to date. Well past his prime and probably wouldn't see the snow melt either way, was a great bull to take. Another 600lbs of meat to Teslin and even though he wont score well, hard to pass up an ancient 65" bull
The crew is sure keeping the beaver busy getting meat out into the community.
Message from camp said "great bottoms" they were not kidding. Got some fat, early season moose into Teslin as well.
Can't complain about the first moose of the year. Quite an adventure into some new country paid off. Hard to beat the meat of an August bull and Earl even got to help fly out Pops's moose
Earl made it into camp to celebrate his first birthday. A little different from this time last year...
Cancellation Stone Sheep August 4-14. Regular $42000USD on sale $25000USD. Can be a bit flexible on the dates. Horse based but unfortunately I'll be the guide so expect to walk a fair bit. Tell you friends. 867-335-2257
DISCLAIMER This ram came from our area but no one should expect a 46" sheep. Somewhere around 37 is much more realistic
Took a few external loads but the new camp doesn't look too bad. Should be pretty nice come mid September
Another weather day kept us from flying into camp but got some moose jerky done. 40lbs should get us to opening day at least...
Needed to call in the big guns today.
1 CRPG Whitehorse Patrol played with the ponies in the mountains for a few days. We took the scenic route in and arrived just after 0200. The shortcut on the trail out saved us 5 hours but we got a nice bath en route. Pretty good exercise all around with the Yukon Cavalry starting to look sharp
Made it back north with our 2 new mountain ponies. Had a pretty good few days with @glennstewart.thehorseranch where we successfully went from unconsciously incompetent to consciously incompetent and learned a few new tricks. Thanks @coleferguson55 for the majestic pictures but hopefully get a little more farrier work out of you tomorrow...
Not a bad place to spend a night and break up the drive to FSJ. Turns out you can fill a good sized trailer pretty easy with 2 horses and all Earl's gear.
Earl finally made it into South Fork where he go to try out the local moose feed. Only 1 puke on his maiden voyage in the Scout. Learned the grizzlies in the area aren't fans of alfalfa pellets but like to break into the shed and tear up the bags. If we were in that camp this year the same time we were last year it might have got pretty interesting for @canadaintherough but that's how it goes. Hard to beat the view from the front porch though.
Pretty great spring bear trip with my cousin. Still need to sort out the best date and location for griz but we managed to help the calves out a bit with a black bear. Also got Earl in on his first of many sausage fests. 30% pork shoulder, 70% bear, don't be shy with the salt or syrup and you've got as good a breakfast sausage as you will find anywhere.
Flavour country. Hard to beat wild bison brisket
A few of our SNAFU moments from last year. Nothing a little colourful language, sweat, and good family and friends couldn't fix. All part of living the dream.
Beauty day to play with the new snowshoes. Had to sneak 6 miles north of our area into @yukonstoneoutfitters country to my uncle's trapline where he knew what the snow was like. Deep wet snow just about made for an unplanned overnight trip for me a few days ago so trying to avoid that...