Re: 721 yds
Great moose country, we were spotting them daily. Got nose to nose with a couple good bulls, one was 48-50". Saw a cow with two calfs, which I understand to be kinda rare. No wolves, at least we didn't see or hear any. There were a few bear around. Had a rodeo one AM, this is about two hours before sun up, not a 100 yds from camp. Bear in the trail, guides horse came unglued. My horse tensed up a bit but handled it well. If a horse is questionable, the guides ride him, guys like me get the good horses. At times your ride is as exicting as the hunt itself.
BTW: My guide on this hunt was a 25 year old cowboy, we didn't walk anywhere unless we absolutely had to. Not my first horseback hunt, but we took those horses where you would never beleive ya could take a horse. Up and down slopes so steep ya can hardly stand there let alone ride a horse.
Another hunt, another guide comes to mind. "Des horses, he would start out, des horses, they don't know their left from their right. Des horses, they don't care which side ya get up and down from." So I was taught to mount and dismount from the up hill side, the left side myth was broken. Going up a brush covered slope, steeper than hell. I said, "hey Dan ain't you afraid were goona hurt des horses" (and maybe me). His reply, ya kinda had to be there, "Ya can't hurt des horses" and up through that crap we went. Coulda tied off and walked, only made about another 50 yds but he couldn't do that.
Anyhow; its 12 degrees, snowing and I gotta get ready for a dentist appointment.
So if reading all my gibberish didn't make your day, probably didn't hurt it any.
At my age; Hunt fast, brag every chance ya get!!
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