When our trip first began we had loaded the inflatable rafts and our gear in two planes and headed out. We all took turns at rowing and scouting. Since the river was no more than 100 ft wide in most places we could have easily slipped up on a moose on a gravel bar. We were into our 13th day of the trip and still no game. None! The fall was warmer than expected so the animals were staying in the high country. Finally, on the fourteenth day I took the only moose I saw and it turned out to be one that would make the B & C record book.
If you have an idea of a super trip to go on seek out people who have been there before. I found I took items I didn’t need and I needed items I didn’t have. The emergency medical kit came in handy because when I was skinning my moose in thigh deep freezing water I cut my hand and it needed four stitches. Fortunately the cut was on my left hand and being right handed it worked out nicely.
As the Boy Scouts motto says BE PREPARED….. It’s not a joke!