Saturday, March 07, 2009

Another Muskox Bites the Dust!

The freezer is once again full with muskox. Eric went out to Nunivak Island last weekend for the big hunt. He got out on Saturday morning after a snow storm came through (we got a few good inches!). His flight was the only one of the day out there (the other companies decided to cancel their flights). He had a day of hunting on Sunday and got halfway back to the village of Mekoryuk where he was staying when another system hit. Luckily he was only about 15 miles away and had GPS. He was able to get out of the village on the only flight late Monday afternoon that came from the village. We've had really strange weather patterns come through here the last couple of weeks.

For those of you questioning the size of the muskox, here is a picture of Eric starting to cut up one of the front quarters. It's the top of the shoulder bone to the elbow joint. We still have 1 quarter left to cut up.Eric is out today possible getting us a caribou. He wanted to get all of his snares from upriver pulled out this weekend and if they ran into some caribou they were going to try to get one.

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