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
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...