No moose yet but enjoying this. Past 3 days out. Town tomorrow then gone again. See daylight ease in in the morning see darkness ease in in the evening. Lots of sign. Dancing around with the moose. Close yet so far.
As in peculiar.
There are many stereotypes about hunters. Fat old rural guys who swill beer and roadhunt, who blast away at anything .
Nowadays there is the trend of the athletic hunter who have the latest ultralight gear by Kuiu, Sitka or such. (all great gear). This new hunting is viewed as an athletic event in which you win by killing a trophy animal. The hunter against the elements, the mountain, outsmarting the animal.
I love to be in the wilds whether back backing, back country skiing,trail running or fishing or hunting. Hunting is what I love to do the most though in the back country
When I kill an animal or even a few birds I am glad to have been "successful". I don't feel like I have won though, I feel humbled. It is hard to me to articulate about I feel about hunting but it is not a sport. Is something much older, much deeper than that. It is, if it is true hunting, immersion in the wild and a true trip back through time.
It is from where we as humans have come and some of us for a while want to go back to.
Moose hang up in these copses until winter. Winter is here now snow pilling up moose gone to timber and I will be going to woods as well. It will be good to get out of the wind.
Snow is starting to pile up. This was yesterday on highway. Fair bit of snow falling and wind forecast for this afternoon. I have seen this road close for weeks in winter
Cold, hard crusted snow, wind.No sign of moose or other hunters. Needed snow shoes for crossing barrens didn't have them. Was surprised at amount of snow where I hunt.Back out today with the snow shoes. Will take a few pictures next time
ATV's, the trend for long range shooting, high tech gear. Whats next drones for scouting? This stuff is not hunting, its war on wildlife. The animals and country deserve more respect. What happened to woodsmanship?
I posted this video before, here is the full video by Clay Hayes