Sunday, October 19, 2008
2 or 3?
Sometimes hunting elk is like having more kids - more of them means more work. A LOT more work. One of the dilemmas on our hunt was how many elk we wanted to harvest. We had numerous chances to harvest a third elk, but in the end we opted for just two, and boy am I glad we did! I think it is important to realize how much work it is to harvest and butcher an elk. They are hell to carry out to the beach and they take forever to process at home. But then there is always the meat. ... So good!
In the photo Mike is doing the 'heavy load' lean on his poles as he rests on his feet and contemplates the 'trail' out with a heavy load of elk on his back. He is not happy. I believe we should remember the pain every year before we hunt elk. It keeps us smart. Patrick