CANADA: A Meat Hunt With My Sons

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I just returned from a quick little hunt for antlerless mule deer in SW Saskatchewan, about a 5 hour drive from home. I'm giving thanks tonight for the opportunity to hunt with my sons. They have turned out to be good hunters and fine companions. It was satisfying to get back into some big areas of native grassland. Deer were plentiful, the scenery beautiful, and the hunting very good.
We all decided to pass up the easy ones near the road first thing in the morning for a more rewarding hunt on foot, hiking in the beautiful prairie hills of the Frenchman River valley.
We discovered once again that even small deer seem quite heavy after dragging them a couple kilometres back to the truck, and so my own end of the day "easy" deer shot near the road felt like we worked for it too.
We even jumped a couple of moose, in country as unlike moose habitat as I can imagine. It was a very good day.

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Awesome!
 
Congrats. Looks like you had a great time. Always fun to hunt with the kids.
Bruce
 
It is beautiful country.
Thanks for sharing the family event.
 
Congratulations....hunting with your kids can't be beat!
 
A day hunting with your family is a day very well spent.
 
Congrats and thanks for sharing!
 
Great stuff! Thank you for sharing.
 
That's what it's all about ... right there
Glen
 
Great report, thanks for sharing. But where are all the trees???????
 
How long have you been hunting with your boys? It has been 39 years for me. Now there are grandkids on the hunt with us. Family traditions are a good thing.
 
375Ruger fan, We have dense forest beginning about 300KM North, continuing until the arctic treeline about 1500 KM N of that, but this location is the Shortgrass Prairie, part of the Northern Grain Plains. Too arid to grow trees except in a few corners of the sheltered river valleys. Good habitat for mule deer and pronghorn, and sharptailed grouse, which don't need trees.
 
Shootist43, congrats on your family tradition. My boys are 28 and 31 years, and have been with me hunting since the age of 5 or 6. My wife and I are looking forward to grandkids, but my Daughter, our only married child, says we are neither on the planning committee or the work crew. ;-)
 

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