We'll we made it back and were successful in harvesting a young bull moose. Missed another. Saw several other moose, so overall it was a very successful hunt. Some other hunters shot a bull moose 250 yards from our cabin the day before we got there. We definitely hunt in a fantastic area.
I though it was going to be cold up there as temperatures were around -25°C (-13°F) overnight, and only reached about -18°C (0°F) during the day. I was worried we were going to freeze to death but marching through 2-3 ft deep snow definitely keeps your heart rate up.
Tuesday I got on a fresh set of tracks and walked for 2 miles with only a fleece coat over a long sleeve t-shirt. Stayed plenty warm, even sweating. Even at night, it's amazing how warm you can stay in a really good sleeping bag.
Well, it looks like I didn't miss much on the markets during the past week. Hopefully investors get even more scared about the European debt issues with Spain and Portugal. I know most investors don't like falling markets but you really shouldn't care what your portfolio does in the short term. I am very patient when I purchase anything and stocks are no different. I love a good deal and when I see one I whip out my cheque book. Parting with cash is difficult for this investor unless I feel I am getting a really good deal. What I paid for our acreage would be a great example, and I nearly walked away from the deal. Regardless, it's now worth 4 times what I paid for it.
Bring on lower prices. Perhaps it will be a Merry Christmas on the markets this year!
Best Regards and Go Riders,