Saturday, February 26, 2011

...and the Winner Is.

ME!

In the Great Alaska Meat Lottery I've managed to draw not one, but two choice tags.

First is the DM697 tag- a cow moose from Alaska's famed 20A GMU. There is nothing tastier than cow moose and GMU 20A has a pile of them running around. This hunt runs until October 31 so meat loss is non existent and access across the muskeg is a non-issue.

And up next is a tag I've coveted for years.... DS203. Early season Dall Sheep in the Delta Controlled Use Area. This is a restricted hunt, meaning no wheelers and no pack animals. Just a big pack and the heel-toe express back into the mountains. A sheep hunter's dream come true so let the training begin now. This is a hard tag to draw and the area IS my backyard...

More to come!

7 comments:

Trey said...

Congrats man! I was pulling for you. I look forward to the stories that are sure to follow your hunt!

Brigid said...

Congratulations!!! Couldn't have gone to a better person for it.

hodgeman said...

Thanks guys... I've got to admit I'm a bit intimidated by the sheep hunt. I've got six months to train and equip so at least I've got time to prepare.

The moose hunt should be a slam dunk, which will be nice after killin' myself in the mountain for two weeks!

The Suburban Bushwacker said...

Hodgeman

Congrats! I too look forward to reading the chronicles of your preparations and the hunts themselves.

My guess is that you have all the kit you'll need, but if you do succumb, and buy more, please let us know about your choices.

SBW

hodgeman said...

SBW- I've got all the gear I need for the moose hunt. Its a relatively straightforward lowland hunt in a vast expanse of river bottom muskeg. Hoping for an early freeze up and I'll simply ski in and bag one.

The sheep hunt is a little more intimidating. I've hunted sheep in another area but this is some fairly remote area...on foot.
I'm eyeing all my gear and counting the oz. I may succumb to the "ultralight flu".

NorCal Cazadora said...

Wow! Sounds like two fantastic hunts. Good hunting to you!

kmurray said...

Congrats and I'm so looking forward to the stories that will follow the hunts! Especially the sheep hunt. Sounds very challenging!