Sweetie is back from his moose-hunting excursion. He heard the moose out in the woods and through a series of calls was able to lure him in closer to the cabin. The moose came through the brush on the opposite side of the lake but he had to wait a few moments to make sure it was legal by counting the brow tines. Once he knew it was legal, he took the shot and dropped it. I think Tim would agree this was one of his easiest hunts ever. Usually he walks for miles and then has to haul it all back to the campsite. This is a medium sized moose so should be tender and delicious.Tim spent yesterday cutting up the bagged meat (rib and neck meat, tenderloin, backstrap, and heart) and then grinding all the loose meat into hamburger. When I got home from work we started the wrapping process which I didn't finish until 9:00 pm. I estimate about 75 packages packed last evening. And that's just the beginning. He still needs to bone out all four quarters and cut into steaks and roasts. We are hoping for another 30 pounds or so of scrap meat that I can take to a sausage company and have made into weiners, teriyaki sticks and sausage.
A woodpecker was hanging out at the cabin and pecking on the moose antlers.
Tim noticed this near-perfect round rock sticking out of our neighbors dirt pile. He dug it out and carried it to our cabin - he's calling it a Grizzly Egg.
Just the day after he shot the first bull, he called in another one that came up right into the yard. It wasn't legal plus he already had one so this one got a reprieve until next year.