So whats on your summers hunting plan?
besides Hunting and Fishing a VERY important time of year is our gatherings.
Besides Fire wood all winter, beachcombing is an important gathering time for us, as the ocean spits up alotta really good materials for the wife to make Arts/Crafts from to make the $$ nessarry to make ends meet in this life.
Caribou hunting will Kick butt at the last week of July when Bulls are fat again and the hides are thin in hair but healed from the sores and open wounds of Summers Warbel Fly hatch (out their backs) and misquitos bites that aggravate them so.
The misquitos being gone and a few berries around at the end of July come with the Sun taking a dip behind the horizon again......but untill then, its time to stay insomniataed, tired, grouchy and walking, living on catnaps and coffee~~LOL!!~~
With a small baot and a minimum of supplies, we often go for a couple weeks before making run to unload and gas up. Gon
Myself, well Ive hobbled another motor into a semblence of conciousness and hopefully its gonna run my familys semi collective Butts out and about for the month of July.
In Kotzebue Sound, theres calm weather in July for most Summers, and with so little snowfall, we thisn Beachcombing will be most excellent this year.
Often we walk for a few days, then rest and get at it again and again. Mamoth as well as Walrus and whales wash up or out and ly in the shallow Ocean water, getting cleand and unstinky ('cept the dead Walrus, and some have been dead for years, just locked in ice.)
Mammoth bones teeth and tusjks wash out into the tides and get a good cleaning as well.
besides, tehres lotsa junk fromRussia and theose glasss float balls from Japanese nets to collect as well.
Sir John Franklins searchers markers and such as well as the keel timber from the whaler 'Louisiana' are on my visit list, and the wife wants to photograph some of the archeological sites that JLGiddings did, a real "Indiana Jones" kinda guy who really helped out up this way.
So depending on the motor and hopefully enough in art sales to fund such a tri (and keep our bills at bay while were gone) well be out and walking for about a month........hopefully by next weekend, well be moving along as good as it gets.
heres som pix from days gone by, and I have a nice post on my blog~~LOL!!~~