Last Friday, hunting tags came out. I’d been excited, but I haven’t really draw anything in a while, so I was just cooking breakfast. My husband was sitting at our kitchen island on my computer, he gets every other Friday off, looking up tag results. When he pulled up mine, a disappointed look came on his face, so I knew I had drawn something good. Delta Walk In!
For those of you that don’t sheep hunt in Alaska, Dall Sheep draw areas have the best sheep numbers, so your likelihood of shooting a sheep is way better than over the counter tags.
I danced around the kitchen the rest of the morning. I also decided the Meghan Trainor’s song “Me Too” was the theme song of the day and I played it pretty much on a loop. “If I was you, I’d want to be me too”
Let’s back up a second. Hunting used to be my life. I put a great amount of time and effort into my hunting trips each year. Seven years ago, I shot a Dall Sheep in the Tok Management Area (also a low probability draw area, I’m a lucky girl!). Before and after that I was obsessed with sheep hunting, then…. Life happened. For the last 4 years, I have been either pregnant or breastfeeding. But this year, it’s my turn to hunt again!!
Shortly after breakfast, my brain started to race about all the thing I would need to do to get ready for my hunt
I’ve decided to blog about my hunting prep. The first couple months will be mostly preparing my mom-bod for the extreme physical challenge of sheep hunting.
Here we go, wish me luck!
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Gina Ciolkosz is a Personal Health Cook and American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified Health Coach located in Anchorage Alaska. Her background includes a Bachelor’s of Science in Physiology from the University of Wyoming. For the past six years, she has lived in Alaska, where she can’t get enough of the active Alaskan lifestyle that for her includes hunting, fishing, hiking, and the occasional weekend race. She loves to cook for people and enjoys the challenge of making healthy food taste delicious. Her family includes two young boys, two packgoats, and a rambunctious Weimaraner, as well as a very patient husband.