Because the hunters don't come back to the lodge every day, it is pretty rough camping. We will send out perishables (meat, cookies, eggs, milk, etc..) as needed. I've heard that the guides can cook a pretty mean meal out there. The Guides are good managers of people. They do their best to keep a hunter hunting and not quit and keep spirits upbeat. When the guides and hunter do come back to the lodge , it is always best to spend some time up wind. They are also hungry! I keep soup on hand, items for sandwiches and always try to have a desert - brownies, cookies, etc... for them to enjoy. The first group only got 2 bear, and a wolf. The second group all 4 got bears.
This bear was 10ft. The skull and the hide have to be packed out with the bear.
|Notice the 2nd tooth on the right is bad.|
|Jason (Guide) on the left and Tom (Hunter) on the right|
|8 and 9 foot bear|
|Jan and Mike with their bears|
|Guides - Sterling and Jeff|
|Mike (Guide) and Jan (hunter)|
|Sterling fleshing one of the hides|
|Miles working on the skull|
|Pete fleshing the hide|
And with that the season was finished. I got home on October 23. It was quite a bittersweet time, sad to leave the lodge, but happy to be going home.
I was going to end my blog with this entry, but I have had a great time doing this. I am going to continue writing this, so I hope you will continue to follow. I am off to Georgia (the state) next.