Well after hunting last year way up north with my buddy HuntAK59 and the one n only Strangerinastrangeland, we were invited back after totally enjoying ourselves last year with the family of Stranger, the country, and culture he lives in. So I didn't hesitate to confrim to go back up! The buddy HuntAK59 couldn't make this year. So with great hesitation I asked if I could bring my dad and we try for moose. For a couple reasons I hesitated, the villagers up there don't generally hunt moose and second-most important for me, was we would be disturbing their time when they are focused on fishing and heading up river for caribou catching for meats and hides to sew.
So Stranger confirms it would indeed be okay to bring my dad and go for moose first then head up river either way, moose or no moose, go and catch caribou. I flew up in and got an any bull tag in advance, just not wanting to come empty handed if we could prevent it.
We arrive, with the help of a local guy who gave us and our gear a ride to the house. It wasn't long and we were greeted by the kids of Stranger and his Wife. I wasn't sure what to expect. They all came blasting out the door and jumped on me! Then proceeded to my dad and a family member who lives up town showed up a bit later. Walked right past me with no acknowlegement at all. Which seemed wierd, but I had told my dad not everybody will appreciate us being there so to speak. So as he passed me I said, "Hey Jeff", he turned around, kinda puzzled for a sec, then said with great excitement, "Hey, The One n Only Chris Cole!" "What's up man!" Whew was I relieved! From there all the fun began!
Will come back too all that in a bit.
So these first pics are of us mammoth hunting with Strangers son being the capt'n. We boated to one of their favorite spots. Fall Moose n Mammoth hunt 153.jpgFall Moose n Mammoth hunt 172.jpg