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For today, here’s the pictorial story:
This was the first time we hunted 4th season. It was cold, but little compares to snow in the mountains. This is our camp set up.
We were up at 3:00 or 4:00 am every morning. This was a typical breakfast: oatmeal with trail mix. As the tent warmed up from the wood-burning stove, the kids enjoyed breakfast in bed.
I hunted with Noah and Tabitha (14 and 12), the rest of the hunters (Lydia, Isaiah, Micah and their friend, Ryan) were of age and experienced enough to hunt alone.
This year, we hunted where no one else was hunting. We had to dig our way in at points to make it through the logging road. At times like this, it’s nice to have a truck full of teenagers!
Ah, the sunrise. We’re usually pretty cold by the time it pops over the horizon. The warmth on the face is an experience that I love to return to every year.
The two newest hunters and I, ready and willing for the elk.
I took out the phone and captured the first thoughts of Noah right after he shot the cow.
Noah’s elk walked out of the woods at 8:00 am on the second morning of hunting. Noah was positioned perfectly to take a 300 yard shot with a .243 rifle. What a thrill for a 14 year old…and his dad!
After the elk drops, the real work begins. It took us seven hours to get the elk back to the truck. I asked my Facebook friends for a caption for this photo. My friend Ken Gray posted, “Who got whom?”
No, this is not photoshopped. You see these scenes all the time when out hunting. What a spectacular year this was.
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