Patience pays off. We decided to pass on this guy the 2nd day and got lucky with his buddy 2 days later. #yukonmoose
@tintinaair dropping off the groceries. Earl and Walter got their first ride with Uncle @iankcosco but they were too tired from moving bales to appreciate it.
Always fun flying around and finding 'new' old camps we didn't know existed. #exploreyukon
Me pretending I'm not illiterate
#Repost @journal_mtn_hunting (@get_repost)
"One of the many divisions within the hunting community is between so-called ‘meat’ hunting and ‘trophy’ hunting. Having been a resident ‘meat’ hunter, then guide, and now outfitter, I have been on both sides of the argument.
As I have gotten older — theoretically wiser — it seems to me that the two camps might not be nearly as far apart as some may think." - Neil Cosco
Head over to the website to read the full article from Neil.
Earl's 2nd birthday party. Awfully similar to last year except didnt get a picture of the fish and Walter was there...
As we play the hand we are dealt, we now have a horseback Moose and/or caribou with add on grizzly and a boat moose/grizzly combo hunt for 1 or 2 hunters available this September. It is our standard all inclusive hunt, with harvest fee for 1 animal included, but at a $5000US discount so all in $18000US. Check out our website to get an idea what we are all about and if you're serious give me a call at 867-335-2257 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Earl figures real guides shoe their own horses too, just wish he had a better teacher. #outfitting
Productive Saturday morning. #startemyoung
"Never pass up an opportunity to eat or sleep because you never know when you'll get your next chance" #guidelife
Not a bad day at the office. #guidelife
Majestic photo taken by @coleferguson55
Good to be getting back into some other camps. Just need to time when this grizz passes through each spring. Roughed up the bbq this year just for good measure. #whoneedsasupercub
The best adventure I've ever been involved with, and she's holding the biggest sheep i've ever guided (few years back with @macmillan_river_adventures). Tricked her into marrying me 3 years ago today. Also my parents 36th wedding anniversary.
It's all fun and games until somebody pulls the trigger. #moosehunting
We just had a wrangler/guide in training position open up. All you really need is a bit of common sense, a positive attitude and good work ethic. We can teach the rest. Experience is an asset but not necessary. Ideally looking for a Canadian who can work their way up to guiding in a few years(must be Canadian to guide in the Yukon) but not a deal breaker for this year. The job is extremely physically and mentally demanding, days are long and conditions can be less than ideal but for the right person it's the best job in the world. If you're looking to get rich you're better off buying lottery tickets. This is a lifestyle job. Duties may include, but are not limited to, horse care (riding, packing, wrangling, hobbling, etc) trail maintenance, camp set up, firewood, scouting, trophy care, and whatever else is needed to make for the best hunting experience. Do not expect to just ride around and shoot stuff. It takes at least a few years to get handy enough to guide and starting at the bottom is the only way to learn it all. Like most things in life, to do it properly takes time. Also in a few years when you have wranglers of your own you can tell them how bad you had it and that kids these days get it so easy. Position would start beginning of July and end early October. Tell your friends.
About as nice a September day as a guy could ask for to call moose and just enjoy life. #exploreyukon
People often talk about wolves being 150+ pounds. We dont get to weigh all our wolves, but I've never seen one over 110lbs. I'm a little over 6' with my heels on so this is not a small dog. He was 105 lbs and seeing him in person you would say hes huge, because he is. It's hard to imagine a wolf 50% heavier than this guy. Either way pretty crazy to think about what this guy went through to get this big, and how many moose, caribou, or whatever else he came across got eaten in the process.
Some fat and happy horses coming back to civilization. Look pretty amazing having been ranging for the last 6 months. Ida got the memo about the picture but Bobtail Bob figured it was a good time to roll.
Not the usual trapping rig for a reason but you play the hand your dealt. Crazy warm weather last few weeks meant no snow so had to fly in and get the quad where we could and walk the rest to shut down for the season. Lucky for us still plenty of ice and overflow on the creeks to keep things interesting. Got 2 more big wolves on the last check tho so a great way to finish up. Big plans for next year.
Even though we spend a lot of time each winter trying to manage these guys, they are still 1 of the coolest animals around.
Ignore the time and date as it was my 2nd attempt at using a trail cam. The first was 1576 pics of a twig in front of the sensor so this is progress.