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    My daughter drew her second moose tag this year in unit 20B. She filled her tag last year, but this year we couldn't find a moose. After we accepted our defeat by submitting our hunt report to Fish and Game, we took the tag to the kitchen and I taught her everything she needed to know about tag soup.





    Hopefully your Turkey day meals are much better than ours. Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

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    Ha! I love it! If there's anything better than a young hunter who finds success, it's one who finds lessons - and humor - in coming home empty-handed.

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    I had to eat a nice bowl of TMA sheep tag soup this year....it was disgusting...
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    Funny. I've had lots of tag soup. Excellent fiber but the taste is awful.

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    Try adding some curry to it... Mmmmm.
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    Good humor..............but why quit. The minto hunt and the hunt in 20A are still open. 20A closes nov 30 I think. Minto will be open till quota filled.
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    Great post! Definitely a lesson we all can identify with. That's a fun way to deal with the disappointment :-).

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    LOL I think weve all been there before happy turkey day to you and your family
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    "Some days , the best Hunters come home with Nothing".........I heard an old Inupiaq lady say that quite matter of factly to the group of us who turned back from bad weather and were coffeein' it up at her house.....never forgot that ..............kind of takes the edge off, reality wize
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    She is the pride of any family for sure.
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    Thats funny!

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    Quote Originally Posted by strangerinastrangeland View Post
    "Some days , the best Hunters come home with Nothing".........I heard an old Inupiaq lady say that quite matter of factly to the group of us who turned back from bad weather and were coffeein' it up at her house.....never forgot that ..............kind of takes the edge off, reality wize
    There's a lot of wisdom in that line,...
    I'm thinking about the, "best Hunters,...come home,.." part
    having recently decided to, "not push it," on a Mt. Goat hunt through some serious weather craziness
    I can totally relate,

    can be Really Hard, when you can clearly see 'em, standing up there,... long white coat ruffling in the wind
    "Right There, to be taken,....well right UP there anyway"
    and then considering all the factors, what it'd take to get that animal out of there, back down to the boat,

    Turned back down,...came home with nothing but, more experience,....good memories

    can still see that big Billy, in the wind, in my "Next Year's, Eye",.....as I'm mincing up my tag for soup,
    Ten Hours in that little raft off the AK peninsula, blowin' NW 60, in November.... "the Power of Life and Death is in the Tongue," and Yes, God is Good !

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