Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

mountain man

I didn’t advertise this last week, but Mike was away on his hunting adventures for the past week and a half. His friends own some land way out west in the Big Horn Mountains in Wyoming. Now when I say “land” I mean just that. There are no buildings, plumbing, electricity or even roads on or anywhere near this land. In fact, the closest sign of civilization including any stores is over an hour away. I’m sure you can also sum up that there are absolutely no cell signals out there either. This fact scares the daylights out of me, but it’s what Mike and his buddies thrive on. I did get to talk to Mike a couple of times throughout the week. Mike was also able to send sporadic text messages, but they were usually cut off halfway through his message.

This is what the guys saw. Mountains and mountains and more mountains.

When the men went out for the day all they had to survive on is what could fit in their pack. Mike was the clever one with his front pack as well.

The hunting goal for the week was to get some elk. All the guys had bow licenses, and Mike was the only one with a rifle license. The periodic reports I was getting from Mike didn’t look like the guys would be bringing anything home with them. However, on the last day I got word that Mike was able to shoot a cow during the last hours of their last day of hunting. Lucky! Even though Mike is sharing the meat with Matt and Chris, there will still be enough meat to last us through the winter. I’ve never had elk meat, so I’m interested to taste it. According to several sources, it’s some of the best meat you could ever taste. I’ll be the judge of that. It’s a good thing Mike got it when he did because our buffalo supplies are running quite low. I’ve actually had to start buying ground meat at the grocery store again.

Here is Mike waiting. And waiting. I guess much of hunting is just a waiting game.

And for the next picture if you don’t want to see the animal Mike shot, then do not proceed.
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Mike is so proud. His very first elk.

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