The husband and I went up to Alpine Creek Lodge this weekend for our anniversary - a nice getaway, and a bit of hunting to boot. It was our second day out there that I got my first kill.
I was walking along an ATV trail when I spotted it out of the corner of my eye. Excited, I used my "amazing" stalking skills to get closer, lifted my shotgun and knocked it right out of the tree. Yes, there I was, having mastered that most fearsome of Alaskan animals, the dreaded great northern... porcupine.
In all seriousness, it's probably good that a porky was my first... I tell you, I spent a long time staring at that thing, trying to nerve myself up to actually shoot it. Anything else would have just run off! I'm excited to experiment with the meat. If nothing else, I'm sure it'll be great in chili!
Anyway, that porcupine was all we went home with. Saw lots of bear sign, but no actual bears. Lots of caribou though! Alpine Creek Lodge was great, fantastic place to stay. If you're in the area, definitely check it out!