bou.jpgmoo.jpgFirst, I love Alaska. Second ,,,I love Alaska. After 3 years of living here I finally got to hunt for more than an afternoon. I was able to schedule a week of and hit it hard.
Friday the 27 I left Wasilla heading for the Forty mile area with a Bou tag. I was told this was an easy hunt and a way to put meat in the freezer. HA! Not this year. 200 miles on my wheeler and a lot on my feet, hours of glassing and lots of rain and wind with not a single bou spotted. I was really thinking about tossing the towel in when I finally saw the first caribou. A bull at 200-250 yards. I was able to anchor him. I had really not looked at him horn wise as this was a meat hunt and after 3 days any bou was a good bou. Turns out he is a nice bull with a double shovel. 31st of Aug. and a bou for the freezer. Life is good.
As I am a ways from home and Moose opens on the 1st, I think what the heck. I will bum around and see what happens. As luck would have it lightning strikes twice and I was able to take a spike about 75 yards of the road system. In the time span of 3 days I was able to complete two big game hunts, fill mine a two friends freezer, and drink a rum and coke. First moose, first bou, great adventures and landscapes, as i said, I love Alaska.