I have been busy processing this year’s harvest and have a personal rule about playing around too much on this site before the work is done.
All of the meat is put away for winter now so I’m going to try to recap the highlights of this season for you all. To all the internet cops on this site, I would encourage you to keep your negative thoughts (if any) to yourself as I only write this to share my excitement and stories with some of the others who are also passing along the hunting tradition to young ones. Lately I have been reluctant to post anything here for this reason.
I put a similar write up on this board last year to chronicle my adventures with my now 11 year old son. I had so many positive responses that I decided to try it again, so let’s consider this part 2 of the story.
My primary goal of this season was to get him his first moose. He had proven last year that he could shoot and that he was ready for moose. We had several close encounters, but for one reason or another he did not get a moose last season.
2010 started pretty normal…We set out for moose camp a couple days before season and made it in to set up camp. The night before the opening morning as we were putting a few finishing touches on camp I noticed a fork bull working his way from his bedding area and out to feed for the night. I watched him closely and tried to predict where he would be in the morning. I was 95% sure he was legal but of course I would need to have a better look at him in the morning and did not want to upset his routine this night.