Little compares to spending seven or eight days in
Alaska's remote areas hunting for Alaska Yukon moose, grizzly bears, black
bears, barren ground caribou, Dall sheep, and mountain goats. We have had
the pleasure of spending what time we could hunting these amazing animals.
Aaron grew up hunting; and I grew up in a hunting family, but until we
came to Alaska I never thought I'd actually partake in the hunt. I
remember when we first were married, we had a conversation about the
number of "mounts" we'd have in our house someday. The limit then
was five. Now I can't say there is a limit because every animal I see is a
trophy, and if taken should be treated as such! Lucky for Aaron and I
we've only gotten one moose because I don't know if we could get many more
in our home. Hunting is a labor of love! Watching moose at close range;
calling them in with bull grunts and cow calls, is like nothing else.
Putting my crosshairs on a grizzly is an unbelievable feeling; and then
watching it saunter away is a feeling I can't describe. The animals in
Alaska are mostly big and dangerous; to be able to sit in their presence
is a humbling feeling.
Aaron and I often joke that all our vacations are spent working,
but I can't imagine spending a week at the beach doing nothing, or a day
at the mall, when I could be climbing the alpine tundra in Alaska. The
hunting we do is hard; we do all our hunts by foot. It is possible to be
successful in Alaska on the road system, you just have to walk further
than the other guy....and boy is it rewarding!
had to split our hunting page into a couple different pages since the load
time was too slow with just one page. The galleries are divided into
different years of hunting in Alaska. We also have a small gallery
past Montana hunting pictures.