Post by annieoakley on Sept 5, 2008 17:13:52 GMT -8
OK, I will do that but it may be awhile. I'll try to do it in the morning.
To answer some of your questions:
We took our bows and a firearm. We really wanted to take them with a bow but the weather was aweful. Wind, rain and snow. So we used the firearm we took with us, a Browning .338.
We had to ride in a small boat along the shore line of MacKay Lake to spot the 'bou. Once we spotted one or more we found a spot to park the boat then hiked inland to see if we could get a shot.
We left all the meat of our four with our guide. He has a family he is providing for plus he was suppling meat for his mother, aunt and grandmother whose husbands have passed on.
We had no problems with the airlines with the bows and rifle.
We left the antlers and capes in camp with the camp taxidermist who lives in Calgary. When he gets closer to having them done we will be doing the math to see if it's going to be cheaper to have them shipped to us, if not we will be taking a road trip to Calgary.
Nice pictures! Lucky guide to get the meat. Have you ever tried it? I've had moose before and it was really good. What big antlers! Great pictures!
Yes. They cooked some in camp while we were there. It was very good. Our guide told us that caribou isn't worth the effort to get it out of the field when they are rutting. It gets stinky and gamey he said. I feel that way about antelope.
"Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your hands, just as we told you, so that your daily life may win the respect of outsiders and so that you will not be dependent on anybody."