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.
-30 at night, warms up to above 0 during the day, then drops back down just as quickly once the sun sets. Makes for some pretty nice flying except when you find 3 wolf killed moose on one little river no where near your trapline.
The blind leading the blind
Not much left to skin if the Wolverines check the traps first. Looks like 4 wolverine tracks coming in to eat the lynx in the 330. Only fur left was on the paws. Even ate the jaw muscles off the skull. Winter is tough
Another old moose we got this year. He had barely any teeth left and was done with cows. Unfortunately for the hunter, I was the guide and we spied the moose way up the mountain. 2 days of backpacking before we got all the meat back to camp but that's all part of the great adventure we had.
Aaron was lucky enough to get a moose with us from 1 of our boat camps 2 years ago but wanted to try a horseback caribou last year. Safe to say it worked out pretty well with this heavy old caribou and silvertip boar grizzly.
Almost got real interesting at the ranch today. Power was out for 9 hours. The bottom temperature is in the house. Gotta thank all the linemen out there since 3 am working away as we complain about how cold it is while laying under the covers in bed. Wonder how much feeling they had left in their hands by the time they got back to bed.
With over 50" tall pans, huge fronts, and 3 inches of fat on him, this is one of the great moose our guys got September 2018
The newest face of the outfit. Walter David Cosco born December 6, 8 lb 13oz. Everyone is home, happy, healthy and putting on holiday weight.
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