Had a Tier II Ox tag to fill. Monday was a good day. Weather was right, had a report of Ox close by and a large bull in the herd. Got the snogo ready, gun, knife, thermos, etc. On my way at 11:30 am. Good snow around Nome this year.
Here's the view after less than an hour of travelling:
You could see the herd easily( I know, it doesn't show in the pic). Headed on up the ridge to find them waiting:
Had to walk around them a while to wait for the bull to give me a shot. This herd had lost another bull the day before to another hunter. They stayed in a group for almost half an hour but finally the bull got mad at one opf the others and butted it out of the herd and left himself standing in the clear, broadside. One shot later and my hunt is over:
Now it's just a matter of rolling the animal into the sled and heading home. I can do all the skinning and gutting at home........inside my garage..........where it's warm. Here's the view looking back towards town:
Continued on next post.