Sunday, September 28, 2008

Muddy Fun

This is a video that wouldn't fit on Hunting Post. This is on the Rex trail. Sorry it's sideways I forgot when I was video taping.

Hunting Trip

Chris again. We went North for some moose hunting. We were gone for 7 days and during the first 4 I didn't see a single moose. On the 5th day I saw a cow and calf in the morning, then Mark and I rode 19 miles back on a trail and found the mountains that are in the video below. It doesn't do the area justice; vast, exspansive, never ending are just some words that could describe the area.Mark and I saw 4 cows and (we're pretty sure) a bull the first 4 hours we were there. We went in after the bull but he gave us the slip. However, the good news was that we found an area that we were all looking for, high country that we could glass. The next day we all rode back in (20 miles), roasted some dogs, glassed the hills, saw numerous moose, then half of us headed down into the valley to hunt. We were able to get into some moose and finally came across a

legal bull. I ended up being the fortunate one in the right place at the right time to take the shot. I hit it a bit high (shoulder/ lung) and ruined a bit of meat (darn!). It was the last night of the hunt. We got back to camp at 2am, slept, and were on our way the next morning. A 60" bull ran across the road on our way home- Murphy's law.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Fall Hunting

This is Chris again. After a long winter those spring days are hard to beat, however in my opinion the fall days of September hunting with some of my boys are the best days Alaska has to offer. I took Tucker and Calvin up to Baldie again- same place where we camped on the 4th of July. I know the chances of me bagging a moose with two little ones is unlikely, but that's not why I go with them. At home I feel like I compete for my kids' attention and they mine, but on Baldie with nothing else to distract them being a father is easier.

Tucker made a moose call from a stick and a piece of fire wood and Calvin..... I'm not sure what he did except have fun. We were only there for about 3 hours; we didn't see a moose, but did see some good bear tracks.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Fair Time!!

This was the first year we let the boys get their faces painted at the fair. Gunner chose the tiger, Calvin chose a dragon on his cheek, and Tucker didn't want to have any part of it. Our second trip to the fair he gave in and became spider man for the day.

The boys wait all year to go on the rides at the fair and it always seems to go by so quickly. A small fortune later we are finished with the rides and waiting for next year.

Raegan was such a good girl at the fair too. She stayed in the stroller pretty much all day and right before we left we let the kids do a round of putt putt golf. Raegan finally got to get out and run around.
The kids also really enjoyed the farm/barn animals area. Nail biting excitement I tell you!