What a great week. My 12 year old tipped over his first bou. How can life get any better than that. We did it without mechanical assistance as well. Hiked in, tipped it over, hauled it back out on our backs. Hard work, but well worth it and a GREAT life lesson for my boy. If this doesn't "set the hook" on him for becoming a life long hunter, nothing will . The biggest critter he has ever shot before this was a couple of spruce grouse last year. I think the smile tells the story here. Couple of notes though for our fellow hunters. Just because you camp at a trail head does NOT mean you "own" the trail. Stop giving me and my boys the "stink eye" when we hit the trail. You won't stop us from hitting the trail and you simply give me and my boys something to talk about "geeze dad, what was wrong with those guys, they looked mad and didn't even say hi when we asked how they were doing?" Be curtious and take a minute to engage in small talk. Means a lot to my little guys as they begin thier life of providing tablefare for the family. We are all out there for one reason, to put food on the table. Let's make this an enjoyable experience, maybe teach the next generation of hunters something and meet new folks with similiar interests and respect for the great outdoors. I love this state....keep your powder dry.