Comments on past reports.
Paul B. hope you read this, congratulations and nice of you to post picture of the musky you caught. I can tell by the picture that was a heavy fish, you put time in , deserve a big fish.
New post, heart guy and others without some feedback from other fisherman this would be a pretty dry thread. Hoping to see some pictures of muskies caught this weekend.
Again if you want to fish musky tournament show up at Gateway tomorrow morning, good event, great cause.
KennedyRec I've had a lot of people ask, I'll try to put a few pictures on this post and very concise story.
I am apparently a pretty lucky moose hunter, the success rate for unguided hunters is around 25% I did get a moose again this year. One person I've met in Alaska said I should consider coming up to AK in Sept. and guiding, my response: well i don't know what's evolved in getting a guide license but I think I'm pretty lucky: him: luck is when preparation meets opportunity, me: maybe, I'm young enough to guide but my back and left ankle aren't. oh to be twenty years younger...
Group of 4 being flown out when I flew in, were there for 17 days, one member had hunted the area 9 years, new the country well , they got one moose. Incredible guys left me some way better freeze dried food then I had, a cigar if I got a moose among many great food snacks.
The weather was warm, couldn't have hunted far from camp ( like first two years) without risk of meat spoilage, first day within a half mile of camp had an opportunity ( first hour of hunting actually) bang! even a half mile from camp still two days of cutting and back packing meat.
Read a story once think outdoor life or Field and Stream of guy and how he dealt with meat on an elk hunt in warm weather think Montana, story was about his skills shooting big elk in the 70's with a recurve bow. I know sometimes people think my stories might be out there a ways but this storied elk hunter was an accomplished fly fishing guide for trout out west. A few years ago I received an email from a guy trying to decide weather to book some smallmouth fly fishing trips on the TFF or a famous smallmouth place in Ontario (Aticokin sp. wrong) he chose the Ontario place, would have liked to have meat the guy, looked up his portfolio of hunting and fishing accomplishments Incredible! Huge trout in New Zealand, hunting and fishing there and Australia.
Soo I shot this moose draped the 400 lbs. of deboned meat over two logs spanning a river with ice cold water from snow melt off mountain peaks, and covered it with a tarp. It meant 4 extra miles of packing but no worries about the meat. It was like being in a refrigerator. I did some scouting in subsequent days for next year, not having to worry about the meat. Feeling really proud of my ingenuity then remembered the guy, the story of the elk. I guess good useful things are stored in the subconscious mind .Haven't heard from him last couple years, gonna look him up in email archives, send him a story.