It has come to that time of year where we are able to hunt the largest mammal in North America! I am fortunate to be able to be in the thick of it the entire time each season. Moose hunting can be a very mentally tough hunt and great patience is required to get close to these monsters most of the time. Persistence, patience and silence of human noises are all key. It is so rewarding each and every time you are successful. Here is a few videos from some past hunts to get you in the mood for hunting season. They are all videos but it doesn’t show the icon.
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As always it is bittersweet to see the season come to an end. We had a very good season, the weather was perfect for the most part, fishing was awesome as were our guests. Each and every one had a great time and I would say almost every guest said to us as they left, “We will be back” or “See you next year”. It makes us feel good to be able to show people a good time in the pristine wilderness. The fishing is usually the first reason you make the trip to see us but after a trip or two, the fishing becomes a bonus. Where you are and who you are with becomes the reason you come here.
Scott and I are closing camps as quick as the fishermen are done. Servicing motors, washing boats and tipping them over, draining water and cleaning up and making notes on what is needed to provide a quality, trouble free trip. The weather so far has been pretty nice for working, still warm but pleasant. Nice enough for fishing in the evening. Here is a Monster Walleye Scott caught while we were working at the Cobham. 30.75 inches!
We have also been working hard during the day. The dock at Cobham Daniel is almost done, the roof at Blackbirch has been replaced, outhouse holes have been dug and some new boardwalks and fish cleaning tables have been built. Here are a few pictures from our trips to the north recently.
The Daniels dock has been on my list for a long time but the water has not gotten low enough to do it properly until this year. We had to start fresh for most of it but at least we didn’t have to find too many new rocks to put into the cribs.
Ripping apart the old cribs wasn’t too hard and then we got to have a nice all day fire…
It is much easier to work with a new crib. We are heading up north again soon to finish the rest of it but it is coming along great.
We also spent some time at Blackbirch putting on a new roof. We had some perfect weather for roofing. It was windy but warm and sunny. We had 3 guys and lots of time. We were able to get it done in a day and a half and also get some fishing done in the process.