December was a busy month that just seemed to go by like a whirlwind. I spent the first weekend at the St. Paul Ice Show helping out some of my sponsors - Frabill and Northland Fishing Tackle. It was a good show as usual, good crowds and some great deals for shoppers. If you are big into ice fishing, this show takes place every year on the first weekend in December and it's great. All of the manufacturers are there and quite a few retail outfits set up and sell fishing gear as cheap as they will all year.
After the St. Paul trip I spent a week moose hunting with some friends near Red Lake, Ontario. We go every year in December, at the end of our season in Ontario. We had a pretty good hunt this year and were able to tag two moose, a young bull and a nice cow.
Here is the young bull...it actually dropped one of its antlers when we got up to it.
The cow was the first moose for my buddy Darrin Tacknyk. These animals are awesome! They are so big, it's crazy...beautiful critters. They are great eating also!
We get around in moose country on snowmobiles. Thanks to the cold start to the winter that we had we were able to even get out on some of the smaller lakes to access some of our hunting spots. I put on about 100 kilometers per day on this trip, it was fun!
While I was moose hunting with my buddies, my wife August went on a top-notch pheasant hunting trip to Minnesota and South Dakota with her friend Mandy Uhrich. They had a great time and got quite a few birds...August had a great time!
I have been on the ice fishing a few times but I haven't been taking any pictures...just catching walleyes to eat! But we'll have some fishing pictures posted on here pretty soon!