Yup. That's right. This will be my first hunt ever. As in I've never been hunting before.....unless you count the poor animals I randomly targeted with my slingshot in middle school.
I've never field dressed an animal or shot at anything living (unless, once again, you count the above).
I haven't been to Adak and have only seen caribou from the road.
I'm in Anchorage, comfy in the outdoors, and have read all the info I can and have watched lots of videos on field dressing. Yes, I know how to use the 'search' function. I'm in the middle of buying gear and supplies for the trip.
I'm going with my girlfriend and will be using a 30.06.
We're going in late Oct. for 10 days and our goal is to get at least 1 to fill our freezer.
What words of wisdom does the forum have for me? Tips? Tricks? Dos? Donts? Recommendations?
I'm looking for anything as I feel I'm unprepared for this trip and concerned about my ability to adequately field dress and preserve meat. I am not planning to butcher it myself, but to bring it back to Anc. to let the pro's handle it.