Heres some photos of my Family doings......unfortunatly my SD slot took a dump with some photo card shuffling, but I have these in the bucket..
Its been Fish sticks and Fishlogs in the net, with willows, ******heads, and grass galore, so fishing was a bust this flood stage year. I'm glad I have made up somewhat for it all and am poised to set a Whitefish net when the rains stop, theres should be a serious ammount of Egg leaden Roundnose cruising up , any day.
Weve dryed alotta meats indoors on strings and with the fan blowing, to keep them from moulding as best we could. Rain Rain Rain, floods and no good greens or berries... and the small freezer full of what Salmon we did catch, and very few dryed, we topped off with Ducks and Geese this year, and no dryed whitefish , either......looking forward to Whitefish
Kicked off September with Roustabout and his dad Eric arriving to remove a Moose, and we got busy soon enough. An adventure later and a grand Bull in the meat rack, they were free to join me and the wife on a short Caribou Hunt up river nd up we went.
i took along my then "new' and untryed caribou Lance...
Ive gotten proficiant with a lance ,might try an Atlatal soon...... as the Caribou I caught with the bow were not any more difficult than with a rifle this Summer, I figured Lanceing during this Hunt was very doable, and I put my trust in the pokey end of a Mosin Nagant Bayonett God Bless Sergi Mosin
Roustabout was along and Im sure as unimpressed as I was with my first 'Lanceing" pass, (shuks, it's my first Lancing...) but I did get it figured quite quickly and passed the Pointy Death Tool almost too easily through the uppr shoulder, Heart and embeded in the Briskets inside, a perfect Heart Piercing, and a very easy withdrawl, like a shot in the butt. The place I next tryed was from above and behind the last ribs and the pointy Death Tool slides into the heart easily, as well as piercing the liver, the diaphram, they die like being shot in the chest....not as quickly and painlessly as I prefer with the head shots Im used to , but suficciant in this doings of things that ends life. I stuck with this "Placement" for the rest.
ZERO meat loss Tips didnt expand and at about 50 feet a second, the 10,000+ grain projectile plunged in was as effortless as pulling a trigger....
A few days after Chris and Eric left , the puddles started to stay frozen all day, and the time to get Bulls in thier prime was "Now"
So off we went....