Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Great Outdoors

I do love the great outdoors--from a distance. When our children were young I camped--in a 23 foot trailer. My idea of a wonderful outdoor experience is a picnic. But I'm not opposed to family members enjoying the great outdoors. My guys love to hike, hunt, backpack, shoot, fish etc. I encourage it, I just don't participate in it and that's okay.
So Max had one great adventure. He put in for an archery elk tag--knowing he wouldn't get it. It's a draw and chances are small that you will 'win'. But Max seems to have good luck and he did draw out for the 'once in a lifetime' elk tag. The 'hunt' started the week after Max got home from his honeymoon, bad timing but afterall it is a 'once in a lifetime' hunt.

Max spent many hours tracking elk, putting up trail cams and hiking all over the mountains. All his hard work paid off. He was successful. He shot the prize elk with an arrow no less. It is big--very big, Max is happy and I'm sure the new bride is happy because the hunt is over! They say it's 'once in a lifetime'. Yeah right.


Kayte said...

Wow, a once in a lifetime deal...marriage and an elk...Max is having quite a year!

Wendy said...

Congrats to Max on his marriage and the bagging of the elk! Looks like lots of meat in the freezer to me!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Congratulations, Max! My BIL loves to hunt...I'm certain there is an elk head on his family room wall :) I grew up camping (and loved it), but was quite relieved when I married into a family that thought roughing it was a Holiday Inn ;)

Have a great holiday weekend!

Jenn said...

WOW - that is a good size elk!