Went rabbit/fox hunting last monday up the Knik and didn't have much luck. Where there are typically scads of rabbit and fox track, there were very few...
We used a foxpro caller and swtiched from distressed mouse to distressed rabbit and saw/shot bupkuss. So switched to stalking mode and folled the few rabbit signs that we saw and I literally froze in my tracks as I went ahead of everyone. The wind had blown the night before and caused the gratiutous winrows and as I stared, dumbfounded, at my feet; I couldn't beleive my eyes.
8.25 inches across on the front paws and bigger than my oversized winter boots for the back. They were on top of the windrows and as we gathered back together and made for the trucks (we had 2 .22's and a .207) we started the hike back and saw that the bear tracks were headed our same direction and a few were on top of our boot tracks that we had just left 20 minutes prior to our return. The temp that night had dropped to -23 F and the temp that morning was about -13 F.
Does anyone have a logical explanation as to why there was a freakin grizz out this late?