Saturday, October 22, 2011

Scenes from a Hunter's Camp

As the sun goes down on another hunting season, I thought I'd share some highlights of our trip. In case you're one of those people who is under the illusion that the origin of meat starts in grocery store freezer cases, I'm about to rock your little world. For the freshest, most uncertifiably organic meat available, look no further than the woods beyond the concrete jungle.

The mountains directly above our campsite.
The Quaking Aspens were just starting to turn...
...and finished while were still there.

That black oval? That's my son who thought shooting his first buck down in the pit of a canyon was a good idea. Of course, we did forbid him from going to the top of the mountain...
Tanner and his first buck; a forked horn.

Under Grandpa's careful supervision, dinner was loaded into the trailer for the trek back out of the canyon.

Matthew's first buck; a 3 point. Both were shot within a minute of each other, 60 yards apart...just to make it a little easier on us.
A picture, just to keep the little hunter honest.

Matthew got a little side-tracked when it came to skinning the deer...
...until his Daddy gave him (and Tanner) their own skinning knives.

While I didn't actually hunt, I did enjoy riding the trails with my mom-in-law and daughter, Mandie. Notice the super white tennies...oops.
Mandie made more than $8 collecting cans from the sides of the trails. Apparently, people in this town have not heard of the concept behind "Do Not Drink & Drive".
Even though Annie Oakley, I mean, Heather, didn't get her deer, she did score big in the trash pile someone left behind~perfect fenders for her dirt bike!

Oh Nutella, where have you been all my life?

Until next year...
Thank you Republic!


dr momi said...

Two deer in the freezer -- alright!

I just love aspen leaves in the breeze. When we built the house 3 years ago, I planted a tree in the front yard.

Oh my goodness! -- is that a Reeses Peanut Butter cup in that "S'More"? Sugar rush yum!

Candy C. said...

How did you keep those tennies so white in all that mud?!?
Looks like ya'll will have a nice store of venison for the winter! Congrats to the hunters of deer AND cans! :)

Kim said...

Dr. Momi~Yes, it IS a Reeses PB cup~and I may have blacked out a little after consuming it! :)

Candy~The tennies stayed white, but I may have to see a chiropractor to have my limbs put back into place! :)

MamaTea said...

Looks like a great hunt! Funny how skinning becomes more interesting when you have your own knife... :)

hoosier girl said...

Great pix (and Nutella is the bomb!)

DoleValleyGirl said...

Congrats to your boys! Thanks for sharing your hunting trip with us. :) Blessings, ~Lisa